Research proves connecting digitally = thinking generationally

Research proves connecting digitally = thinking generationally

Digital communication is no longer an "option" for QSRs, it's an essential. But to do it well, you must "know thy audience" ... every single one of them, and talk to them in their "language."

Location, location, location: What makes a good one?

Location, location, location: What makes a good one?

Finding the best location for a restaurant is a matter of knowing about the site's people, accessibility, visibility and energy, according to Subway development specialist James Walker.

How to respond to the third-party restaurant delivery challenge

How to respond to the third-party restaurant delivery challenge

Halal Guys COO Mike Speck offers insight into how he addresses the need to provide third-party delivery to customers, a rising restaurant industry challenge.

1,200 US Hepatitis A cases in 13 months: What QSRs need to know

1,200 US Hepatitis A cases in 13 months: What QSRs need to know

Hepatitis A is raising a harrowing spectre over the restaurant industry thanks to its rapid spread and high number of cases, particularly in the eastern half of the nation and Midwest. Restaurant food safety expert Betsy Craig answers questions about the scope of the problem and what restaurant leadership can do.

Chicken Salad Chick, Dippin' Dots, Chatmeter relay (restaurant) 'field notes'

Chicken Salad Chick, Dippin' Dots, Chatmeter relay (restaurant) 'field notes'

A trio of restaurant and digital communication leaders gave some quick but important lessons during the Three:15 at the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Louisville.

Free webinar: How Buffalo Wild Wings uses technology to optimize supply chain

Free webinar: How Buffalo Wild Wings uses technology to optimize supply chain

A free webinar explores how state-of-the-art technology can help restaurants maximize the quality and efficiency of their supply chain.

Taco Bell digital guru to keynote ICX Summit on chain's 1-question digital strategy

Taco Bell digital guru to keynote ICX Summit on chain's 1-question digital strategy

Rafik Hanna, senior director, All Access, at Taco Bell will share insight on how the brand is winning big with customers due to its digital transformation strategy at the upcoming Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Summit taking place next month in Texas.

Taco Bell, Domino's, Old Chicago Pizza all have workers with Hepatitis A infections this week

Taco Bell, Domino's, Old Chicago Pizza all have workers with Hepatitis A infections this week

A West Virginia Taco Bell joins a Louisville Domino's and Old Chicago Pizza location reporting workers infected with hepatitis A this week.

QSR brands' value offers vie for piece of Mother's Day pie

QSR brands' value offers vie for piece of Mother's Day pie

QSR brands make value their primary call to action on Mother's Day, much to the relief of cash-strapped kids of all ages, who want to show some love without losing their shirts.

Corner Bakery, Dickey's, Uncle Smoke give tips for tapping $77B US catering market

Corner Bakery, Dickey's, Uncle Smoke give tips for tapping $77B US catering market

Business dining is booming to the tune of $77 billion in the U.S. annually, but to tap into this deep pool of restaurant revenue you first better know how to swim.

Do your QSR employees know laws on customers with service animals?

Do your QSR employees know laws on customers with service animals?

An American Humane survey revealed that the majority of retail employees — including those who work at QSR brands — don't know how to accommodate the needs of customers with service dogs.

Flatbread Grill, sweetFrog,The Boneyard Truck discuss the money-making 'chaos' of food trucks

Flatbread Grill, sweetFrog,The Boneyard Truck discuss the money-making 'chaos' of food trucks

The Boneyard Truck, Flatbread Grill and sweetFrog food truckers talk about becoming sales machines in the business of food trucking.

Wendy's, Jimboy's, Pita Pit leaders share tips on supplier best practices

Wendy's, Jimboy's, Pita Pit leaders share tips on supplier best practices

At the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Louisville this month, Jimboy's Tacos North America CEO Bob Anderson, Pita Pit CEO Peter Riggs and Wendy's Quality Supply Chain leader John Inwright spoke candidly about best practices in working with suppliers to drive brand sales and profits.

In-N-Out Burger named top QSR brand, convenience store wins favorite sandwich category

In-N-Out Burger named top QSR brand, convenience store wins favorite sandwich category

In-N-Out took top honors as customers' favorite QSR and burger chain, while convenience store, Wawa, landed in the No. 1 slot for best fast food sandwiches, according to a consumer study by Market Force.

Cost balancing: Brand leaders disclose top tips

Cost balancing: Brand leaders disclose top tips

Spencer Rubin, founder and managing partner, Melt Shop; Carin Stutz, COO and executive vice president Red Robin; and Doug Hogrefe, a partner at 4 Top Hospitality, offered their secrets to conquering operational costs.

Freshii founder tells how missteps can be key teachers on path to success

Freshii founder tells how missteps can be key teachers on path to success

Although Freshii has reported one of the industry's highest same-store sales for the last four years, CEO Matthew Corrin told a crowd at this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Louisville that he had a few missteps along the way to growth. Hard lessons, he said, are key to any brand's path to success.

Sub Station II, Chicken Salad Chick, Pizza Inn franchisees: Tech buy-in demands time, trust

Sub Station II, Chicken Salad Chick, Pizza Inn franchisees: Tech buy-in demands time, trust

Franchisors who want franchisees to invest in tech tools, like mobile ordering and menu boards, would do well to remember that it pays to put yourself in their shoes if you want them to walk the road into future technologies with you.

KFC Ad Director on turning Col. Sanders into brand's 'James Bond'

KFC Ad Director on turning Col. Sanders into brand's 'James Bond'

In 2015, deep in a tunnel beneath the "lions and tigers and bears" of the Louisville Zoo where KFC stored its corporate archives, the chicken chain's ad agency struck branding gold.

A payment 'revolution': Connected screens

A payment 'revolution': Connected screens

Chris Tyghe, vice president of strategic development at Ingenico Group Canada, discusses how payments will become an integral part of the IoT experience in the coming years.

On the QSR operator's radar now: Robotics, 3D printing, blockchain

On the QSR operator's radar now: Robotics, 3D printing, blockchain

International Food & Beverage Technology Association president tells restaurateurs why it's critical to keep their eyes on robotics, 3D printing and blockchain tech now.

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