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




Maximize the Franchisee/ Franchisor Relationship with Localized Marketing Tools

Franchisors want to maintain control of their brands, while franchisees often want to add a personal touch and a local feel to their marketing materials. Those viewpoints can work together to get the most out of an operation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visualogistix




Winning strategies for franchises: Key success factors

This white paper helps franchisees and potential franchisees identify key strategies which will help their business succeed.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Inc.


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Cafe Rio execs talk strategy behind brand's rapid growth

Strong leadership, innovative tools and a commitment to treat each location as its only location are all reasons for the brand's robust growth.

Great Harvest Bread CEO: Competitors should be worried

The chain has launched a "hub-and-spoke" bakery-cafe franchise opportunity, meaning franchisees can purchase a large territory that includes a single Great Harvest Bread Co. bakery operation, and as many cafe-only units as they desire in surrounding towns.

Penn Station CEO: We need 3 things to grow

Craig Dunaway of Penn Station East Coast Subs talks about franchise growth challenges, customer engagement and labor processes at the 2016 Fast Casual Executive Summit in Dana Point, California.


Cousins Subs VP lays out growth plans

Jason Valentine,  VP of Operations of Cousins Subs, chats about cultivating franchise relationships, employee engagement, the brand's new look and food safety challenges.


Blast & Brew taps into allure of personal choice

The new Blast & Brew pizza and beer franchise gives customers creative choice regarding what's on their plates and how they most prefer to wash it down. Here, CEO John Ferdinandi talks about the concept and the path forward.

Starbucks pizza? Yes, it's true

The chain's ambitious plan will increase revenue by 10 percent, grow earnings per share by 15-20 percent and drive mid-single-digit comp growth each year, while opening 12,000 new stores globally by 2021.

Habit Burger CMO chats about taking the California brand national

Matt Hood, CMO of Habit Burger Grill, chats with Tim Tang about what it takes to expand a regional concept nationwide.


Going 1-on-1 with Garbanzo CEO

James Park took the reins just over a year ago at Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, leaving behind a VP title at Which Wich. He's spent the past year streamlining operations and prepping the chain for growth.

Focus Brands president: 'Restaurant business is complicated'

The president of Focus Brands sums up his views on the state of the restaurant industry.


3 steps to choose the right technology

We all know that the amount of investment capital flowing into the food tech space has led to a virtual saturation of new restaurant technology in everything from online ordering systems to self-monitoring ovens, and even a burger-making robot. Here is a three-step process to help choose which technology is right for a growing business.

8 great takeaways from Dubai global franchising show

The Global Franchise Market show in Dubai covered a variety of franchising issues, including women in franchising, how to take your brand global, how to know when you are ready to franchise your brand and tips for choosing the right franchise partners.

Franchise Focus: How Mamoun's is taking Middle Eastern food mainstream

With 14 franchises under development, Hussam Chater, director of franchising and co-owner of Mamoun’s, plans to grow the brand to 200 by 2020

In the landlord's shoes: seeing yourself as a prospective tenant

If a tenant isn’t creating a relationship with the landlord and making deposits to that relationship, how can the tenant ever expect to make a withdrawal when they need a favor?


Panera's Q3 earnings: The numbers behind a healthy performance

Quantifind data shows that Panera brought in more than twice its fair share of the revenue leaking from Chipotle — a bounty bigger than that of McDonalds, relative to their sizes.

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