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Joe Carbonara

Next-Level Leadership

Given that it's December, it's only natural to want to look ahead to the coming year (or even years) to get an idea of what our businesses might look like in the future. Only, that can be a fool's errand.


Juan Martinez

Redefining Service in an Evolving Industry

What is service? How is service evolving? Where is service going? These are important questions that foodservice operators across all industry segments need to ask to thrive in today’s market.


Jerry Stiegler

The Impact of Consumer Preferences on Foodservice Operations, Concepts to Change Formats and Prototypes

Mintel looks at four key trends that will shape the U.S. foodservice market in 2018. Foodservice operators hired heavily in November. Foodservice traffic finally picks up. Dave & Buster’s will downsize its restaurants. Papa Murphy’s tests delivery. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


Krystal Updates Menu and Prototype

The Krystal Company will debut a new building prototype and a complete frozen treat lineup in Marietta, Ga. The location will open on April 5 and represents the burger chain’s first redesign in more than a decade. Krystalpic

Krystal’s frozen treat menu includes hand spun shakes, soft serve cones and sundaes, as well as Kool-Aid Slushies and a Caramel Mocha Frost iced coffee product.

The new design’s central feature is a contemporary clock tower “reminding guests that they can get fresh, hot and steamy burgers around the clock,” according to a company release. The remodeled restaurant features a vibrant color package, LED lighting, enhanced digital menu board and artwork described as being “modern, yet maintains the brand’s heritage.”

The company’s new restaurant initiative started with internal project design followed by research with guests on what they saw as the significance of the brand. After more than nine months of research and design development, the Davenport prototype, with the prominent clock tower, was created to pay tribute to one of Krystal’s founding members, Rody Davenport, Jr., long-revered for his commitment to quality food and the guest experience.


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