McDonald’s sharp 2.8% decline in same-store sales for August announced this morning is indicative of a continuing shift in eating behavior, according to research from New York City-based Brand Keys. It finds that QSR brands continue to leak customers—of all ages—largely to fast-casual brands.
The creations of dollar menus by many top QSRs may be [...]
At New Orleans Saints game, fans yell “Who dat?”—a shortened version of “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?” It’s a 30-year-plus local tradition, so local Sonic Drive-In franchisee Kergan Bros. is heralding the new NFL season with the return of its Who Dat! Burger.
The catch phrase is emblazoned on the crown of [...]
The battle for customers waged between fast-casual and quick-service restaurants proved about as noncompetitive last year as Sunday’s Super Bowl. Fast casual won. Again.
Source: The NPD Group/CREST
Full-year data from The NPD Group survey reveal that customer traffic at fast-casual restaurants increased 8% in 2013 (12 months ending November). Meanwhile, the total restaurant [...]