Leaders of Fazoli's, Saladworks, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Grimaldi's, Focus Brands: 'Change is coming'

The sands are shifting almost daily and almost on every front: That's the verdict from five restaurant industry leaders who shared their views Monday on the state of the industry at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago Saturday.

Oscar Meyer teaches an ol' dog new, nitrate-free tricks

Oscar Meyer will offer hotdogs with no additional nitrates or nitrites.

Heads up: Here come 92 million Mother's Day revelers

Two out of every five Americans will dining out this Sunday, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Drink it in: The growing importance of beverages on the bottom line

Execs from Coca-Cola Company, Krystal Company and S&D Coffee & Tea predict the year's coming beverage trends.

What do execs from Pizza Hut UK, Freshii GB, Crepeaffaire, Farmstand and Caliburger have in common?

Answer: They are all speaking at this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, being held July 18-20 in London.

'Do you deliver ... profits?' This webinar does

Mastering delivery isn't easy, but this free May 18 webinar is a great place to learn how to re-ignite your program.

Carolinas' Shuckin' Shack finds recycling shells sells

Oyster restaurants are at the forefront of a shell-recycling movement that not only may again make Chesapeake Bay a hotbed of oyster activity but also serves as a pretty good marketing tool.

Special Report: 'tipping point' on the way for restaurant self-serve kiosks

A special report explores the growing interest by restaurants in self order kiosks. While determining return on investment poses challenges, the market is changing and restaurants must consider their options.

How blockchain technology brings new efficiencies and transparency to the food supply chain

A blockchain allows anyone with access to its electronic ledger to track what went into a product and who handled it along the way. This transparency is especially relevant to food supply chains, given the geographic expansion of these supply chains in recent years and the amount of data companies track.

Future franchisees are watching: What do they see in you?

Three restaurant industry leaders talk about branding strategy when it comes to the essential task of drawing franchisees in for business.

Rapid Fired Pizza adds 175 restaurants, 4 states, 2 franchising veterans

Rapid Fired Pizza is living up to its name today, announcing that it has signed two area development agreements with a pair of restaurant industry veterans who will open 175 restaurants in four new states, according to a pair of news releases.

What's the state of the fast casual industry?

The 2017 State of the Industry report polled more than 250 operators on their businesses to uncover the year's top trends.

Will menu-labeling requirements be delayed — again?

It seems seven years weren’t enough for members of The National Association of Convenience Stores and the National Grocers Association to become compliant with the federal menu-labeling requirements, scheduled to take effect May 5.

3 execs describe how to take on the world without losing your brand

Taking a brand to another country is one of the most complex challenges a brand's leadership can undertake. At the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas last month, three divergent brands shared some of the lessons they've learned on the road.

Subway and Dairy Queen share digital signage lessons

When Subway and Dairy Queen set out to upgrade their locations with digital signage menu boards, they found the process more difficult than anticipated. The restaurants shared some lessons learned to help others craft successful menu board deployments.

Mobile Vending University helps prepare food truck owners

Mobile Vending University provides a certified course in operating a food truck in Pasco, Washington. The attendees are taught by subject matter experts in all aspects of operating a food truck.

How technology can improve ROI of maintaining foodservice equipment

Foodservice equipment has long required multiple distribution levels. Managing equipment information on such equipment places a heavy burden on all players in the supply chain. New technology offers options to reduce data management.

Capturing today's diners? A lot of it is still about 'the money'

Even with the surprises that the AlixPartners diners' preferences poll has shown this week, in many ways it still all comes down to the fact that customers want it all and they want it as cheap as they can get it.

Free webinar: Is your franchise marketing strategy hurting or harming your brand?

How is your brand coming across with potential and existing franchisees? If you aren't sure or don't have a well-crafted strategy based on proven best practices, join us for this free webinar, "Harnessing the power of a centralized franchise marketing strategy."

McDonald's shares menu board lessons

When McDonald's upgraded its digital menu boards, it ran into a number of challenges. Rich Cook, senior manager of U.S. IT restaurant solutions at McDonald's, shared a few digital menu board lessons.

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