Interactive retail opens the door to market growth

Virtual reality (VR), wearables and connected technology offer unique opportunities for retailers. The development of interactive retail opportunities is opening the door to market growth and a host of new deployments.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.




Converting More Website Visitors Into Leads

The goal of an effective franchise website and landing page is to convert visitors into leads. For most franchise websites and landing pages, the conversion rate is 2.9 percent.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: FranConnect




Truly Regal: Our Tilapia Live Up To Our Name As The Finest In The World

As the #1 producer of all-natural tilapia, we are committed to raising our lake-grown fish from hatch to harvest in the healthiest, most environmentally supportive way possible.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Regal Springs Trading Company


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Employee bullying claims can bury your business

It can happen under the surface of face-to-face employee interactions, but it's still brutal and even can end up in a lost life, particularly in the stressful fast food environment. It's bullying. It's increasing. And it can bury your business. So, what has your company done to protect employees and the brand itself?

Required restaurant allergen training: Wave of the future?

Many jurisdictions nationally may not yet have regulations mandating how restaurants can best keep customers free from allergens and other food safety threats. But restaurateurs should open their eyes to the fact that this type of on-staff expertise is fast becoming a business necessity.

Trumpcare yanked before vote, Affordable Care Act remains ... for now

Trumpcare was pulled from consideration in a vote by Congress, despite an ultimatum from the President to vote on the measure. For now, the Affordable Care Act remains with plenty of questions about what's next being asked by restaurant leaders and employees.

Reader Poll: Restaurant confrontations - are they happening more often?

The news is filled with a constant flow of incidents demonstrating the worst in human behavior often happening at the chains this website's readers oversee. It appears to be increasing, but is that the case and if so, why?

The peanut butter (allergy) crunch heard ‘round the country

In what should serve as a cautionary tale for the entire foodservice industry, Panera Bread faces a $500,000 lawsuit over a grilled cheese sandwich contaminated with peanut butter.

Site selection secrets for restaurant tenants

The commercial space chosen by a restaurant tenant can be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the business.

Negotiating the operating costs as rent for restaurant tenants

There are aspects of the operating costs that can be changed to the tenant's favor, although most commercial real estate professionals may explain that operating costs are not negotiable.

5 ways a QSR can save money without spending a dime

Being in the restaurant business is one tough and often expensive enterprise. Making the most of what you have can make a big difference in how much money you can make.

Construction costs on the rise: How to mitigate the risk

The current construction climate, especially in the limited service restaurant world, is very different than even in the pre-recession boom.

How managing expectations leads to better return-to-work outcomes

Healthy employees are good for business, but the path from injury to resuming work duties is not always as smooth or efficient as your ordering process. Managing expectations can be instrumental in helping you and your injured workers avoid bumps, twists, and turns hindering recovery and return to work.

Can your restaurant bounce back from a crisis?

Running a restaurant can be a great source of enjoyment. It can also be a risky endeavor. What can you do when your restaurant faces a PR crisis?

How managing expectations leads to better return-to-work outcomes

Healthy employees are good for business, however, the path from injury to resuming work duties is not always as smooth or efficient as your ordering process. Managing expectations can be instrumental in helping you and your injured workers avoid bumps, twists, and turns hindering recovery and return to work.

Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

'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.

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Protecting your business and employees from crime, accidents, natural disasters and other dangers is an important consideration for every restaurant operator. Here you'll learn best practices for effective risk management and restaurant insurance.

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