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World Foodservice Traffic Rises in Q3

The global foodservice industry held steady in the third quarter of 2016. It performed better than the previous quarter despite encountering strong headwinds — an earthquake in Italy, a terror attack in France, a potential recession in Canada, concerns over the impact of Brexit, and two years of a deep recession in Brazil.

McDonald's Delivery Experience Will Deliver Incremental Success

Most have read by now that next month McDonald’s will begin testing food delivery at 200 Florida restaurants, according to the Chicago Tribune. In 2016 McDonald's will have recorded $1 billion in global delivery sales.

After Brand Leaves Yum, Franchise Owners Turn A&W Around

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As America's oldest existing restaurant chain looks to 2017, franchisee-owned A&W Restaurants, Inc. says it is thriving. The franchisor says it will soon celebrate its five-year anniversary of franchisee ownership. Since leaving Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM), A&W says it has figured out how to turn the brand around. It has grown despite the restaurant sector experiencing sluggish sales.

President of Focus Brands Discusses Operating Restaurants, Keeping Franchisees Happy

President of Focus Brands North America Paul Damico says in a video-recorded interview that the restaurant business has changed drastically. "Ten years ago it was fairly simple and straightforward to run a restaurant. Today it's very, very complicated," he observes. [Via Fast Casual]

Food Retailers Battle for a Share of the Stomach

Dollar stores, grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores and non-traditional fresh food retailers the ilk of IKEA, and Costco are all in a fierce battle for the food dollar.

Super Size Me Creator Opening Chicken QSR

Morgan Spurlock, creator, director and star of Super Size Me, the film that wreaked havoc on McDonald's, is opening a Holy Chicken! quick service restaurant in Columbus, Ohio this weekend for a mere four days. It's a test location for bigger things to come, he says, and the stress is on wholesome food. The restaurant will officially open in January.

Taco Bell Experiments with New Restaurant Design in Vegas

Taco Bell's new cantina-style restaurant at Las Vegas StripA new Taco Bell restaurant model made its debut Monday on the Las Vegas Strip. It is a cantina-style restaurant that not only sells food but also sells branded bikini memorabilia.

Proper Hand Washing Essential in Preventing Food-Borne Illnesses

It seems that everyone has been trained from toddler days about how, when and where to wash their hands and that little need be said about it to restaurant workers. But all too often workers fail to live up to acceptable standards in this basic hygiene procedure.

Pie Five Same-Restaurant Sales Fall by 15 Percent in Q1

Rave Restaurant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVE) today reported that same-restaurant sales in its fiscal first quarter decreased yet again for its Pie Five fast-casual pizza restaurants. They dove 15 percent in comparison to the same period last year.

Restaurateurs Embrace Election Day

For some restaurants and restaurateurs, this presidential election day is not just business as usual. They are seizing the opportunity to do something different, entertaining, fun, or perhaps all three together.