Millennials blazing trends trail as franchisees

Millennials are crazy about fast casuals, healthy menu options and the independence restaurant technology affords, but are they a generation likely to be interested in owning a restaurant?

The un-red meat: Restaurants embracing new proteins

Restaurants are trying to meet Americans' desires to eat healthier by giving them a variety of protein options.

Baltimore restaurants calling for peace

As clean-up efforts continue after the riots in Baltimore, several area restaurants are providing free food and coffee for firefighters, police, the Maryland National Guard, paramedics and EMTs. They are also urging the city’s residents to support solidarity and peace through using the social media hashtags, #peace, #solidarity and #support.

Why Jersey Mike's added ordering and payments to their mobile app

Rich Hope, CMO of Jersey Mike's Subs, talks about the restaurant chain's mobile app.

3 lessons restaurants can learn from ad agencies

Retailers, marketers and business owners can learn a lot from ad agencies.

Lock it up: 5 ways to protect customers using mobile payments

There are plenty of cost-efficient mobile payment processors designed to fit the budget needs of small businesses, but ensuring sensitive data customers that your business is secure is just as important as the convenience factor mobile payments offer.

5 eco-friendly trends radically transforming foodservice

Restaurants are going green and implementing sustainable practices to conserve energy and provide healthier offerings. As restaurants race toward trends the millennial generation embraces, environment- and animal-friendly initiatives are picking up speed.

Can digital ordering bridge gap between fast casuals, QSRs?

Digital touch points can offer competitive data as well as personalize a customer's order. It's a race to the top for both fast casuals and QSRs latching on to the potential digital ordering can offer

Catering to success with menu labeling

Menu labeling goes beyond in-store menu boards to include catering programs as well as banquet dishes.

How the Firehouse Subs mobile app meets consumer needs

Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs, talks about the two key ways his brand's mobile app meets customer needs.

6 tips to reduce costs and build a healthy savings for your restaurant

Making six easy changes to existing restaurant business practices could save thousands of dollars per year.

The 'Fight for 15': Workers and restaurants battle for minimum wage

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.

Leading from the front lines: If you show the path to success, others will follow

At the end of the day, true leaders know how to inspire their teams to reach for something bigger.

BJ's Restaurants exec discusses benefits of chain's mobile app

Tim Hackbardt, VP of Marketing for BJ's Restaurants, talks about the many ways the chain's mobile app improves the customer experience.

Back to the future: 6 innovative technologies saving restaurants money and changing the industry

The restaurant of the future is here, with technological innovations that enable faster, more efficient and more profitable operations than ever.

Social media is a must, but not enough: tips for getting creative

Owners need to look outside the box and develop strategies that seamlessly integrate with customers’ always-on and always-connected world.

Why digital ordering is a 'must have' for your restaurant

It's a race to the top for both fast casuals and QSRs latching on to the potential digital ordering can offer.

This gay-marriage thing isn't going away: what your restaurant needs to consider when taking a stance

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.

Pizza Hut executive discusses importance of mobile customer engagement

Baron Concors, Chief Digital Officer at Pizza Hut, discusses why it's important to think mobile first.

Where’s the beef: Restaurants experimenting with lean proteins

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.

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