The Gravitational Pull of Fast Casual

This paper takes a closer look at how changing consumer sentiments and expectations gave rise to the star that is fast casual, and how it continues siphoning market share away from quick service and casual dining.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




Taking a Look at Table-Location Solutions

The fast casual restaurant landscape is becoming increasingly competitive. A table-location solution can help an operator get a jump on the competition.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




How to Run a Restaurant in the Digital Age: Your Guide to Restaurant Technology

1 in 4 dining establishments are going to fail in the first year. At ShopKeep, we’re big believers in helping small business owners Take Back Main Street by using the technological tools that have previously been the preserve of big-box retailers and chain restaurants.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ShopKeep POS


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Rosati's CEO: 'If your company is a boys club then join the club'

Marla Topliff, president of Rosati's Pizza, fell in love with the restaurant business after working as a marketer for Rosati's.

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

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.

Automation: The possibilities of robo-restaurateuring - Part 3 of 3

Complete Automation in a foodservice operation is relatively rare at the moment, but that is changing almost by the day.

Automation: Transformative touch at the table - Part 2 of 3

Exponential improvements in foodservice technology can, not only help accelerate industry growth, but also trim the costs that have grown into a heavy layer of fat weighing down once lean and agile brands.

Stay solid: Join the movement to add 'e' to Pi Day

Enough of this obscure 3.14 math stuff. Join restaurateurs everywhere to make this day about the real "pie" — the one dripping with cheese on a steamy crust.

Is the UAE restaurant industry in trouble?

The problem has more to do with the lack of integrity of some operators leading "bad brand" than industry saturation.

The plant-based burger that 'bleeds' like rare beef

It bleeds on the plate like a rare-cooked beef burger, tastes like a patty of ground beef but is produced with a mere sliver of the resources used to produce cow-based meat. It's the Impossible burger and it makes its chain debut today.

Cousins redesign highlights why Boomers are still important

Millennials are the age group of the moment, but the boomers who once held that title should not be forgotten just yet, particularly when it comes to restaurant redesign, according to those at Cousins who've just gone through the process.

Saladworks CEO reveals brand's 5-step come-back strategy

Saladworks was facing bankruptcy in 2015, when Centre Lane Partners bought it for nearly $17 million. Since then, CEO Patrick Sugrue has been working to breathe new life into the 30-year-old brand. "You have to be able to fail fast...


Study: Billions wasted on loyalty efforts that bomb

Restaurants invest a lot in loyalty programs, but one massive study just completed by operational strategy company, Accenture, says a lot of that money is currently wasted because their data shows the programs often miss their mark, according to a news release.

Can Smashburger's former CEO put Pie Five back on positive path?

The last few years have been tough for Rave Restaurant Group, which owns Pie Five and Pizza Inn. Smasburger's former CEO, Scott Crane, however, stepped into the corner office this week and has plans to grow the brand.

The lucky 13: Twitter features to maximize restaurant marketing

Twitter has effectively been our micro-blogging friend for a decade, which has changed the face of marketing because this great promotional tool allows brands to push strategic initiatives in concise, 140-character chunks. Here are 13 pointers on maximizing that little bluebird's many features.

'If in doubt, leave it out': The lessons in Cinnabon's Carrie Fisher tweet

Cinnabon's poorly received social media post about Carrie Fisher, upon her death this week, has restaurant leaders talking about how best to prevent such well-intended but still brand-burning missteps online.

5 findings inside diners' minds make great guides for 2017

NPD Group recently outlined its top five predictions about the American diner's state of mind as it relates to the dinner plate. Taken collectively, these five predictions form the kind of information that brands can take and run with in the year ahead.

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