Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?


Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.


How helping employees reach financial stability will help your restaurant

Helping employees achieve financial stability by educating them on the public benefits already available not only helps improve the quality of their lives, but also give your restaurant a competitive advantage and a way to save money on insurance and turnover costs in the long run.

Stop saying 'labor' and other principles for managing employees in the 21st century

The mindset associated with “labor” is a competitive disadvantage in the 21st century, especially for restaurants. We need to cast out the word and treat restaurant employees as a talent asset instead of a cost.

Leading from the front lines: If you show the path to success, others will follow

At the end of the day, true leaders know how to inspire their teams to reach for something bigger.

Fazoli's hits refresh with menu overhaul and elevated service

With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.

Top 3 things to know about hourly hiring in 2015

The upcoming year will be filled with changes and trends that affect how you interact with both job seekers and current employees.

State of the Union puts minimum wage, 30-hour work week, joint employer issues in the spotlight

It's been a busy week in Washington. From the State of the Union address to the Supreme Court to more on the minimum wage, here's a round-up of hot public policy topics for restaurants.

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. hopes investors will RAVE about new name

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has announced that it is changing its name to RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., reflecting the company's transition to a multi-brand group.

Strong growth ahead in 2015, predicts the IFA, but threats are looming

While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.

Competition for talent among hot trends for employers in 2015

The upswing in the economy means competition for talent will heat up in 2015. That means employers need to up their game when it comes to attracting and retaining the best team members.

Illegal Pete's: 'We want to be living wage plus'

Illegal Pete's has earned a reputation for attracting and keeping high-quality employees. How do they do it?

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QR-scanning app helps restaurant owners find employees

ZippyApp enables job seekers to complete one common job application online and submit it in on a smartphone, tablet or computer to apply to any restaurant in ZippyApp’s employer network.

Biscuitville Fresh Southern names new president

Biscuitville Fresh Southern has hired Jim Metevier as president. He will work with CEO Burney Jennings to grow sales and tap new audiences.

Former Applebee's, YUM! exec joins Newk's as CFO

Newk’s Eatery has named Robert Nygren the brand’s new CFO.

Economy on a healthy road as August comes to a close; good news for restaurants

Consumers were spending on big items, thanks to increases in wages and salaries. The healthy economic trend is predicted to continue.

Revenues up 30 percent at Zoës

Zoës Kitchen reported total revenue for Q2 increased 30 percent to $54.5 million and comparable restaurant sales increased 5.6 percent

GRILLiT names new CEO

GRILLiT’s Ghazi Hajj has resigned as CEO and has been replaced by Henry L. Klein.

Boston Market boosts leadership team to drive expansion plans

Boston Market has hired two restaurant industry veterans to join the leadership ranks as the company remains focused on strong sales performance and expansion efforts.

Chipotle hiring on 4,000 workers

Chipotle Mexican Grill will host its first National Career Day on Sept. 9 with the goal of hiring 4,000 employees.

Marco’s Pizza cooks up more than menu items in new test kitchen

As part of a new corporate training facility, the Marco's Pizza test kitchen is being utilized to improve the chain's menu and employees' skills.

NRA announces alignment with Zip Schedules

Zip Schedules provides a stream-lined system for operators and managers to create clear, manageable employee schedules.

MOD Pizza announces growth of 'MOD Squad'

The fast casual pizza restaurant has added new employees and plans to continue adding team members, while staying true to its core values.

NRA: Restaurants serving opportunity for America’s youth

As summer winds down and students head back to school, the NRA is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role in providing job opportunities to millions of young people.

Former Wingstop exec joins Freebirds as VP of Marketing

Freebirds World Burrito added Erin Levzow as its new VP of Marketing

Vitaligent, GE Capital spend $11M to buy Jamba Juice units

GE Capital allotted $11 million for Vitaligent to acquire 77 Jamba Juice Units

HotSchedules delivers mobile task management, communication, accountability app

Logbook is a mobile task list and communication tool that can replace or enhance traditional paper systems.

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Staffing is critical to the success of any business, but especially in the restaurant industry with its high employee turnover rates. This research center offer insights for human resources managers to help hire, train and retain the best employees.