How one sub shop is beating the 'restaurant recession'

The president of Goodcents Franchise Systems, an 80-unit chain based in the Midwest, describes how his strategy of putting the business in the hands of his franchisees has helped the brand thrive.

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3 ways to measure cannibalization

Any change creates two types of results: those that are intended, and those that are unintended. Cannibalization is an example of an unintended consequence to a change. Here are three ways to effectively analyze the impacts of cannibalization in your restaurants.

Are you paying to power your competitor when they could be paying for you?

By Jeff Julia/Author, Navigating the Maze of Energy Efficiency Projects If your brand isn't doing some energy-saving projects, you're likely paying for your competitors to do so, at least in part, through the rebate checks your competitors are getting for...

4 ways to mitigate employee turnover risks

Doug Sutton, president of Steritech, discusses how to handle high employee turnover and how to avoid some serious pitfalls in training and oversight.

Wayback Burgers to test food trailers in the Big Apple

The fast casual chain teams with a trailer specialist to launch its first mobile food initiative, starting in New York City.

4 keys to giving QSR customers the tech they 'expect' ... and more

A recent survey makes it official: Customers truly want technology in their QSR experience. Do it right with these four keys from an expert on all that is restaurant digital.

'The Franchise Handbook' author says innovation is path to restaurant royalty

"The Franchise Handbook" author Carl Reader tells London audience that innovation sets the winners apart from the others in today's restaurant business.

Kiosks killing restaurant jobs? Don’t let the doomsayers distract you

In time, the consumer media will get tired of pursuing a story that isn’t a story. The real challenge facing the restaurant industry is finding enough workers to fill jobs.

Roly Poly Sandwiches franchisee pioneers self-order kiosks

Matt Macke was intrigued when a customer suggest he offer self-order kiosks. As a result, he has played a role in helping a kiosk manufacturer develop one for small restaurants.

Perfect Pitch finalists revealed

The owners of Brazilian Bowl based in Lakeview, Illinois; Toronto's Street Shak Caribbean Kitchen and Capitol Melts, based in Albany, New York, will pitch their concepts to attendees and a panel of advisers at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Jersey Mike's exec: 6 ways to build a vibrant company culture

Finding and living out your restaurant's founding vision is crucial to success, writes Jersey Mike's Brand Ambassador John Hughes.

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How to Use Technology to Elevate Restaurant Design & Overall Brand Experience

Technological tools are adding a new dimension to restaurant operations and opening new ways to interact with guests.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative




Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime Cost

Manage costs, increase sales - at a basic level, these are the pillars of a successful restaurant. In this infographic, we break down the prime cost calculation. By monitoring your prime costs weekly, you'll break through your break-even plateau and increase your restaurants profits.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: HotSchedules




M&T Bank Corporation

M&T Bank turns to HughesON™ managed network services to ensure business continuity and 24/7 customer care at its branches and ATM locations.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Hughes




Analyst View: Managed SD-WAN – Delivering a Better Experience for Highly Distributed Organizations

Delivering a Better Experience for Highly Distributed Organizations

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Hughes




Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Accelerating Growth with HotSchedules

When a company grows as quickly as Hopdoddy, every second counts. Labor forecasting and template in HotSchedules have helped Hopdoddy merge all of the moving parts of their operation into one tool. HotSchedules pulls historical data to project sales revenue so managers no longer have to manually forecast on elaborate spreadsheets.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules




Predictive Scheduling: What You Need to Know and How to Be Ready

Issues with workers not receiving enough hours, being asked to be "on-call" but are never actually called in, and being scheduled at the last minute have gained the attention of lawmakers across the country. Predictive scheduling may be coming to your area soon. Find out what you need to know and how to be ready.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: HotSchedules


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