Driving Performance with Real-time Business Analytics

Has the combination of record high 2008 commodity prices and the continuing 2009 recession forced your company, like many other restaurant chains, to squeeze any visible food and labor costs out of your enterprise? If your business is like most,...

Type: White Paper

Five Best Practices for Implementing a Successful Food Truck Small Business

Most people still refer to food trucks as ‘Chow Wagons’ or ‘Roach Coaches’, but that image is disappearing fast. Major business magazines like Bloomberg and Inc. are featuring the business of food trucks, and offering advice on starting a profitable food truck business. But its more than just food trucks, its mobile food marketing.

Type: White Paper

QSR Cost Reduction Methodology

COST REDUCTION PROJECTS continue to represent the major project initiatives within large and small restaurant chains during 2011 - 2012. And Food Technical Consulting (FTC) continues to be the leading consulting company helping restaurant chains drive out costs from their...

Type: White Paper

2013 Food Innovation Workshop List

The 2013 Food Innovation Workshop will concentrate upon innovation as it relates to menu offerings. Some topics that will be covered include: the business process of food innovation, how to commercialize your product ideas, food packaging, organic food innovation and hispanic food innovation.

Type: White Paper

Electronic Product Tracking & Traceability Within the Food & Beverage Industry

The threat of bioterrorism, increasingly frequent USDA and FDA recall action resulting from public pressure, and plant processing errors have caught many food and beverage companies unprepared for “Real-Time Product Recalls”. Unfortunately, most North American food processors still collect data...

Type: White Paper

Be Different: How Custom-Designed Feedback Programs Are Driving Sales Growth

Every brand has their own value proposition just like they have their own menu, service standards and branding. Customers react to these unique offerings by visiting more often, buying more per visit and suggesting that others visit. So it only...

Type: White Paper

Shopping for Data, Training to Improve

Mystery shopping is just the starting point for a workforce improvement plan that includes training and incentives.

Type: Special Report

2010 Fast Casual Summit Presentation: Intelligence Brief

Intelligence Brief: How Healthcare Reform will Impact Your Restaurant was presented during the 2010 Fast Casual Executive Summit to answer questions surrounding the new health care reform bill.

Type: Presentation

2010 Fast Casual Summit Presentation: Armed & Dangerous

Armed & Dangerous: Buildinng Brand Leaders of the Future highlights how restaurant operators can use their employees and customers as their biggest brand ambassadors.

Type: Presentation

2010 Fast Casual Summit Presentation: Shaken, Not Stirred

Shaken, Not Stirred: Consumer Trends for Healthy Living, was presented at the 2010 Fast Casual Executive Summit. The report covers menu trends, business strategy and a UFood Grill brand overview.

Type: Presentation

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