Trumpcare yanked before vote, Affordable Care Act remains ... for now

Trumpcare was pulled from consideration in a vote by Congress this afternoon, despite an ultimatum from the president last night to vote on the measure. For now, the Affordable Care Act, remains with plenty of questions about what's next on this front being asked by restaurant leaders and employees.

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Have you taught your managers to track prime costs?

There are certain metrics and habits, especially in the independent segment, that managers need to be mindful of on a regular basis

HuHot founder: 'Delegate well and train others'

Linda Vap, president and founder of HuHot Mongolian Grill, was a scientist before she got into the restaurant business.

Cottage Inn exec: 'Female leaders ask the right questions'

Deborah Masse has led Cottage Inn to double-digit sales growth by rolling out a new branding initiative and through the introduction of digital and social marketing.

Moe's franchisee: 'Don't take no for an answer'

Jennifer Wade has been a Moe's Southwest Grill franchisee since 2002. The single mom now owns three locations and is the only female franchisee on the Moe's Franchise Advisory Council, in which she serves as president.

3 ways to reach Millennials

Are you capitalizing on the fact that Millennials check their phones up to 43 times a day, and nearly half think brands should offer loyalty programs and allow mobile payments through mobile? If not, now is the time to reel them in and foster loyalty that lasts.

Dickey's CEO: 'Female leaders will evolve the industry'

Laura Rae Dickey replaced her husband, Roland, as CEO in January when he became CEO of the chain's parent company. She took on the CEO title without hesitation and suggests that other women do the same.

Vitality Bowls founder: 'Leadership roles make great careers for mothers'

Tara Gilad, founder of Vitality Bowls, was inspired to create the concept by her 2-year-old daughter's struggle with food allergies.

Identifying profit patterns can help restaurants improve operations

When you zoom out and view your sales metrics by month for the past two or three years you will uncover a pattern of when sales and profits tend to be highest

How self-serve kiosks can rescue corporate dining — part 1

The self-serve kiosk rewrites the economics of corporate dining.

The weekly report is not enough — a daily report may save your business

Daily reports can help reduce food costs and prevent costs associated with overtime ad overstaffing.

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Drive-Thrus Driving Business

Time-starved diners are hungry for both greater convenience and good quality food, and they're converging on drive-thrus by the billions: 12.4 billion visits in 2014, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm.

Type: White Paper

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




2015 Restaurant Survey Report

Get back to basics to get customers back to the table. In other words, restaurants that emphasize flavorful, quality foods served in comfortable, casual environments with convenient options will draw young diners.

Type: White Paper

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




Leveraging technology for a financial advantage

Digital signage increasingly is becoming a key component in the revenue-generating strategy.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visualogistix




[WEBINAR] 5 Essential Strategies for Selecting and Implementing a Cloud-Based POS

This webinar is designed to guide you through a challenging, yet rewarding change, and help ensure you get all of the right information the first time around. Download now!

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: PAR Technology Corporation




Take the Bite Out of the FDA's New Menu Labeling Rules

The clock is ticking: applicable restaurants have only until Spring 2017 to comply with all new menu labeling rules.

Type: White Paper

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




Keep point-of-sale data safe on all sides

The technologies at work in today’s retail point-of-sale (POS) environment capture more – and more valuable – customer data than ever before, allowing retailers to provide seamless and highly personalised shopping experiences.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: HP Inc.


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