Noodle bars will appeal to students and those nostalgic for student days
McDonald’s plans to run the brand but not the operations in China. In a move that reflects increasing growth opportunities in Asia and a continued shift away from operating its own restaurants, the Oak Brook, Ill., chain is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese…
Chain has 2,640 outlets in country
First of several stores planned in 2017
Challenging trends and operator differentiation are key drivers
In an environment of greater-than-usual economic uncertainty, operators are investing in systems, equipment and technology to help them better control their future.
Mimi’s Café, the French-inspired casual-dining chain founded in 1978 and currently owned by Bob Evans Farms, will soon have a new French parent. Bob Evans has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the 145-unit chain for $50 million to LeDuff America. Mimi’s Café, established by a World War II veteran who loved his time…
Greater efficiency—from equipment, kitchen design and layout, employees and even customers themselves—is the key to growth in 2014.
Innovative “pizza” concept is the 2013 winner of the Foodservice Pioneering Concept competition.