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Firehouse Subs plans big media push in 2015

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Firehouse Subs CEO Don Fox says the keys to brand success are simple: a passion for food, great atmosphere, great customer service and philanthropy.

What's in your kitchen?

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.

Consumer confidence grows, but costs pressure profits

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Despite increased consumer confidence, increased costs -- beef is up 39 percent -- are making it tough for restaurants to earn a profit.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill launches new website

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Firebirds' new site includes streamlined reservations, click-to-call capabilities, directions, simplified gift card ordering and location-specific content.

Taco Republic offers 'season pass'

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Buy a pass and you can eat your choice of three tacos, chips and salsa every day from Dec. 5 through March 5.

Teriyaki Madness hires new director of marketing

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Dave O'Connor will focus on marketing the Asian concept nationally and supporting franchisees.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian rolls out Cyber Monday deal

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Customers who order online using the promo code "CYBER" will get nearly half off.

Of note on social media: Panda Express 'joy spotting' campaign

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
An eight-hour social media campaign yielded a 389-percent increase in mentions of the brand on Twitter and a 24-percent increase in followers.

Restaurant organizations apprehensive about Obama's executive action on immigration

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.

Boston Market catering, takeout up 20 percent over last year

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Heat & Serve options have surged 20 percent over last year, and catering is up 18 percent.

Square launches free POS app

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The cloud-based point-of-sale solution tracks sales and manages items and inventory.

Intuit, Revel Systems developing QuickBooks POS

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The new offering automatically syncs sales, payments, inventory, CRM and payroll data to QuickBooks.

Zoe's comps up 6.3 percent YTD

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Zoe's attributes the comp increase to an increase in transactions and product mix, combined with a 1.3-percent increase in price.

NRA, SBA encouraging shoppers to #DineSmall on Nov. 29

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The partnership will encourage shoppers to patronize local restaurants while shopping on Small Business Saturday.