QSR sales-driving tricks to kick off week

QSR sales-driving tricks to kick off week

Sales sagging? Check out these "inspirational" week-starting tips and tricks to pick up business in the transition between seasons.

Menu labeling law enforcement starts May 7: Last-minute checklist

Menu labeling law enforcement starts May 7: Last-minute checklist

With full FDA backing this year, menu labeling regulations will be enforced starting, Monday, May 7. These five last-minute status checks will help you ensure you're ready.

Sonic store gets smoked out by drive-thru customers

Sonic store gets smoked out by drive-thru customers

Mississippi manager refuses to serve customers smoking weed at the drive-thru.

Sign of the times? QSR signage that 'knows' what you'll order

Sign of the times? QSR signage that 'knows' what you'll order

Drive-thru and other types of restaurant digital signage is —like a lot of things today — getting smarter nearly by the second, and that could signal some new customer connection opportunities ahead that  will be particularly well-suited for quick-service restaurant operators.

Top loyalty program pain points to know before you press 'Go'

Top loyalty program pain points to know before you press 'Go'

As businesses look for ways to build closer relationships with customers, the use of loyalty programs can be an effective strategy. But it's important to find out what consumers really want in your program.

To catch a [restaurant] thief: Data can be operators' best friend

To catch a [restaurant] thief: Data can be operators' best friend

Your restaurant data might be hiding a dirty little secret if a ne'er-do-well is siphoning off your hard-earned dollars through retail fraud.

Four steps on the path to QSR digital signage success

Four steps on the path to QSR digital signage success

The difference between success and so-so in digital signage often boils down to whether your brand has created a truly unique user experience with the technology. Follow these steps on your path to making a powerful difference with your digital signage.

How the numbers QSRs already have can help predict their future

How the numbers QSRs already have can help predict their future

Personalization is the buzzword of the 21st century. Everyone wants to feel like what they're getting was made for them and QSR customers are no different. And although data analytics probably wasn't the reason you got into the restaurant business,...

The QSR checklist check-up: How intelligent is yours?

The QSR checklist check-up: How intelligent is yours?

Intelligent checklists provide perks that can make a real difference in top worker performance and bottom lines.

$200 billion in restaurant sales are moving: Is your brand riding along?

$200 billion in restaurant sales are moving: Is your brand riding along?

Today's consumers now expect to engage with restaurants in an on-demand fashion, so restaurants must now either meet those expectations or lose business.

QSRs must know ups 'n downs of apps to adapt

QSRs must know ups 'n downs of apps to adapt

Like all technology, restaurant app development grows exponentially. But consumers' demands of those apps grows at least as quickly, with diners always seeking more speed, convenience, quality and value.

4 QSR marketing tactics to take on the Gen Z challenge

4 QSR marketing tactics to take on the Gen Z challenge

When it comes to the 22 and under set, QSR marketers have their work cut out for them.

QSR: Time to define what that means now?

QSR: Time to define what that means now?

Quick-service, fast casual, fine dining -- does the restaurant industry need to come together to give more definition to what these service categories really mean now and in the future? Some thoughts on why that might be helpful to those working in the "biz" and those the business serves, as well.

KFC UK handles implausible chicken shortage with class

KFC UK handles implausible chicken shortage with class

KFC has shown some real public relations prowess in its handling of the nearly unfathomable problem of running out of its main product —chicken — in the U.K.

As QSRs rush to deliver, watch out for this costly oversight (Part 1 of 2)

As QSRs rush to deliver, watch out for this costly oversight (Part 1 of 2)

Delivery has become something of a QSR panacea lately as increasing numbers of consumers opt to eat in the office or at home. But, before jumping on board this "bus", brands need to consider some of the inherent challenges and federal laws that apply when employing delivery drivers.

Electrify loyalty by plugging in these 3 approaches

Electrify loyalty by plugging in these 3 approaches

Brands across industries are dedicating time and resources to rewarding consumers for their purchases and continued engagement. With the prevalence of loyalty programs comes the need for innovative reward strategies that cut through the noise and build rapport with consumers.

McDonald's 'hair-growing fry additive' may pose a PR conundrum

McDonald's 'hair-growing fry additive' may pose a PR conundrum

Additives are typically shunned in QSR operations today, but news that a silicone additive in McDonald's fries might also help cure baldness presents a true conundrum for the brand's public relations team. In the U.S. alone, about 4.6 million people...

2 tough, techy kitchen challenges QSR operators must consider

2 tough, techy kitchen challenges QSR operators must consider

By Charlie Lewis Culinary Supply Chain Specialist/Consolidated Concepts Amidst all the talk of tech and the online world we occupy today, the QSR kitchen is rarely mentioned. Make no mistake though, the kitchen and the people who make it work...

Menu labeling laws: 'Deja vu all over again' ... again?

Menu labeling laws: 'Deja vu all over again' ... again?

We can't predict what will happen over the next three months, but the infinite loop the U.S. has been stuck in concerning passage of menu labeling laws may just finally be coming to an end..

Great 'Tech-spectations': What to expect when your QSR gives customers the tech they expect

Great 'Tech-spectations': What to expect when your QSR gives customers the tech they expect

Your customers are a bit like very engaged parents: They have expectations. That is particularly true today when it comes to the tech your QSR offers to stay engaged and to keep them coming back for more.

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