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MARKETING: Wal-Mart to Retail Fatburger

West Coast fast-food franchisor Fatburger announced that 3,100 Wal-Mart stores will be selling its fatty patties, which will be fattier than even those sold in its 150 franchises. 

Big QSR Chains Beef Up Dollar Menu


Taco Bell, McDonald's, Burger King and other major chains battle to attract consumers with cheap menu items. Restaurant unit economist John Gordon explains the "barbell" strategy of QSR pricing.

Breakfast Sandwiches Outrank Coffee

The evolving face of retail foodservice continues pointing to the success of the grocerant niche filled with ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh prepared food.

KFC Sinks, Despite New Products

Kentucky Grilled Chicken
Kentucky Grilled Chicken, KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken. Huh? photo/bmm

KFC can't seem to figure what to do as it sinks while other boats rise with the tide. It's Double Down and grilled chicken just didn't do the trick. Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A, Popeye's and others are eating into its market share.

Convenience Stores Eat into Fast-Food Sales

CHICAGO — Convenience stores are an increasing threat to quick-service restaurants, according to a foodservice researcher.

YUM Presents to Investor Confab, All International Focus, Says US Operations Not Strong

YUM presented to the Cowen and Company Consumer Conference Tuesday.

Five Food Forecasts for 2011

CHICAGO - One of the foremost food researchers predicts that there is major change in the air for the restaurant industry.

San Fran Outlaws Happy Meals

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco's Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance yesterday that bans eateries from giving away toys with children's meals if the meal doesn't meet a certain nutritional standard. 

McDonald's France Airs Gay-Friendly Ad

McDonald’s France has released a television commercial that welcomes gay youth to their restaurants. 

Carvel Case Melts Away

Franchise pioneer Tom Carvel died in 1990, but his niece continues to believe his death was suspicious and his estate looted.