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Restaurant operators are paying their employees more now than they were last year.
Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.
Union activism, food costs, data breaches and minimum wage debates are just part of the 'external factors' facing restaurant operators.
The worst attribute about QSR, attendees agreed, is inconsistency – of quality, service, cleanliness, etc.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday breakfast business at Taco Bell now outsells the brand's signature late-night daypart.
Lean on your supply chain partners to innovate for you; they have resources and answers.
A study commissioned by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance found that approximately 80 billion pounds of food are discarded into US landfills every year, with restaurants accounting for 37 percent of that waste.
Recent partnerships and service launches show that consumers want convenience and are willing to pay for it.
Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.
The National Association of Convenience Stores' annual show concluded last week in Las Vegas with some sessions covering the continued elevation of foodservice offerings in the segment, threatening market share from traditional limited-service concepts. C-stores are pressured to evolve amid...
Subway has added PURE Bioscence Inc.'s PURE Hard Surface disinfectant to its US locations as part of its food safety and sanitization program. According to a news release, PURE Hard Surface disinfectant features a patented, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly SDC antimicrobial molecule....
A new study by research group ADP Research Institute reveals a gap in confidence for midsized businesses when it comes to the US economy. The study found that while only 15 percent of midsized businesses are confident that the US...
The Restaurant Finance Monitor's annual Restaurant Finance & Development Conference will be held Nov.
Profitable delivery is the focus of a new software release this week from SpeedLine Solutions. "The drive is often the biggest variable in the profitability of restaurant delivery," Marketing Manager Jennifer Wiebe said in a news release. "Until now, it's...
Long Range Systems has named Dan Murphy as chief revenue officer. In this role, Murphy will oversee the company's US-based sales team as well as develop the domestic dealer and reseller channels in key sales verticals. Murphy most recently served...
Doc Popcorn has awarded a multiunit franchise opportunity to husband and wife, Sam and Mary Sanchez, and their son, Eugene, to develop three locations in the Los Angeles area. They recently opened their first location at the Stonewood Center shopping...
A quartet of C-suite executives from the fast casual segment will participate in a roundtable Oct. 14 in Denver as part of the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.
WorkPlace Impact, a marketing company that targets consumers directly at work, has added restaurant clients to its portfolio. According to a news release, Subway and Buffalo Wild Wings are among several other chains that are now accessing WPI's permission-based network,...
The restaurant owners say the surcharge isn't meant to make a political point, but is simply a way to cover the cost of healthcare for employees while negotiating razor-thin profit margins.
Henny Penny has announced several leadership changes and an organizational restructuring.
A purchasing forecast should clearly define the components that drive commodity prices, including geopolitical events, weather, planted acres of farmland, crop yields and changes in the import/export market, among other factors.
Good Times Restaurants Inc. announced that its Good Times' same store sales increased 11.9 percent in its fourth fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30 over the prior year's increase of 18.2 percent.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has announced that Doug Muir, chief financial officer, will retire in 2015 after 10 years of service to the brand. The company will launch a comprehensive search to identify his successor, and Muir, 60, will remain in...
Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.
You can't escape the daily operational challenges that come with managing a restaurant. Whether your biggest challenges come from the front-of-house or back-of-house, you'll find resources here to help you manage them.
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