'Fall'-ing in love again: QSRs roll out offerings to roll in diners

Trees may shed plenty every fall, but QSR menus do not. Rather, many brands have been adding on like crazy this fall with innovative offerings, both LTO and permanent.

Slim Chickens caters to football fans' food demands

There may be no greater test of the success of a catering program than a fanatic football fan, who's been guzzling suds and suddenly becomes hungry. Party hosts want to meet these guests' needs. Luckily, many restaurants, including Slim Chickens, have catering programs to help.

Krystal proves hurricane response plans help

Many QSR chains lack hurricane response plans, citing the unique challenge that each storm presents. Not so though for Krystal, whose thorough hurricane pre-planning helped the chain and surrounding communities recover more quickly.

350 boozy Taco Bells by year-end? Not quite

Despite numerous business and general news media stories indicating otherwise, Taco Bell is not "literally" opening 350 of its so-called "cantinas" by the end of this year.

Considering delivery? Why it pays to do this first

Delivery is the name of the game in quick-service — now and in the foreseeable future — but before you decide how to do it, look more closely at your target customer and his or her needs.

QSRs survive, help communities thrive, even after '1-2' hurricane punch

QSRs and restaurants of all kinds play a key role in helping communities come back to life after hurricanes hit.

7-Eleven launches fresh meals to compete with QSRs

7-Eleven is aiming squarely at the restaurant industry with a line of prepared foods to go in its sprawling network of northern Texas stores. Even the news release describing the 15 offerings made it clear that the group's focus is set directly on those increasingly home-bound millennial restaurant customers.

White Castle’s 'Crave Mobiles' racking up more miles

White Castle food trucks have allowed the company to extend its presence in markets that aren't as well served by its brick and mortar restaurants, helping to bolster the company brand nationwide.

FastCasual Editor: 'What do you want to hear from the CEOs at Fast Casual Exec Summit?'

To possibly have your questions answered by an exec at the Summit, email them to CherryhC@Networldmediagroup.com.

Judge strikes down Obama's OT ruling, industry leaders urge compromise

While many restaurateurs might be relieved to hear that a Texas judge struck down the 2016 rule expanding overtime protection to millions of white collar workers, one industry leader said it signaled a need for compromise.

Help from restaurant industry pours into Texas, Louisiana's flooded areas

Brands and vendors in the restaurant industry have donated millions of dollars to help flood victims.

Caliburger’s CEO offers vision for automated restaurants

Automated restaurants, driven by artificial intelligence and robots, is closer than many think, according to the CEO of a company involved with automation technology and foodservice.

Top take-homes in teaching restaurant tech to work together

Competition and narrow margins in the restaurant business demand a nip-and-tuck approach to efficiency. Uncle Maddio's recently worked with ParTech to streamline tech integration. In this article, the two companies share takeaways from that process.

Fazoli's 'Comeback Kid' shares turnaround story at London summit

"It was ugly," Fazoli's President and CEO Carl Howard exclaimed as he detailed the state of the chain when he arrived to lead it nine years ago. "I mean everything you can think about a restaurant chain — it was wrong." Herein, the summary of a turnaround from the London Restaurant Franchising and Innovation summit in July.

Play now or Pay later: Webinar relays KFC and Pizza Hut lessons on loyalty and mobile ordering

KFC and Pizza Hut put their loyalty and mobile ordering experience on the chalkboard.

London Summit: Coyote Ugly's key considerations before taking on the world

Coyote Ugly has learned to speak a lot of different languages along its path to global growth. Here, one of the chain's leaders shares the key elements for any brand to consider before setting off on a worldwide trek.

'The Franchise Handbook' author says innovation is path to restaurant royalty

"The Franchise Handbook" author Carl Reader tells London audience that innovation sets the winners apart from the others in today's restaurant business.

Perfect Pitch finalists revealed

The owners of Brazilian Bowl based in Lakeview, Illinois; Toronto's Street Shak Caribbean Kitchen and Capitol Melts, based in Albany, New York, will pitch their concepts to attendees and a panel of advisers at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Show and tell: Coolgreens demonstrates how 'picturing' community health can be profitable

Oklahoma-based Coolgreens defines itself through community health, and as the chain expands, it will spread that idea in a very visual way.

LEON co-founder: 'How we built an upscale QSR for heaven'

As co-owner and CEO of LEON, a 50-unit brand based in London, John Vincent talks and acts like a man who is as far from an evangelist as you can get. Yet, when the fun-loving Brit wanted to start a Mediterranean diet-centered chain, the question he and his business partner asked themselves was simply, "How would God do fast food?"

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