Infographic: 12 Benefits of Digital Menu Boards

A survey of quick-service and fast casual restaurant operators revealed the top benefits they get from digital menu board systems.

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Sponsor: NEC Display Solutions


Five FAQs About Music Licensing for Restaurants

Adding tunes has numerous upsides, but if licensed improperly — or not at all, legal danger awaits.

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Three Restaurant Franchising Myths Debunked

Operators may think franchising is too expensive or difficult, but knowing the facts can help a restaurant grow.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: FastCasual.com


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Site selection secrets for restaurant tenants

The commercial space chosen by a restaurant tenant can be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the business.

Fast-food breakfast is 'top food story' of the year

Three of this year's top-10 stories revolved around the fast food industry: Domino's new emoji ordering option ranked as No. 7 and the availability of alcohol at fast food locations, such as some Starbucks and Taco Bell locations, came in at No. 9.

Can your restaurant bounce back from a crisis?

Running a restaurant can be a great source of enjoyment. It can also be a risky endeavor. What can you do when your restaurant faces a PR crisis?

Treatment of service dogs at restaurants and the law

There can be confusion among restaurant operators about how to provide quality and fair service to customers with service dogs.

Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

A winning recipe — 4 tips to reduce liability in restaurants

To reduce the risk of liability lawsuits, restaurants should adhere to four strategies — attention, prevention, cooperation and mitigation.

State of the Union puts minimum wage, 30-hour work week, joint employer issues in the spotlight

It's been a busy week in Washington. From the State of the Union address to the Supreme Court to more on the minimum wage, here's a round-up of hot public policy topics for restaurants.

Why operators need to know about patent trolls

Patent trolls could cost restaurants money and slow innovation. Here's what operators need to know about patent trolls.

Strong growth ahead in 2015, predicts the IFA, but threats are looming

While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.

'Hidden compliance cost:' Restaurants with 50+ full-time employees must start ACA reporting in 2015

Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.

Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability

Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.

5 steps for keeping your restaurant from getting ICE'd

The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.

Health Care Law upheld, restaurant industry responds

The United States Supreme Court upheld a majority of the provisions within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), introduced and signed by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Feds charge a suspected major cyber thief

Everyone in retail can breathe a little easier today knowing that federal authorities have charged David Benjamin Schrooten, or as he is known in cyber space “Foretezza,” with multiple counts of credit card theft.  Allegedly, Schrooten, who is a Dutch national, and his U.S. accomplice, Christopher A.

Start spreading the beverage news

The move by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to impose limitations on the size of sugar –based beverages permitted for sale in New York City (a 16-ounce limit) is outrageous. It is an intrusion into the lives of the people...

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