Kelsey Nash

Managing Editor, FoodService Director

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Kelsey Nash

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Carl’s Jr. beefs up all-natural burger line

A natural burger will also debut at its sister chain, Hardee’s.

Consumer Trends

6 restaurant trends taking shape in 2015

Growing consumer consciousness and customizable offerings are two of the top trends influencing the industry so far this year, Technomic says.

U.S. customers made more visits to restaurants in the last year than any other time since the recession began, says NPD Group, indicating improving industry health.

The disruption of the egg supply has come home to roost, but ingenuity in sourcing has kept operators from yanking eggs off menus.

The company named Joseph Jacobs, co-founder of hedge fund Wexford Capital, as its new chairman.

The “Friend or Faux” campaign teaches consumers about fast-food ingredients through an online game.

Declines in China dragged down the company’s performance.

In this newly created position, Larry Kruguer, who joins the team from Wendy’s International, will oversee international development of the chicken-wing chain.

The two sides proposed amendments to pending legislation, which would offer franchisees greater protection.

The former Ruth’s Chris president assumes the role from founder Bill Humphries, who has transitioned to CEO of the steakhouse chain.

Williams was promoted from executive vice president of operations at Carl’s Jr.

Taco Bell, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and others have joined the coffee giant in its “100,000 Opportunities Initiative” to hire and train millennials facing employment barriers.

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