Intelligent Reporting: A Powerful Analytics Tool

This white paper provides a look at the foundation of intelligent reporting, explores best practices and outlines specific industry examples of successful usage.

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Sponsor: Revel Systems


The ROI of Table Tracking Systems

The benefits of table tracking systems may not always be easy to see, but they can provide a significant boost to the bottom line.

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Sponsor: Long Range Systems


The ROI of Paging Systems

Tried-and-true paging technology not only can help improve operations, it can improve the bottom line as well.

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Sponsor: Long Range Systems


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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.

Payment breaches to continue despite US EMV liability shift

With the adoption of EMV technology in full swing, two questions remain top of mind: will the transition to chip and PIN make credit cards and transactions more secure from attacks? What impact will this change have on other payment methods?

Panera CEO: Q1 growth proves digital strategy is working

Sales are up 6.2 percent at Panera Bread's nearly 500 company-owned stores thanks to the rollout of the chain's digital operations, ordering and payment system.

Negotiating the operating costs as rent for restaurant tenants

There are aspects of the operating costs that can be changed to the tenant's favor, although most commercial real estate professionals may explain that operating costs are not negotiable.

Kitchen design and technology: 5 ways to improve foodservice operations

A successful foodservice operation must incorporate three elements: food, people and equipment.

How Smashburger, Billy Sims BBQ, East Coast Wings get franchisees to be social

Marketers have been touting the benefits of digital marketing for years, but motivating franchisees to carve out time to learn the ropes can be difficult.

At the Summit: Are you embracing the Internet of Things in your franchise?

Everyone seems to be talking about the "Internet of Things," or IOT, but what does that have to do with restaurants?

Who's winning the fast casual pizza game?

The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.

At the Summit: How to create a franchise-friendly supply chain

The supply chain is often the thorn in the side of franchisors, especially those that have brands spread nationwide or globally.

Wingstop, Pizza Hut, Cici's Pizza execs debate importance of mobile apps

The customer experience at a restaurant is paramount to a restaurant's success. Mobile apps have become increasingly part of that experience, but how important are they?

4 things you don't know about the ACA (but should)

The employer shared responsibility rules under the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called "pay or play") is just one more area that is moving so fast that many restaurant owners are falling behind without even realizing it.

Photo gallery: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit 2016

More than 140 franchise execs gathered last week in Dallas at the Franchising Restaurant & Innovation Summit.

Trademarking 101: Can Chipotle be the 'Chipotle of the better-burger' segment?

The term "better burger" may prove difficult to trademark, however, as it's been widely used among media and other restaurant operators to describe a variety of fast casual chains that specialize in higher-quality burgers.

Slapfish CEO urges Summit attendees to 'make your most annoying customer your best friend'

Slapfish founder Andrew Gruel responds to approximately 30 online reviews daily about his company — regardless of whether they are positive or negative. He believes that strong social media management can reap tremendous benefits and create a stronger base of customers.

Why investing in 'corporate governance' is key to restaurant survival

This will involve investing in legal counsel to prepare documents governing the relationships between your company's officers, directors, and shareholders; recording your company's business activities and financial transactions; and adhering to statutes that mandate how to appropriately take actions by or on behalf of the company.

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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.

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