Social Media Is Running (Not Ruining) Your Restaurant…Why That’s A Good Thing

Watch the full session video of the opening keynote of the 2016 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit. Speaker: Andrew Gruel, Founder and Head Chef of Slapfish Restaurant Group

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Sponsor: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit


Best practices: Maintaining a cohesive brand across franchises

Brand consistency is the foundation of all franchises. Developing company-wide brand strategies is key to protecting the brand’s image which creates value for consumers and the franchisees.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visualogistix


4 Things All Restaurant Franchise Owners Should be Doing to Stay Competitive

Owning a restaurant franchise is a tough gig, especially in the limited service industry. It’s an incredibly fun and rewarding job, but there is tons of competition, cash-flow is tight and consumer demands are changing.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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Franchising focus: Little Greek Fresh Grill growing as Americans embrace new flavors

The Tampa-based chain is on a mission to make Greek food more accessible.

Video: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit attendees party with a purpose

More than 140 restaurant execs, plus a variety of sponsors, attended the first Franchising Restaurant and Innovation Summit.

Infographic: What to look for in a franchisor

An infographic provides a variety of information to help business owners decide which franchise is best for them.

Restaurant, retail customer experience leaders headline ICX Summit

Gurus from Smashburger, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Detroit Red Wings, Domino's Pizza and Wingstop are among a hefty list of speakers and panelists offering expert insight at the annual event being held June 1 – June 3 in Dallas. Registration is open.

Why millennials make valuable franchise partners

Millennials have ignited rapid change in the industry and view franchising differently than the previous generation of business owners.

Franchising Focus: HuHot is still family owned, growing strong

The business has grown to nearly 60 units partly because every decision is made with the franchisees, said Laura Sporrer, director of franchise development.

Franchising Focus: Why Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli is overhauling brand identity

To reach its growth goal of 100 units by 2020, Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli is embarking on a complete brand overhaul, including a major menu update and a complete restaurant redesign.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal: 13 tips for accelerating franchise growth

Growth doesn't come overnight or by magic; brands must consider a variety of issues in order to find success.

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.

The changing franchise landscape: Why Incorporation matters more than ever

It is more important than ever for franchisees and franchisors to work together and remain a united front. There are many ways to achieve this, of course, but franchisors facilitating compliance education and support programs for their franchisees, to ensure the health and longevity of their businesses, is one very effective way.

Living the brand: How &pizza CEO has inspired customers to wear its logo forever

&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.

5 pros and cons of scaling your restaurant business

Before you sign on the dotted line for a new location, consider these pros and cons of scaling your restaurant business.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

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