Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Given the reality of fewer young employees in the work force, the only options are to recruit more from other age groups or be more successful recruiting younger employees.

3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building, according to a branding expert at the National Restaurant Show.

Franchise focus: How a mom's former junk food addiction led to a thriving juice concept

Husband-and-wife, Kat and Landon Eckles founded Clean Juice in 2015, in Huntersville North Carolina, and the brand since expanded to seven units.

10 things to avoid when launching a mobile app

Balance Grille's journey to find a working mobile app inspired its founders to create a list of 10 mistakes to avoid when creating a mobile app.

Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

The Halal Guys Marketing Director Andrew Eck related valuable information in the hour-long session, including three principles that he said brands must keep in mind in their loyalty program creation.

Top execs discuss perks and pitfalls of private vs public ownership

Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich's decision earlier this year to sell the brand to JAB Holdings for $7.5 billion has spurred some to ask, "Just how much impact does private ownership have versus public ownership?"

Legacy Hall serving fast casual fare in upscale food court vibe

A group of fast casual concepts, including a brewery and a restaurant specializing in wine, are opening this fall in one building in Plano, Texas. Legacy Hall, the three-floor, 55,000 square-foot building in North Texas, is the creation of two restaurant veterans — Randy Dewitt and Jack Gibbons.

Caliburger founder to discuss how $3.1M investment will fuel robotics in the kitchen

The substantial investment is the combined effort of Acacia Research Corporation, Match Robotics VC, and a number of undisclosed strategic investors.

Saudi Arabia-born burger brand takes design cues from US fast casuals

Burger Eight, which opened last year in the capital of Saudi Arabia, has incorporated design strategies used by American brands, but has kept its local flavor.

Investing in technology? Restaurants share hits and misses

Companies need to do their research, and management has to be supportive for technology initiatives to succeed.

Taziki's, Little Caesars execs advise how to get employees on board with technology

Restaurants and retailers implementing interactive ordering options for customers need the full support of their employees for the solutions to be successful.

The Halal Guys loyalty story to headline July 13 webinar

The Halal Guys have had enormous success with their well-researched loyalty program, which the brand's leadership with share with our readers during a July 13 webinar.

Summer LTOs focus on providing healthful options

Shrimp, fish and smoothie enhancements are popular summer LTOs.

Free Webinar: How to get your brand all wrapped up in that 'transparency thing'

Can consumers really see your brand? Do they really see how you're "being transparent" about your ingredients, their sources and quality? This free webinar gives expert advice on what restaurants must make clear today to build their customer base for tomorrow.

New studies show restaurant 'do's and don'ts' of online ordering, delivery

As the restaurant industry continues to bask in the big-dollar benefits of online ordering, two new studies shed light on best practices when it comes to online ordering and third-party delivery as well as overall customer experience.

Franchisees talk do-over: What they wish they knew before opening their franchise

Managing employees is a major aspect that new franchisees often don’t realize or prepare for when signing a franchise agreement. That, and the fact that running your own shop means dozens of daily decisions, are big eye openers.

How to avoid disputes in the franchisor-franchisee partnership

Attorney Brian Schnell of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers up advice and tips on how potential franchise operators and franchisors can sidestep common disputes before the arguments move toward a court setting. Good communication and clear expectations are key.

Interactive customer technology: How to achieve employee buy-in

Achieving employee buy-in needs to be part of the project from the beginning when introducing customer interactive technology.

NRA applauds Trump's apprenticeship order, while critics say it's full of holes

The National Restaurant Association and its educational foundation have been pushing for more love from the feds for apprenticeships and this week they got their wishes.

London street food: US brands now embracing similar marketplaces (part 2)

U.S. brands could learn a lot by studying how private marketplaces have helped to grow London's street food scene.

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