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2018 Fast Casual State of Industry report now available for download

2018 Fast Casual State of Industry report now available for download

Now in its 10th edition, the Fast Casual State of the Industry delivers insights and actionable intelligence on everything from workforce and business strategy to food and beverage trends and sales and marketing.

Self-taught New Yorker pioneers ecofriendly food trucks

Self-taught New Yorker pioneers ecofriendly food trucks

Max Crespo has made it his mission to develop a food truck that used compressed natural gas, a cleaner and safer fuel. His vision has resulted in 30 food trucks and seven brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Foodservice veterans to share sustainability secrets at Fast Casual Executive Summit

Foodservice veterans to share sustainability secrets at Fast Casual Executive Summit

Core Life Eatery President Scott Davis will join Flatbread Grill co-founder and CMO Gonca Esendemir and Asian Box CEO Mike Speck to discuss all things sustainability-oriented at the Fast Casual Executive Summit. Registration is now open.

Are fashion trucks the latest retail trend?

Are fashion trucks the latest retail trend?

Taking their cue from their food truck brethren, fashion trucks are mobile boutiques that have the option to travel from one location to another, opening their business on wheels and allowing customers to try on their wares.

Foodservice success: How metrics differ for limited and full service

Foodservice success: How metrics differ for limited and full service

Ambiance — the look and feel of the service environment — has emerged as a critical factor in guest satisfaction, according to research presented at the National Restaurant Show. The general manager plays a key role in influencing restaurant ambiance.

World of Money keeps you in the loop on payment technology innovation

World of Money keeps you in the loop on payment technology innovation

World of Money will provide a singular source of information for professionals working in businesses that operate within the larger sphere of financial systems as those systems — and the technologies, currencies, payment methods and trends that drive them — continue to evolve.

US Chamber of Commerce ranks food truck restrictions nationwide, calls for change

US Chamber of Commerce ranks food truck restrictions nationwide, calls for change

The study ranks cities according to the favorability of food truck regulations to food truck owners, and calls for local governments to become more food truck-friendly.

Booking services help more clients find food trucks

Booking services help more clients find food trucks

Booking services help clients find food trucks to serve regular meals as well as special catering events. The companies, which typically charge the food truck a fee or a percentage of the sales, have been expanding. Food truck operators hold mixed views.

11 menu trends going mainstream in 2018

11 menu trends going mainstream in 2018

Now trending: Detroit-styled pizza, Vibrantly colored drinks and salads, soft-serve ice cream coming in innovative flavors and a focus on mushroom-centric dishes.

How foodservice leaders predict global menu trends

How foodservice leaders predict global menu trends

Menu experts predict global menu trends at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Fall menus expand beyond pumpkin flavors to include ethnic ingredients

Fall menus expand beyond pumpkin flavors to include ethnic ingredients

Because pumpkin spice has become so ubiquitous across the industry, Americans are now looking for newer, more flavorful offerings.

Looking to gain millennial customers? 3 handy tips

Looking to gain millennial customers? 3 handy tips

Millennials recently became the largest generation in the workforce with over 53 million workers, ushering society into an unprecedented future.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Given the reality of fewer young employees in the work force, the only options are to recruit more from other age groups or be more successful recruiting younger employees.

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Globalization has created opportunity for American brands in the U.K., where restaurants face many of the same challenges and opportunities as the U.S.

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