Part 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL

Hundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the trends driving more healthful menus, sustainable sourcing and environmentally sound practices.

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Congrats to the restaurant winners in the 2016 'Inc. 5000'

Inc. Magazine has named America's top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses, and the list includes a healthy representation of restaurants.

At Malawi's Pizza, dinner is a world-changing experience

A novel pizza brand that started in Provo, Utah, is making a huge difference for children in one very tiny, very impoverished African nation.

C-Speak: How Fazoli's CEO keeps dishing out growth

Carl Howard discusses how he turned a failing QSR brand into a thriving fast casual franchise and why he believes his work isn't quite yet done.

Sponsor: Fazoli's


Why restaurant manager theft needs to be discussed

Theft or loss in the restaurant industry is everywhere. Lots of small, cash transactions are one factor that sets the stage for loss.

6 reasons your content-marketing efforts are failing

Terri Brown, CEO of MLB Creative, describes six practices to avoid when engaging your customer.

Do fast casual franchisors need to rethink employee training under the NLRB cloud?

Using a networked, digitally driven, consumer model for employee training can turn employees into eager directors of their own professional development without the risk imposed by the NLRB joint-ownership rules.

How to generate enthusiasm for your hiring process

Designing a unique and effective hiring process may seem challenging, but the hard part actually begins after implementation. There are several principles to garner support from managers for your new system, and each one will lead you a step closer to a better reception and usage.

Remember the '70s? Mr. Gatti's does and wants you to, too

There's gold in those olden days for brands such as Mr. Gatti's that are finding nostalgia might be the best path into the future.

Commodities: Cheese prices finally beginning to fall

Cheese prices are finally falling, but the price of wheat is taking up the slack in this week's commodity report of pizza restaurateurs.

Franchise Focus: How Nature's Table franchises healthful eating

What makes your restaurant unique? Restaurateurs must have an answer to this question before, during and after they build their brand from the ground up. For Nature's Table, a 75-unit chain founded in Florida, being a powerhouse of healthful eating separated it from competitors.

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Everything Restaurants Need to Know About Digital Marketing

This free guide is packed with 50+ pages that covers all aspects of digital marketing and is a wealth of knowledge for any restaurant owner or operator.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Turnstyle Solutions




10 Ways to Make People Buy After You've Got Them Inside

While you are dependent in many ways on the activities of corporate marketing, no one knows your restaurants better than you do, so it's important you optimize your in-store signage and promotional areas to your advantage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




Pulses and Their Place in Nutrition

The United Nations has designated 2016 the International Year of Pulses. Recognition of the power of pulses can have a profound impact on the restaurant industry as well as the world as a whole.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Bush Brothers




SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2016: UPPING THE FAN EXPERIENCE WITH INTERACTIVE DIGITAL DISPLAYS & CONTENT

Interactive experiences, as those provided by EMBED DIGITAL at the NBA Samsung Summer League and Adidas Uprising Summer Championship, are transforming fan engagement and experiences by giving onlookers on-demand access to information and creating emotional stimulation throughout the game.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Embed Digital




[LIVE WEBINAR] How to create loyal guest behavior

Date: August 30, 2016 | Time: 2:00 PM EDT | Duration: 60 Minutes | Restaurant chains across the country are continuing to build and execute loyalty programs that provide sustainable results. Imagine if you had the power to create loyal customers who choose you first, visit often, talk about you and spend more. Sign up for this webinar today!

Type: Webinar

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6 Potential Technology Gaps in Your Restaurants

Limited service restaurants are typically ahead of the curve when it comes to technology; early adoption means increased customer experience and improved operational efficiency. But there are some potentially big technology gaps that still exist within restaurants. Download our article to learn six potential gaps in your restaurants.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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