Restaurant Opening Master Checklist

While opening a new restaurant is exciting it can also be very stressful. Making sure that you have all your 'i's dotted and your 't's crossed before the big day can feel overwhelming.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: TouchBistro




5 Best Practices for Turning Your Website into a Content Marketing Machine

Does your website leverage the best in content marketing practices to ensure potential clients look to you for solutions? 51 percent of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Networld Press




Delivering an End-to-End Customer Experience

Acrelec America addresses the customer journey from start to finish.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Acrelec - formerly Hyperactive Technologies


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World's oldest QSR rebrands, expands in US

The time may never be more ripe for 118-year-old Yoshinoya to hit a growth spurt in the U.S. The brand's U.S. CEO offers insight into what's coming as the Japanese-based beef bowl chain begins rebranding on American soil.

Freshii's devilish promo rewards customers for ditching QSR gift cards

The latest promotion from Freshii — which officially classifies itself as a "health casual" brand — is taking direct aim at its fast food competitors by allowing customers to exchange all their fast food gift cards for a free chef-designed...

'If in doubt, leave it out': The lessons in Cinnabon's Carrie Fisher tweet

Cinnabon's poorly received social media post about Carrie Fisher, upon her death this week, has restaurant leaders talking about how best to prevent such well-intended but still brand-burning missteps online.

Are you accounting for those holiday gift cards correctly?

For many restaurants, the holiday season bustles with promotions, parties and gift card sales. But amid the season's cheer, restaurants must account for these gift cards properly.

5 ways to attract the under-tapped teen consumer

As the restaurant industry faces among the lowest annual revenues since 2008, the teen market represents a bright spot in future spending. For the restaurant that does it right, there's a goldmine waiting to be discovered.

What to learn from DC pizza brand's fake news nightmare

The potentially brand-ending effects of rumor in the Internet age became painfully evident Sunday when a fake news report connected to Washington D.C's pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong, led to a gunman opening fire. The incident should serve as a lesson as to how and why brands need response plans in place.

3 steps to choose the right technology

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.

Did they just say that? World watches while McDonald's promises to 'make ordering fun'

McDonald's took one giant leap into its digital future this week, saying it's switching to self-serve order stations and table delivery for all U.S. in-restaurant dining, and will soon roll out a new mobile order and pay system for the drive-thru.

Chick-fil-A stakes its web presence on glories of brand journalism

Chick-fil-A this week launched a new website that stakes the chain's all-important online future on the potential promotional benefits of content marketing, or what is sometimes referred to as brand journalism.

Welcome to Taco Bell, here's your whiskey freeze

Taco Bell opens its first flagship location today on the Vegas strip with lots of new accoutrements.

Series part II: 5 key questions to ask about digital signage software

By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President When it comes to selecting a digital signage system and software for your food service operation, some features really should not be compromised. The fact is that every restaurant is different and has some...

A load of tasty restaurant LTOs tell veterans 'Thanks'

It's quite a week to be an American with tomorrow's presidential election and Friday's celebration of Veterans Day. Many restaurant brands are playing up this patriotic time with special promotions to honor both days.

Series Part I: 7 signage software essentials you must know before you go digital

By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Menu Labeling Requirement Act goes into effect May 5, promising to put huge pressures on restaurants with 20 or more locations, who must comply with federal rules to feature both calorie counts and other nutritional information on their menus.

Fast Casual Summit: 10 moves to maximize your manpower

A one-hour session on optimizing restaurant labor yielded many more hours worth of proven strategies to maximize the efforts of your workforce. This article focuses on the 10 ideas put forth in the session last month at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Laguna Beach, California.

Restaurants offer not-so-spooky Halloween specials

Restaurants of all kinds are offering Halloween specials for young guests.

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