El Pollo Loco honors franchisees with Heritage Award

El Pollo Loco has presented Lee Alvarez Sr., Rafael Armenta, Bill Engel, Chris Pingel and Roland Spongberg with the company's Heritage Award, an honor given to select franchisees who contribute to the success of the restaurant chain in meaningful ways,...

FEATURES


Bread carriers help operators stand out in the crowded sandwich space

Away-from-home sandwich purchases are up because of consumer demand for lower prices, more variety, fresher and healthier items and flexible portions.

Milio's Sandwiches plans to quadruple footprint in five years

Chain will focus on value menu system, operations and marketing.

Profile: Subway’s original employee now a multi-unit operator

Dick Pilchen created the chain's logo and color scheme, as well as many unusual marketing campaigns.

What's the connection between Deckers and White Castle?

WHAT’S THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DECKERS AND WHITE CASTLE?  Simple … White Castle owns Deckers. Deckers are grilled sandwiches.

Call it a comeback: The return of the McRib

If any quick-service menu item could come back to life as a rock star, it would be the McDonald's McRib sandwich. Few restaurant items have achieved such a cult-like following as the McRib, which has at least five Facebook pages,...

Subway franchisees offering a car's-eye view

Some Subway restaurant owners get innovative with the drive-thru concept.

Top 10 food product innovation workshop requests

What new food and beverage product innovation workshops would research chefs and food technologists most like to attend? This question was recently posed to almost 800 research chefs and food technologists in a survey sponsored by The Food Innovation Institute™....

Trufoods' revamped brands ready for growth

The two-year-old franchising company has big plans for its four small QSR chains.

Arby's Mobile Kitchen now tricked-out truck

Mobile kitchen provides food, fun for customers.

Arby's Mobile Kitchen now tricked-out truck

Mobile kitchen provides food, fun for customers.

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NEWS


Breakfast sandwich offerings on the rise

According to market research firm Technomic, breakfast sandwich appearances on chain restaurant menus increased 8.1 percent during the early part of the year as compared to last year. Technomic's MenuMonitor service pulled this data from the menus of the top...

Subway offers BOGO deal on 6-inch subs through April

Subway is offering a buy-one-get-one free deal on its 6-inch sandwiches through April. The offer is good daily beginning at 9 a.m.

Erbert & Gerbert's new sandwich features chili coleslaw

Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop has introduced its latest sandwich creation — the Luna. It includes tangy-sweet chili coleslaw, oven-roasted turkey breast, Swiss cheese, avocado and tomato. "The unusual flavor profile of the sweet chili coleslaw adds a new dimension of flavor to the sandwich.

Subway named top QSR brand for ninth year in a row

Subway has been named "Brand of the Year" in the "Quick Service Restaurant" category, according to the 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend study. This marks the ninth year in a row that the franchise has received the highest score among quick-service...

Wendy's introduces artisan flatbread sandwich platform

The chain will roll out a comprehensive marketing strategy that includes national TV advertising, digital and social media activities, a print campaign, restaurant merchandising, local radio and outdoor billboards.

Foodservice research firm finds sandwich concepts are popular

Sandleman & Associates, a California-based foodservice consumer research firm, has named its 2012 "Fast-Food Awards of Excellence" winners. According to the firm's research, fast casual brands ranked high among the best rated and fastest growing concepts. The 2012 Top 10...

Subway sued over 'footlong' claim

A week after a photo went viral showing a Subway footlong actually measuring in at 11 inches, two New Jersey men have sued the company for false advertising. According to the Associated Press, the plaintiffs filed the suit Tuesday in...

White Castle expands sandwich concept

White Castle has opened the second co-branded location featuring its fledgling sandwich concept, Deckers. The location opened this week in Louisville, Ky., and features the signature White Castle menu, along with Deckers' Panini sandwiches, soups and salads. According to the...

Arby's stokes 'sandwich war' fire

Arby's has added a new component to its ad campaign featuring New York City police detective Bo Dietl. In addition to launching a new commercial showing Dietl "uncovering" rivals' lack of in-store meat slicer equipment, Arby's is also encouraging consumers...

Quiznos names president of international business to grow brand

Quiznos today announced the appointment of Kenneth Cutshaw as the company's new president of International. Cutshaw most recently served as executive vice president and chief legal officer of Cajun Operating Company based in Atlanta, where he was responsible for the...

Milio's Sandwiches campaign designed to draw new customers

Milio's Sandwiches has announced a new marketing and advertising campaign designed to reach and draw in new customers. The "You Deserve a Decent Sandwich" campaign began on Sept.

Subway donates $330K to American Diabetes Association

The staff of the McLean, Va.-based Subway Development Corporation of Washington (SDC), recently presented a check for $330,000 to the American Diabetes Association following its 15th annual Charity Golf Tournament. "Thanks go out to Subway Development Corporation of Washington, all...

Jersey Mike's named Official Sandwich of All American Games

Jersey Mike's Subs and All American Games, a premier youth sports marketing and management company, have announced a multiplatform partnership that makes Jersey Mike's an official partner and "Official Sandwich" of All American Games' properties, including the U.S. Army All-American...

Quiznos continues Latin America expansion

With the opening of its fifth Quiznos Sub restaurant in the Dominican Republic, QSR International continues its aggressive expansion into Latin America and the Caribbean, where it now has 124 total restaurants operating in 14 countries. The Dominican Republic restaurant opened on Aug.

Subway sets sandwich-making Guinness World Record

A team of 250 Subway employees, along with "Famous Fan" and New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, set a Guinness World Record Wednesday for "most people making sandwiches simultaneously." Subway's fastest sandwich maker Salvador Rodriguez was also part of...

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