Success is much simpler than we make it out to be, says bestselling author Larry Winget. Success boils down to hard work and excellence.
The 2014 Fast Casual Executive Summit brought together more than 300 industry leaders representing 121 different restaurant concepts from eight different countries.
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Since 2004, Oklahoma-based chain Billy Sims Barbecue has grown to 40 locations in five states.
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It's no surprise that Chipotle grabs the lions' share of social media attention among top fast casual brands, but smaller, regional eateries inspire the most passion among fans.
People, products, markets, customers and processes are dynamic and must change in order to adapt and grow.
Millennials expect your website to have more than just your location, hours of operation and phone number; they want to see your menu, reviews, promotions and photos.
The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.
The food tour was part of the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.
Watch for menu trends at airport bars and lounges, Hollywood and convenience stores.
Restaurant operators are paying their employees more now than they were last year.
Sixty-one percent of mobile users will simply leave a website that is not optimized for viewing on their device and will move on to competition.
Union activism, food costs, data breaches and minimum wage debates are just part of the 'external factors' facing restaurant operators.
Produce is hard to benchmark what you should be paying on a regular basis because there is no regularity to the product category.
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HMSHost has appointed Stephanie Havard as EVP of Restaurant Development, overseeing strategic investment, concept development and design and construction; and Derryl Benton has been named as EVP of Business Development, overseeing and extending industry contracts. Both roles will report to...
Scott DeFife, EVP of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, has once again been named a 2014 top lobbyist by "The Hill" newspaper. This is the sixth time DeFife has been selected by the publication for inclusion...
Creamistry offers customized ice cream created using liquid nitrogen.
Korilla BBQ, which got its start as a food truck, also plans to launch three additional stores in the Upper East Side, Financial District, and Brooklyn.
Wade Winters is joining Consolidated Concepts as vice president of Supply Chain, and Joni Miller is joining as director of Supply Chain.
International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced that it will soon be coming to Florida with plans to open eight locations in the state by the end of 2015. The concept is scheduled to open its first Florida location in Ft. Lauderdale's Uptown...
Erik's DeliCafé is now featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com.
The new location at 2049 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Lafayette is two miles away from the previous location.
Gourmet Gulf will open a second branch at The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence later this year, according to the report.
Director of Human Resources David Peasall at FrankCrum, a professional employer organization, spoke out about why companies should prepare for the possibility of discrimination suits
The campaign, which involves corporate and restaurant-level changes, supports Garden Fresh's commitment to farm-fresh food and made-from-scratch menu items.
The game will be called the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl, and the sponsorship will be for four years through the 2017 bowl game, with an option to extend for a longer period.
Tropical Smoothie Café is adding six new holiday-themed options to its menu nationwide through late December.
Slapfish is introducing a "Little Sharks Menu" for kids under 12 at its Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach locations in Southern California.
Costa Vida will break into the Seattle metropolitan market when it opens a new restaurant at 1900 S. Commons, Suite A in Federal Way on Nov. 17.
MX Restaurants and Bakeries Inc. has secured a $5.6 million loan from GE Capital's Franchise Finance to pay off short-term debt related to a recent acquisition and to develop four additional Corner Bakery Cafe units.
Franchiserankings.com announced rankings for Best Overall Franchises and Best Food Franchises for October 2014..
Bruegger's Bagels has selected the original artwork of Taia Morley of Stillwater, Minnesota, as the winner of its $10,000 Artist Challenge.
Jamba Juice will be hosting a Jamba Hiring Day in the Chicago area on Oct. 24 to identify and recruit candidates for Jamba team member or store personnel positions.
Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite plan to open dozens of locations together in Southern California.
Newk's Eatery and participants in the Newk's Cares OCRF Ready. Set. Ride! Ovarian Cycle fundraiser generated more than $117,500 for the inaugural year of the campaign.
Buffalo Wild Wing and Florida Citrus Sports announced the restaurant chain will sponsor the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on New Year's Day.
Togo's Eateries will open two new units in Los Banos and Brawley before the end of October.
Juice It Up! has recorded two years of net sales growth, with a 50-percent increase over the past 25 months.
Culinary Software Services recently released ChefTec xt4, featuring simplified entry of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points information, a new EDI interface with FreshPoint and improved interfaces.
Burger 21 hopes to expand its footprint in Maryland, Virginia and Downtown Washington, DC.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian is expanding its footprint in California by adding new franchise units to its current count of 55.
AboutLocal lets small retailers listen to and engage with their customers in real time across hundreds of disparate online channels.
Top Round, which opened in L.A. in June 2013, is looking to grow in that market, New York, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Commerce platform provider Lightspeed has announced its entry into the hospitality industry with the launch of Lightspeed Restaurant. According to a news release, Lightspeed now serves 21,000 businesses processing over $8.2B in sales annually. The company also announced that it...
Groupon has launched more than 7 million new listings for merchants called Pages, a platform that includes ratings, tips, money-saving opportunities and other information about merchants throughout the US. For the first time, Groupon is using a platform to publish...
The restaurant is owned and operated by Ben Eramya of Feast Northwest LLC, which plans to open another cafe in Boise near the Boise Towne Square Mall early next year.
Zomato plans to expand across Australia, Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East and the Americas in the coming months.
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit announced the openings of six new locations in Texas, New Mexico, California and Maryland.