2016 Fast Casual Top 100

FastCasual’s annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and executives.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Taylor Company




5 Tried-and-True Technologies that Improve Restaurant Operations

New technologies appear on the market on a daily basis, but there are plenty of existing applications that can help operators deliver a superior experience.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




Restaurant Opening Master Checklist

While opening a new restaurant is exciting it can also be very stressful. Making sure that you have all your 'i's dotted and your 't's crossed before the big day can feel overwhelming.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: TouchBistro


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How to avoid 5 financial pitfalls when opening a restaurant

Understanding the applicability of sound business practices such as cash flow management, benchmarked gross profit margins or salaries to scale can be just as important to the success of a restaurant as the food it serves. Given this, here are five points every restaurateur should consider when starting a new restaurant.

A new frontier: Desktop dining

How "desktop dining" represents an untapped opportunity for the restaurant industry.

Health Care Law upheld, restaurant industry responds

The United States Supreme Court upheld a majority of the provisions within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), introduced and signed by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Feeding kids healthier foods

Restaurants and the foodservice industry are making healthy strides when it comes to serving nutritional meals to children.

Meal credits

Many restaurant owners who offer free meals to their employees are unaware that they are entitled to a minimum wage meal credit for each employee. Specifically, an employer who customarily furnishes meals to employees may reduce the cash wages paid...

Feds charge a suspected major cyber thief

Everyone in retail can breathe a little easier today knowing that federal authorities have charged David Benjamin Schrooten, or as he is known in cyber space “Foretezza,” with multiple counts of credit card theft.  Allegedly, Schrooten, who is a Dutch national, and his U.S. accomplice, Christopher A.

The most important issue facing restaurant owners today: tip reporting

I’ve worked many years for tips. I began my restaurant career when I was 14 (don’t tell the Labor department).

NRA 2012: Denise Lee Yohn talks Level 5 Relevance

Denise Lee Yohn will be a keynote presenter at the 2012 Fast Casual Executive Summit. During this year's NRA Show, she discussed the five ways restaurant operators can stay top-of-mind with guests.


Is social media part of your marketing mix?

We all know that our friends and families influence us if they give us a recommendation…or a ‘stay away!’ …for a vendor or business. And those recommendations have proliferated in the social media sphere through sites like facebook and Yelp....

You want to franchise your restaurant: Now what?

In my last blog, we discussed why your restaurant should be franchised. I will assume that you have listened to what I said and you have now made the decision to become the next McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts.

Cranking up catering sales in a multi-unit restaurant environment

There are many thousands of proven sales systems that your brand can implement to help make your catering sales sing. But here’s the rub.

Want to Facebook? What are you waiting for

Ninety five percent. That’s right, 95% of all consumers are on Facebook, according to our latest research findings across both North America and the UK. We asked more than 12,000 consumers from all age and income groups to tell us about their social media usage last month.

Healthy beverage evolution: Have we come full circle?

How American consumers are once again searching for healthier beverage options.

Use online guest feedback to motivate, engage employees

Use guest feedback to build a distinctive customer experience that will drive retention, loyalty and sustainable business performance.

Top 5 All-Time Food Flavor Pairings

Historically, food products with contrasting flavors have represented the most successful new food products in the United States and worldwide. Too much attention has been placed on complimentary food flavor pairings such as wine and cheeses. The study of contrasting...

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