From McDonald’s to Chipotle, Restaurants are Doubling Down o...

Fast food and fast casual chains are betting on the staying power of drive-thrus — even as the pandemic subsides. Particularly in the early stages of the pandemic, restaurants struggled as indoor di...

Modern Retail
June 15, 2021

Restaurants (McD’s, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Others) ...
Dining - Online - Retail - Tech

The loyalty program wars are coming. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more ...

June 14, 2021

McDonald’s Automated Drive-Thru, the Latest Sign of Robo...
Dining - Tech

Fast-food's biggest players are letting the robots right in through the front door as they seek out ways to overcome rising wages and worker shortages. McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski disclosed at a...

Yahoo Finance
June 9, 2021

Wendy’s Pursues Ghost Kitchens, Says 30% of New Units Wi...

As Wendy's works to expand its global footprint to 8,000 restaurants by 2025, the restaurant chain is betting on nontraditional locations to help drive growth, Wendy's Chief Development Officer Abigai...

Restaurant Dive
May 14, 2021

U.S. Fast-Food Chains Cash In, Seize Market Share During Pande...

McDonald’s Corp, Taco Bell, Chipotle and other fast-food chains stand to gain yet more market share from sit-down restaurants as consumers stick with the mobile ordering habits they picked up during...

April 30, 2021

Del Taco Goes After Taco Bell with New Digital Campaign &...
Branding - Dining

Del Taco is launching a new Crunchtada lineup with a digital campaign aimed squarely at disappointed Taco Bell customers. Customers can score an exclusive promo code by calling 1-877-3-Ghosted. The co...

Taco Bell Turns the Moon Into a Billboard for its First Global...
Dining - Online

Taco Bell on May 4 will give away free tacos to mark a phase of the moon that resembles the shape of a taco. The "Taco Moon" effort is part of the brand's first global campaign. In the U.S., consumer...

Marketing Dive
April 28, 2021

Taco Bell is Testing a New Meat Alternative
Dining - Health & Beauty

Taco Bell is testing a new meat alternative taco ahead of an expected launch of new offerings featuring Beyond Meat. It's called the Cravetarian Taco, a temporary menu item that includes a "boldly se...

CNN Business
April 23, 2021

These 3 Big Restaurants use Cool Technology to Serve Fast-Food...
Dining - Tech

Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the fast-food industry. Dining rooms at many of the biggest fast-food chains either remain closed or are operating at less than full capacity due t...

Yahoo! Finance
April 15, 2021

Pizza Hut Races Into the Drive-Thru Game

Pizza Hut is joining the restaurant rush to the drive-thru. The Yum! Brands chain unveiled Tuesday “The Hut Lane,” a dedicated digital order pickup window available at more than 1,500 locations, w...

QSR Magazine
March 31, 2021

Global Fried Chicken Wars & Free donuts: 5 Fast Food Stor...

The fried chicken sandwich wars are going global, cookie subscriptions are the new Netflix, and, for or better or worse, you can soon get a free doughnut every day for the rest of the year. Those are...

CNN Business
March 29, 2021

Taco Bell owner Yum Brands buys social media ordering platform
Dining - Online - Tech

Yum Brands said Wednesday it has made its second technology acquisition in less than a month as the company tries to hold on to the digital orders it gained during the coronavirus pandemic. The resta...

March 24, 2021

Taco Bell is Finding That Variety is Indeed the Spice of Life
Branding - Dining

Six years ago, Taco Bell said it realized its customers wanted urban gathering places without drive-thrus, leading to the development of its cantinas. Then as COVID-19 pushed everyone to move toward m...

March 23, 2021

Taco Bell is bringing back a fan favorite after a five-year hi...

Cheese connoisseurs, it's time to celebrate: Taco Bell is bringing back the Quesalupa after a five-year hiatus. The Quesalupa quickly became a fan favorite when it debuted in 2016, combining the chee...

March 10, 2021

The Brands are at it Again — Taco Bell is Hopping on the NFT...
Dining - Online - Tech

On Sunday evening, Taco Bell was serving up more than just tacos — it was also delivering NFTs: Taco Bell said that the demand for the NFTs was hot, and that the 25 tokens apparently sold out in 30...

The Verge
March 9, 2021

What’s the Most Popular Fast Food in Your State?

Fast food restaurants are as busy as ever during the pandemic thanks to conveniences like drive-thrus and relatively inexpensive prices. But which ones are the most popular? TOP Data has compiled info...
March 4, 2021

Taco Bell Enters Chicken Sandwich Wars With Its Own Spin: a Ta...

Peak chicken sandwich wars may be nigh. Taco Bell said Monday that it will test its own take on the menu item starting March 11 in Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The Yum Brands...

