Part 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL

Hundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the trends driving more healthful menus, sustainable sourcing and environmentally sound practices.

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Congrats to the restaurant winners in the 2016 'Inc. 5000'

Inc. Magazine has named America's top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses, and the list includes a healthy representation of restaurants.

C-Speak: How Fazoli's CEO keeps dishing out growth

Carl Howard discusses how he turned a failing QSR brand into a thriving fast casual franchise and why he believes his work isn't quite yet done.

Sponsor: Fazoli's


Online or offline: Ways your restaurant can tap into Pokemon Go craze

In the annals of gaming history, this summer will go down as the summer of Pokemon Go. The augmented reality game has players worldwide out on the streets and everywhere else, attempting to catch Pokemon in just about every nook...

Should you switch to fully digital or combination digital and printed menu boards?

Switching from static menu boards to new digital menu boards is a big step for restaurant operators. Digital menu boards have more components, are more costly and seem more complicated in the beginning than static, printed menu boards, but they add many huge advantages.

Massive Big Food study holds lessons for restaurant industry today

American Big Food is losing market share like someone just pulled the plug from its collective bathtub, according to a newly published study on the state of Big Food.

Should franchisors rethink employee training under the NLRB cloud?

Using a networked, digitally driven, consumer model for employee training can turn employees into eager directors of their own professional development without the risk imposed by the NLRB joint-ownership rules.

'Do you want fries and a fill-up with that, sir?' C-stores compete for restaurant business

As if the restaurant business weren't competitive enough already, now it appears that convenience stores want in on the action, too. There's no telling how such a trend might change the food-service industry.

How to generate enthusiasm for your hiring process

Designing a unique and effective hiring process may seem challenging, but the hard part actually begins after implementation. There are several principles to garner support from managers for your new system, and each one will lead you a step closer to a better reception and usage.

Big reasons why big data can vastly improve marketing efforts

We all know the big, failed product launches, especially those from companies known for marketing greatness like New Coke, the Arch Deluxe and Orbitz soda. And, of course, there’s lots of analysis out there about why they crashed and burned,...

5 great ways paid social ads can equal more restaurant reviews

It's no secret that online reviews can be very beneficial for a restaurant's reputation and business. But many restaurateurs are not aware that they can use paid social promotion to win reviews, making the most of the ad dollars you spend on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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How to Get the Most From Your Store Systems Investment

The world of retailing is becoming increasingly challenging and fraught with competition. Merchants that invest wisely in store systems, make the most of these investments and lean on a knowledgeable, service oriented technology partner to get the job done and ensure they remain on a firm foundation in the short and long term alike.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mainstreet, Inc.




5 Ways to Ensure Customer Experience is Consistently Awesome at Your Restaurants

Creating and maintaining an awesome customer experience consistently across all your restaurants is no small feat.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




Everything Restaurants Need to Know About Digital Marketing

This free guide is packed with 50+ pages that covers all aspects of digital marketing and is a wealth of knowledge for any restaurant owner or operator.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Turnstyle Solutions




10 Ways to Make People Buy After You've Got Them Inside

While you are dependent in many ways on the activities of corporate marketing, no one knows your restaurants better than you do, so it's important you optimize your in-store signage and promotional areas to your advantage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2016: UPPING THE FAN EXPERIENCE WITH INTERACTIVE DIGITAL DISPLAYS & CONTENT

Interactive experiences, as those provided by EMBED DIGITAL at the NBA Samsung Summer League and Adidas Uprising Summer Championship, are transforming fan engagement and experiences by giving onlookers on-demand access to information and creating emotional stimulation throughout the game.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Embed Digital




[LIVE WEBINAR] How to create loyal guest behavior

Date: August 30, 2016 | Time: 2:00 PM EDT | Duration: 60 Minutes | Restaurant chains across the country are continuing to build and execute loyalty programs that provide sustainable results. Imagine if you had the power to create loyal customers who choose you first, visit often, talk about you and spend more. Sign up for this webinar today!

Type: Webinar

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