The pretzel bun male-only menu

A greater focus on male-driven products is an admission that salad sales have plateaued.

Restaurant loyalty programs pay off in surprising ways

Increased customer data means more opportunities to promote your brand.

Earl of Sandwich, VooDoo BBQ will discuss Millennial marketing at FCES

Attendees of Fast Casual Executive Summit will learn strategies and best practices for using the mobile channel to build profitable relationships with Millennials.

Restaurant industry organizations respond to widespread strikes

One analyst said wage increases would add to food costs, which would then affect restaurant visits.

Quick-service wage protests snowball nationwide

A petition has been sent to major restaurant chains citing their combined $7.35B in profits last year.

Few restaurant concepts on Inc. Magazine's 'fastest growing' list

The top restaurant brand this year is Patxi's Pizza, No. 1215 overall and 24th in the food and beverage category.

Commentary: Pizzerias need customer feedback to earn market share

Corporate and franchisee teams should turn to social intelligence to examine their brand reputation and operational performance by location.

Menu labeling and the fight against obesity

How can diners make responsible, healthy choices when they don't have the information they need?

Millennials want brands to be 'useful,' 'disruptive'

It's not enough to just have functional and emotional products anymore; consumers want to participate.

An obesity solution

In Europe, a commission has set a goal to make pizza healthier.

Expert panelists: Service trumps product, price and promotion

In a faster-paced, mobile, customer-dominated, global economy, service and experience become priorities.

The future of the food industry is closer than ever

Food production technologies are emerging to keep up with overpopulation and climate change concerns.

Up? Down? Flat? What's really happening to restaurant visits?

In a confusing picture, it seems that restaurant operators are feeling upbeat, but overall, the number of away-from-home eating occasions are slipping a bit.

Restaurant workers plan wage protests in seven cities

Thousands of minimum-wage employees, most of them in the limited-service restaurant industry, are planning to walk off their jobs next week in what is being called "an unprecedented wave of strikes." The organized strike is planned for July 29 in...

The hourglass consumer

As the middle class is squeezed, those operators that serve them will find their customer counts slipping.

Gluten-free taste 'puzzle' has been solved

Gluten-free adoption had to jump the availability and affordability hurdles, and most recently figured out flavor.

NFC technology will put the 'fast' back in 'fast food' (Commentary)

NFC adoption will accelerate in the restaurant industry in the form of payments, loyalty programs, customer reviews and more.

Are restaurant marketers ignoring Gen X?

Strategies have been geared toward the Boomers and the Millennials, but what about those of us in the middle?

Commentary: 4 tips for designing seasonal menus

Restaurants must feature menus that display what Mother Nature has to offer all year long.

'Fancy' dining offers clues about next big menu trends (Commentary)

Will grains, seeds and kale pops show up on chain menus? Possibly.

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