Segments http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/46244/more en Ignite overhauls executive team http://nrn.com/corporate-news/ignite-overhauls-executive-team <div class="field-deck"> Company makes move to be “leaner, more efficient” after Romano’s Macaroni Grill sale </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Company makes move to be “leaner, more efficient” after Romano’s Macaroni Grill sale</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/ignite-overhauls-executive-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/ignite-overhauls-executive-team#comments Casual Dining Joe's Crab Shack Corporate News Latest Headlines Romano's Macaroni Grill Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:53:00 +0000 131241 at http://nrn.com The Counter to ramp up growth with fast-casual sister brand http://nrn.com/fast-casual/counter-ramp-growth-fast-casual-sister-brand <div class="field-deck"> Two formats offer flexibility for U.S., international expansion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two formats offer flexibility for U.S., international expansion</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/fast-casual/counter-ramp-growth-fast-casual-sister-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/fast-casual/counter-ramp-growth-fast-casual-sister-brand#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:29:00 +0000 131211 at http://nrn.com <p>Photo:: The Counter</p> Meatheads aims to stand out with service http://nrn.com/fast-casual/meatheads-stands-out-service <div class="field-deck"> Chain focuses on details to succeed in better-burger battle </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chain focuses on details to succeed in better-burger battle</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/fast-casual/meatheads-stands-out-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/fast-casual/meatheads-stands-out-service#comments Fast Casual Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:46:00 +0000 131191 at http://nrn.com <p>Meatheads founder and CEO Tom Jednorowicz</p> Photo: Meatheads Panera to increase share buybacks after ‘dialogue’ with activist investor http://nrn.com/corporate-news/panera-increase-share-buybacks-after-dialogue-activist-investor <div class="field-deck"> Operator also reports progress on refranchising plan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Operator also reports progress on refranchising plan</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/panera-increase-share-buybacks-after-dialogue-activist-investor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/panera-increase-share-buybacks-after-dialogue-activist-investor#comments Corporate News Fast Casual Latest Headlines Panera Bread Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:07:00 +0000 131171 at http://nrn.com Study: U.S. Hispanics increase restaurant use http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-us-hispanics-increase-restaurant-use <div class="field-deck"> Per capita quick-service visits rose 4 percent in 2014, NPD finds </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Per capita quick-service visits rose 4 percent in 2014, NPD finds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-us-hispanics-increase-restaurant-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-us-hispanics-increase-restaurant-use#comments Consumer Trends H.R. & Training Latest Headlines Quick Service Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:40:00 +0000 131161 at http://nrn.com <p>The Hispanic community is one of the nation&rsquo;s fastest-growing consumer segments.</p> Photo: KFC Could McDonald's USA follow Japan in closing stores? http://nrn.com/blog/could-mcdonalds-usa-follow-japan-closing-stores <div class="node-body blog-body">McDonald's Japan is planning to close 131 underperforming stores there</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/could-mcdonalds-usa-follow-japan-closing-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/could-mcdonalds-usa-follow-japan-closing-stores#comments Corporate News Same-store sales Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:48:00 +0000 131121 at http://nrn.com Blaze Pizza sees possible IPO in future http://nrn.com/blog/blaze-pizza-sees-possible-ipo-future <div class="node-body blog-body">Fast-casual pizza leader gunning to be fifth-largest pizza brand within five years</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/blaze-pizza-sees-possible-ipo-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/blaze-pizza-sees-possible-ipo-future#comments Corporate News Fast Casual Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:55:00 +0000 131081 at http://nrn.com Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria co-founder named CEO http://nrn.com/people/persona-wood-fired-pizzeria-co-founder-named-ceo <div class="field-deck"> Glenn Cybulski to take helm as fast-casual pizza brand prepares to grow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Glenn Cybulski to take helm as fast-casual pizza brand prepares to grow</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/persona-wood-fired-pizzeria-co-founder-named-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/persona-wood-fired-pizzeria-co-founder-named-ceo#comments Fast Casual Latest Headlines People Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:57:00 +0000 131061 at http://nrn.com <p>Glenn Cybulski</p> Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria Long John Silver’s names Brian Unger COO http://nrn.com/people/long-john-silver-s-names-brian-unger-coo <div class="field-deck"> Quick-service seafood chain hires former Einstein Noah COO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quick-service seafood chain hires former Einstein Noah COO</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/people/long-john-silver-s-names-brian-unger-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/people/long-john-silver-s-names-brian-unger-coo#comments Latest Headlines People Quick Service Long John Silver's Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:36:00 +0000 131051 at http://nrn.com <p>Brian Unger</p> Long John Silver’s Restaurants ready summer seafood specialties http://nrn.com/seafood-trends/restaurants-ready-summer-seafood-specialties <div class="field-deck"> Chefs riff on lobster rolls, fish tacos, kebabs, more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chefs riff on lobster rolls, fish tacos, kebabs, more</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/seafood-trends/restaurants-ready-summer-seafood-specialties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/seafood-trends/restaurants-ready-summer-seafood-specialties#comments Food Trends Independents Seafood Trends Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:22:00 +0000 131021 at http://nrn.com <p>Tuna trimmings turn into Tuna Taquitos at 668 The Gig Shack in Montauk, New York. Photo: 668 The Gig Shack</p>