Before you hastily put together a restaurant business plan, build a menu with all of your family’s famous recipes, empty your savings account and sign a 10-year lease, take a few deep breaths and read through this guide.
Over the past few years, loyalty programs have become an increasingly vital marketing tool for businesses. While attracting new customers through advertising has always been a core element of the marketing mix, efforts to retain customers are equally important.
After comparing different cash-handling options, Family Foods Inc. deployed Loomis’ SafePoint® solution at ten Taco Bell locations in December 2006. This immediately and dramatically changed the way they handled money, and they soon installed SafePoint in their remaining locations in 2007.
Inventory management is an art form. It is finding the right balance between ordering costs, carrying costs and shortage costs, and managing all three proactively in order to benefit the bottom line. For SMB’s, in particular, inventory habits can make or break a business, and inventory management is one of the greatest areas for improvement.
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.
Nothing is more top of mind right now for those of us in the restaurant industry than the state of the economy. Is the recession really over? Do consumers plan to increase their appetites for dining out? In a research...