The Evolution of Nontraditional Dining

The Evolution of Nontraditional Dining

Supermarkets, convenience stores, retail centers and food halls are starting to take a bite out of the restaurant industry. Here’s what operators need to know to succeed in this environment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative


6 Steps For Insight Driven Menu Innovation

6 Steps For Insight Driven Menu Innovation

Intelligent menu design is a fact-based approach that replaces guesswork in the culinary development process with six steps you can follow to take your menu and offerings to new heights.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Custom Culinary


Craft Toppings Burger Recipe Booklet

Craft Toppings Burger Recipe Booklet

The chef team at Custom Culinary® has created a brand new collection of recipes featuring Custom Culinary® Craft Toppings, so that you can easily bring exciting flavor to dishes across all dayparts.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Custom Culinary


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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.

New Pieology concept puts customers in brand's R&D Department

New Pieology concept puts customers in brand's R&D Department

Pieology Pizzeria opened its latest endeavor this week, Pieology Pizzeria R&D, a restaurant concept that gives customers a voice in the chain's decision-making about menu items and flavor combinations.

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.

Blast & Brew taps into allure of personal choice

Blast & Brew taps into allure of personal choice

The new Blast & Brew pizza and beer franchise gives customers creative choice regarding what's on their plates and how they most prefer to wash it down. Here, CEO John Ferdinandi talks about the concept and the path forward.

Pizza: Maybe it's not just for lunch and dinner anymore

Pizza: Maybe it's not just for lunch and dinner anymore

On the surface a new study on breakfast eating trends would seem of no interest to pizza restaurateurs, but are the findings worth a second look even in this food service category?

Bytes for bites: How disparate data can boost QSR franchise profits

Bytes for bites: How disparate data can boost QSR franchise profits

QSR giants are not exempt from the rule that businesses should base product offerings on customer preferences. They arguably have the most access to data, yet many fail to translate that information into action.

FCES15: The changing course of consumer behavior

FCES15: The changing course of consumer behavior

Consumers of all kinds have a nearly endless array of options from which to choose, whether they're purchasing furniture, cars, housewares, or any good or service. The same holds true for where they spend their money when dining out.

How location-based marketing helped Cousins Subs increase sales

How location-based marketing helped Cousins Subs increase sales

The chain increased app downloads by 42 percent, increased mobile ordering traffic by 63 percent, and increased limited-time-only sales online and in-store for all locations by 19 percent compared to 2014.

2014 on the menu: Specialty pizzas and menu overhauls

2014 on the menu: Specialty pizzas and menu overhauls

Pizza Hut wasn't the only concept to undergo a massive makeover this year; Sbarro, CiCi's, California Pizza Kitchen and Chuck E. Cheese's also all took a page from the 'Domino's playbook.'

Just Mayo vs. Mayonnaise: How the FDA restricts food innovation

Just Mayo vs. Mayonnaise: How the FDA restricts food innovation

The FDA established Standards of Identity for many products so that consumers were protected from mislabeled food product. But consumers today are more educated about ingredients.

Industry trends: Consumers will spend more for transparency, authenticity, safety

Industry trends: Consumers will spend more for transparency, authenticity, safety

Watch for menu trends at airport bars and lounges, Hollywood and convenience stores.

Deliver more than food; deliver an experience

Deliver more than food; deliver an experience

Lean on your supply chain partners to innovate for you; they have resources and answers.

Menu trends: Consumers want functionality from their food

Menu trends: Consumers want functionality from their food

The word 'fresh' is the most powerful driver of menus because it has a connotation that it is real food being served.

Mission Foods leapfrogs competitors with plastic ship boxes

It is not often in the QSR industry, that one decision can positively impact so many touch points in restaurant operations.


How one concept is leveraging the demand for more heat

How one concept is leveraging the demand for more heat

Mazzio’s added a jalapeno stuffed crust pizza to its new menu platform.

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