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New Book from the Lean Enterprise Institute Reveals How To Implement a Continuous Improvement Operating System in Quick-Service Restaurants

New Book from the Lean Enterprise Institute Reveals How To Implement a Continuous Improvement Operating System in Quick-Service Restaurants

In Steady Work, author and former Starbucks’ Regional Manager Karen Gaudet offers astute business guidance and a heartfelt personal story about how “Playbook,” a continuous improvement business system, revitalized the retailer during the global financial crisis and helped employees in Newtown, CT, get through the worst week of their lives.  […]

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America's Favorite Quick-Service Restaurants Revealed in Latest Market Force Information Study

America’s Favorite Quick-Service Restaurants Revealed in Latest Market Force Information Study

In-N-Out is favorite for burgers, Jersey Mike’s makes comeback in sandwich category  A new, large-scale consumer study conducted by Market Force Information (Market Force) reveals America’s favorite quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains in seven popular food categories: burgers, sandwiches, Mexican, pizza, chicken, coffee and bakery, and frozen dessert and smoothie. The […]

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Net Lease Investors Hungry for Quick-Serve Restaurants

Net Lease Investors Hungry for Quick-Serve Restaurants

Investor demand for net-lease quick-service restaurant (QSR) properties is hotter than an order of McDonald’s French fries. The price point, coupled with long-term leases, rental escalations and recognizable brand names, makes these QSR properties an attractive investment, particularly for 1031 exchange investors. “This is the peak of the bestseller’s market […]

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Sandelman Names 2013 Quick-Service Restaurant Awards of Excellence Winners

In 2013, Café Rio and Chick-fil-A tied for No. 1 best-rated quick-service restaurant chains (of 147 chains ranked) in Sandelman & Associates’ Quick-Track study annual Awards of Excellence. Chick-fil-A ranked No. 1 Large QSR chain (500-plus units). In Sandelman’s market-level Quick-Track study, quick-service restaurant customers rate on a 5-point scale […]

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U.S. Restaurant Industry Will End 2012 with Visits Flat After a Slow Spring and Summer

A promising winter quarter for the restaurant industry, followed by not-so-promising spring and summer quarters, combined for a lackluster, yet stable industry, finds The NPD Group, a global information company. The summer (July, August and September) of 2012 ended on a weaker note than it started with visits flat compared […]

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The Restaurant Industry Begins to Rebound as Establishments Continue to Open throughout the U.S.

Chicago-based foodservice database, marketing, and analytics firm, CHD Expert reports that the number of restaurantshas increased nationwide in 2012, according to CHD Expert’s 2012 Year-To-Date Net Market Changes Report. According to this report, the following ten states saw the largest percentage of positive net change in the restaurant industry, from […]

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With Franchising on the Rebound, QSR’s Turn to New Mover Marketing

  Local Franchisees Turning to Warm Welcoming Packages that Fend off Competition The American economy may still be on life support, but the franchise industry is making a comeback.   In fact, according to the International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation, nearly 14,000 (13,928) new franchise establishments will be created this […]

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Differences blurring between fast-food and fast-casual restaurants

Limited-service restaurants (LSRs) are the driving force behind the commercial foodservice industry. LSRs accounted for more than half ($200 billion) of total industry sales despite their low check averages in comparison to full-service restaurants. Ten years ago LSRs made up 47 percent of the total commercial foodservice industry while full-service […]

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