3 tips to minimize the effects of minimum wage increases

3 tips to minimize the effects of minimum wage increases

There are three fundamental ways to keep costs low, despite rising wages: improve workforce productivity, reduce waste, fraud and abuse and increase menu profitability.

6 ways craft beer can pour profits into your bottom line

6 ways craft beer can pour profits into your bottom line

Editor's note: This is part of a series called, "Now trending." Each story will dissect an upcoming fast casual trend.

Your dumpster wants a technology upgrade in 2018

Your dumpster wants a technology upgrade in 2018

Uncovering data from a restaurant's waste streams can help start the new year right.

7 ways a tech-centric approach to management can lead to more productive GMs

7 ways a tech-centric approach to management can lead to more productive GMs

Some forward-thinking brands are already using comprehensive workforce management solutions to automate time-consuming, error-prone efforts related to time and attendance, scheduling, leave management and other employee-facing processes.

5 ways to conquer food waste without spoiling the customer experience or the bottom line

5 ways to conquer food waste without spoiling the customer experience or the bottom line

Automating processes through advanced technologies can go a long way in enhancing a restaurant’s bottom line and reducing the impact of food waste on the environment.

Now trending: A new twist on Asian flavors

Now trending: A new twist on Asian flavors

The limitless variety of Asian flavors can revolutionize menus.

How restaurants can use popularity of online dating, Netflix to increase sales

How restaurants can use popularity of online dating, Netflix to increase sales

Ecommerce, social media and ubiquitous mobile devices are driving cultural changes that restaurants should use to their advantage.

Foodservice industry's Top 7 social media campaigns of 2017

Foodservice industry's Top 7 social media campaigns of 2017

From Wendy's to Coke, check out seven foodservice companies that won the internet this year.

Airports still hot venue for limited-service brands

Airports still hot venue for limited-service brands

Airports are the No. 1 non-traditional expansion market for QSR brands, and Austin, Texas, has positioned itself to be right in the center of the action.

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...

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.

Chuck E. Cheese 'schools' fast casuals on appealing to millennials

Chuck E. Cheese 'schools' fast casuals on appealing to millennials

Chuck E Cheese feels like a safe place for my family, and that's saying a lot these days.

Be like Amazon to win the 'Great Restaurant Market Share War'

Be like Amazon to win the 'Great Restaurant Market Share War'

The only way for restaurants to grow is to optimize every single aspect of their businesses.

How digital signage can boost customer dwell time at restaurants

How digital signage can boost customer dwell time at restaurants

Use of digital signage in the restaurant space has been growing exponentially as operators realize the flexibility, marketing and branding opportunities it provides. But there is another important reason to deploy digital signage for your brand: It increases dwell times and encourages increased spending while in the restaurant.

How to protect your brand from food-safety issues

How to protect your brand from food-safety issues

Brands must use cloud, mobility and internet technologies to proactively protect their brands.

5 tips to minimize food waste

5 tips to minimize food waste

A study by Unilever revealed that 72 percent of US diners care about how food waste is handled, and almost half would be willing to spend more to dine at a waste-conscious restaurant.

Launching LTOs? Make sure to follow these 3 rules to ensure food safety

Launching LTOs? Make sure to follow these 3 rules to ensure food safety

Adding new menu items is a great way to please customers but can lead to food-safety risks when not properly implemented.

3 ways to open a (drive-thru) window of opportunity for fast casuals

3 ways to open a (drive-thru) window of opportunity for fast casuals

The market is maturing and becoming saturated, requiring fast casual restaurants to look for new ways to stay ahead of the competition. Is the drive-thru the answer?

3 tips for hiring, retaining millennial workers: Part 2

3 tips for hiring, retaining millennial workers: Part 2

Millennials recently became the largest generation in the workforce with over 53 million workers, ushering society into an unprecedented future. Do you know how to recruit and retain them?

8 things to know before leasing commercial space

8 things to know before leasing commercial space

In leasing, restaurant tenants don't get what they deserve, they get what they negotiate.

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