February 22, 2021

Taco Bell Releases $5 ‘Build Your Own Cravings Box
Dining - Influencers

Taco Bell is giving its fans the power to create their own combo meals. The fast-food chain announced the new $5 "Build Your Own Cravings Box," which is available on the Taco Bell app for rewards mem...

USA Today
February 10, 2021

How Taco Bell Is Becoming the World’s Most Innovative Fr...

Taco Bell, the Mexican-inspired fast-food chain, is quickly adapting for a new era of food culture. As trends shift in the ever-changing food market, Taco Bell has developed several innovative new ser...

February 5, 2021

Restaurants in 2021: $240 Billion in Sales Gone, Yet Hope Emer...

Restaurants will bounce back. Resiliency is the backbone of this industry, and always has been. So is innovation. And this past year sparked both unlike any period on record, which is not a prisoner-o...

QSR Magazine
February 5, 2021

Taco Bell Hinted That They’ll Be Joining The Chicken Fast Fo...

Four score and seven years ago, pretty much every single fast food chain created their own version of a chicken sandwich. Actually, that was only back in the fall of 2019...but it feels pretty long ag...

January 21, 2021

Taco Bell’s mea culpa to vegetarians: Potatoes are back and ...

The Yum Brands chain also announced plans to test a menu item made with Beyond Meat’s beef substitute. Last year, Taco Bell eliminated eight menu items, upsetting vegetarian consumers who liked its...

January 14, 2021

Del Taco bulks up off premise channels with new prototype

Del Taco released a new "Fresh Flex" restaurant design on Tuesday that will improve restaurant accessibility, speed of service and brand transparency. The prototype, which was created in part...

Restaurant Dive
January 6, 2021

Every Fast-Food Item That Was Discontinued in 2020
Dining - Retail

Fast-food chains have weathered the storm of the pandemic better than most other restaurants. But even these "quick to pivot and land on their feet" businesses had to be nimble and strategic to k...

Eat This, Not That
December 26, 2020

Why is Subway Closing More Locations Than Any Other Restaurant
Dining - Retail

The chain sandwich shop closed more stores than it opened in 2016, closed another 900 plus stores in 2017, and over 1,000 in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, they had already closed a few locations early in th...

Reader's Digest
December 23, 2020

Burger King sends customers $1 via Venmo
Dining - Tech

Venmo and similar services have picked up enormous traction during the coronavirus pandemic as people look for ways to easily and safely facilitate cash transfers with friends and businesses. The Burg...

December 21, 2020

Qdoba names new CFO
Dining - People

Leviathan Winn has been named chief financial officer at Qdoba. He joins the fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain from Taco Bell Corp., a division of Yum! Brands, Inc., where he was global CFO. Bef...

Food Business News
December 8, 2020

SportsPro Summit 2020 – NBC, TikTok and House of Highlights
Branding - Sports - Television

Branded content doesn’t need to look like it; The NFL’s next TV deal will force broadcasters to make difficult choices; Time for sports to incorporate highlights into their business model. For ...

SportsPro Media
December 4, 2020

What will the fast-food experience look like in 2021?

This isn’t going to be your average December for restaurants. Typically, we’d look forward with last year’s lessons as guardrails. But COVID-19 rendered the present a purgatory of sorts. For ...

QSR Magazine
December 2, 2020

Xbox Series X | Taco Bell
Dining - Gaming - Opportunities - Partnerships - Retail

Microsoft Xbox partnered with Taco Bell to promote the release of the XBOX SERIES X gaming platform with a giveaway in which Taco Bell customers had the exclusive chance to win the XBOX SERIES X conso...

Xbox | Taco Bell
November 21, 2020

Taco Bell | DoorDash
Dining - Online - Partnerships

Taco Bell partnered with DoorDash to make DoorDash a delivery partner at more than 5,500 Taco Bell locations nationwide. The partnership brought DoorDash to approximately 75% of Taco Bell's U.S. lo...

Taco Bell | Door Dash
November 2, 2020

Yum Brands quarterly revenue rises 8%, fueled by higher Taco B...

Yum reported third-quarter net income of $283 million, or 92 cents per share, up from $255 million, or 81 cents per share, a year earlier. Taco Bell reported same-store sales growth of 3%. For the ...

October 30, 2020

Mookie Betts wins free tacos for America
Dining - Sports

Taco Bell created a fun way for viewers to earn a free taco by giving away a free taco when a player steals a base. The Dodgers right fielder stole second in the fifth inning of Game 1. For the ful...

CBS Sports
October 21, 2020

Taco Bell World Series freebie returns: If a base is stolen, g...
Dining - Sports

Whether or not you're a baseball fan, Taco Bell is offering an incentive to pay attention to World Series 2020… For the full story, visit USA Today  -

USA Today
October 19, 2020

Taco Bell says breakfast is back

Taco Bell fans missing the chain’s popular Breakfast Crunchwrap can rest easy. For the full story, visit NRN  -

October 2, 2020

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