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Customization, Mash-ups, Munchies Drive Millennials

The generalized, "customers don't know what they want…" business rhetoric simply doesn't apply to Millennials. Demanding what they want, how they do and don't want it, and when they want it are hallmarks of Millennials—the 69 millions U.S. adults currently aged 18–34. Millennials are significantly...

Ben & Jerry’s BRRR-ito Returns for Warmer Days

Last year, just when consumers thought a burrito couldn’t get any better, Ben & Jerry’s delivered the BRRR-ito: a chewy crepe-like wrap surrounding a choice of ice cream flavors, drizzled in hot fudge, and topped with cookie crumbles. Beginning on April 20, the scoop shop...

Carl’s Jr. Teams Up with DoorDash for On-Demand Delivery

DoorDash, the on-demand delivery service and technology company, announced a partnership with CKE Restaurants Holdings, parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's to deliver the chains' famous premium burgers, sandwiches, fries, shakes, and more. The partnership will launch in Southern California at select Carl's Jr....

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Celebrates 50 Years

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken this year is celebrating 50 years of serving fresh, never-frozen chicken. To celebrate, Lee's fans from across the country can enter to win gift cards to their favorite restaurant in the two weeks leading up to National Fri...

Building from the Bottom Up

A corporate marketer turned builder brings his construction savvy and DIY mentality to fro-yo franchising.

When it came to entering foodservice, Rich Ryan took the long and winding road.

After receiving his MBA from Xavier University, Ryan embarked on a career in brand management and corporate marketing....

Zooming In

Online advertising helps operators reach niche customers.

In today’s world, it’s difficult to identify a “typical” quick-service customer. It’s not a one-size-fits-all bunch, but rather, a diverse population with a range of individual preferences. A single restaurant’s customer base is often composed of wildly different taste...