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Preventing Restaurant Employee Oil Injuries

A firm specializing in restaurant oil injury prevention offers 10 tips to safeguard restaurant employees from oil injuries.

Chick-fil-A and Cracker Barrel Rated Best by Restaurant Customers

Chick-fil-A had the best overall customer satisfaction rating for limited-service restaurant chains and Cracker Barrel was at the top of the list for full-service restaurant chains, according to a survey of thousands of customers.

Nathan’s Famous Turns 100! Board Director Wayne Norbitz Recalls History

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Founder Nathan Handwerker, circa 1955 (photo courtesy of Nathan's)

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—At one hundred years old, Nathan's Famous is arguably America's oldest quick service restaurant chain that has franchised restaurants. On July 4th, it will be the gathering ground for the wiener world when Nathan's holds its annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.

Coffee is the New King but Ice Cream Reigns at DQ

Coffee has propelled convenience stores with AM daypart success that expanded grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food sales all day long at companies the ilk of Wawa, Sheetz and 7-Eleven.

New Packaging Puts Mayo as a Restaurant Table Condiment

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Mayo & fries in Amsterdam (photo: David Smith)

CHICAGO—New mayonnaise packaging and good old fashioned myth busting by marketers are helping mayonnaise take its place with ketchup and mustard as table top condiments. Manufacturers have found a way to package mayonnaise to not have to be refrigerated.

McDonald’s Now Has Bids for Refranchising Plan in China, Hong Kong, Possible $3B Deal

McDonald's on restaurant wallOAK BROOK, Ill. —One day after the Service Employees International Union released a letter to hundreds of global firms about the financial risks of McDonald's refranchising program in selling off 3,000 restaurants across Asia, the world's largest hamburger chain landed more than half a dozen bids for its China and Hong Kong stores. If successful, the auction could lead to a possible $3 billion deal.

SEIU Warns Investors of High Financial Risks in McDonald’s Asian Refranchising Plan

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A McDonald's in Guangzhou, China. (Photo: llee_wu)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As McDonald's seeks buyers for more than 3,000 restaurants throughout Asia, the Service Employees International Union sent out letters yesterday to hundreds of global firms, warning the potential buyers of the financial risks posed by McDonald's "master licensee" model at the core of its growth strategy.

Bluegrass Music for Quick Service Diners

Diners at several quick service restaurants in Appalachia get live bluegrass music along with their food.

Snapshot of Highest Paid Restaurant CEOs in 2015

Starbucks’ Howard Schultz was paid $20.1 million in 2015, making him the highest paid of a group of 44 restaurant CEOs who head publicly traded companies.

Technology Helps Operators Calculate Calorie Counts

More and more restaurants are posting calorie counts in advance of the new law that goes into effect late this year.