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Tealive's parent company wants to be the region's largest drink operator, CEO says
10 Dec 20
Bryan Loo talks to QSR Media about the bubble tea’s ‘virtual drive-thrus’, his long-term vision for the stores and planned...
Why Texas Chicken's sustainable growth plan remains unfazed by the pandemic
16 Oct 20
Yang Ming Ong, the brand’s vice president for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Black Sea Basin reveals how they have been able to...
The role of dark kitchens in a post-COVID delivery world, explained
24 Sep 20
Executives from the region also discuss the trends and opportunities seen in the growing delivery sector.
Why chains need to diversify its channels and formats, as told by Restaurant Brands International, Focus Brands, Pizza Hut and Chatime
10 Sep 20
Analysts also provide an outlook for the future and on particular trends.
Cafe de Coral maintains buy rating from Jeffries
24 Jun 20
Analysts from the firm expect the chain to be “one of the first segments to recover from the outbreak”.
APAC restaurant leaders converge in QSR Media's webinar on the customer experience
29 Apr 20
Speakers stressed the need to put the customer first in the CX cycle.
Pizza Hut India MD Merrill Pereyra: Treat aggregators as partners
20 Jan 20
Pereyra, who assumed the position four months ago, cautioned chains from refusing to do business with aggregators.
Virtual restaurants growing ‘very, very fast' in Asia-Pacific: Uber Eats
17 Jan 20
APAC & EMEA head Raj Beri also revealed they are seeing a “convergence” of all types of food on the platform.
E-commerce, geolocation amongst factors shaping the QSR scene: Euromonitor International
8 Jan 20
Research Manager Ivan Uzunov says that adapting to consumer demands in the age of Internet of Things has led to evolving business models.
Partnering with aggregators a “must” for QSRs: Burger King China CEO Ekrem Ozer
20 Nov 19
He also sees potential in diversifying restaurant formats with the aid of delivery partners.
How a financial and hospitality tycoon is planning to shake up Singapore's fast casual restaurant industry
13 Nov 19
Find out how a businessman from New Jersey plans to make Deelish Brands a household name throughout Southeast Asia.
What do investment firms look for in a QSR brand?
9 May 19
Experts from Archipelago Capital Partners, Everstone Capital and TBV Capital weigh in.
The key principles in franchising in Asia, according to QSR Brands, Subway, and Myanma Food for Thought
25 Apr 19
The spotlight for global economic growth is shifting to the East.
The two key approaches to a healthy company culture
16 Apr 19
In the QSR industry, company culture defines a brand in more ways than one.
How storytelling can build a stronger connection with your customers
4 Apr 19
Even in the QSR world, the key to branding is parallel to the story your company wants to tell.
The rise of the health-conscious consumer, and what it means for QSRs
21 Mar 19
Execs from healthy eating chains give insights on product development and how technology helps in finding demand.
Adapting to Southeast Asia's ‘booming' restaurant sector
15 Mar 19
Execs from three of the region’s biggest QSRs elaborate on what it takes to succeed in Southeast Asia.
How you can use buyer psychology to create a competitive pricing strategy
6 Mar 19
Simon-Kucher explains why brands should put consumers first in determining pricing.
Towards mutual growth: how the 4FINGERS-Mad Mex partnership broke past overseas expansion barriers
27 Feb 19
Brand execs elaborate on the value of knowledge sharing between their chains.
Why fast food giants and niche players alike have plenty of space to grow in China
14 Feb 19
Execs from Subway, FOCUS Brands, and Euromonitor International offer their take on cracking the evolving market.
Digitally native restaurants the “real evolution of technology” in foodservice, Little Caesars says
7 Feb 19
By 2022, the QSR industry in Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest growth rate in any region.
Get to know Vijay Sethu, chairman of 4FINGERS
28 Sep 18
The Singapore-based fast food chain is eyeing to create a F&B portfolio with "global scalability".
Connected consumers are rapidly changing the way foodservice operates: Jocelyn Cheung of Euromonitor
18 Jan 18
She says mobile internet access has evolved all aspects of life of a consumer – from eating habits and entertainment, to social sharing and...
Restaurant designers must translate the business into something that is 'on brand': Mark McConnell of Mima Design
18 Jan 18
He says a restaurant’s success is as much about the diners' experience than just simply the food they eat.
Developing a core menu continues to be hugely relevant: Richard Wallis of KFC Asia
16 Jan 18
Barriers to entry are much lower, so the importance of distinctiveness is amplified to ensure that brands can continue to cut through.
QSRs need to make the shift from Fast Food to Fast Good: Srikant Nayak of KFC Asia
15 Jan 18
He says consumers want to know where their food is coming from, what goes into it, how it is made – a good sense of what Fast Good is all...
QSRs need to connect the digital experience curve between generations: Kelvin Tan of A&W Restaurants International
10 Jan 18
Tan says great digital experiences mean very differently to baby-boomers, mid-age marketing directors, and the pool of younger marketing...
Uber Eats general manager sees huge market potential in food delivery
8 Jan 18
According to Chakravathy, restaurants are able to leverage by being part of the digital food delivery industry.
Middle income sector to leverage focus on wellness: Joongshik Wang of Ernst & Young
14 Dec 17
He sees an increasing demand for healtier food within the middle income class.
How the Now Economy is changing the foodservice industry: Gonzalo Olivera, founder of Food for Real
12 Dec 17
According to Olivera, the new generation of consumers don't want to deal with ‘compromise’.
Deliveroo Singapore's general manager reveals Editions kitchen expansion plan
7 Dec 17
2018 will see the launch of the second Deliveroo Editions in Asia.
How to better engage your front-line employees in today's industry: Bryden Toh of Food Republic Singapore - Breadtalk Group
29 Nov 17
Becoming the employer of choice is essential to win the war of talent.
QSRs scaling to compete with niche independent retailers: Jamaica Blue's food manager
24 Nov 17
According to Danika Heslop, the lines between café, restaurant and fast casual are becoming very blurred.
Line between snacking and meals starts to blur, says Ken Chen of Focus Brands
23 Nov 17
He cited change in consumer preferences as the reason for the transition.
Get to know Josh Bell, the general manager of Guzman y Gomez in Singapore
21 Nov 17
Find out why he was chosen to sit at the Leaders’ Panel in the QSR Media Asia Conference.
Malls losing relevance to food retailers as aggregators move in: Steen Puggaard, CEO 4FINGERS
21 Nov 17
Its adapt or die as consumer spending habits change.
Find out how Sarpino's uses various digital initiatives to engage with customers
27 Sep 17
Sarpino’s Singapore’s Greg Blakney has discussed with QSR Media the company’s expansion plans in India and the Middle East, as...
Find out more about 4FINGERS' expansion plans in Malaysia
23 Aug 17
The company is set to launch 20 outlets in Malaysia over the next four to five years.
Here’s how Sakae Sushi’s founder brought Japanese cuisine to Singapore plates
20 Apr 16
Douglas Foo unveils secrets to innovatively dominating the industry.
Get to know the man behind 4Fingers Crispy Chicken’s aggressive growth
11 Apr 16
CEO Steen Puggaard reveals his recipe for QSR success.
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