Franchising in the Far East

The Asia Pacific region holds vast opportunities for franchise foodservice concepts, but taking advantage of those opportunities isn’t an easy task.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: East West Hospitality




The Gravitational Pull of Fast Casual

This paper takes a closer look at how changing consumer sentiments and expectations gave rise to the star that is fast casual, and how it continues siphoning market share away from quick service and casual dining.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




4 Things All Restaurant Franchise Owners Should be Doing to Stay Competitive

Owning a restaurant franchise is a tough gig, especially in the limited service industry. It’s an incredibly fun and rewarding job, but there is tons of competition, cash-flow is tight and consumer demands are changing.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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What's the state of the fast casual industry?

The 2017 State of the Industry report polled more than 250 operators on their businesses to uncover the year's top trends.

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.

Commodities: Cheese prices drop, so does Domino's stock

Overall, it was a fairly costly week for pizza operators' essential commodities, though ascending cheese prices returned to reality and the stock market reality was uncharacteristically harsh on Domino's value last week.

Food truck growth goes full throttle: Part 1

This four-part series explores the successes and challenges of the food truck industry, Food truck revenues have increased from $650 million in 2013 and should hit $2.7 billion this year.

Commodities: Ever feel like you've been here before?

It's a bit like the movie, Groundhog Day, in the commodities and trading report for pizza these days, with the same trends that started about a month ago happening all over again.

4 functional factors fueling pizzeria design trends

Three pizza brands that have recently implemented redesigns make it clear that industry changes are driving some of the most popular design trends.

Pushing boundaries: Top 10 menu trends of 2017 revealed

Combining cuisines from all over the world will be 2017's No. 1 trend. Other trends include spicier flavor profiles, more vegan and veggie options and DIY cooking.

5 findings inside diners' minds make great guides for 2017

NPD Group recently outlined its top five predictions about the American diner's state of mind as it relates to the dinner plate. Taken collectively, these five predictions form the kind of information that brands can take and run with in the year ahead.

A 'post mortem': Looking back at 2016's hard-learned lessons

Experts weigh in on the eight lessons they learned in 2016 about the fine art of running a restaurant.

Will the menu trends of 2017 turn to the dark side?

Charcoal, heavy fats and lots of bubbles may not sound like they belong on 2017's list of menu trends, but the Canadian food-centric marketing consultancy, THP, said its research shows otherwise.

Report: 4 top pizza industry growth factors

Good news came this morning in the form of a new report on the global pizza market for the next three years. Technavio's latest research shows that the market will grow at a CAGR of 3 percent through 2020.

Going global: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit adds European event

Early-bird registration is now open for next year's London and Dallas summits.

Now trending: Restaurants offering gender-neutral bathrooms

Many restaurants are ditching signs indicating separate men's and women's restrooms.

The true effects of food photos: part 1

Back in the 1800s when photography was first invented, it would have been hard to imagine people using the technology to document lunch. As restaurants are quickly discovering, however, food photography is not something to be dismissed as a passing fad.

Why your app isn't appealing to your customer base

Not all apps are created equal, and consumers don't have the patience to wait while you to get it right.

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