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Order Your Customized McDonald’s Burger

McDonald's "Create Your Own Taste"City by city, McDonald's is testing a new "Create Your Taste" hamburger program that lets customers order a fancier burger with customized condiments by tapping a touch screen kiosk.

Independent Restaurants Decline

CHICAGO ─ According to a recent survey, the number of independent restaurant outlets in the United States dropped by three percent compared to a year ago. That shrinkage brought total U.S. restaurant outlets down by one percent to 630,511 units.

Visits Highest in Six Years and Higher Average Eater Checks Pump Up Consumer Spending

CHICAGO – Restaurant traffic hit its highest level in six years. Not only that but higher average tickets fueled a 3 percent increase in consumer spending at U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets in the year ending May 2015 compared to year ago, reports foodservice researcher The NPD Group.

Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics Begin Offering 3D Printing

Franchise Services Inc. (FSI), which includes the Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics franchise brands, announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement with ZVerse Inc., a provider of 2D to 3D print automation software, design services and full color 3D printing.

Global Lunch Traffic Improves but Major Chain Visits Weaken

CHICAGO – Lunch visits at foodservice outlets in several countries improved for the second consecutive quarter.

Cookies for Insomniacs, Delivered

Recently on some screen or another, I fleetingly read that the smart phone is the greatest tool ever invented for getting people to spend money.

More Consumers Dine-In than Dine-Out

Denny's dinerCHICAGO—More customers sit down to eat their meals in restaurants than carry it out or use the drive-thru, reports a foodservice researcher.

Strong Growth in June’s Franchise Jobs

Subway worker. Photo by psROSELAND, NJ—Private-sector franchise jobs in the United States rose by a whopping 28,800 during the month of June, according to the ADP National Franchise Report, which was released Wednesday.

Tour Zoës Kitchen Mobile App

Tour the Zoës Kitchen mobile app through this online video. The fast-casual chain is not franchising now, but is planning on it in the future.

 

Restaurants Cope with Egg Shortages and Higher Prices

Avian influenza is affecting restaurants negatively by leading to lower egg supplies and steeper costs.