Alicia Kelso Alicia has been a professional journalist for 15 years. Her work with FastCasual.com, QSRweb.com and PizzaMarketplace.com has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Good Morning America, Voice of Russia radio, Consumerist.com and Franchise Asia magazine.
Federal loans and food safety are two areas that will be affected.
Gas prices are 20 cents lower than they were a month ago.
Data from digital platforms allows brands to create more targeted promotions based on customers' behavior and history.
The minimum wage strikes permeating throughout the restaurant industry continue to grow, with employees in nearly 60 cities protesting right before Labor Day weekend. The heated debate has even carried over onto brands' social media pages, with supporters and dissenters...
A light hurricane season is expected to help gas prices.
The Health Insurance Exchange opens soon with an employee notification requirement for all restaurant operators.
Digital menu boards are a key design feature in the brand's new store design.
Last week was the stock market's best since January.
Vegetables will soon be treated with the same care and creativity as proteins.
Freshness is the biggest driver of menu R&D, and the most important.
A solid mobile presence — one that adds to the guest experience — is how brands will maintain relevancy.
Wall Street also responds negatively to the potential strikes.
One analyst said wage increases would add to food costs, which would then affect restaurant visits.
A petition has been sent to major restaurant chains citing their combined $7.35B in profits last year.
Founder says 'Better before Cheaper,' and 'Revenue before Cost' is the key to longterm success.
Brands will move from out-discounting each other to focusing on value and experience.
Papa John's hits a new 52-week high.
Rosati's Pizza in Yorkville, Ill., will host a free wine tasting from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug.
Gas prices down 14 cents in the past month.
It's not enough to just have functional and emotional products anymore; consumers want to participate.