The Business Case for Electronic Payroll Distribution

A benefit offering savings for both the employer and employee is rare. Electronic payroll distribution is one of those benefits.

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The most important issue facing restaurant owners today: tip reporting

I’ve worked many years for tips. I began my restaurant career when I was 14 (don’t tell the Labor department).

NRA 2012: Cintas

Cintas launched its new floor care program at the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago. The company's floor-care solutions were created around three central themes: protect, maintain and deep clean.

Gloves! The Controversy Continues - Part 3

If glove use is going to be effective, several factors should be considered when designing a disposable glove program. Size is vitally important to ensure the safety of the employee, as well as the safety of the food.

Commodity pressure mixed in early 2012

As restaurant operators head into 2012, industry forecasters are calling for an increase in food costs, but not every analyst is predicting a commodities pricing surge.

Getting an ROI out of true sustainability

Truitt Brothers Inc. examines how operators can fulfill consumer demand for sustainability while focusing on the bottom line.

Pizza Executive Summit: Growing your business with the 'Power of One'

Restaurants hoping to succeed in today's economic times must know who they are, what they are and where they are going, according to Kathleen Wood, a consultant who presented her "Power of One" strategy this week at the Pizza Executive...

Menu labeling launches into the twittersphere

Menu Labeling went viral this past weekend. On Jan.

Menu labeling is HOT for 2011!

As the New Year began, California decided to stand firm and strong on a very interesting topic for anyone that is in the food service business: menu labeling. That small set of numbers that is popping up on menu boards...

To buy or to build: A very good question

If you're planning to open a restaurant, the option of buying or building each have their own set of pros and cons. Here's what you should consider.

Preparing gluten free dishes

Catering to the needs of customers who require gluten free dishes is a necessity for any busy restaurant. While it may seem daunting at first, by being informed and outlining kitchen rules for preparation of gluten free dishes in your...

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NEWS


US Foods acquisition expands specialty product offerings

US Foods, one of the country’s leading foodservice distributors, has announced the purchase of Sparta Imports Inc., of Columbia, S.C. “US Foods is pleased to welcome Sparta Imports, which is recognized throughout the region as one of the leading sources...

Pinkberry to hold 'Design-Over' sweepstakes

Pinkberry is giving its customers a unique way to experience its iconic and inspired design aesthetic in their own homes. Now through Jan.

Phil Friedman joins Brandstand Group as vice chair

Former McAlister’s Deli president and CEO Philip Friedman has been named vice chairman of the Board of Directors at Brandstand Group, a restaurant brand marketing and communications firm. In his new role, Friedman will bring to the table 30 years...

NAFEM Show highlights energy savings

Exhibitors on day two of the North American Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers Show expressed optimism about the number of attendees at this year’s event, held at the Orlando, Fla., convention center Feb. 10-12. “So far we’ve surpassed the sales leads Thursday that we did for the entire 2009 NAFEM Show,” said Henny Penny’s Jason Moles.

NRA offering POS informational kit

In an effort to help its members, and others in the foodservice industry, better understand the complex elements of implementing a point-of-sale system, the National Restaurant Association has released the "8 Essential Elements of POS System Ownership" tool kit. The...

Dallas-area Genghis Grills play Santa

Last week, the 18 Dallas-Fort Worth Genghis Grill units banded together to deliver some extra Christmas spirit to area children. The restaurants raised more than 750 toys for its annual Toys for Tots Drive, which is the biggest toy donation...

Dirty dishware, restrooms and odor are Top 3 customer turnoffs

A recent Cintas Corporation survey conducted by Harris Interactive revealed that dirty dishes, unpleasant odor and dirty restrooms are the top reasons consumers would never return to a restaurant. In fact, all three perceptions of cleanliness rated higher than poor...

Newk's Express Café chooses Hot Schedules for labor management

HotSchedules has signed a deal with Newk's Express Café to provide labor management solutions to all 27 Newk's locations. The deal was signed after a successful pilot at three Newk's locations. “We were looking for a user-friendly solution that would...

Report finds consumers open to all-day breakfast options

Consumers find breakfast fare comforting and many, especially women, wish they could eat it at any time of the day. A new study by foodservice industry consultant Technomic finds that nearly half of consumers surveyed (46 percent) say they would like to see full-service restaurants offer breakfast throughout the day.

Report finds consumers open to all-day breakfast options

Consumers find breakfast fare comforting and many, especially women, wish they could eat it at any time of the day. A new study by foodservice industry consultant Technomic finds that nearly half of consumers surveyed (46 percent) say they would like to see full-service restaurants offer breakfast throughout the day.

Differentiation, focused positioning drive strong sandwich sector

The Top 100 limited-service sandwich chains grew sales in 2008 by 8.6 percent to $20.3 billion, according to restaurant industry consulting group Technomic.   Gains were driven by industry leader Subway, with strong execution of its $5 foot-long promotion and value positioning resulting in a 17.1 percent increase in sales to $9.6 billion.

Diversified Restaurant Holdings teams with online stock research company

Diversified Restaurant Holdings Inc. has joined www.StockProfile.com, a customized Web-based platform showcasing emerging growth stocks, according to a company statement.

New NRA partnership encourages restaurants to reduce food waste

The National Restaurant Association is strengthening its support of food-donation programs with a new partnership with the Food Donation Connection (FDC), an organization that works to help foodservice companies reduce food waste and feed those in need. The association also recognized three U.S.

Just Enjoy debuts menu management mobile app

Just Enjoy LLC, a new start-up based in Orange County, Calif., has launched a new mobile device dining application and service that combines an interactive menu app and social media platform for consumers as well as a point-of-sale management solution...

Great American Dine Out hopes to surpass last year's success

Share Our Strength, the leading organization working to end childhood hunger in America, will hold its second annual Great American Dine Out on Sept. 20-26 in cities across the United States.

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