NRA 2016: 5 tips for retaining employees of all ages

Employers who successfully retain employees are careful to address generational differences among the varied ages of workers they employ. A panel of experts at the NRA provides five tips related to this topic.

Why restaurant ordering kiosks won't replace employees

As QSR giants begin to deploy order-taking kiosks, some people are asking whether the devices will replace employees. With questions like this, it's important to keep the role of the restaurant kiosk in mind.

NRA2016: What you need to know about emerging global markets (Part 2)

In part two of this series on global markets for restaurateurs, Euromonitor International shares discussed what global restaurateurs must keep in mind when designing their outlets overseas.

NRA 2016 focuses on sustainability, technology

Sustainability and technology were two hot topics this year as a variety of sessions discussed both topics, and a multitude of vendors presented products to help restauranteurs tackle sustainability or to use technology to enhance their customer experiences.

Domino's wage theft suit could have big implications for chains

The suit claims that because of the under-calculated hours, employees at the franchises named were not compensated for more than $500,000.

Video: Dickey's CEO honored to win Fast Casual Top 100

Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Pits, which topped this year's list of the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, gives an acceptance speech at Sunday's gala in Chicago.

Big data: Can it help you build a better restaurant?

Big data can be a game-changer for restaurateurs, helping them understand the unseen drivers behind sales.

Photo gallery: 2016 FastCasual Top 100 winners honored at gala

C-level execs gathered Sunday at the Sofitel in Chicago to receive their FastCasual Top 100 awards.

Breakfast or a snack? Study says consumers see both the same way

America is fast becoming a nation of snackers and a new study indicates that the trend starts with breakfast.

NRA2016: 5 hot spots for global growth (Part 1)

Global growth potential is off the charts for food service, especially for concepts that revolve around limited service. These five areas show the greatest potential, according to research by Euromonitor International.

Dickey's named Fast Casual's No. 1 brand

FastCasual.com has released its annual Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers report for 2016. The free report, sponsored by Taylor, is now available for download.

Why 'locally sourced,' 'organic' aren't just buzzwords

QSRs need to pay heed to the increasing movement of consumers toward all things healthy and natural, and they need to be authentic about it.

Industry leaders weigh in on labor regulations

FastCasual interviewed a variety of industry leaders hoping to find a consensus regarding the labor ruling. Instead, we learned that the issues sparked a variety of passionate opinions.

Ohio ice cream shop launching pad for new overtime regulations

VP Joe Biden said the ruling, which extends overtime protections to 4.2 million more Americans, who are not currently eligible under federal law, will help to strengthen and expand the middle class.

Can Pei Wei get on a roll with sushi?

Pei Wei is rolling out new sushi rolls next week in San Antonio and will test how well they do with consumers for six weeks.

How to hire top-notch summer employees

Two experts weigh in on how to hire the best summer employees.

Why restaurants are singing 'Ode to the Hamburger'

All around the country, restaurants are paying tribute to that all-American mainstay — the hamburger.

Uncovering 4 secret ingredients of 'the modern brand'

Modern brands, including Panera, Starbucks, Shake Shack, are more than restaurants or food products. They represent the lifestyle of modern consumers today.

Freshii CEO: 'Cupcakes are dead. Froyo is finished. Juice is next.'

Freshii CEO Matt Corrin sends an open letter to juice franchises offering them a chance to become Freshii franchisees.

The pre-shift meal: Sometimes simple is best for team building

One of the easiest and most effective options for "team building" is the pre-shift meal.

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