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Restaurants are opting for fully integrated digital menus, which speed up service, educate customers easily and tap into inventory and POS systems.
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I can't tell you how many photos from friends I receive of restaurant bar menus that feature gluten-free beer. The photos are sent out of enthusiasm for the gluten-free movement making its way to the beer menus across the country...
The FDA's 395-page document includes menu labeling by the slice, not the whole pizza, a ruling applauded by the restaurant industry.
Shawn Eby, Vice President for Operations at Taco John’s®, discusses the process he and his team embarked upon to identify the needs they faced in cultivating a “guest-centric” culture. He also shares the steps Taco John’s used to determine which technologies and partnerships they sought to grow for the future.
Smashburger grew by about 20 percent this year, and it's likely it will continue that pace next year, according to newly-appointed CMO Josh Kern.
Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.
An eight-hour social media campaign yielded a 389-percent increase in mentions of the brand on Twitter and a 24-percent increase in followers.
It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.
Many restaurant operators believe a minimum wage increase is inevitable, and they are responding in a variety of ways.
There are differences between stealth health and promotional health, according to Erica Bohm, VP and director of Strategic Partnerships at Healthy Dining.
Membership in loyalty programs is growing at a rate of 26.7 percent and loyalty programs can increase a brand’s market share by 20 percent.
Lucas Clarke, director of marketing for the Colorado-based salad concept, shares some insights into MAD Greens' integration of digital signage and social media.
The FDA established Standards of Identity for many products so that consumers were protected from mislabeled food product. But consumers today are more educated about ingredients.
OtherShip Foods offers 10- and 20-foot containers that use hydroponics technology to grow produce on site.
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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.
Since it's launch 10 years ago, the chain has served up more than 200 tons of spring mix, 1.9 million heads of romaine lettuce and 60 tons of spinach, most of it locally sourced.
Buffalo's Express brings chicken wings with 13 different sauces to the combined location's better burger-based menu.
Sloan's Ice Cream will open the doors to its first Southern California franchise location in the San Diego's Westfield UTC Shopping Centre on Black Friday, Nov. 28.
Franchiserankings.com, a provider of reviews and ratings on franchises, has released its top 10 best food franchises for the month of November. According to a news release, each month thousands of franchisees around the world are asked to provide feedback...
New research from Packaged Facts finds that sustainability initiatives are increasingly important to restaurant consumers. According to the Future of Foodservice: Food and Beverage Menu Trends & Opportunities report, women and higher-income consumers are especially receptive to menu claims that promote sustainability.
Menchie's at the SAGA Shopping Center in Xi'an will be China's second location in the country, with the first located in Louyang City.
Togo's first Colorado unit opened at 27 South Tejon St. #110 in Colorado Springs.
Camille's adds a healthy take on the traditional Italian dish.
The FDA will consider details throughout the next year, and will continue to solicit input on how to properly monitor these regulations.
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Currently, cooks and foodservice managers are capped in the Canadian Federal Trades stream. Caps will be removed from all streams with Express Entry, which launches Jan. 1.
Customers can customize a digital design, personalize a message and digital share a Jamba eGifting electronic gift card.
Starbucks will make a 10-cent donation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS for beverages sold in participating US and Canada stores on Dec. 1.
BURGERFI will match in-store gift card purchases, committing to a minimum donation of $10,000 to the American Red Cross.
The three new restaurants, operated by airport concessionaire Mission Yogurt, will operate in Terminal A.
Jodi L. Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Family Business Award winner. According to a news release, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes industry leaders who "demonstrate...
The International Franchise Association has added two government relations and public policy professionals to its team. They include:
Elizabeth Hays Taylor, most recently chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, will join IFA Dec.
Despite increased consumer confidence, increased costs -- beef is up 39 percent -- are making it tough for restaurants to earn a profit.
Concur, a provider of spend management solutions, has released an analysis showing the habits of business diners and their benefits to restaurant revenue. Supported by insights from Table8, the analysis also sheds light on business dining trends in the US...
Syrus Restaurant Information Services has added an Android app to its restaurant management solutions portfolio to complement its already existing iOS app. According to a news release, the app offers restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance...
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will delay the 2014 ethanol volume mandate, a move that will continue to affect commodities costs. The announcement was greeted with strong opposition from restaurant industry organizations. "We are disappointed that the...
Firebirds' new site includes streamlined reservations, click-to-call capabilities, directions, simplified gift card ordering and location-specific content.
Buy a pass and you can eat your choice of three tacos, chips and salsa every day from Dec. 5 through March 5.
Dave O'Connor will focus on marketing the Asian concept nationally and supporting franchisees.
Customers who order online using the promo code "CYBER" will get nearly half off.
According to new research from the American Botanical Council, sales of loose, bagged, concentrated and herbal tea in the US increased by 5.9 percent in 2013, totally $1.7B. Ready-to-drink tea sales in the US remained relatively flat at $2.3B. According...
Jack in the Box, parent company of Jack in the Box and Qdoba restaurant brands, announced its Q4 and FY results this week.
Jack in the Box's Q4 same-store sales were up 3.1 percent at both company and franchised locations. This is compared to a decrease of 0.2 percent during the same period last year.
For the fiscal year, ended Sept.
Heat & Serve options have surged 20 percent over last year, and catering is up 18 percent.
The cloud-based point-of-sale solution tracks sales and manages items and inventory.
The new offering automatically syncs sales, payments, inventory, CRM and payroll data to QuickBooks.
Zoe's attributes the comp increase to an increase in transactions and product mix, combined with a 1.3-percent increase in price.
Business insights provider Swipely is managing over $4 billion in annual sales on its cloud-based platform for restaurant, hospitality and retail brands. In the last six months, Swipely said it has doubled sales under management and provides insights on more...
The partnership will encourage shoppers to patronize local restaurants while shopping on Small Business Saturday.
Quinoa, falafel and tofu are available for an additional $2 in a wrap or small salad and $3 in the regular salad.
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Throughout the month of September, Chronic Tacos continued to raise funds for No Kid Hungry through donations and fundraising events, including its Sept. 22 promotion donating 15 percent of all sales made during the day.