The 'Fight for 15': Workers and restaurants battle for minimum wage

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An already contentious issue, organizations including the International Franchise Association, the Service Employees International Union and others drafted statements explaining how they think the wage campaign will impact the industry.

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Back to the future: 6 innovative technologies saving restaurants money and changing the industry

The restaurant of the future is here, with technological innovations that enable faster, more efficient and more profitable operations than ever.

This gay-marriage thing isn't going away: what your restaurant needs to consider when taking a stance

With increasing support for and legalization of gay marriage among the majority of Americans, particularly millennials, it's worth considering how engaging in controversial issues like this one will impact your restaurant.

Where’s the beef: Restaurants experimenting with lean proteins

The trend of consumers embracing lean proteins is one that many restaurants are embracing in an effort to help offset the cost of beef, which increased 25 percent last year.

5 for 5: McDonald's, desserts, technology among trending articles

The top five articles trending on QSRWeb range from McDonald's to dessert trends to technology.

Marco's COO predicts real estate pressure, higher prices for restaurants this year

Technomic research recently predicted that the $680 billion restaurant industry will see three percent growth in 2015. What else can industry leaders expect in 2015?

Limited-time offer, long-time benefits

Seasonal flavors are more popular than ever: Tehnomic reports that two-thirds of consumers said they’d be likely to order limited-time-offer foods that match flavors from the specific time of year

How QSRs are hitting on the customization trend

Forty percent of consumers consider menu variety to be extremely or very important to them when choosing a QSR, almost regardless of their age, gender, income or other factors.

Building genuine customer engagement in an Instagram world

Instead of exhausting yourself trying to change customer behavior, take the necessary steps to minimize the distractions cell phones can present.

How to fight rising food costs before they hurt your business

Shop around for food networks or buying groups, which offer better collective buying power.

What to consider when implementing a restaurant kiosk

A majority -- 88 percent -- of restaurant patrons indicate a preference for self-service technology at their table, while 12 percent indicated a preference for a kiosk upon arrival.

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NEWS


Taxpayers picking up $9 billion tab due to low restaurant wages, study says

The release of the report comes a day before the National Restaurant Association's annual lobby day on Capitol Hill.

Q1 same-stores sales growth best since recession, study says

Dallas, Texas-based TDn2K, provider of workforce, sales and social data for the restaurant industry, reported that Q1 final results for its "Restaurant Industry Snapshot" data for March show same-store sales growth of 2.8 percent, the best for the industry since the recession.

McDonald's 'Pay with Lovin' awarded Ad of the Quarter from Ace Metrix

McDonald's score outperformed its competitive set by at least 20 percent, a significant score above average.

Networld EVP recognized as 'corporate visionary' in Folio: awards

Folio: will recognize honorees on June 8 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

NRF: Obama overtime proposal 'will likely harm managers' career paths'

The organization conducted a new survey and determined, based on its results, that the proposal will undermine the quality of customer service the industry is able to provide.

Popeyes launches chicken tenderloins, 'Game of Chicken' app

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has introduced its latest product, new Red Stick Chicken, all-white meat tenderloins marinated in cayenne and TABASCO flavor.

Good Times transitions to all-natural bacon in April 2015

Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick-service restaurant chain, announced a system-wide implementation of all natural, nitrate free bacon starting in April.

Dunkin' Donuts pledges transition to cage-free eggs

Dunkin' Donuts today announced that it has pledged to transition to cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork.

McDonald's is who's on first, Starbucks runs to second, Technomic report says

Starbucks surpassed Subway to become the No. 2 restaurant chain in U.S. sales with McDonald's coming in second, according to USA Today's article on Technomic's "2015 Top 500 Chain Report."

Bigger not always better, Technomic study says

Technomic released results regarding the 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States, which found that the restaurants accelerated their cumulative sales to a 4 percent increase growth in 2014, totaling an estimated $274.4 billion.

Managing customers online, tracking ROI among top concerns for restaurateurs

LivingSocial has released its "Restaurants Trends & Insights for 2015" report, which found that 68 percent of restaurateurs have limited marketing budgets and 49 percent of respondents have difficulty tracking ROI of marketing investments as their most significant marketing challenges.

KFC listed in top 100 best places to work in Vietnam

KFC, a division of Yum! Brands, has been named one of Vietnam's "100 Best Places to Work" by an annual survey by Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, and Anphabe, a career network in Vietnam

Temkin Group gives Chick-fil-A and Papa John's high marks

Chick-fil-A and Papa John's deliver the best customer experience in the fast food industry, according to the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Foodservice jobs to increase 3.4% in 2015, outpacing total US job growth, NRA says

The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy revealed his thoughts on the latest employment trends in a statement: "Despite the challenging winter weather conditions in parts of the country, restaurants continued to add jobs at a robust pace in...

Eating out is now 'a function of our daily lives,' study reveals

Technomic's New Consumer4Sight Group gathered data from 81,870 consumer foodservice occasions over one year to take a look at the 2015 landscape.

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