Quick Service http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44073/more en Sonic unveils new research and development center http://nrn.com/sonic-drive/sonic-unveils-new-research-and-development-center <div class="field-deck"> Headquarters venue provides state-of-art facility for creating new products </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Headquarters venue provides state-of-art facility for creating new products</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/sonic-drive/sonic-unveils-new-research-and-development-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/sonic-drive/sonic-unveils-new-research-and-development-center#comments Latest Headlines Operations Quick Service Sonic Drive-In Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:28:00 +0000 120371 at http://nrn.com <p>A meeting room in the new culinary innovation area.</p> Ron Ruggless Inside Sonic's new Culinary Innovation Center http://nrn.com/food-trends/inside-sonics-new-culinary-innovation-center <div class="node-body gallery-body">The quick-service operator has invested more than $1 million in the facility</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/food-trends/inside-sonics-new-culinary-innovation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/food-trends/inside-sonics-new-culinary-innovation-center#comments Photo Gallery Food Trends Operations Quick Service Sonic Drive-In Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:17:00 +0000 120351 at http://nrn.com Popeyes gets an activist http://nrn.com/blog/popeyes-gets-activist <div class="node-body blog-body">Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is the latest restaurant chain to get an activist investor. Red Mountain Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based firm, has taken a 5.1-percent position in the chicken concept.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/popeyes-gets-activist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/popeyes-gets-activist#comments Corporate Corporate News Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:54:00 +0000 120251 at http://nrn.com Restaurant Marketing Watch: Pizza Hut's 'Flavor of Now' ads highlight change http://nrn.com/advertising/restaurant-marketing-watch-pizza-huts-flavor-now-ads-highlight-change <div class="field-deck"> Chain seeks younger, hipper customers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chain seeks younger, hipper customers</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/advertising/restaurant-marketing-watch-pizza-huts-flavor-now-ads-highlight-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/advertising/restaurant-marketing-watch-pizza-huts-flavor-now-ads-highlight-change#comments Advertising Latest Headlines Quick Service Pizza Hut Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:51:00 +0000 120221 at http://nrn.com Pizza Hut Qdoba expects 4Q momentum to continue in 2015 http://nrn.com/corporate-news/qdoba-expects-4q-momentum-continue-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Same-store sales projected to reach double digits next year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Same-store sales projected to reach double digits next year</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/qdoba-expects-4q-momentum-continue-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/qdoba-expects-4q-momentum-continue-2015#comments Corporate News Fast Casual Latest Headlines Same-store sales Quick Service Jack in the Box Qdoba Mexican Grill Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:25:00 +0000 120191 at http://nrn.com NPD: Fast-casual, Mexican QSR, bakery/café 3Q traffic grows http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows <div class="field-deck"> Overall restaurant visits flat during quarter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overall restaurant visits flat during quarter</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows#comments Consumer Trends Corporate Corporate News Fast Casual Latest Headlines Quick Service Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:15:00 +0000 120111 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock NPC International embraces Pizza Hut repositioning http://nrn.com/pizza-hut/npc-international-embraces-pizza-hut-repositioning <div class="field-deck"> Updates to concept, new menu platform debut Wednesday </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Updates to concept, new menu platform debut Wednesday</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/pizza-hut/npc-international-embraces-pizza-hut-repositioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/pizza-hut/npc-international-embraces-pizza-hut-repositioning#comments Corporate News Latest Headlines Quick Service Pizza Hut Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:07:00 +0000 120071 at http://nrn.com Restaurant Menu Watch: Despite similarities, chains’ pastries skirt ‘Cronut’ name http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurant-menu-watch-despite-similarities-chains-pastries-skirt-cronut-name <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A year and a half ago, New York-based pastry chef Dominique Ansel unleashed the Cronut on the world. The croissant-doughnut hybrid &mdash; flaky, fried and filled with pastry cream &mdash; has been copied by supermarkets, bakeries and restaurants across the world, but the original still has customers lining up at Ansel&rsquo;s SoHo bakery, buying them for $5 apiece.<br /> <br /> In recent months, at least three national restaurant chains have tried to get in on the action.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurant-menu-watch-despite-similarities-chains-pastries-skirt-cronut-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurant-menu-watch-despite-similarities-chains-pastries-skirt-cronut-name#comments Casual Dining Latest Headlines Food Trends Quick Service Dunkin' Donuts Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:22:00 +0000 120041 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Restaurant Finance Watch: Activist investor takes a stake in McDonald’s http://nrn.com/corporate-news/restaurant-finance-watch-activist-investor-takes-stake-mcdonald-s <div class="field-deck"> Jana Partners could push the burger giant to make major changes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jana Partners could push the burger giant to make major changes </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/restaurant-finance-watch-activist-investor-takes-stake-mcdonald-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/restaurant-finance-watch-activist-investor-takes-stake-mcdonald-s#comments Corporate News Latest Headlines Quick Service McDonald's Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:36:00 +0000 120011 at http://nrn.com Small chickens will cost more next year http://nrn.com/blog/small-chickens-will-cost-more-next-year <div class="node-body blog-body">Chains like Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen can expect to pay more for chicken next year. The reason? Their chickens are too small.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/small-chickens-will-cost-more-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/small-chickens-will-cost-more-next-year#comments Commodities Markets Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:54:00 +0000 120001 at http://nrn.com