Taco Bell has Lil Nas X. McDonald’s has meal deals with pop superstars BTS, Saweetie and more. But amid fame and fun, QSRs navigate backlash and learn what it takes to work with celebrities.
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If you ask Dave Anderson, the man behind Famous Dave’s, why he’s now among Native American astronauts, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, governm…
The sight of drive-thru lines wrapped around the building—or even around the block—remains common, but restaurants are applying technology and new service models to combat the string of idling customers.
Ivan Flowers was looking for a sign to change careers while headlining a cruise ship show in Bangkok, and it couldn’t be something “like almos…
For Aimee Blake, “wax” is akin to a curse word. “We don’t say ‘wax.’ We have, almost like a swear jar. If you say ‘wax,’ you put a quarter in the jar,” said Blake, the founder of Sugar Sugar, a hair removal franchise that uses a technique called sugaring with a paste of sugar, lemon and water applied to the skin instead of traditional hot wax.
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