With 'God as my witness,' Taco Bell says Lyft riders need 'never be hungry again'

Taco Bell has partnered with rideshare service, Lyft, to give those flagging a Lyft ride an easy, mobile phone-based way to incorporate a Taco Bell drive-thru stop into their Lyft-supported trips by the end of this year, a news release...

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Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Given the reality of fewer young employees in the work force, the only options are to recruit more from other age groups or be more successful recruiting younger employees.

Are kiosks the next step for restaurant-based digital signage?

There's a lot of buzz surrounding the rise of self-order kiosks in dining establishments, especially quick-serve restaurants. As digital menu boards approach the point of saturation in many restaurants, kiosks represent the next big opportunity for restaurant-based digital signage.

Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

The Halal Guys Marketing Director Andrew Eck related valuable information in the hour-long session, including three principles that he said brands must keep in mind in their loyalty program creation.

The kiosk game: What restaurants must be prepared to pay to play

While self-service initiatives provide significant ROI opportunities, businesses should understand all of the necessary costs and how they plan to fit those costs in their current budget before moving forward.

It’s a jungle out there, all right, and its name is Amazon

There may never be a more fitting name than that of Amazon, the mega online retailer that has come to demonstrate what the term “It’s a jungle out there” really means when referring to the ruthlessness of the business world. And now the food service industry is seeing firsthand how Amazon institutes the "law of the jungle."

Subway's new stores get 'fresh' with diners

Though so-called "brand refreshes" happen all the time among QSR chains, few concepts have taken the term, "refresh" as literally as Subway with its new restaurant design.

Infographic: Great ways restaurants can lighten the load on that online carbon footprint

From eco-friendly web hosting and printer-friendly content to streamlined fulfillment processes and "green" shipping, there are a variety of ways restaurant brands can operate with a clean conscience.

Domino's moo-ves in to milk some action from 'Cow Appreciation' events

What do you do when a competitor has a really good annual promotion that they thought of first? If you're Domino's, you apparently tell the competition to "moo-ve" over. Such is the case today, as Domino's QSR competitor Chick-fil-A celebrates...

Be my 'bBff': Marketing guru says best brands 'participate' in diners' lives

Brands with the most loyal and committed customers know you only earn super-loyalty when you participate in customers' lives, says veteran marketing guru, Norty Cohen.

Caliburger founder to discuss how $3.1M investment will fuel robotics in the kitchen

The substantial investment is the combined effort of Acacia Research Corporation, Match Robotics VC, and a number of undisclosed strategic investors.

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3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building, according to a branding expert at the National Restaurant Show.



5 Tried-and-True Technologies that Improve Restaurant Operations

New technologies appear on the market on a daily basis, but there are plenty of existing applications that can help operators deliver a superior experience.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




[WEBINAR] From pushcart to powerhouse: How loyalty helped fuel The Halal Guys’ growth

Andrew Eck, the Director of Marketing at The Halal Guys, and Stephen Stone, Marketing Manager for Paytronix Systems, discuss the importance of creating a culture that embraces technology and innovation to increase brand awareness and improve the overall customer experience. Download this presentation now!

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Paytronix Systems, Inc.




How to keep franchisee candidates engaged

This worksheet will guide you through the steps of creating an engaging sales process for franchisee candidates and your sales team.

Type: Mini-Guide

Sponsor: FranConnect




Evaluate & Improve Your Franchise Recruitment Site

This worksheet takes you through a step-by-step process of evaluating your current franchise recruitment website and turning your findings into actionable steps for improvement.

Type: Mini-Guide

Sponsor: FranConnect




Create Your Ideal Franchisee Buyer Personas

Create your ideal franchisee buyer personas with this worksheet, and share with your franchise sales and marketing teams. 

Type: Mini-Guide

Sponsor: FranConnect


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