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Video: Former NFL star shares how football experience shapes his restaurant business

John Offerdahl, former Miami Dolphins linebacker and owner of Offerdahl’s Café Grill, discusses how the lessons he learned from playing in the NFL helps him run his business.

How to deal with renovations, construction

Before completing any renovations or repairs to the property yourself, it’s vital for restaurateurs to understand that landlords often reserve the right to pre-approve all design and construction to be done by the tenant.

Why you should never listen to your customers

"Sometimes I think the perfect restaurant would say “Mother Nature's Health Food” in big letters on the outside, but inside only serve burgers, cokes and fries."

Video: Smashburger founder discusses why old brands are struggling

Fast casual is pervasive, persistent and is starting to cover all categories, said Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan.

Construction costs on the rise: How to mitigate the risk

The current construction climate, especially in the fast casual restaurant world, is very different than even in the pre-recession boom.

Researcher: Loyalty platforms a must for millennials

Though monetary value is crucial, millennials can incentivized to maintain loyalty participation through other means.

Lobster clawing its way onto fast casual menus

Lobster is quickly clawing its way onto limited-service menus as its appearance has doubled over the past 12 months.

Franchising focus: Zoup! CEO talks sales-surge strategy

Zoup! CEO Eric Ersher gives an inside look at what it takes to run a successful fast casual franchise.

Video: Why fast casual continues to steal casual-dining customers

The fast casual industry has grown by 600 percent over the past 15 years, and that’s because it knows the secret to attracting and keeping customers.

Will restaurants work to meet new dietary guidelines?

There's a new food sheriff in town in the form of the federal government's new dietary guidelines, but many restaurants aren't going to find it difficult to offer menu items that meet those guidelines.

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FoodLogiQ Connect

FoodLogiQ Connect is a cloud-based solution that builds stronger relationships, gets better intelligence and helps you make more confident decisions.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: FoodLogiQ


The Digital Signage Pot of Gold for Commercial Integrators

Digital signage has found its place in providing business value. The digitization of the marketplace is pushing enduser enterprises to invest in the technology. Consumers expect dynamic yet personalized information delivery, prompting business to reexamine how they’re communicating with and marketing to their audience.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mvix


Restaurant Background Music for Every Mood

The perfect background music can help you set the stage for the ideal customer experience, which is why successful food establishments put so much time and effort into playlist selection. In this white paper you will find, essential elements to consider when making decisions about your restaurant background music.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mood Media


Adding Value to Your Business with Digital Signage

Today’s restaurant signage solutions offer a sophisticated bridge of communication between your business and your customers. Offering the increased ROI that accompanies up-sell opportunities, reduced materials costs and many other benefits, digital restaurant signage is quickly becoming a standard fixture in the dining environment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mood Media


eBook: The Ultimate Guide to the FDA Caloric Count Menu Labeling Requirement

This ultimate guide contains everything you need to know about the labeling requirements and what you need to do about them in your restaurants.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


6 Things Every QSR Restaurant’s Interior Design Should Include

QSR restaurant design is like none other in the restaurant industry. Locations must be built for speed, big crowds and rapidly produced menu items. It can be quite the challenge.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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