Analysts: Burger King Delivery Is ‘bold Move’ | Service...
Americans spent more than $69 billion at independent takeout restaurants in 2011, according to a Euromonitor International Report, and quick-service chain Burger King aims to capture some of those customers by expanding its delivery service — a risky but smart move, according to some industry
New York Fast-food Workers Turn Up Heat In Bid For Better Pay
(Reuters) - Hundreds of fast-food restaurant workers in New York City are expected to walk off the job on Thursday in what organizers said would be their largest rally yet for better pay.
Subway's Brand Perception Far Outpaces QSR Segment
Topping the list is Subway with a score of 40. The sandwich chain far outpaced No. 2 Wendy's, which had a score of 26.Subway continues to leverage its healthy perception and value proposition. In December, the chain hosted a Customer Appreciation promotion offering some of its popular footlong
Your New Destination For Sustainable Seafood: McDonald’s
For those of you who like to vote with your fork, you can head over to McDonald’s. That’s right: Filet-O-Fish sandwiches are now being served with a supersized side of sustainability.McDonald’s USA announced this morning that 100 percent of the fish sold in its U.S.-based restaurants will be
Yelp To Include Restaurant Health Inspection Scores
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, chairman of the US Conference of Mayors Technology and Innovation Task Force, and Yelp CEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman have announced the initial integration of a,city-provided restaurant health score information on the site.San Francisco will be the initial
New York's QSR Employees Return To Work After Wage Protest
A day after hundreds of quick-service restaurant employees from a variety of chains staged a walk-out in New York City asking for higher wages and unionization, most went back to work today without incident. They were accompanied by elected officials and religious and other community members to
McDonald's Monthly Sales Fall For First Time In Nine Years
McDonald's flourished throughout the Great Recession with its burgers and price-conscious Dollar Menu. Above, a restaurant in New York City. (Mary Altaffer, Associated Press / June 12, 2012)After more than nine years of monthly sales increases, McDonald's Corp. finally felt the heat of competition
Burrito Battle: Chipotle Vs Taco Bell Cantina Burrito. $CMG...
David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital made comments at the Value Investing Conference that Yum Brands Taco Bell was eating Chipotle's lunch. These comments slammed Chipotle's stock price and we wanted to determine if there was any truth to his comments. What we found was quite the
Wendy's Pigtails Get First Touch-up Since 1983
For the first time since 1983, the Dublin, Ohio-based fast food company is updating its logo in a move intended to signal its ongoing transformation into a higher-end hamburger chain.Instead of the boxy, old-fashioned lettering against a red-and-yellow backdrop, the pared down new look features the
Survey: Consumers Name Chipotle Favorite Mexican Chain
Chipotle Mexican Grill emerged as consumers' favorite Mexican restaurant chain in the United States, according to a segment report from consumer research firm Market Force Information.Boulder, Colo.-based Market Force polled 7,600 people in August, asking them to identify their favorite restaurant
Arby's Rebranding As Part Of Continued Turnaround Efforts
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. is undergoing a brand transformation effort complemented by a new advertising campaign and logo, as well as new products and a planned restaurant makeover.The campaign's messaging – "Slicing Up the Truth About Freshness" – focuses on Arby's nearly
Beef Herd Tumbles To 40-Year Low After Feed Costs Surge
The worst U.S. drought in a half century and record feed prices are spurring farmers to shrink cattle herds to the smallest in two generations, driving beef prices higher.Beef output will slump to a nine-year low in 2013 after drought damaged pastures from Missouri to Montana, the U.S. Department
McDonald's Curly Fries Arriving Soon At Fast Food Sites Near...
McDonald's is the king of fast food. It's known for tasty French fries, shakes and burgers. But there is buzz going around that hamburger giant is bringing back curly fries. Here's the catch: Twister Fries are only available in the Philippines at this time.Tuesday, IBT published a story about the
Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches Become Political Symbol
Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, is standing firm in its opposition to gay marriage after touching off a furor earlier this month.Gay rights groups have called for a boycott, the Jim Henson Co. pulled its Muppet toys from kids' meals,
McDonald's Second-quarter Profit Falls, Shares Slide
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday, hurt by a slowing global economy and the impact of a stronger dollar, and said sales growth at established restaurants would slow this month.Shares fell 3 percent to $88.81 after the world's largest
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