There is always excitement at the beginning of a new year, with renewed hopes of health, wealth, and happiness. It’s no different in the limited-service industry, where brands are studying up on potential trends for the next 12 months to ensure a prosperous 2014. For now, operators are feeling cautiously optimistic about the next year. … Continued

Restaurant meals for adults at full-service chains topped the daily recommended levels for sodium by 153 per cent on average and many meals provided an entire day’s calories, a new U.S. study finds. Consumers tend to see full-service restaurants as better in quality and healthfulness compared with fast-food restaurants, but previous studies suggest that full-service … Continued