4 Things All Restaurant Franchise Owners Should be Doing to Stay Competitive

Owning a restaurant franchise is a tough gig, especially in the limited service industry. It’s an incredibly fun and rewarding job, but there is tons of competition, cash-flow is tight and consumer demands are changing.

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Sponsor: WAND Corporation


How to Run a Restaurant in the Digital Age: Your Guide to Restaurant Technology

1 in 4 dining establishments are going to fail in the first year. At ShopKeep, we’re big believers in helping small business owners Take Back Main Street by using the technological tools that have previously been the preserve of big-box retailers and chain restaurants.

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Sponsor: ShopKeep POS


Taming the EMV Monster: What's to fear?

EMV is barreling into the doors of your restaurant, whether it has a reservation or not, and demanding VIP treatment. But does it deserve it?

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Sponsor: swipely


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Gone fishing: Why LSRs are angling for seafood

Consumers are more familiar with seafood, which means LSRs can now be creative when it comes to adding fish to the menu.

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?

Report: How does your restaurant compare to your competition?

Expect to see a continued focus on controlling costs through strategic inventory and labor management, as well as leveraging technology in new and innovative ways.

Who's winning the fast casual pizza game?

The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.

Restaurant, retail customer experience leaders headline ICX Summit

Gurus from Smashburger, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Detroit Red Wings, Domino's Pizza and Wingstop are among a hefty list of speakers and panelists offering expert insight at the annual event being held June 1 – June 3 in Dallas. Registration is open.

52 billion reasons fast casuals are upgrading catering programs

Off-premise catering in 2015 hit $52.3 billion, a 20 percent increase over 2011.

Heard at the Summit: Memorable quotes from Day 1

Any time you gather some of the industry's brightest CEOs, franchisors, chefs, franchisees and vendors, there is sure to be some insightful quotes. We've gathered a few memorable moments from sessions during the opening day of the inaugural Franchising Restaurant & Innovation Summit in Dallas.

Starbucks urges citizens to reflect, make good choices

Starbucks take full page ads in top newspapers to urge citizens to achieve balance between profitability and social impact.

How to improve restaurant employee productivity: Part 3

To control labor costs, you need to look at several different metrics individually and collectively to get the most accurate picture and to make effective changes.

Benefits of a technology billfold: Why the mobile wallet is here to stay

There will be more than 200 million mobile-wallet users across the U.S. by the end of 2016.

4 ways to control your food costs in 2016

Commodity prices have temporarily fallen and taken some pressure off food cost. Now is the time for strategic buyers to align with manufacturers, distributors and a GPO to lock in contracts at lower prices.

Strategic employee scheduling boosts consumer experience, bottom line

It may not sound as sexy as emerging technologies like mobile pay or cutting-edge digital signage, but workforce scheduling delivers just as much value.

Hispanics play huge role in Super Bowl online pizza orders

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day for online pizza ordering across the U.S., and Hispanics are a big part of it.

Lent: Boom or bust?

So what's a restaurant owner to do when a significant portion of the eating public will be abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and Lenten Fridays? Prepare.

What is your restaurant's carbon footprint?

Countries and companies across the globe are making climate change high on their agenda.

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