Menu labeling law enforcement starts May 7: Last-minute checklist

Menu labeling law enforcement starts May 7: Last-minute checklist

With full FDA backing this year, menu labeling regulations will be enforced starting, Monday, May 7. These five last-minute status checks will help you ensure you're ready.

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Freshii founder tells how missteps can be key teachers on path to success

Freshii founder tells how missteps can be key teachers on path to success

Although Freshii has reported one of the industry's highest same-store sales for the last four years, CEO Matthew Corrin told a crowd at this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Louisville that he had a few missteps along the way to growth. Hard lessons, he said, are key to any brand's path to success.

Sub Station II, Chicken Salad Chick, Pizza Inn franchisees: Tech buy-in demands time, trust

Sub Station II, Chicken Salad Chick, Pizza Inn franchisees: Tech buy-in demands time, trust

Franchisors who want franchisees to invest in tech tools, like mobile ordering and menu boards, would do well to remember that it pays to put yourself in their shoes if you want them to walk the road into future technologies with you.

KFC Ad Director on turning Col. Sanders into brand's 'James Bond'

KFC Ad Director on turning Col. Sanders into brand's 'James Bond'

In 2015, deep in a tunnel beneath the "lions and tigers and bears" of the Louisville Zoo where KFC stored its corporate archives, the chicken chain's ad agency struck branding gold.

A payment 'revolution': Connected screens

A payment 'revolution': Connected screens

Chris Tyghe, vice president of strategic development at Ingenico Group Canada, discusses how payments will become an integral part of the IoT experience in the coming years.

On the QSR operator's radar now: Robotics, 3D printing, blockchain

On the QSR operator's radar now: Robotics, 3D printing, blockchain

International Food & Beverage Technology Association president tells restaurateurs why it's critical to keep their eyes on robotics, 3D printing and blockchain tech now.

Sonic store gets smoked out by drive-thru customers

Sonic store gets smoked out by drive-thru customers

Mississippi manager refuses to serve customers smoking weed at the drive-thru.

Church's formula for sales success: Mystery shoppers + competitive upselling

Church's formula for sales success: Mystery shoppers + competitive upselling

Church's saw a golden opportunity in its value meal program that made clever use of a mystery shopping program to get employees up to speed quickly on the art of the upsell.

Sign of the times? QSR signage that 'knows' what you'll order

Sign of the times? QSR signage that 'knows' what you'll order

Drive-thru and other types of restaurant digital signage is —like a lot of things today — getting smarter nearly by the second, and that could signal some new customer connection opportunities ahead that  will be particularly well-suited for quick-service restaurant operators.

Jersey Mike's keeps its eyes on the people behind the pies

Jersey Mike's keeps its eyes on the people behind the pies

Sometimes a brand's best potential franchisee "pickings" are already operating entirely different — though operationally similar — types of restaurants.

Top loyalty program pain points to know before you press 'Go'

Top loyalty program pain points to know before you press 'Go'

As businesses look for ways to build closer relationships with customers, the use of loyalty programs can be an effective strategy. But it's important to find out what consumers really want in your program.

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Resources


Loyalty Research Report Restaurant

Loyalty Research Report Restaurant

CodeBroker surveyed 1,287 consumers who are members of loyalty programs in a range of industries, including travel, credit card, retail and others. Those cross-industry research results can be accessed here.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: CodeBroker


Building a Profitable Noodle Bar Using Premium, Authentic Ingredients

Building a Profitable Noodle Bar Using Premium, Authentic Ingredients

Use this guide to familiarize yourself with the most popular noodle bowls, along with instructions for setting up your own noodle bar or Asian-inspired soup station.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Custom Culinary


Why Your Restaurant Needs a Mobile App

Why Your Restaurant Needs a Mobile App

What a restaurant app is really capable of doing and why you should be investing in mobile apps.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: LoyaltyPlant Inc.


The Guide To Building a Loyalty and Ordering App That Will Work

The Guide To Building a Loyalty and Ordering App That Will Work

It's difficult to imagine today's restaurant or store customers without the smartphone. From choosing a location and deciding upon the menu items to collecting bonus points and sharing customer experience with friends, many of them rely on apps.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: LoyaltyPlant Inc.




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