JAB Holding Company affiliate to acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group for $374 million

An affiliate of JAB Holding Company will acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group for approximately $374 million.

FEATURES


Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

Experts share insights on millennial dining-out decisions

Shaped by user-centric devices and the Great Recession, value-conscious millennials are looking for great experiences that are friction-free.

New guide caters to restaurateurs, retailers looking to boost income with ATMs

'How to Profit from ATMs: A Guide for Retailers and Restaurateurs' delivers 40 pages packed with essential information about the business of owning, operating and earning revenue from ATMs.

What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.

Boston Market taps employees to focus on guest experience

Boston Market leaders collaborated with managers, employees to develop a new Guest Service Excellence program aimed at lifting AUVs from $1.3 million to $1.5 million by 2016.

Allergen awareness: Why American brands should be watching the EU

The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.

New Wild Wing Cafe CEO has deep roots in fast casual, QSR

Restaurant industry veteran Tom Lewison has been tapped to help Wild Wing Cafe take flight.

More part-time work? Training younger workers to expect less

A majority of younger job seekers say having a flexible work schedule is most attractive characteristic of a company.

Five steps to creating a successful catering platform

Having a plan is crucial to the success of catering within your organization, and it includes timelines, teams, locations, the menu and marketing.

Wait time zero: The need for speed

Restaurant efficiency experts cite the 7-second rule; a 7-second reduction in customer wait times increases a chain’s market share by as much as 1 percent.

See More »

NEWS


Data breach extends beyond Jimmy John's to other restaurants

Data breach extended beyond 216 Jimmy John's restaurants to include 108 other restaurants.

Food truck revenue expected to increase by 76% in next five years

The food truck segment began picking up steam around 2008, with many concepts abandoning more expensive brick-and-mortar bills during the Great Recession. According to the National League of Cities, there are no signs of this marketing slowing down – food...

Smoothie King adopts iPad POS systemwide

With more than 700 restaurants, Revel Systems says Smoothie King's iPad-based POS deployment is the largest to date.

Jimmy John's settles lawsuit over delivery accident

A motorcyclist injured in a crash with a Jimmy John's driver claimed the company's 'freaky fast' delivery policy put drivers under pressure that caused them to disregard safety.

Togo's acquires 13 units from founder

The newly-acquired stores will provide Togo's with a larger platform for testing products and systems, and training new franchisees, management and crew.

Jimmy John's confirms data breach

Intruders gained access to data via stolen POS login credentials.

Togo's acquires 13 units from founder

The newly-acquired stores will provide Togo's with a larger platform for testing products and systems, and training new franchisees, management and crew.

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. names two new senior executives

The senior executive additions are part of Garden Fresh's revitalization strategy for Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes.

HuHot appoints new chief brand officer

Molly O'Shea has served as the chain's director of franchise development since 2005.

Strong same-store sales driving franchising interest, says Fazoli's

Fazoli's has marked its 17th straight month of same-store sales.

Elevation Burger CEO marks 5 months with growth plans, new menu items

The burger chain is adding units, menu items and leaders.

Burger 21 appoints first-ever corporate chef

Mike Remes, the mind behind the Bayou Burger and a soon-to-be-introduced fried green tomato burger, will be responsible for driving food innovation.

NRA's Educational Foundation seeks neighbor, diversity nominations

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced today it has begun accepting nominations for its 2015 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American Dream awards. Applications and nomination forms are available online at NRAEF.org/Awards until Nov.

Former CEO sues Smashburger over severance payout

David Prokupek alleges Smashburger fudged on performance so it could lower its severance obligation.

Jimmy John's settles lawsuit over left out sprouts

Customers slighted by sprout omission offered voucher.

See More »

You can't escape the daily operational challenges that come with managing a restaurant. Whether your biggest challenges come from the front-of-house or back-of-house, you'll find resources here to help you manage them.