Chipotle food safety chief to speak at Fast Casual Executive Summit

Chipotle food safety chief to speak at Fast Casual Executive Summit

Chipotle Executive Director of Food Safety James Marsden will outline strategies that Chipotle is deploying in its food-safety transformation at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Pizza Hut, Burger King among 23 chains now ending no-poach pacts

Pizza Hut, Burger King among 23 chains now ending no-poach pacts

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said that eight additional corporate, "fast-food chains" will end no-poach practices nationwide, joining 15 other chains that have already agreed to the same action.

White Castle 'slides' into fast food history with 'Impossible' feat today

White Castle 'slides' into fast food history with 'Impossible' feat today

One of the oldest traditional "fast food" burger brands, White Castle, today leapt headlong into new territory by officially becoming the first national truly quick-service brand to offer the non-meat Impossible Burger (in this case Impossible Slider, of course) at all its system stores nationwide.

They like email, billboard ads: Surprise! It's Gen Z

They like email, billboard ads: Surprise! It's Gen Z

Gen Z: If you were expecting just a more exaggerated version of the super-digital millennial, prepare to have your eyes opened.

Restaurants and Gen Z: 'And now for something completely different'

Restaurants and Gen Z: 'And now for something completely different'

Just about the time restaurateurs were getting millennials' buying behaviors down, the next wave of consumers has crashed onto the restaurant shores. Welcome to Gen Z -- prepare for something 'completely different.'

KFC's new training reality: Technology fit to the global market

KFC's new training reality: Technology fit to the global market

In Australia, it's Yammer-time, while in Russia, QR codes are showing workers the way. KFC's approach to training technology depends entirely where you are in the world, but the end goal is the same - happier employees and more satisfied customers.

KFC cuts back-of-house training time 75% in North American tests

KFC cuts back-of-house training time 75% in North American tests

KFC has begun testing a system in the U.S. that cuts back-of-house employee training time down from four or five weeks total, to just one week, according to the brand's chief digital officer who has overseen initial deployment of the chicken chain's new voice training.

As Canadian A&Ws sell out of meatless burgers, US locations begin beef upgrades

As Canadian A&Ws sell out of meatless burgers, US locations begin beef upgrades

They're sold out of the Beyond Burger in Canada just one month after its introduction at A&W, while the chain in the U.S. watches with great interest and begins upgrades on its own beef burgers.

Food Network's former marketing maven offers best branding strategies at October Fast Casual Executive Summit

Food Network's former marketing maven offers best branding strategies at October Fast Casual Executive Summit

As the former marketing and branding executive for food media powerhouses like Food Network and the Cooking Channel, Susie Fogelson has a lot to share with restaurant leadership about the art of selling their brands today. She will do just that at the upcoming Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 7-9 in Seattle.

McDonald's invests billions into kiosk-heavy remodels in 6,000-plus US stores

McDonald's invests billions into kiosk-heavy remodels in 6,000-plus US stores

McDonald's Corporation is spending $6 billion to revamp more than 6,000 stores throughout the U.S. in hopes of transforming itself into an efficiency expert's dream brand.

Study: Most QSRs aren't 'cool' — why that's a problem

Study: Most QSRs aren't 'cool' — why that's a problem

Here's the bad news for QSRs: Most brands are not cool. That's the conclusion that research consultancy, Magid, recently came to after surveying 6,800 diners around 230 brands in order to understand something data-heads call "irrational commitment."

Reports of McDonald's parasite cases up to 395 in 10 states

Reports of McDonald's parasite cases up to 395 in 10 states

The FDA released an update on the Cyclospora infection cases connected to consumers who at McDonald's salads, showing that as of July 27, labs had confirmed 395 cases from 15 states.

Taco Bell adds 125 NYC Cantina, urban in-line restaurants by 2022

Taco Bell adds 125 NYC Cantina, urban in-line restaurants by 2022

Taco Bell is ringing in a much bigger presence in the Big Apple.

QSRs in a blockchain world: A restaurant leader's essential guide

QSRs in a blockchain world: A restaurant leader's essential guide

The blockchain may sound like something that has absolutely nothing to do with the restaurant business, but nothing could be further from the truth. Innovative restaurant leaders are already using it to help manage a variety of operations. Are you?

Maximizing the QSR 'transformers': Online ordering, loyalty apps, digital signage

Maximizing the QSR 'transformers': Online ordering, loyalty apps, digital signage

NPD Group joins two restaurant brands to talk about the tech "transformers" of the restaurant business today and how to make the most of them for your brand.

Study: Road to foodservice growth paved with cafe concepts, healthy food

Study: Road to foodservice growth paved with cafe concepts, healthy food

A recently released Coca-Cola/Technomic study on sources of foodservice growth finds big potential in cafe concepts, off-premise eating and "healthy food," though the world does not agree what that last term means.

QSR trends-to-be: Native American novelties to fermented Finnish foods

QSR trends-to-be: Native American novelties to fermented Finnish foods

As a restaurateur, can you choose the menu trends coming down the pike, or would you like to know what trends forecasters say SHOULD be on you menus? Take this test, then read the best advice from culinary forecaster Suzy Badarraco on what's hot, what's not and what's next on restaurant menus.

McDonald's salad parasite at center of FDA-CDC probe

McDonald's salad parasite at center of FDA-CDC probe

McDonald's salad sales ban at 3,000 Midwest locations in 14 states continues after the FDA reported that a parasite, which its says can't be washed away, has sickened at least 61 people. Health departments reported that the cases occurred in those who had previously eaten McDonald's salads.

Kiosks, digital signage: Issues, but benefits worth it

Kiosks, digital signage: Issues, but benefits worth it

Global food service operator, Sodexo, and travel plaza operator, Love's, told an audience at the recent Dallas ICX Summit that even though there are challenges to deploying kiosks and digital signage today, the benefits of these technologies are worth the trouble. QSRs can no doubt relate to many of the issues discussed in this hour-long session.

Survey finds Gen Zers, families lead the restaurant spend race

Survey finds Gen Zers, families lead the restaurant spend race

A study reveals three ways for restaurant brands to increase sales.

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