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."

The power a social media policy plugs into your brand

The power a social media policy plugs into your brand

Brands without well-researched corporate social media policies for employees are not only leaving employees in the dark, but also potentially exposing themselves to great legal risks.

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.

QSR marketing mix-ups that can really cause screw-ups

QSR marketing mix-ups that can really cause screw-ups

A common QSR marketer's terminology mix-up can ultimately result in some big problems ascertaining the success or lack of it of any particular promotional effort.

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.

LTOs increasingly make the restaurant world go round

LTOs increasingly make the restaurant world go round

Limited-time offers not only drive sales, but drive customers to your brand and show you are an innovator in a market that increasingly demands constant menu creativity to keep any brand ahead of the pack.

A crippling QSR leadership problem: Fear at the top

A crippling QSR leadership problem: Fear at the top

The best leaders are those who hire and surround themselves with team members that they know and appreciate as being as good or even better than themselves.

Uncovering top 3 growth trends in foodservice

Uncovering top 3 growth trends in foodservice

While consumer spending is growing, the way consumers spend into foodservice is changing

QSR operators: Are you getting a good deal on your financing?

QSR operators: Are you getting a good deal on your financing?

Leasing and financing are critical tools for QSR brands as they open locations, expand existing ones or even refresh equipment for new menu items or better efficiency. But when single-digit rates are the norm, it's tough for QSR operators to know if they're getting a good deal on financing.

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.

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.

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