QSR, Restaurant and Food Service Trends

McCain opens its Roastaurant to help settle the #greatroastdebate
December 05, 2017

McCain opens its Roastaurant to help settle the #greatroastdebate

McCain UK is opening a Roastaurant where one can sample 100,000 possible roast dinner combinations.
McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’
October 29, 2017

McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, but the name of the restaurants will remain the same.
McDonald's plans to add 2000 Restaurants in China in the next 5 years
August 10, 2017

McDonald's plans to add 2000 Restaurants in China in the next 5 years

Earlier this week McDonald’s announced the successful completion of a strategic partnership with CITIC and The Carlyle Group. The partnership will operate and manage McDonald’s businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong and ramp up growth and innovation using the combined expertise.
Potato Corner CEO shares secrets to food cart success
August 10, 2017

Potato Corner CEO shares secrets to food cart success

Potato Corner CEO Joe Magsaysay shares the secret behind the french fries brand that he built into a global franchise business with annual sales of P1 billion (almost 20 million USD).
Perú importa 35 mil toneladas de papa para abastecer el negocio de la pollería
June 22, 2017

Perú importa 35 mil toneladas de papa para abastecer el negocio de la pollería

La industria de pollería en el Perú consume 250 mil toneladas de papa al año. De ellas, 35 mil son importadas. Para reducir esa cantidad se debe mejorar su oferta de calidad, afirma el especialista en la cadena de papa de la DGA del Minagri, Miguel Quevedo.
Fry Factory Inc adjusts automatic restaurant french fry cutter to North American potatoes
June 19, 2017

Fry Factory Inc adjusts automatic restaurant french fry cutter to North American potatoes

An entrepreneur in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island has modified an automated restaurant french fry cutter to the North American market.
U.S. Quick Service Restaurant Traffic Growth Stalls in 2016 and Full Service Visits Decline
April 01, 2017

U.S. Quick Service Restaurant Traffic Growth Stalls in 2016 and Full Service Visits Decline

QSRs, which represent 80 percent of total commercial foodservice visits, realized no traffic growth in 2016 and total foodservice traffic dipped slightly.
QSR Chain CaliBurger to roll out burger flipping robot
March 08, 2017

QSR Chain CaliBurger to roll out burger flipping robot

Restaurant Chain CaliBurger - a 21st-century revival of the classic California burger joint - is introducing robotics in its kitchens starting early 2018: an AI driven robot named 'Flippy', primarily tasked with flipping burgers.
McDonald's Japan adds French Fry flavor based on nostalgic student snack
February 09, 2017

McDonald's Japan adds French Fry flavor based on nostalgic student snack

Starting next week, McDonald’s Japan will offer daigaku imo French fries. Daigaku Imo litterally means “college potato”.
It is a popular sweet potato snack with a sweet sauce, and allegedly gets its unusual name from being a hit with cash-strapped students looking for a cheap yet tasty bite.
Argentina: Llegan a McDonald’s las “Papas Fritas Cheddar Bacon”
February 07, 2017

Argentina: Llegan a McDonald’s las “Papas Fritas Cheddar Bacon”

Para los fanáticos de uno de los productos más icónicos de McDonald’s, desde el 7 de febrero la marca ofrece a sus clientes esta nueva variedad..
El 'boom' de las papas nativas en la gastronomía colombiana
February 05, 2017

El 'boom' de las papas nativas en la gastronomía colombiana

Un restaurante les rinde especial tributo, pero son varios los chefs comprometidos con su rescate.
The future of the grocery store: Amazon Go?
December 20, 2016

The future of the grocery store: Amazon Go?

Earlier this month Amazon introduced its new grocery store concept Amazon Go. Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required.
Space plasma experiment on the International Space Station (ISS). Plasma Kristall-4 is shown here
December 04, 2016

Cold plasma could make bad frying fat odours a thing of the past

Bad smells from deep-fat frying in restaurants and take-away food venues could soon be eradicated thanks to experiments funded by ESA on the International Space Station.
London now has its first crisp restaurant: HipChips
December 01, 2016

London now has its first crisp restaurant: HipChips

From TIMEOUT Blog London, PotatoPro learned that London now has its first 'Crisp Restaurant'. This paradise for potato (chips) lovers is located in Soho and is called Hipchips
New: 'WET Potato Chips'! In Japan of course...
November 27, 2016

New: 'WET Potato Chips'! In Japan of course...

Snack food company Calbee is playing with fire by expecting people to swallow their new concept potato chips: 'Wet Potato, Moist Mild Soy Sauce Flavor.'
Halloween Fries by McDonald's Japan, what are they like?
October 25, 2016

Halloween Fries by McDonald's Japan, what are they like?

For those who can’t get enough of pumpkin-flavored treats during Halloween, McDonald’s Japan is offering french fries covered in pumpkin and chocolate sauce.
Five Guys 'Burgers and Fries' Restaurant Chain Accelerates International Expansion
September 27, 2016

Five Guys 'Burgers and Fries' Restaurant Chain Accelerates International Expansion

Five Guys today announced that it is accelerating international franchise expansion with plans to nearly quadruple its global footprint from eight countries to 28 over the next five years.
New Marketing and Communication leadership at the National Restaurant Association
September 15, 2016

New Marketing and Communication leadership at the National Restaurant Association

In its ongoing efforts to promote the invaluable role of America's one million restaurants, the National Restaurant Association today announced two new executive leaders in their marketing and communications departments, Deb Billow and Steve Danon.

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