Franchisors want to maintain control of their brands, while franchisees often want to add a personal touch and a local feel to their marketing materials. Those viewpoints can work together to get the most out of an operation.
This week, Beautiful Brands International signed an agreement with the Muscogee Creek Nation's Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise division to open as many as 500 Rex's Chicken restaurants in 35 states. The chicken chain's 40-year-story mirrors that of the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes.
We all know that the amount of investment capital flowing into the food tech space has led to a virtual saturation of new restaurant technology in everything from online ordering systems to self-monitoring ovens, and even a burger-making robot. Here is a three-step process to help choose which technology is right for a growing business.
If you ask around you probably won't get a lot of argument to the assertion that digital signage is pretty cool, though some restaurateurs have concerns about scaling their digital signage as they grow.
Fifteen-time NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal and Krispy Kreme doughnuts: When you think about it, they are a match made in heaven. And fittingly perhaps, now they are wed with O'Neal this week officially becoming a franchisee and spokesman for the brand.
Though the readers of this website are involved in another sector of the food service industry, many of you still attended the Fast Casual Executive Summit outside Los Angeles this week. It was a great fit, since much of the information was applicable to all restaurant categories, including everything from franchise growth to food safety.
Improving sales, engaging customers, recruiting employees, food-safety issues and meeting government-mandated policies are just a few issues restaurant operators face daily. They'e also just a few of the topics that several CEOs will address during the CEO Roundtable at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.