Sami Siddiqui Appointed President of Popeyes Americas

Toronto, ON  (RestaurantNews.com)  Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) (TSX: QSR) (NYSE: QSR) (TSX: QSP) today announced that Sami Siddiqui has been appointed President of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for the Americas. Sami has most recently served as President of Asia-Pacific for…
GPS Hospitality Expands Portfolio with Yum! Brands Partnership

Fast-Growing Franchisee to Acquire 75 Pizza Hut Restaurants Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing franchisee with more than 400 BURGER KING® and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants in 11 states, today announces the next major step in the organization’s growth:…
Restaurant Brands International Inc. Agrees to Acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Transaction to add an iconic brand with rich Louisiana heritage and strong U.S. and international growth potential to RBI Oakville, ON and Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Restaurant Brands International Inc.  (“RBI”) (NYSE/TSX: QSR, TSX: QSP) and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (“Popeyes”)…
GPS Hospitality Secures Major BURGER KING Expansion

Doubling in Size, GPS Adds 194 BURGER KING® Restaurants Across the Southeast Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  In its largest acquisition to date for Atlanta-based GPS Hospitality, the rapidly growing franchisee group announced today that it will expand its national footprint into…
How Far Will Fast-Food Restaurants Push Innovation?

At a time when Doritos can serve as the base of a taco shell and Cheetos dust has become a star ingredient, it’s hard to see where fast-food chains will draw the line. The battle for consumers has gotten so…
McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Sparks a Fast Food Fight

McDonald’s Corp.’s decision to start selling Egg McMuffins all day long last year — meant to help sales during lunch and dinner time — has boosted its morning business as well. That, in turn, has kicked off a scramble among…
Fast Food Workers Falling for Destructive Prank

It’s a whopper of a prank that could lead to felony charges. Calls have been coming into fast-food restaurants in several states, leading employees to break out the windows. The prankster frames it as a gas emergency and the only…
GPS Hospitality Acquires 60 Burger King Restaurants across Michigan

Key Purchases Highlight Midwest Growth as Total Franchises near 200 Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Rapidly growing BURGER KING® franchisee GPS Hospitality today announces the purchase of 60 BURGER KING® restaurants across Michigan from TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants. The newly acquired eateries…
Barnett Management Wins Burger King Corporation Franchisee of the Year Award

Franchisee gives $120,000 in bonuses to managers Phoenix, AZ  (RestaurantNews.com)  Burger King Corporation recently awarded the Phoenix-based Barnett Management Company, the second largest Burger King franchisee in the state, its national Franchisee of the Year honor. “The BURGER KING brand…
After Walmart, will fast-food wages rise also?

With Walmart’s announcement that it will raise the wages of 500,000 employees, the public spotlight is shining on other employers, such as restaurants, that rely on low-wage workers to see if they follow suit. The pressure is coming at in…
Fast Food Is Going to War Over These Three Menu Items

Chicken nugget deals are incredibly cheap at fast food restaurants right now, and coffee promotions are cheaper still. Competition over breakfast sandwiches is white hot too. Fast food’s biggest players will always compete over burgers, low-price value menu deals, and…
What McDonald’s Could Learn from Popeye’s – and Burger King

McDonald’s might be able to take a lesson from another brand that seems to be turning things around: Burger King. Yes, Burger King—the fast-food industry’s longtime No. 2 player now has McDonald’s in its sights. The North American quick-serve-restaurant category…
BURGER KING Offers 10-Piece Chicken Nuggets at an Unbelievable Value

10-Piece Chicken Nuggets for Only $1.49 at Participating BURGER KING® Restaurants Miami, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starting today, Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BKW) is giving guests a menu favorite for a price that cannot be beat. For a limited time only,…
Unhappy Meal Options: Consumers Losing Taste For Fast Food

A new study conducted by New York-based brand and customer loyalty and engagement consultancy, Brand Keys has shown that demographics and associated core values of generational cohorts explain critical factors initiating failure of fast food brands to increase same-store sales…
The 15 Most Bizarre Fast-Food Menu Items of All Time

A couple times a year, a new fast food product comes along that leaves us alternately scratching our heads and blown away by the inventors’ ingenuity. Pizza with a crust that’s stuffed with cheese? Amazing! A taco shell that’s actually…
Where Your 14 Favorite Fast-Food Chains Began

The fast-food industry in this country has a long and storied history. The founders of America’s biggest chains built mega-empires based on the pursuit of the American dream, and in the process changed the way that the world eats. But…
Restaurants, Burger Lovers Celebrate National Hamburger Month

May is National Hamburger Month There are few foods more iconic of America than the humble hamburger. While the hamburger reached its current commercial incarnation in the country, the basic ground meat patty and name came from other cultures. The…
Do fast-food chains have an identity crisis?

Fast-food chains like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Pizza Hut are regularly testing new items to see if they can eat into the market share of more upmarket rivals like Panera and Chipotle. Despite these efforts, experts say their menus aren’t connecting…
12 Over the Top International Fast-Food Items

A couple times a year, a new fast food product comes along that leaves us alternately scratching our heads and blown away by the inventors’ ingenuity. Pizza with a crust that’s stuffed with cheese? Amazing! A taco shell that’s actually…
Story of a Franchise Owner

Mike DeRosa has been a restaurant owner for 30 years. He bought a single Burger King franchise in 1983 and now owns twelve across central and western Wisconsin with his partner, Gene Hatfield. As a successful restaurateur, he employs between…
4 Recent Fast Food Game-Changers

Think all the major fast food innovations were already introduced years ago? Think again. The recent introduction of so-called “satisfries” at Burger King have been nothing less than a smash hit. In fact, they may even be a big enough…