Articles by tag: QSR

Growth, Influence, and Team Dynamics in QSR

team dynamics in QSR

As the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry evolves, understanding the intricacies of growth, influence, and team dynamics becomes essential. This podcast episode offers a deep dive into these crucial aspects, featuring insights from Mandy Ristic, a seasoned Franchisee and Operating Partner with OM Group. In this episode of iQTalk, host Savannah Jones talks with…

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

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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Improved AI Technology is Going to Change How Efficient QSRs Are For Customers and Driving Profits

Quick service restaurants (QSRs) and AI are becoming indispensable for improving efficiency, customer satisfaction, and revenue. AI streamlines order processing, enhances inventory management, personalizes customer experiences, optimizes workforce deployment, and adapts quickly to market trends. Collectively this all helps transform the QSR sector with increased efficiency, reduced costs, and superior customer experiences. Additionally, when…

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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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Subway’s Electric Vehicle Chargers: The Sustainable EV Solution for QSRs?

Subway is sparking change in the fast food industry with their plans to electrify their parking lots. In a statement made in late February, Subway said that it plans to partner with Florida-based EV charging infrastructure company GenZ EV Solutions to add electric vehicle chargers at select locations this year. The larger goal for…

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Fast Food Foot Traffic is Dipping While Net Sales Remain Up. Can QSR Keep This Dynamic Up?

It’s been a tough couple of years for restaurants and QSRs. The pandemic, supply shortages, and inflation have done the notoriously tight-budgeted industry no favors. But as those issues fade into history, what does the future hold for the restaurant and QSR industry? Recent Revenue Management Solutions quick-service restaurant (QSR) data for January 2023…

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Chipotle Seeks to Hire 15,000 Workers Amid Tech Layoffs

(Bloomberg) — Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is adding 15,000 jobs across its North American locations — a sign that demand for restaurant food is robust despite high inflation and economic uncertainty. The burrito chain’s hiring push is meant to ensure its more than 3,000 US restaurants are fully staffed for the company’s busiest season, which…

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Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment Practices
May 28, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Dr. Marisa Randazzo to discuss the importance of continuous improvement in threat assessment practices.  Dr. Randazzo shares her extensive experience in threat assessment, emphasizing the importance of quality training and to regularly evaluate and enhance their threat assessment…

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Merging traditional craftsmanship with modern entrepreneurship
Culture and Craftsmanship with Sabah Founder Mickey Ashmore
May 28, 2024

In an age where mass production dominates, the art of craftsmanship and its profound impact on culture and community is increasingly rare. This rarity has brought craftsmanship into the spotlight, as consumers and creators alike seek authenticity in a digital world. At the heart of this movement is Sabah, a brand that has successfully…

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Comprehensive Tech Solutions Drive Efficiency in Dredge Logistics
May 28, 2024

The latest episode of Hammer Down, hosted by Mike Bush, dives deep into the complexities of dredge logistics with Toni Careccio, the Chief Customer Officer at PortPro. This discussion couldn’t be more timely in a world where supply chain efficiency is paramount. With many dredge companies still relying on outdated methods such as paper…

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Futurist Prediction for Healthcare…The Rise of the Bionic Doctor!
May 28, 2024

The concept of the bionic doctor is gaining momentum in the world of healthcare, reflecting a significant shift towards integrating advanced technology with traditional medical practices. This evolution marks a critical point in medical history on the cusp of a transformative era where technology enhances human capabilities, making healthcare more precise, personalized, and effective….

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Where Did All the Breakfast Traffic Go?
December 29, 2022

Breakfast traffic is slowing. Revenue Management Solutions said breakfast traffic in the QSR segment dropped 7.4% in a year-over-year comparison from November 2021 to November 2022. Yet dinner traffic for the same month dropped less than 1% from the previous November, and lunch was down 3.9% from 2021’s figures. Morning commuter traffic is up, but…

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QSR Franchise “JARS” Creates a Delicious Opportunity for Restauranters
December 9, 2022

Are jars the next big trend in dessert-themed QSR restaurants? QSR magazine reported Orange County, California, joined Texas in expanding a new QSR franchise, JARS, by Fabio Viviani. Viviani, the noted chef and restauranteur is set to open his flagship location in Chicago this fall, followed by ten locations in Texas and the newly…

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Shake Shack Kiosks Are the Latest Innovation for 35 Locations
December 2, 2022

Shake Shack kiosks are the path forward with the company announcing 35 locations under construction for the digital ordering system, as reported by QSR. A total of 10–15 drive-thrus, walk-up windows, core buildings, food courts, and disruption of typical fast-food giant real estates such as roadside pull-offs and stadiums, have been planned. Sam Oches, Editor…

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The Drive-Thru is Pivotal for QSR’s But How Can They Be More Efficient?
August 17, 2022

The pandemic accelerated many aspects of the restaurant industry, including the ways in which consumers interact with QSR’s. Bringing in the Global Head of Technology for Xenial, host Barbara Castiglia spoke with Chris Siefken about the changing nature of QSR’s and the technology that is here to address them. Restaurant technology is, and always has…

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How QSR’s Have to Navigate Shortages & Inflation
April 18, 2022

Wing It On! is a QSR brand focused on providing chicken lovers with better wings and sandwiches in a takeout and delivery model. Matt Ensero, Wing It On’s CEO, launched his first location in 2011 in Waterbury, CT. Today, Wing it On! is in ten locations with one food truck and nine brick & mortar…

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One Chain Has Unfrozen the Dessert Market with a Rapid Expansion
March 7, 2022

The Main Course served up something sweet when Nicole Di Pietro, Vice President at Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, dropped in to talk all about these tasty frozen treats served up with a smile. Jeremiah’s Italian is no newbie to the frozen treat stage; they’ve been scooping Italian Ice since 1996. Florida residents know Jeremiah’s, where it…

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How A&W Floated Through the Pandemic Without Laying Off a Single Employee
December 23, 2021

As arguably the oldest franchise brand, A&W is known for its classic root beer floats, but many aren’t aware of the many other options they offer at their many franchised stores. John Palumbo, senior director of franchise development at A&W, spoke with Host Barbara Castiglia about the history and future of the brand, including…

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Why Are McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Seemingly Always Down?
November 23, 2021

Key Points 86 Repairs utilizes technology for data-centric decisioning in restaurant industry. Restaurant industry lacks data to utilize preventative maintenance plans. Data and technology will continue to move restaurant industry forward. Commentary: Daniel Estrada, co-founder and CEO of 86 Repairs, noticed a large gap in the restaurant industry, which ultimately lead to the formation…

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Navigating New Standards and Workflows in QSR
November 17, 2021

The pandemic pushed many changes in the retail and restaurant space, particularly among QSRs. Consumers adapted to these changes by demanding quick and convenient options through technological options such as BOPIS. On this episode of the Gauge Capital Podcast, Host Brent White talked with Sam Banon, Senior Vice President at Gauge Capital, and Luis…

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