The Franchise Owner's most trusted news source


Log In / Register | Nov 21, 2014

NRA: Restaurant Performance Index showed moderate decline in September

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Restaurant operators are unimpressed about the direction of the economy.

Tossed signs University of Miami deal

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
The location should open on campus in Whitten Hall in time for students' return in January 2015.

Top 100: People – Erle Dardick, MonkeyMedia Software

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Erle Dardick, CEO of MonkeyMedia Software, is number seven on our list of the 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers: People.

sweetFrog names new CMO

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Matt Smith will lead planning, development, implementation and measurement of all sweetFrog marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities.

The impact of employee behaviors and habits on food safety

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Kevin Roberts is an expert in food safety research and training and focuses specifically on overcoming employee barriers to food safety implementation in the commercial foodservice setting.

Restaurants beefing up offerings despite rising protein costs

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Operators are so undeterred by rising protein costs that menu mentions of protein across the board have risen 67 percent in the last five years.

Sales up, margins down as Panera continues 2.0 transformation

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Comps for company stores increased 2.1 percent and 0.7 percent for franchise stores while margins declined 2 percent due to food costs and costs related to Panera's 2.0 initiative.

GRILLiT plans to add adult beverages to menu mix

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Miami-based Latin-Caribbean fusion concept GRILLiT Inc. announced plans to add beer, wine and a line of margaritas and other wine-based mixed drinks to its menu.

Jamba Juice offering free smoothies to kids on Halloween

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Participating Jamba Juice locations will give away a free 9.5 oz Jamba Kids smoothie to all children ages 8 and younger on Halloween.

Robeks opens first Philly store

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Robeks announced the opening of its first traditional store at 1035 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia near the Jefferson University Hospital district.

Dick's named 'Best Wings' for 11th time

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
For the second consecutive year, and for the 11th time in the last 13 years, the ARC Group's Dick's Wings and Grill has been named "Best Wings" in Jacksonville, Florida, by Folio Weekly.

Burger 21 continues westward expansion

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Burger 21 announced its second restaurant in Arizona will open at 2855 W. Ray Road in Chandler on Nov. 3.

Schlotzsky's adds ribeye LTO

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Schlotzsky's Bakery-Cafe announced the addition of five new ribeye steak entrees to its menu through Dec. 28.

Top 100: People – Dan Lowe, Luna Grill

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Dan Lowe, Director of Operations for Luna Grill, is number eight on our list of the 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers: People.

Casio teams up with MicroSale for Android POS app

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Casio America Inc. recently announced its partnership with MicroSale to create TabPOS, an app for its Android-based POS systems.

Pancheros expands presence in Iowa

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Pancheros Mexican announced the opening of its fourth Cedar Rapids, Iowa, location at 5350 Kirkwood Boulevard on Nov. 4.