Restaurant Insider

A link from WiFi Networking News points to QSR Magazine, the trade mag for the quick service restaurant industry (think McDonalds and Taco Bell). The connection here is that McDonalds plans to offer wireless access in 13,000 locations. With McDonald’s off the market, WiFi hotspot operators are looking to hook the next big fish, and that’s why WiFi Networking News is linking to QSR’s Top 50 Chains list.

Some technologists would speak about how we’re moving ever closer to the time when we have ubiquitous hi-speed wireless. I’m more interested in the fast food.

The list of top restaurants helps me identify the places I need to go next. White Castle. What-a-Burger. Steak ‘n Shake. I’ve been missing out on American culture. Yeah, I’ve been to Carl’s Jr. and In-N-Out Burger, but there are so many others.

Then look at QSR’s industry outlook paper, Food Fight. It’s from 2002, but is loaded with insider gems like the debate about serving beer. This stuff is even cooler than Beverage World.