Infographic: The Future of Tipping

Tipping continues to be an aspect of the restaurant industry worth around $40 billion a year**. However, in the last few years, there have been surprising changes in tipping trends in fast casual dining and casual dining restaurants. We surveyed workers to get their opinions on the future of tipping.


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

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

​Why manufacturers offer rebates and not net pricing

In a corporate situation, there are pros and cons for both the buyer and the manufacturer to use the rebate system.

Stutz ready to gear up growth for McAlister's

McAlister's Deli plans to add 30 new locations in 2015, and Carin Stutz, its new president, would like to step up the pace even more.

The importance of educating your team about catering

Only through a commitment to education will we have the ability to help others meet a proper standard that can help catering and restaurant leaders adapt to the market changes.

Is Panera 2.0 starting to pay off?

Panera will report on its Q4 and FY 2014 earnings on Feb. 12, and the question on everyone's mind is, "How's that 2.0 thing going?" We sat down with Panera's Blaine Hurst for some background and an update.

Will Chipotle raise prices again in 2015?

Another price increase may be on the horizon as Chipotle navigates high beef costs, and the pork supply issue could take a $2 million chunk out of the bottom line in Q1 2015.

Bigger isn't always better: the case for limited menus

Limited menus for QSRs and fast casual restaurants have financial and operational benefits.

Three takeaways from Starbucks' Q1 2015 report

Starbucks' consistent success comes down to three things: a strong loyalty program, excellent operational execution and product innovation.

Juice It Up! gears up for aggressive expansion under new VP

The California-based juice bar and smoothie concept hired its first-ever VP of Business Development in November, and Laina Sullivan is ready to take it nationwide.

New Year's resolution: Start the year with a great plan for your business

If you’re one of those people who have great intentions but lack follow through, writing a good business plan is the first major test of your commitment.

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Granbury releases new online ordering system at Las Vegas Pizza Expo

Granbury Solutions announced the unveiling of a new online ordering system, Thr!ve Online at the 2015 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.

American Express intros Small Merchant EMV Assistance Program

The nationwide campaign is intended to help U.S. small merchants fight fraud through a $10 million reimbursement program designed to accelerate adoption of EMV payment terminals.

Potbelly CFO resigns to take another position

Potbelly Corporation has announced that Chief Financial Officer Charles Talbot will be leaving Potbelly to accept a senior leadership position with another company outside of the restaurant industry.

Great Wraps promotes four

Great Wraps grill has promoted four in its corporate offices.

Fiesta Restaurant Group posts positive Q4 and FY 2014 results

Pollo Tropical's comps rose 6.6 percent in 2014, while Taco Cabana posted a 3.3 percent increase.

Oracle launches hospitality business unit

The addition of the unit builds on Oracle's MICROS business, which it acquired in 2014.

Qdoba same-store sales increase 14 percent in Q1

Qdoba Mexican Grill reported a 14 percent same –store sales increase system-wide in Q1 2015, with a 12.9 percent increase for company-owned stores and a 15.1 percent increase for franchise stores, according to a release.

Saladworks files for Chapter 11

Pennsylvania-based Saladworks LLC announced it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Native Foods Cafe appoints new CEO

Craig Grimes, who has served on the company's board of directors since April 2012, will succeed Daniel Dolan and assume responsibilities effective immediately. Dolan will remain chairman and a member of the board of directors.

Rave Restaurant Group release Q2 financial results

Rave Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza, reported financial results for Q2 2015 ended Dec. 28.

NRA renews CEO's contract

The National Restaurant Association has issued a statement on its decision to renew the contract for Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney.

Juice It Up! posts 16% sales increase for 2014

California-based Juice It Up! reported a same-store sales increase of 16 percent in Q4, and annual sales and annual unit volume have increased by 16 and 17 percent, respectively.

Summit will focus on real estate issues for restaurants

The invitation-only event will include examination of real estate philosophies, effective development and site selection and tips for dealing with "problem-child" sites.

Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association's president resigns

President Vince Vittatoe, Bob Evans Farms Inc., resigned to take a position outside the restaurant industry.

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Tyson among new members on International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Board of Directors

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, a trade association established in 1952 comprising organizations that support the foodservice industry, announced six officers and six new directors have been elected to the 2015 Board of Directors.

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