McDonald's appoints new president for USA

McDonald's Corporation has announced the retirement of Jeff Stratton, McDonald's USA president, and the election of Mike Andres as his replacement.

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Why investors are eating up food delivery services

Partnering with a delivery service frees up restaurant owners to focus on food and experience while still expanding their customer base.

Does China expose the concept of Quality Fade in QSR food products?

The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.

Wendy's aims to be a 'stronger global player'

The company continues its mobile ordering beta test and is approaching loyalty aggressively.

Portillo's sets a standard without big marketing budgets

Few brands develop a difference and execute it so well that knockoff attempts never come close to the original’s level.

Wearable technology brings a new world of opportunity to the restaurant industry

Wearables are combining the computing power of smartphones with the convenience of the accessories we put on every morning.

Burger King's 'fewer, more impactful' menu launch strategy lifts sales

The brand will introduce its mobile app, including couponing, payments and geotargeting, nationwide at the end of this month.

Benefits 101: Simple ways to offer education assistance

Sit down with employees taking classes and explore flexible scheduling options.

McDonald's ruling holds franchisors accountable for franchise employee allegations

The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'

Teaching in-store and digital ordering to play nice

One of the leading brands is on its way to a digital ordering majority. Is your brand ready to handle the demand from outside your walls?

How do you become the Uber of food?

When an idea comes along like UBER or OpenTable, you have to challenge the status quo and create a better way to serve the customer.

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NEWS


Bruster's reports increase in same-store sales growth

Bruster's Real Ice Cream is reporting its sixth straight quarter of same-store sales growth, with some markets up as much as 13.1 percent over 2013.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. reports 3.6 % Q2 same-store sales increase, announces hire of CFO

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. reports global same-store sales increase of 3.6 percent, with international sales increasing 2.2 percent and domestic sales increasing 3.8 percent.

Partnership to provide restaurant accounting solutions

Quatrro FPO Solutions, provider of platform based business services to restaurants, is teaming up with enterprise reporting and data management provider ROS Technology Services.

Wild Wing Cafe names Tom Lewison Chief Executive Officer

Wild Wing Café recently announced the appointment of Tom Lewison to the role of chief executive officer (CEO).

Webinar on beacons, geofencing now available

The free webinar Using Beacon Technology and Geofencing In Your Restaurant sponsored by Splick.it and hosted by FastCasual.com earlier this week is now available for playback.

National Restaurant Association joins fight against Seattle wage increase

The National Restaurant Association announced in a press release that it is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Asian American Hotel Owners Association, in an effort to stop the city of Seattle from raising the minimum wage.

Sonic adds dividend program

Sonic Corp. this week initiated a cash dividend program under which the company will pay a regular quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of its common stock. According to a news release, the board of directors declared the first quarterly cash...

McDonald's US struggles deepen in July

Investors looking for a sales turnaround at McDonald's will have to wait it out another month. The Golden Arches today reported its U.S.

Report: QSR median lease cap rate lowest in western markets

The Boulder Group's Research Department has published a new report providing analysis of the activity in the national net lease QSR market. Among the report's findings include: The QSR media asking cap rate by region is: West 4.85 percent; Mountain,...

Syrus introduces restaurant management mobile app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has introduced a restaurant management mobile app, available on the iOS platform. The app provides restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance, such as sales, labor, voids and LTOs. "Mobility is at the...

S.C. Subway installs drive-thru touchscreen ordering system

A Subway restaurant in Boiling Springs, S.C., has installed a touchscreen ordering system at the drive-thru. According to WYFF4 News, the touchscreen automatically adjusts to any vehicle's height. There are about six Subways in the South Carolina market that feature...

Del Taco deploys PeopleMatter's employee onboarding platform

Del Taco as announced a partnership with PeopleMatter to provide the chain with its cloud-based Applicant Tracking and Onboarding HIRE system as well as a Learning Management System, LEARN. The new HIRE system will be available soon for its more...

Jack in the Box sales lifted by breakfast, late-night dayparts

Qdoba's quarterly same-store sales 'better than expected.'

Baskin-Robbins honors top franchisee with development incentive

Baskin-Robbins has named Varuzh Tirityan of Burbank, Calif., as its 2013 Franchisee of the Year. Tirityan received an award valued at $125,000 to be used toward the development of a new Baskin-Robbins standalone restaurant in his market. Tirityan currently owns and operates four Baskin-Robbins shops in the Burbank area.

Good Times' operating profit up nearly 40%

Colorado-based Good Times Restaurants Inc., parent company of Good Times Burger & Frozen Custard and Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, reported its results for Q3, which include: Same-store sales for company-owned Good Times restaurants increased 12.5 percent for the quarter on...

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