Arby’s introduces salad combo option

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. has added a Market Fresh Chopped Side Salad to the menu as an alternative to french fries for its combo meals at no extra cost. The salad is currently available at company-owned locations and will roll out nationally in July.

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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™....

Gold Star branding campaign hits its mark

Small, regional chain finds new media effort affordable and effective.

QSRs bank on value menus

How the U.S. dollar has a great deal of purchasing power on the QSR menu.

The health insurance headache

Rising health insurance costs are hitting operators where it hurts—in the wallet. Learn how you can implement a cost-effective plan for your operation.

Win $25,000 MasterCard Gift Card at Arby's

Customers using a MasterCard credit card to pay for any purchase at Arby's are automatically entered for a chance to win $25,000 in MasterCard gift cards.

Good traffic, but less spending expected in slowing economy

Every segment of the restaurant industry will feel the impact of reduced spending, but experts believe that the quick-service segment will suffer the least for a variety of reasons.

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Gold Star Chili dishes out more stores

Gold Star Chili will expand in the Cincinnati-Dayton, Central Indiana and Kentucky area, with six total stores planned to open in 2011. Today marks the grand opening of a new Gold Star Chili in Erlanger, Ky. on the corner of Dixie Highway and Kenton Lands Road.

Wendy's unveils new $5 combo options

Wendy's has embraced the power of choice, introducing "Pick 2 for $4.99" meal deals to complement the chain's new Garden Sensations salads. The Pick 2 lineup includes a half-sized version of one of Wendy's four salads, plus one of seven...

Gold Star Chili tackles Bengals fans with special glass

Cincinnati Bengals fans can now show their pride while enjoying their favorite beverage. Gold Star Chili is commemorating the 2010 football season with a new collectible glass. Although the Cincinnati-based company has offered Bengals glasses before, this year’s glasses are designed by C.F.

Carl's Jr. introduces summer-inspired salad

Each summer brings a glimpse into what it must be like year-round in sunny Hawaii. Carl's Jr.

Gold Star Chili upgrades Chilimobile

Regional chain Gold Star Chili has launched a new mobile food vending truck with an updated look and completely refurbished food preparation and serving equipment.   The Cincinnati-based brand's Chilimobile has been an innovative marketing and foodservice tool since its first introduction in December 2008, as the food truck trend was just emerging.

Gold Star Chili upgrades Chilimobile

Regional chain Gold Star Chili has launched a new mobile food vending truck with an updated look and completely refurbished food preparation and serving equipment.   The Cincinnati-based brand's Chilimobile has been an innovative marketing and foodservice tool since its first introduction in December 2008, as the food truck trend was just emerging.

Gold Star reveals economic impact of Cincinnati chili parlors

Chili is big business in Cincinnati. Tiny regional chain Gold Star Chili was determined to learn just how much of an impact the regions 200-plus chili parlors have on the local economy.

Gold Star reveals economic impact of Cincinnati chili parlors

Chili is big business in Cincinnati. Tiny regional chain Gold Star Chili was determined to learn just how much of an impact the regions 200-plus chili parlors have on the local economy.

Five Guys, Chick-fil-A consumers' top choices, survey finds

Fast casual Five Guys Burger & Fries and quick-serve Chick-fil-A have been selected as consumers' No. 1 and No.

Five Guys, Chick-fil-A consumers' top choices, survey finds

Fast casual Five Guys Burger & Fries and quick-serve Chick-fil-A have been selected as consumers' No. 1 and No.

Gold Star Chili re-intros Footlong Cheese Coneys

CINCINNATI — Gold Star Chili, The Flavor of Cincinnati, has announced it is bringing back by popular demand Footlong Cheese Coneys during the summer months. Gold Star Chili is reintroducing three versions of its famous Cincinnati-style Footlong Cheese Coneys, including:...

QSR brands chase consumers' fickle tastes with new product lines

USA Today: As restaurants fight for market share during the recession, brands are rolling out new product lines that are far outside their image, from KFC adding grilled chicken to Arby's promoting Roast Burgers. "The financial crisis has brought with...

Gold Star Chili to offer U.S. military Welcome Home receptions

CINCINNATI — Gold Star Chili will honor the men and women in all branches of the United States military who serve our country with "Welcome Home" receptions for returning soldiers and their family and friends. As part of Gold Star...

R&I names top Consumers' Choice chains

CHICAGO — Restaurants & Institutions has announced the winners of its 28th annual Consumers' Choice in Chains study. The award winners are selected by a consumer polling process.

Cancer research institute issues warning about McDonald's diet

WASHINGTON — Health experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have announced a warning about crash dieting in response to the so-called "McDonald's Diet" weight-loss story in the headlines. The AICR has determined the man's weight-loss effort was...

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