Restaurant organizations apprehensive about Obama's executive action on immigration

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It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.

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Minimum wage: how restaurants are responding to the 'inevitable'

Many restaurant operators believe a minimum wage increase is inevitable, and they are responding in a variety of ways.

'Hidden compliance cost:' Restaurants with 50+ full-time employees must start ACA reporting in 2015

Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.

What do restaurant operators need to know about Ebola?

Ebola has grabbed the headlines, but operators need to be prepared for more mundane risks, like influenza and norovirus.

The impact of employee behaviors and habits on food safety

Kevin Roberts is an expert in food safety research and training and focuses specifically on overcoming employee barriers to food safety implementation in the commercial foodservice setting.

Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability

Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.

People don’t just leave bad managers...They also leave bad schedules

Mobile tools help your team plan ahead, and when the schedule finds its way to mobile phones, you can kiss the 'I didn’t know' excuse goodbye.

Eliminate complacency to build a thriving enterprise

People, products, markets, customers and processes are dynamic and must change in order to adapt and grow.

5 steps for keeping your restaurant from getting ICE'd

The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.

Firehouse CEO: Restaurant industry dealing with unprecedented headwinds

Union activism, food costs, data breaches and minimum wage debates are just part of the 'external factors' facing restaurant operators.

How your mobile payment app can cost you customers and ding your reputation

Without a thoughtful approach to user experience, staff training and enticing loyalty incentives, brand apps are doomed to failure.

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Chipotle launches mobile job application platform

More than 5,000 have submitted applications via Chipotle's recently-launched mobile application program.

San Francisco restaurant workers get $4M in back pay

Workers at Yank Sing restaurant were granted back pay for minimum wage, meal, rest period and other labor code violations.

Boston Market opens restaurant on Ft. Meade base

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Boston Market opened a new location at 2799 Rose Street on Ft. Meade in Maryland. A restaurant was also opened at Ft. Bliss in Texas in October.

QSR Automations launches DineTime in UK

QSR Automations Inc. announced today the release of DineTime Host in the United Kingdom. DineTime Host, free in the App Store, provides online reservations, wait list management, 2-way texting, a guest book, shift and station management and a variety of...

NRA foundation announces partnership between Prostart, No Kid Hungry

Through the partnership, ProStart students will be able to earn hours toward their industry-recognized ProStart National Certificate of Achievement through volunteer service with No Kid Hungry.

Orange Leaf adds mobile marketing, customer optimization programs

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has announced partnerships with Mobivity, to power its mobile marketing program, and InMoment, to launch a new guest experience initiative. Mobivity Holdings Corp. provides proprietary smart receipt marketing solutions and patented mobile marketing technologies. Orange Leaf...

Food+Tech Connect, ShopKeep offering support for restaurant growth boot camp

Food+Tech Connect and ShopKeep have teamed up to offer 25 full scholarships to The Power of Brand: Growing Your Restaurant boot camp, taught by former Union Square Hospitality Group CMO Felicia Stingone. "In today's increasingly competitive restaurant industry, I have...

HR director provides tips for discrimination claims

Director of Human Resources David Peasall at FrankCrum, a professional employer organization, spoke out about why companies should prepare for the possibility of discrimination suits

Jamba Juice launches Chicagoland hiring push

Jamba Juice will be hosting a Jamba Hiring Day in the Chicago area on Oct. 24 to identify and recruit candidates for Jamba team member or store personnel positions.

Pay increases, dress code updates in the works for Starbucks partners

In a letter to Starbucks partners in the US, COO Troy Alstead outlined a number of personnel policy updates and perks that will take effect over the next several months.

Revention POS integrates with HotSchedules

Revention Point of Sale Solutions has announced integration with HotSchedules, a provider of labor management technology solutions. Web-based scheduling, robust communications, and advanced sales forecasting are some of the benefits expected from the integration.

Midsized business owners cite government regulations as top concern

A new study by research group ADP Research Institute reveals a gap in confidence for midsized businesses when it comes to the US economy. The study found that while only 15 percent of midsized businesses are confident that the US...

SpeedLine launches LiveMaps feature for delivery software

Profitable delivery is the focus of a new software release this week from SpeedLine Solutions. "The drive is often the biggest variable in the profitability of restaurant delivery," Marketing Manager Jennifer Wiebe said in a news release. "Until now, it's...

Employee incentive app named New Product of the Year

The app is designed to boost low participation in workplace contests by making the correlation between improved performance and higher compensation visible.

Some LA area eateries adding 3% surcharge to cover insurance costs

The restaurant owners say the surcharge isn't meant to make a political point, but is simply a way to cover the cost of healthcare for employees while negotiating razor-thin profit margins.

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