Net Lease Investors Hungry for Quick-Serve Restaurants

Investor demand for net-lease quick-service restaurant (QSR) properties is hotter than an order of McDonald’s French fries. The price point, coupled with long-term leases, rental escalations and recognizable brand names, makes these QSR properties an attractive investment, particularly for 1031…
Sandelman Names 2013 Quick-Service Restaurant Awards of Excellence Winners

San Clemente, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  In 2013, Café Rio and Chick-fil-A tied for No. 1 best-rated quick-service restaurant chains (of 147 chains ranked) in Sandelman & Associates’ Quick-Track® study annual Awards of Excellence. Chick-fil-A ranked No. 1 Large QSR chain (500-plus…

What does the typical frequent quick-service restaurant (QSR) consumer look like? Recent research finds that he is Caucasian, between 25 and 34 years old, accompanied by his spouse or significant other, and likely dining in the restaurant. So finds a…

Local Franchisees Turning to Warm Welcoming Packages that Fend off Competition (RestaurantNews.com)  The American economy may still be on life support, but the franchise industry is making a comeback.   In fact, according to the International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation,…

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Limited-service restaurants (LSRs) are the driving force behind the commercial foodservice industry. LSRs accounted for more than half ($200 billion) of total industry sales despite their low check averages in comparison to full-service restaurants. Ten years ago…

Fast-casual restaurants now account for 14 percent of all sales in the quick-service industry (which includes fast-food restaurants), nearly triple their market share from a decade ago, according to Technomic, a food research and consulting firm. A Technomic report published…

When it comes to cutting back, the rich are learning a little secret the rest of us have always known: fast-food is cheap and good (if not good for you). Quick service restaurants, such as McDonald’s and Subway, saw a…