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CosMc’s Demonstrates McDonald’s Ability to Further Expand the QSR Industry and Challenge Its Competitors

CosMc's restaurant in Illinois

McDonald’s recently threw its hat into the beverage-leaning QSR ring with the launch of its CosMc’s chain. Can this latest innovative strategy in expanding its menu offerings challenge the more established competitors in the industry and enhance customer experience? Joe Reinstein, Executive Director at the Digital Restaurant Association, provided some timely insight into McDonald’s…

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Fast Food Customers Want More Convenience and Unique Fare. McDonald’s Answers with CosMc’s.

Earlier this month, McDonald’s unveiled its first CosMc’s location in Bolingbrook, Illinois, marking the launch of a new spinoff brand inspired by the McDonaldland mascot CosMc. Additionally, the restaurant chain is set to open 10 locations by the end of 2024, including nine in Texas. CosMc’s is a beverage-focused chain that will feature a…

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Shake Shack Beat its Q1 Profit Expectations. The Key Was Technology, LTOs, and Efficient Operations.

Shake Shack’s Q1 performance has been nothing short of spectacular, showcasing a brand that understands its market and is not afraid to innovate. The fast-food giant has returned to pre-COVID numbers, proving its resilience in the face of adversity. What can the larger QSR industry learn from Shake Shack and its business model, use…

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Jollibee Has the Mission to be a Top Five Restaurant Group in the World

Barbara Castiglia interviews Maribeth Dela Cruz, President of Jollibee North America, to discuss Jollibee and its presence in North America. Jollibee is on the fastest growing Asian restaurant companies in the world. Cruz has been with the Jollibee company for thirty years and has worked her way from shift manger to her current role as…

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Is it Time to Reinvent the Drive-Thru?

Traditional American fast food is perceived by many to be inevitably unhealthy; however, it doesn’t have to be. Amy’s Kitchen is reinventing the classic American drive-thru one organic, vegetarian burger at a time. In this episode of The Main Course, Host Barbara Castiglia sat down with the President of Amy’s Drive-Thru, David Wolfgram, to…

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What Drives An Effective Loyalty Program? Figuring Out the “Magic Formula.”

The QSR industry is one that is full of endless possibilities when it comes to the customer experience. In this clip of an upcoming episode of The Main Course, Barbara Castigila speaks with Peter Klayman who is the QSR and Restaurant Practice Lead at Bottle Rocket about the QSR customer experience. The two talk…

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New Taco Bell Defy Goes Touchless on its Drive Thru

It’s all the buzz as the future of fast food, as Taco Bell is ready to revolutionize the drive-thru. Taco Bell Defy is a new concept from the famous chain, and they’re set to break ground on the first store later this month in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The future of fast-food drive-thrus just might be…

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Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Preventing burnout
Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Creating A Vibe With Chronic Tacos
August 9, 2021

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   On this episode of Run The Pass, Host Andre…

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Walmart Closing Most In-Store McDonald’s By Summer’s End
May 26, 2021

The pandemic is forcing retailers to rethink their strategy to their brick-and-mortar locations. One of those retailers, Walmart, has already closed several in-store McDonald’s locations they consider their physical partnerships. On this episode of Marketscale TV, Voice of B2B, Daniel Litwin talked with Prof. Ed Fox, Professor of Marketing, Director, JCPenney Center for Retail Excellence…

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Do Debt-Free Degree Programs Work For Fast Food Employees?
April 19, 2021

Chipotle dropped the news it will allow their employees to go to college tuition-free if they major in Agriculture, Culinary, or Hospitality degree programs. They are not the first QSR to launch a program like this: McDonald’s and Taco Bell also offer some form of tuition assistance. When given a critical analysis, do programs like…

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Competition Heats Up as Technology Transforms the QSR Industry
March 10, 2021

By now you are probably accustomed to all new ways to get fast food. Companies are trying out everything from voice assistants, smart menu boards, automated ordering and now they can even take payments with facial recognition. It is the fast food digital revolution… and the competition is fierce. So who is at the…

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Will Every Restaurant Have a Celebrity Chef?
March 1, 2021

How do you get your customers to talk about your business naturally? There is no magic formula, but the key to success is media. Building a channel for your fans to engage with furthers brand and their experience. No one knows this better than Tiffany Derry. Derry has been a mainstay on Top Chef,…

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What Restaurant Technologies Will Define 2021?
February 11, 2021

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry. In this bonus segment of Run the Pass, Tyler Kern…

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Is the Vegan Takeover of Fast Food Coming in 2021?
January 26, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   Fast food is a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S., rooted in convenience and comfort food. But consumers are changing, and…

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Dining Concepts Get Virtual Shakeup
January 14, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   The food and beverage industry is on the cusp of a revolution. The convergence of technology, a pandemic, and shifting…

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Chipotle Expands Menu with Cauliflower Rice
January 4, 2021

With the calendar turning over and many consumers on a new year-inspired health kick, quickserve juggernaut Chipotle is aiming to take advantage. The chain’s tacos, burritos and bowls will now be offered with cauliflower rice, a response to a customer survey about what consumers would like to see at the chain and to growing health…

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