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A Mutiny of Ronald McDonald Clowns Gives an English Burger King a Hard Time

Fifteen folks dressed as Ronald McDonald decided to drop into a Burger King in Minehead, England to give its employees a bit of tomfoolery.

5 Tips on Evaluating Locations for Restaurants

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

It’s tough in today's environment to find the right restaurant locations at the right price, say development executives for three franchisors. David Bloom, chief development officer of Las Vegas-based sandwich chain Capriotti’s, Chris Cheek, chief development officer of Jackson, Mississippi-based Newk’s Eatery, and Jena Henderson, vice president of growth of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based Saladworks, joined together to form a panel that addressed the present real estate challenges for restaurants.

Scottish Restaurant and Hotel Says Michelin Star Bad for Profits

Scotland hotel owners Don and Wendy Matheson say they appreciate the Michelin star the hotel's restaurant gained 10 years ago, but that the stress from enhanced expectations on them, which in turn has had a negative impact on their profits, is not worth it. They have asked to be stripped of their star.

FDA Ignores 20 Percent of Food Safety Risks Found

According to an audit report, Food and Drug Administration inspectors of processed food manufacturing facilities are not following up on 20 percent of the food risks they identify. Inspectors and their agency itself are seriously underfunded.

Americans Concerned over Sugar, although They Love It

A spoon full of sugar
Photo by Gunilla G

Over half of American adults and teens say they are trying to consume less sugar in their diet.

McDonald’s Responds to Kids Menu Challenge from Panera CEO

McDonald's KapoleiMcDonald’s has responded to Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich’s challenge to the CEOs of McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King. Earlier this week he invited them to eat exclusively from their kids menus for a week—or to rethink what their restaurants are serving children.

Franchisor Accuses Tim Hortons Franchisee Board Members of Leaking Confidential Data

New Tim Hortons restaurant being built
Photo by Gardener41

Tim Horton franchisees are once again preparing themselves for a court battle against their franchisor, all in the effort to maintain store profitability in Canada, and, now, also in the United States.

Panera Bread CEO Issues Challenge to McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King CEOs on Kids Menus

Starbucks Johnson & Schultz
Photo by Mike Mozart

Panera Bread founder, chairman and CEO Ron Shaich is publicly challenging the CEOs of McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King to eat exclusively from their kids menus for a week or, alternatively, "to reevaluate what they're serving our children in their restaurants."

Foodservice Shipments of Curries and Chili Peppers Grow by Double Digits

Chili phot by Thomas Hawke
Doenjang dipping paste, photo by Emily Barnie

Adventurous taste buds of consumers have made flavors like tikka masala, poblano, and doenjang recognized names in U.S. grocery store shelves and restaurant menus.

Restaurant Visits Grow Internationally, but Not in U.S.

Japan's Mister Donut chain
Japan's Mister Donut QSR chain. Photo by Chris Gladis

Restaurants across the globe realized various degrees of growth in customer visits for the quarter that ended in June, with the exception of the United States.