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.
There has long been a credo in advertising that great brands don't denigrate, they differentiate since some argue that when chains start taking shots at each other it never gets less demeaning in tone, only more so and ultimately damages the entire business sector. Is that where Wendy's recent twitter strategies are leading us? .
Restaurants are doing their part to calm the masses with money-saving deals on Tuesday, the nation's day of shared tax-paying pain.
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."
A recent survey found that 61 percent of the dining public check online reviews before visiting a restaurant. How those reviews can help or hurt sales was a central theme at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit.
At least four chains have announced plans for major growth initiatives, proving that expansion is the order of the day in the pizza and quick-serve sectors.
Hot Heads Burritos founder, Ray Wiley, is on a roll again, this time with a fast pizza concept, called Rapid Fired. The chain has taken a regional approach to franchise growth, centered around Dayton, Ohio, which has turned out to be just the right place for a 180-second pizza place to call home.
In a world, where customers are demanding that restaurants use ethically produced, sustainable and healthful ingredients, supply chain management has grown in its importance. Here, two successful brands discuss how they learned to pay adequate respect to this side of their operations.
At the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas this week, three big restaurant companies discussed how tech is changing the way they hire and retain employees.
Attendees at this year's Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit rolled up their sleeves and made more than 10,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during a Spreading Party lead by this year's keynote speaker, Which Wich founder and CEO Jeff Sinelli.
Trumpcare was pulled from consideration in a vote by Congress, despite an ultimatum from the President to vote on the measure. For now, the Affordable Care Act remains with plenty of questions about what's next being asked by restaurant leaders and employees.
The news is filled with a constant flow of incidents demonstrating the worst in human behavior often happening at the chains this website's readers oversee. It appears to be increasing, but is that the case and if so, why?
Enough of this obscure 3.14 math stuff. Join restaurateurs everywhere to make this day about the real "pie" — the one dripping with cheese on a steamy crust.
It bleeds on the plate like a rare-cooked beef burger, tastes like a patty of ground beef but is produced with a mere sliver of the resources used to produce cow-based meat. It's the Impossible burger and it makes its chain debut today.
Millennials are the age group of the moment, but the boomers who once held that title should not be forgotten just yet, particularly when it comes to restaurant redesign, according to those at Cousins who've just gone through the process.
White Castle's took on McDonald's this week in one-page visual distillation of the term "good, healthy competition" this week.
The potential dangers restaurateurs face by mixing their personal beliefs in connection with their businesses was made abundantly clear this week when Jefferson Starship lead singer, Grace Slick, quite literally pulled a quick one on Chick-fil-A.
Domino's might be stealing market share away from rivals in both the pizza sector and among large quick-service chains.
On April 1, a whole new foodservice business website hits the online world to cover everything about the growing food truck industry worldwide.
CKE Restaurant Group CEO Andrew Pudzer has officially withdrawn his name from the nomination for Labor Secretary.