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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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.

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.

To lease or not to lease: 5 tips, if that is your question (Part 1 of 2 on restaurant financing issues)

In a business that demands a steady and relatively liquid cash flow, leasing equipment can make a lot of sense. Here are five tips to help you decide what equipment to lease and how to prepare for the deal.

GE sells off restaurant assets of lending arm in massive 3-way deal

GE Capital U.S. is selling the bulk of its restaurant financing assets, which are worth about $1.4 billion.

International franchise expansion requires hefty work upfront

Domestic franchisors, whether running one location or 100 in the U.S., face a challenging journey in the quest to go international.

NRA2016: 5 hot spots for global growth (Part 1)

Global growth potential is off the charts for food service, especially for concepts that revolve around limited service. These five areas show the greatest potential, according to research by Euromonitor International.

Negotiating the operating costs as rent for restaurant tenants

There are aspects of the operating costs that can be changed to the tenant's favor, although most commercial real estate professionals may explain that operating costs are not negotiable.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

FCES15: Real estate decision requires lots of homework, data insight

As any business owner knows the location decision can sink the business or be the foundation of initial success and growth. But it involves much more than negotiating a lease or property purchase.

Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. hopes investors will RAVE about new name

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has announced that it is changing its name to RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., reflecting the company's transition to a multi-brand group.

Good news: Restaurant sales, unit growth, financing up

Total unit growth for the Top 100 restaurant chains was 1.8 percent in 2012, the highest since 2007.

Restaurants adapt to 'new normal' with efficiency, innovation

Mergers and acquisitions market won't be as active in 2012.

Wrestling with a million dollar baby - skimming

The restaurant industry is rife with ways to lose profitability. Just when you think you have things buttoned up, a new twist comes along that can threaten your business and you may not even know about it.

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Financing and capital improvement strategies, techniques and systems realted to the Fast Casual industry.

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