Hardee's intros Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's latest breakfast sandwich is being supported by an ad campaign featuring UFC champion and Judo Olympian Ronda Rousey.

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


Subway's Jared pleads guilty to child porn charges

Just over a month after feds raided his home Jared Fogle is making a plea deal regarding child porn crimes.

Subway recognizes 'World's Fastest Sandwich Artist'

SUBWAY Sandwich Artist Nitasha Truss, from Tucson, Arizona, is the 2015 SUBWAY Sub Jammers Champion.

McDonald's increases size of Quarter Pounder

McDonald's Quarter Pounder has put on weight, as beef prices have climbed.

Cousins Subs challenges Badger fans to three point shootout

Contestants are invited to answer three Badger trivia questions for a shot to win a weekend pass to the Conference Basketball Championship Tournamentt from Jan. 26 to Feb. 22.

New Miami Subs Grill and new Miami Grill add Philly cheesesteak LTO

"Raising the Steaks" promotion features seven six-inch Philly Cheesesteaks with a complimentary side starting at $4.99.

Charleys Philly Steaks offers new flavor as a value-priced promotion

The Chicken Teriyaki Combo starts at $5.99 and is available through March.

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,...

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...

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