El Pollo Loco unveils four new Pollo Bowl entrees

El Pollo Loco has introduced four new variations of its signature entree, The Pollo Bowl: Chicken Mexican Cobb, Chicken Ranchero, Chicken Mole and Ultimate Double Chicken. The new Pollo Bowls are available for a limited time only. "At El Pollo...

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Sugar's comeback slowly reaching into QSR

Retail brands are using the ingredient as a marketing ploy, but cost and other factors may be holding fast food companies back.

People Report: Engage employees now or lose them

The People Report Summer Camp Conference focused on strategies and tools to help operators retain their top employees.

People Report: Engage employees now or lose them

The People Report Summer Camp Conference focused on strategies and tools to help operators retain their top employees.

Geo-based Pepsi Loot app to drive traffic to QSRs

With the new app, consumers will earn points and rewards for checking in at restaurants that serve Pepsi.

Geo-based Pepsi Loot app to drive traffic to QSRs

With the new app, consumers will earn points and rewards for checking in at restaurants that serve Pepsi.

Forecasting: Brand expansion strategies

While value leader Taco Bell explores the higher end of the barbell, Arby's is moving down from the top end. Which strategy will work? Part I.

Forecasting: Brand expansion strategies

While value leader Taco Bell explores the higher end of the barbell, Arby's is moving down from the top end. Which strategy will work? Part I.

Is your menu slowing speed of service?

Increasing order thruput is always top of mind, but too many chains don't understand how their menu design may be to blame.

Is your menu slowing speed of service?

Increasing order thruput is always top of mind, but too many chains don't understand how their menu design may be to blame.

Brands on the bubble: Redefining QSR

Burgerville and El Pollo Loco are two brands that aim for a better QSR experience. Here's a look at how they do it.

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El Pollo Loco names new chief operating officer

El Pollo Loco announced today that restaurant industry veteran Kay Bogeajis has joined the company as chief operating officer. Bogeajis comes to the chicken restaurant chain with more than 30 years of operations and general management experience across a variety...

Taco Bell debuts smothered burrito

Taco Bell has introduced a smothered burrito, in stores nationwide starting today. The new item combines an enchilada with burrito fillings. It features a warm flour tortilla filled with Latin rice and chipotle sauce, along with the choice of shredded chicken, seasoned beef or steak.

El Pollo Loco unveils two new entrees

El Pollo Loco has introduced a new Chicken Fajita Stuffed Quesadilla and Avocado Fajita Salad, both of which feature red and green bell peppers and onions. "We pride ourselves in developing flavorful, great tasting entrees inspired by authentic Mexican recipes...

Taco Bell unveils dessert menu

An addition to the new Cantina Bell menu is being tested in North Carolina.

Cafe Rio expanding Montana footprint

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill will open its third Montana restaurant in Missoula on Nov. 7. Cafe Rio will continue its ongoing efforts in giving back to local communities with a $2,500 donation to the Missoula Education Foundation. "We are very...

Taco Cabana plans major giveaway for National Taco Day

Taco Cabana is planning on flame grilling more than 30,000 chicken breasts to create more than 60,000 chicken fajita tacos for its guests on Oct. 2, National Taco Day. The chain will give away free chicken fajita tacos on Oct.

On deck at Taco Bell: Flamas and Cool Ranch Doritos tacos

Hoping to continue its momentum from the Doritos Locos Taco line, Taco Bell is currently testing new Doritos shell flavors -- Flamas and Cool Ranch. According to the OC Register, this test comes as Taco Bell reported that 200 million...

Del Taco signs 20-unit development agreement

Del Taco has completed a 20-unit development agreement with Larry Blumberg & Associates, a hospitality operator based in Dothan, Ala., that will take the Del Taco brand to new markets in Alabama and Northern Florida. Larry Blumberg & Associates operates...

Del Taco selects new agency of record

Del Taco has selected San Francisco-based agency Camp + King as its lead advertising agency of record. Camp + King will lead all strategic branding and creative efforts with the goal of evolving and growing the Mexican quick-service restaurant brand....

Del Taco adds four $4 value meals

Del Taco has introduced four limited time $4 value meals, that each include a drink. In addition to bringing back the popular Del's Deal, Del Taco is adding a Classic Deal, a Grilled Chicken Deal and a Variety Deal. Del's Deal includes two half-pound bean and cheese burritos, a regular taco and small drink.

Del Taco's Texas footprint continues to grow

Del Taco continues go grow throughout Texas, with plans to expand in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa. Since first announcing plans to open in Texas in 2010, Del Taco now has more than a dozen locations throughout the Dallas/Ft....

Taco Bell promotes Cantina line with BOGO Facebook deal

Taco Bell's new Cantina Bell menu will officially be available nationwide on Thursday and, to promote the launch, a buy-one-get-one-free campaign will be held through the brand's Facebook page. Facebook fans can claim the BOGO promotion from July 5-7. The...

Fiesta Restaurant Group names new CFO

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana restaurant brands, has announced that Lynn Schweinfurth has been named vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 16. With her appointment, Fiesta has now completed building...

Del Taco continues Texas expansion

Del Taco held a grand opening this week for its latest unit in Burleson, Texas. This is the ninth Del Taco restaurant in the Dallas/Ft.

Del Taco brings back shredded pork Carnitas line

Del Taco has brought back its shredded pork Carnitas line for a limited time, featuring slow-braised pork simmered in small batch kettles. The new Primo Carnitas Burrito features shredded pork, seasoned rice, spicy jack cheese, creamy chipotle sauce and fresh...

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