FEATURES


McDonald's in Bethesda is world's 1st green-certified location for megabrand

McDonald's in Bethesda is world's 1st green-certified location for megabrand

In the words of the immortal Kermit the Frog, "It's not easy being green," but one trailblazing McDonald's in Bethesda, Maryland, took on the significant task and became the world's first McDonald's location to receive Green Restaurant Association certification.

Which food news stories changed QSR customer behavior most this year?

Which food news stories changed QSR customer behavior most this year?

What were the top food news stories of the year and why should restaurateurs pay attention?

Acing inventory: 3 ways to determine your QSR's true value

Acing inventory: 3 ways to determine your QSR's true value

Choosing the best approach to counting the value of your inventory is essential to determining your business's true value. These three options provide different benefits that could make the difference between winning and losing the increasingly competitive game of QSR business management.

8 essentials to win the location leasing endgame

8 essentials to win the location leasing endgame

Lease negotiations are key to a restaurant's overall bottom-line success, so try these eight essentials in your next deal that will definitely put you "in it to win it."

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Brand resurrection? Chipotle might just pull it off

Brand resurrection? Chipotle might just pull it off

Norovirus outbreak and rat infestation behind it, Chipotle's leadership says the brand is moving on.

Capturing today's diners? A lot of it is still about 'the money'

Capturing today's diners? A lot of it is still about 'the money'

Even with the surprises that the AlixPartners diners' preferences poll has shown this week, in many ways it still all comes down to the fact that customers want it all and they want it as cheap as they can get it.

Free webinar: Is your franchise marketing strategy hurting or harming your brand?

Free webinar: Is your franchise marketing strategy hurting or harming your brand?

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."

Trumpcare yanked before vote, Affordable Care Act remains ... for now

Trumpcare yanked before vote, Affordable Care Act remains ... for now

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.

A&W raises frothy mug to post-Yum Brands success

A&W raises frothy mug to post-Yum Brands success

Despite the slackening of sales across parts of the broader restaurant industry, A&W is heading into 2017 nearly as a centenarian, yet thriving brand.

A chicken chain 'phoenix' rises from ashes with help of a 'patient' man and a whole American Indian nation

A chicken chain 'phoenix' rises from ashes with help of a 'patient' man and a whole American Indian nation

This week, Beautiful Brands International signed an agreement with the Muscogee Creek Nation's Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise division to open as many as 500 Rex's Chicken restaurants in 35 states. The chicken chain's 40-year-story mirrors that of the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes.

Last-minute federal injunction halts OT rules

Last-minute federal injunction halts OT rules

Less than a week before the overtime regulations were to kick in, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the rule that would have made an estimated 4 million American workers eligible to claim overtime pay.

117-year-old Japanese brand outperforms industry average

117-year-old Japanese brand outperforms industry average

Apparently after nearly 120 years in business, you can still learn a thing or two about the restaurant industry. At least that's been the case for Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen, which has turned in a year of above-industry average sales growth.

What makes those arches shine so bright? A peek behind McDonald's 'golden curtains'

What makes those arches shine so bright? A peek behind McDonald's 'golden curtains'

A quick look at some of the brand's key data gives a glimpse at some of the things that make the mega-chain tick.

See More »

NEWS