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8 tips for heading off holiday scheduling stress

Increased traffic coupled with more requests for time off can add up to scheduling stress. Check out these tips for reducing the stress.

Restaurant organizations apprehensive about Obama's executive action on immigration

It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.

McDonald's turnaround plan: 'Get closer to the customer'

McDonald's CFO said the company is behind some competitors in the digital space and is therefore investing at an 'accelerated rate' to get enhancements to the market.

Popeyes cites 'superior' real estate focus as driver of new unit profit growth

The chain outperformed the overall QSR category by 6 percentage points in Q3.

'Hidden compliance cost:' Restaurants with 50+ full-time employees must start ACA reporting in 2015

Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.

Wendy's plans to refine value messaging after 'challenging' Q3

CEO admits to winning some share from a struggling McDonald's.

How some restaurant operators plan to navigate higher minimum wages

Restaurant patrons across age groups and political orientations support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it annually for inflation.

Burger King eyes breakfast as a 'long-term play'

The company has opened 701 net new restaurants in a trailing 12-month basis, its highest level ever and an 18-percent year-over-year increase.

Why catering is a good idea for Taco Bell and QSRs

QSRs have ecosystem advantages to add catering, such as fixed assets and real estate, as well as media power.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

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NEWS


FAQ's about the FDA's final menu regulations

The FDA will consider details throughout the next year, and will continue to solicit input on how to properly monitor these regulations.

Vitamix CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Jodi L. Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Family Business Award winner. According to a news release, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes industry leaders who "demonstrate...

Cinnabon debuts Bon Bake shop concept

The Bon Bake Shop by Cinnabon made its debut this week in Houston's Willowbrook Mall. The mall is serving as a test location for the new concept, which features bite-sized treats and a variety of unique toppings. According to a...

Consumer confidence grows, but costs pressure profits

Despite increased consumer confidence, increased costs -- beef is up 39 percent -- are making it tough for restaurants to earn a profit.

Syrus Restaurant Information Services adds Android app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has added an Android app to its restaurant management solutions portfolio to complement its already existing iOS app. According to a news release, the app offers restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance...

Arby's debuts fast casual-inspired design in Tennessee

Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. announced the opening of a new restaurant design and format in White House, Tennessee. According to the company, the new design, called "Inspire," aims to "deliver fast casual aesthetics while employing QSR economics." Arby's began remodeling...

Yum! Brands' incoming CEO named as director of the board

Yum! Brands has named Greg Creed, 57, as director of the board. Creed will take over the company's helm as CEO on Jan.

Jack in the Box improves operating margin despite California wage pressures

Jack in the Box, parent company of Jack in the Box and Qdoba restaurant brands, announced its Q4 and FY results this week. Jack in the Box's Q4 same-store sales were up 3.1 percent at both company and franchised locations. This is compared to a decrease of 0.2 percent during the same period last year. For the fiscal year, ended Sept.

Foodservice Packaging Institute's annual Trends Report shows market shifts

Packaging trends include continued interest in sustainable products.

Credit card companies agree to reduce fees 10% in Canada

Card companies will reduce credit card interchange fees over five years by about 10 percent.

Burger King cancels German franchise license after wage-theft allegations

Burger King has canceled 89 of its German franchises after a TV report aired in May alleging wage theft and food expiration incidents. The restaurants are franchised by Yi-Ko Holding. Burger King canceled its license effective immediately.

Popeyes adds software to test and evaluate business initiatives

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has partnered with APT to license its Test & Learn Management System. According to Hospitality Technology, the QSR will use the technology to test business initiatives, such as menu strategies, pricing, marketing, labor, operations and capital investments....

Sonic promotes two to SVP positions

Sonic has announced two promotions – Paige Bass has been named senior vice president and general counsel, and Anita Vanderveer has been named senior vice president of people. Bass previously served as VP and general counsel. She joined Sonic in April 2004 as associate general counsel.

Wendy's franchisee offering online business degrees to employees

NPC International, Pizza Hut's largest global franchisee and a 400-unit Wendy's franchise, has partnered with Martin Methodist College to offer employees online business degrees. The company will offer incentives for its employees to pursue a college degree through Martin Methodist's...

Yum! Brands recognized for leadership development programs

Yum! Brands, parent company of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell, has been named as one of Aon Hewitt's top companies for leaders in North America. The recognition is in response to Yum's leadership development programs. Aon Hewitt has been...

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