Why fast casuals should ditch plastic straws

Why fast casuals should ditch plastic straws

Non-biodegradable plastic is everywhere and that's a big problem that has the restaurant sector abuzz with how to transition out of their disposable plastics. But before your brand leaps, make sure you look over some of these potentially money- and image-saving items to consider in your transition away from plastic goods.

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Farmer's Fridge builds kiosk system to ensure freshness

Farmer's Fridge builds kiosk system to ensure freshness

Most entrepreneurs in the self-service space rely on commercially available equipment and management software, but Luke Saunders and his team at Farmer's Fridge designed and developed their own kiosk and software.

Why most restaurant tech sucks

Why most restaurant tech sucks

Orderly CEO Bill Jones discusses why technology is hard to adapt within the restaurant industry and the best way to work with technology.

FAT Brands CEO discusses third-party delivery

FAT Brands CEO discusses third-party delivery

FAT Brands CEO Andy Wiederhorn talks with Cherryh Cansler of Fast Casual about his push for delivery in his keynote speech at the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Europe.




How foodservice industry can collaborate to improve food traceability

How foodservice industry can collaborate to improve food traceability

The foodservice industry needs to improve trading partner collaboration so food contamination can be pinpointed and the impact can be minimized. There are three ways that the food service industry can work together to improve food traceability and enhance food safety in the supply chain: prevent, protect and predict.

Chipotle exec to layout brand's food-safety transformation at summit

Chipotle exec to layout brand's food-safety transformation at summit

Dr. James Marsden, executive director of Food Safety at Chipotle, will outline strategies that Chipotle is deploying in its food-safety transformation at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

When hiring: Don't forget grandma and grandpa

When hiring: Don't forget grandma and grandpa

Evidence shows that late-career workers are capable, reliable and digitally adept.

Achieving chain transparency, farm-to-table in fast casual

Achieving chain transparency, farm-to-table in fast casual

Not only are consumers thrilled to have same-day harvests on their plates, they are increasingly drawn to brands that demonstrate sustainability and supply chain transparency.

5 free ways to get customers talking about your brand

5 free ways to get customers talking about your brand

Word of mouth is the most cost-effective way to grow your restaurant because when your current customers tell their friends, you get new customers at no additional cost, which is why Jay Baer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, has compiled five ways to get your customers talking.

2018 Fast Casual State of Industry report now available for download

2018 Fast Casual State of Industry report now available for download

Now in its 10th edition, the Fast Casual State of the Industry delivers insights and actionable intelligence on everything from workforce and business strategy to food and beverage trends and sales and marketing.

Cutting out the middle man: Farmer's Fridge disrupts convenience dining

Cutting out the middle man: Farmer's Fridge disrupts convenience dining

The marriage of fresh food with IoT technology has proven to be a winning combination for Farmer's Fridge, a company whose offering presents a refreshing alternative to fast food restaurants and traditional vending.

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WiFi Marketing Case Study - World of Beer - Bloom Intelligence

WiFi Marketing Case Study - World of Beer - Bloom Intelligence

Discover how World of Beer used their guest WiFi to increase their customer contact collection by more than 700 percent, resulting in company-wide sales increases and more loyal guests enjoying the tavern's experience more often.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Bloom Intelligence


Important updates to the pass-through deduction—will you qualify?

Important updates to the pass-through deduction—will you qualify?

The Tax Reform Act of 2017 gave us the new Section 199A pass-through deduction—a valuable tax deduction available to many businesses, including those in the restaurant and hospitality industry. It also gave us some eligibility requirements that have to be met to take the deduction.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Scott and Company LLC


5 ways to Protect Your Online Brand Reputation

5 ways to Protect Your Online Brand Reputation

More and more people these days are basing their purchasing decisions based on reviews and comments they see online. Here are some ways to protect your brand and ensure what they see is an accurate reflection of your business.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: 360 Intel


Learn, Communicate & Measure: How to Future-Proof Your Learning Ecosystem

Learn, Communicate & Measure: How to Future-Proof Your Learning Ecosystem

Learning & development has become a core organizational priority. More than 80% of HR managers consider learning an important component of organizational health, which explains why more than 3/4 of companies use a learning management systems. Is your LMS ready for the future of learning? Get ready now with this guide!

Type: Guide

Sponsor: PlayerLync


WiFi Marketing Case Study - Atlanta Bread Company - Bloom Intelligence

WiFi Marketing Case Study - Atlanta Bread Company - Bloom Intelligence

Discover the secret of how the Atlanta Bread Company massively increased company sales, reviews and customer contacts using WiFi analytics and marketing from Bloom Intelligence. 

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Bloom Intelligence


The Value of a Customer Profile

The Value of a Customer Profile

In this eye-opening whitepaper, you'll learn exactly how profitable customer profiles can be to your establishment. Engage with your customers on a more personal level, driving higher customer spend and loyalty, saving on costs, and boosting ROI. 

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bloom Intelligence


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