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The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.
Watch for menu trends at airport bars and lounges, Hollywood and convenience stores.
Restaurant operators are paying their employees more now than they were last year.
Union activism, food costs, data breaches and minimum wage debates are just part of the 'external factors' facing restaurant operators.
The worst attribute about QSR, attendees agreed, is inconsistency – of quality, service, cleanliness, etc.
There is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to marketing; technology is personalizing the customer experience.
Job seekers ages 45-54 years old had the strongest opinion of the impact of wage protests.
Video marketing is becoming more popular because it takes a 'deeper dive' into the story brands want to tell.
If mobile websites included a click-to-order button that routed customers to a geolocation API, the brands' mobile experiences would be better suited to handle each query.
Shaped by user-centric devices and the Great Recession, value-conscious millennials are looking for great experiences that are friction-free.
McDonald's experienced brief quality perception and purchase consideration lifts with the millennial demographic following the introduction of its new transparency campaign. However, according to YouGov BrandIndex research, there has not been a similar improvement in quality perception with either mothers...
The National Association of Convenience Stores' annual show concluded last week in Las Vegas with some sessions covering the continued elevation of foodservice offerings in the segment, threatening market share from traditional limited-service concepts. C-stores are pressured to evolve amid...
A new study by research group ADP Research Institute reveals a gap in confidence for midsized businesses when it comes to the US economy. The study found that while only 15 percent of midsized businesses are confident that the US...
An increasing number of consumers are requesting breaded chicken sandwiches, according to new research from The NPD Group. Servings of breaded chicken sandwiches have grown an average of 3 percent over the last four years, and in the year ending...
A Sydney McDonald's has piloted a touchscreen kiosk for guests to customize orders
Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card and will receive a complimentary copy of the findings.
Franchise Times has published its annual Top 200 list and, once again this year, QSRs dominate the top 10. The top five franchises include McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, KFC, Subway and Burger King, respectively.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health documented an average decline of about 60 calories in new menu items in 2013, compared to 2012.
A quartet of C-suite executives from the fast casual segment will participate in a roundtable Oct. 14 in Denver as part of the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.
A purchasing forecast should clearly define the components that drive commodity prices, including geopolitical events, weather, planted acres of farmland, crop yields and changes in the import/export market, among other factors.
The total number of new industry positions over the past year now stands at 289,600.
McDonald's global same-store sales may have been struggling recently, but is French fries haven't lost their luster to American consumers. According to a new Omnibus survey from YouGov, 34 percent of Americans rate McDonald's fries as the best burger chain...
New research from Technomic examines the drivers of late-night dining occasions. While most dinners are prepared at home, 53 percent of consumers use foodservice for these occasions at least once a week, the market research firm said in a news...
Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.
RSR Research today released results of its fourth benchmarking study on the digital gifting industry, "Digital Gift Cards: Rewriting the Gifting Rules in the Omni-Channel Age." According to a news release, the study evaluates the gifting experiences of the nation's...
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