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California Woman Suing Chipotle over Its GMO-Free Claims

Chipotle Mexican Grill, not a franchisor, announced back in April that it was eliminating GMO from its menu items.

Panera Bread Joins Growing List of Companies Abandoning Artificial Additives

Following on the heels of Chipotle's announcement that it stopped serving GMO food last week, Panera Bread released a long list of artificial additives that it is working to eliminate from its food,

Chipotle Stops Serving GMO Food

Chipotle stopped serving GMO food yesterday. The only items containing GMO ingredients are their soft drinks, much of which includes corn syrup, which in the U.S. is overwhelmingly made from GMO corn.

Why Chipotle Doesn't Want to Franchise

Even though many would-be franchisees would love to be a part of Chipotle's success, the company has no plans to franchise, in spite of having been under the wing of franchise giant McDonald's from 1998 to 2006.

Squeezing More Profit per Square Foot from Restaurant and Retail Locations

Key to a restaurant's profits is its revenue per square foot, with the goal being to increase revenue while keeping square footage at an efficient, rather than unnecessarily bloated — and expensive — level.

Yum Pins Hopes on New CEO Greg Creed, Chairmen Trinity

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"Open 24 hours," shines a KFC sign in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. Photo/Steigerwald28

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Yum Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) announced that Taco Bell's CEO Greg Creed will become its chief executive officer on the first day of 2015. Yum's sitting chairman and chief executive officer David C. Novak will then become executive chairman.

What Came First, the Consumer or the Brand?

It was David Ogilvy who said, "Consumers don't say what they think and they don't do what they say." And he was right about that. At least most of the time.

Brands Experiment with Two Minute Artisan Pizza

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Two quick service restaurant chains are experimenting with pizzas for a nation that wants food faster.

Restaurant Predictions for 2013

Some interesting food for thought for the restaurant industry (pun inadvertent) as FastCasual provides its annual list of predictions.