Bag in Box: Tips for Extending the Shelf Life of Cooking Oils

The Bag in Box oil container solution in combination with the highest quality, non-GMO cooking oils offer premium cooking bases that are easy to dispense, mess-resistant and easily preserved.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Catania Oils




Creating Franchising Opportunities with Innovative Building Techniques

Checkers & Rally’s ― An iconic QSR brand is working to accelerate growth by making it easier for franchisees to get their restaurants up and running.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Checkers & Rally's




How to Use Technology to Elevate Restaurant Design & Overall Brand Experience

Technological tools are adding a new dimension to restaurant operations and opening new ways to interact with guests.

Type: White Paper

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


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Independent restaurateur juggles highs, lows of adding self-order kiosks (Part 2)

The co-founder of Flatbread Grill and an exec from Nextep give advice on how to avoid headaches when deploying kiosks.

Former Papa Murphy's CDO: Ask 3 questions before investing in tech

As restaurants consider deploying technology, such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives should first consider whether such efforts will actually help them acquire more customers and coax existing guests to spend more money

Wayback Burgers to test food trailers in the Big Apple

The fast casual chain teams with a trailer specialist to launch its first mobile food initiative, starting in New York City.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

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.

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

It's almost impossible to see the two-miles of products and services at the NRA show, so in this two-part series, FastCasual highlights several that made their debuts at the show.

From wobbly table fixes to herbal refrigerators, innovation was on display at NRA (Part 1)

More than 45,000 buyers in the restaurant industry hit Chicago this week to check out the thousands of products and services on display at the National Restaurant Association show.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Will menu-labeling requirements be delayed — again?

It seems seven years weren’t enough for members of The National Association of Convenience Stores and the National Grocers Association to become compliant with the federal menu-labeling requirements, scheduled to take effect May 5.

Mobile Vending University helps prepare food truck owners

Mobile Vending University provides a certified course in operating a food truck in Pasco, Washington. The attendees are taught by subject matter experts in all aspects of operating a food truck.

How technology can improve ROI of maintaining foodservice equipment

Foodservice equipment has long required multiple distribution levels. Managing equipment information on such equipment places a heavy burden on all players in the supply chain. New technology offers options to reduce data management.

3 ways technology can lower food costs

With timely insights, restaurants can optimize processes, make better decisions, and save time and money

Pressure grows to make restaurant kiosks 'disability-friendly'

A recent lawsuit on behalf of a blind customer against Eatsa, a restaurant that uses self-order kiosks, has put the kiosk industry in the spotlight.

Why playing the 'right' background music increases sales

Restaurants that play a carefully selected mix of music reflecting their cultures can increase sales by more than 9 percent, according to a 2016 study.

Why restaurant execs ditching old-school training for video-based methods

Employee training was one of the most talked about topics at the Restaurant Franchise Innovation Summit 2017 in Dallas. The most important thing I heard, repeatedly by several restaurant executives was, "We are moving from training with manuals to video-based employee training because this is how employees want to learn."

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