Making six easy changes to existing restaurant business practices could save thousands of dollars per year.
An already contentious issue, organizations including the International Franchise Association, the Service Employees International Union and others drafted statements explaining how they think the wage campaign will impact the industry.
Retail and restaurant managers will see clear benefits to the simplification of data access.
At the end of the day, true leaders know how to inspire their teams to reach for something bigger.
Tim Hackbardt, VP of Marketing for BJ's Restaurants, talks about the many ways the chain's mobile app improves the customer experience.
The task of marketing your restaurant doesn't stop when you get customers in the door. The next step is to keep them coming back.
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The restaurant of the future is here, with technological innovations that enable faster, more efficient and more profitable operations than ever.
Owners need to look outside the box and develop strategies that seamlessly integrate with customers’ always-on and always-connected world.
It's a race to the top for both fast casuals and QSRs latching on to the potential digital ordering can offer.
With increasing support for and legalization of gay marriage among the majority of Americans, particularly millennials, it's worth considering how engaging in controversial issues like this one will impact your restaurant.
Baron Concors, Chief Digital Officer at Pizza Hut, discusses why it's important to think mobile first.
The trend of consumers embracing lean proteins is one that many restaurants are embracing in an effort to help offset the cost of beef, which increased 25 percent last year.
This comprehensive guide will help you make an educated decision about which vendors to choose for your business.
Eric Buckner, Senior Product Manager - Mobile for Sears Holdings, discusses where to start when considering a mobile loyalty program.
Not sure where to begin? Here are eight things eateries should consider before starting the website building process.
Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.
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Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria has inked a development agreement for three restaurants in the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
Their biggest complaints, according to the research, are that restaurants are too expensive, that it's cheaper to eat at home and that they feel better about cooking at home because it's healthier and tastes better.
Fast casual, according to the research, is the most likely restaurant category to report mobile ordering, at 1 percent of the segment's total traffic.
Currito's presence in Google Wallet comes just one month after Google announced plans to pre-install Google Wallet on all Android phones.
The company's same-store sales growth reached double-digits, leading to plans for nearly 20 stores slated to open in the next two years.
The fast casual sector has grown by more than 550 percent since 1999, and Americans spent more than $21 billion at fast casual stores in 2014.
The app, embedded with MasterPass, enables consumers to pay their bill when they're ready to leave an establishment.
California Pizza Kitchen's CEO talks with Fox News Business news.
KFC expects to offer premium coffee in 2,500 of its 4,500 stores in China by the end of the year.
Panera Bread announced that it is increasing its buyback authorization to $750M and plans to sell and refranchise 73 of its company-owned stores.
Leaders of the International Franchise Association urged lawmakers in California to oppose Assembly Bill 525, which the organization believes would pose "additional and unnecessary regulations on franchise small businesses."
The International Franchise Association is encouraging lawmakers to pursue comprehensive tax reform as a way to support the franchise industry.
Your Pie announced the latest of the brand's seasonal Craft Pie Series, the new Maple Bacon Gelato.
CREAM, a San Francisco-based fast casual dessert franchise specializing in ice cream sandwiches and other confections, has inked a franchise deal for 13 new locations.
The company has opened more than 290 locations in 15 states with only two store closings in 30 years.
The new restaurant marked Pie Five's 41st location.
The release of the report comes a day before the National Restaurant Association's annual lobby day on Capitol Hill.
San Francisco-based The Melt, a chain of 100 percent all-natural, fast casual eateries, announced Whole Kids Foundation is the company's new 'Round-Up' partner.
The agreement states that the company will develop the 37 restaurants from Kern County up to the Oregon border, with the first slated to open in the San Francisco Bay Area in the first half of 2015.
Fazoli's received the COEX Innovation Award for Marketing/Service for its ongoing fundraising efforts and food donations to Feed the Children. Fazoli’s also introduced its next generation products and service style at its 15 Lexington, KY locations.
The new store seats approximately 85 guests inside and 20 outside.
Spring dishes are offered alongside the daily menu of 100 percent plant-based dishes.
The Chicago and Las Vegas restaurants will feature a selection of wine and craft beer.
The partnership between Guidant Financial, BoeFly.com and Russo's is part of Guidant's Funding Assurance program to help franchisors expand their brands.
Dallas, Texas-based TDn2K, provider of workforce, sales and social data for the restaurant industry, reported that Q1 final results for its "Restaurant Industry Snapshot" data for March show same-store sales growth of 2.8 percent, the best for the industry since the recession.
Franchise businesses will create jobs at a faster pace than the overall economy in 2015, as it has in each of the last four years.
Arizona fast casual Fired Pie announced the opening of its tenth location at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Dallas area fast casual MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes announced the opening of its 25th DFW area MOOYAH location and its first Arlington location.
Noodles & Company unveiled its newest menu items for spring: BUFF Bowls.
Richard Pineda is now vice president of supply chain, and Hans Milberger is director of construction.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based technology and data company Engagement Labs released its top 10 quick service restaurants based on social media performance on Facebook and Twitter.
ChowNow updated restaurant clients' ordering apps to include Google Wallet as of today at no additional cost.
IFA stated that franchisors and franchisees should not be considered "affiliated" solely because of contractual rights and obligations.
The Louisville location will seat approximately 100 guests.
The brand's "Tax Day Bites" social media campaign will encourage guests to take a photo inside the restaurant with their free sandwich and upload it to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram, using the hashtag #TaxDayBites.
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In collaboration with the Costa Rican Coffee Institute, the company will release a decade of agronomy research available for commercialization.