Franchise focus: Pork & Mindy's CEO focused on 'extending the register'

Franchise focus: Pork & Mindy's CEO focused on 'extending the register'

Founder and CEO Kevin Corsello discusses why he loves operating in food halls and pop-up locations and what he wishes he would have known before launching his business.

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Starbucks launches AR experience in Shanghai

Starbucks launches AR experience in Shanghai

The Shanghai Roastery is the first Starbucks in the world to offer an augmented reality experience to customers. Customers, who download the app, get a whole new experience as they point their phones at key features around the roastery.

4 ways to cut confusion over restaurant management software

4 ways to cut confusion over restaurant management software

Like many terms in the restaurant industry, there is some confusion over the term "restaurant management software." In this article, I'd like to briefly discuss why that is, explain what we have learned so far by studying its use in...

Dog Haus, Pancheros betting on simplicity

Dog Haus, Pancheros betting on simplicity

Rodney Anderson, CEO and founder of Pancheros Mexican Grill, and Hagop Giragossian, a partner at Dog Haus, agreed that a simple business model and menu lead to lower food costs, more efficient operations and happy customers.

Fast Casual Executive Summit takes over Nashville

Fast Casual Executive Summit takes over Nashville

About 500 leaders of the fast casual industry gathered in October in Nashville for the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.




Top 3 ways to track inventory costs

Top 3 ways to track inventory costs

The profitability of a restaurant is calculated using the cost of goods sold, and so it is important that your calculated inventory value be as accurate as possible.

CoreLife Eatery, Balance Grill,  I Love Bacon leaders on crazy vs innovative

CoreLife Eatery, Balance Grill,  I Love Bacon leaders on crazy vs innovative

These were all successful restaurant ideas that were once considered just a little bit crazy, according to a panel of restaurant leaders, who shared some of their best and worst innovations with fellow restaurateurs last month at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville.

Franchise Focus: Nature's Table president talks what it takes to keep winning after 40 years

Franchise Focus: Nature's Table president talks what it takes to keep winning after 40 years

Rich Wagner, VP of the Florida-based chain, gives an inside look at his brand's continued success despite the plethora of other brands moving in on his turf: healthy fast casual.

'Tis the season for LTOs

'Tis the season for LTOs

The holiday season, for many, means decorating, shopping and wrapping gifts, but for people working in the fast casual industry 'tis the season of the LTO.

Ponko Chicken re-opens after 9-year hiatus with tech-savvy POS system

Ponko Chicken re-opens after 9-year hiatus with tech-savvy POS system

Ponko Chicken stays busy taking orders with its dual-facing touchscreen POS station as it prepares to establish a franchise operation.

Anthony's Pizza, Asian Box, Melt Shop, Teatulia clear up confusion over food transparency

Anthony's Pizza, Asian Box, Melt Shop, Teatulia clear up confusion over food transparency

Consumers today don't just want restaurants to "tell all" when it comes to their food sources.They demand it.

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Mobile Ordering and the Evolution of Customer Convenience

Mobile Ordering and the Evolution of Customer Convenience

The combination of new mobile ordering methods and the tried-and-true drive-thru is sparking a change in the way fast casual restaurants serve their carryout customers.

Type: White Paper

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


5 Step Guide to More Positive Reviews

5 Step Guide to More Positive Reviews

Contrary to what you may have heard or believe the power to gain more 5-star reviews is in your hands; it just takes looking over these 5 steps carefully and with much consideration to each point within. Keep in mind these are not complex tasks; merely ones that once you’re in the habit of, they’ll seem like second nature and who doesn’t love that?

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Sponsor: ReviewPush


Getting the Maximum Value from your Digital Menu Boards

Getting the Maximum Value from your Digital Menu Boards

No matter the situation, the crucial ingredient to getting the most value possible from Digital Menu Technology is execution. The details are important, so let’s discuss the facts together.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


When it Comes to Restaurant Menu Boards: DIGITAL > STATIC

When it Comes to Restaurant Menu Boards: DIGITAL > STATIC

More restaurants these days have been transitioning to digital menu boards, and it’s not hard to see why. If you still use static menu boards in your multi-unit operation, check out these benefits as you think about making the switch.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


5 Creative Design Tips for Digital Menu Boards

5 Creative Design Tips for Digital Menu Boards

When it comes to designing your menu boards, the best place to start is with a solid marketing strategy that is consistent across your entire brand. Check out our 5 tips to utilize when designing digital menu boards.

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Sponsor: WAND Corporation


10 Ways to Encourage Sales with Digital Menu Boards

10 Ways to Encourage Sales with Digital Menu Boards

Many operators unintentionally overlook ways they can increase customer loyalty, promote key products, and inspire last-minute sales. That’s why it’s important to optimize your in-store signage and promotional areas to your advantage.

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Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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Franchise focus: Pork & Mindy's CEO focused on 'extending the register'