Coca-Cola products available at Freebirds

Freebirds World Burrito will now serve Coca-Cola products in all its locations.

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5 ways to future-proof your restaurant via WiFi

Changing market dynamics has fueled fierce competition among QSR, fast casual and casual dining restaurants, but providing guest WiFi represents a strategic opportunity to differentiate the customer experience and drive sales.

How 'informed' employees will make your restaurant more money

Developing a culture of learning is a 365-day commitment that will motivate your staff and have a significant impact on your bottom line if you put in the time and effort.

Blurred lines: Will QSRs take DIY customers from fast casuals?

Fast casuals have been on top when it comes to customizable concepts, but QSRs are embracing the trend as well.

What do the Department of Labor's proposed changes mean for restaurants?

While the U.S. Department of Labor proposed regulations contain a number of significant changes, of most concern to restaurants is the proposal that the minimum salary for an employee to qualify for most overtime exemptions would increase from $455 to $970 per week.

Are you 'CONNECTING' with your customers?

The CONNECT 2015 Mobile Innovation Summit will teach restaurant operators and retailers how to provide customers with mobile connections to help build a loyal fan base.

Receiving 101: Control and Safety

Whoever is in charge of receiving should follow a standard set of rules in order to maintain the safety of food and ensure you protect your bottom line.

5 ways surveillance can improve restaurant ops

The advancements in video surveillance over recent years have made it possible for restaurant managers to document restaurant operations, observe customer traffic, keep a close eye on cash handling, make sure safety protocols are met, track food inventory and monitor employee behavior.

IPO or No? Top considerations for restaurants thinking about going public

Last year saw a marked increase in restaurants exploring going public, with around half a dozen concepts taking the plunge with an IPO. When is it time for a brand to go public?

Creating franchise-friendly supply chains

A well-managed supply chain accomplishes three vital goals that are critical to a franchisee’s operations and bottom line:

Debunking Top 5 restaurant EMV myths

While it’s important to make the transition to EMV to avoid liability and minimize risk, restaurant operators should proceed with careful consideration to avoid falling for third-party scare tactics.

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NEWS


Starbucks CEO: Q3 stands among most successful quarters in company history

Global comparable store sales increased 7 percent, driven by a 4 percent increase in traffic, and year-over-year comparable store customer transactions increased nearly 18 million in the U.S. and over 23 million globally.

Chipotle: Revenue up, food costs down for Q2

Chipotle Mexican Grill reported during its Tuesday’s Q2 earnings call that its revenue increased 14.1 percent to $1.2 billion and that comparable restaurant sales increased 4.3 percent.

Kneaders CFO takes over as president

Kneaders Bakery and Café's CFO is now also the chains' president.

Honey Baked Ham consolidates divisions

The centralization of three Honey Baked Ham regional operating divisions created an opportunity for streamlining company operations, among other improvements.

Moe’s Southwest adds VP of Global Marketing

Moe’s Southwest Grill has named Dominic Losacco as its VP of Global Marketing.

Sales down at Cosi

Cosi reported Thursday that system-wide comparable restaurant sales are down for the second quarter of 2015.

Fazoli's has new investor

Sun Capital Partners has sold its investment in Fazoli’s Group to Sentinel Capital Partners, a Sun Capital affiliate.

Restaurant group wants feds to revamp proposed overtime policy proposal

The proposed new federal overtime rules are not sitting well with the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

NY restaurant owners to governor: Keep NY open for business

More than 100 restaurant owners and operators representing hundreds of restaurants across New York sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo imploring him to keep New York open for business.

Online menu maker upgrades platform

Online menu maker iMenuPro has upgraded its platform to help restaurateurs and small business owners create menus without investing enormous amounts of time and energy.

Togo’s seeking 'fastest sandwich maker'

Togo's Eateries has announced the return of the National Sandwich Making Contest, a competition to find the chain's fastest sandwich maker in the United States.

Noodles & Co names Mark A. Mears as CMO

Noodles & Company has named Mark A. Mears as its EVP and chief marketing officer effective July 20.

Five Guys investors take bite out of Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced today that S&S Group LLC is joining the Uncle Maddio’s team as minority stakeholders in the company and will serve on its board of directors.

Chain restaurants want health care law reform

The National Council of Chain Restaurants supports court's ruling.

Webinar download available: 'Why You Can't Afford to Miss the Fast Casual Pizza Revolution'

A free webinar, "Why You Can't Afford to Miss the Fast Casual Pizza Revolution," is now available for download.

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