McDonald’s Franchisee Cuts Waste Costs 23%

Cass Information Systems is a national leader in helping organizations control their waste costs. With specialized technology, hundreds of clients and many years’ experience developing deep domain expertise, Cass is saving its clients millions in waste removal costs and taking away the unwanted burden of waste service management.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Cass Information Systems




Truly Regal: Our Tilapia Live Up To Our Name As The Finest In The World

As the #1 producer of all-natural tilapia, we are committed to raising our lake-grown fish from hatch to harvest in the healthiest, most environmentally supportive way possible.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Regal Springs Trading Company




5 Ways to Optimize Waste Service Levels

If you manage waste hauling vendors, see how to maximize service levels without spending more.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Cass Information Systems


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FEATURES


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.

Memphis couple launches fast casual brand with organic, vegetarian menu

Mama Gaia, which means "Mother Earth" in ancient Greek, opened last month, offering vegetarian-friendly pitas, quinoa bowls and salads.

3 ways technology can lower food costs

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

3 New Year's resolutions to improve profitability, optimize sourcing, reduce risk

All restaurant brands need to make sure they have a strong supply chain and a well-developed risk management strategy. You may not be able to predict the future of your growing company, but you can ensure visibility and risk reduction are on the agenda.

Are you accounting for those holiday gift cards correctly?

For many restaurants, the holiday season bustles with promotions, parties and gift card sales. But amid the season's cheer, restaurants must account for these gift cards properly.

Japan + Peru = saucy success at Suviche

Co-owner Aliosha Stern discusses how the brand has combined Japanese and Peruvian cuisine to create a thriving fast casual brand.

3 steps to better restaurant food safety

The focus on food safety throughout the nation's food supply chain is at all-time high. Between consumer health issues brought about by the ingestion of unsafe products, and the outbreak of diseases that impact the food supply, it's imperative that operators continue to focus on protecting the lives and health of their guests.

3 ways to navigate employee-scheduling reform

If you’re asking yourself how your industry, company and operators can get ahead of scheduling reforms, consider the following steps.

Part 2: The pain and the glory of getting REAL

Restaurateurs who seek REAL certification say it’s a tough and sometimes painful process. But they are quick to add that it can end up paying off big for a restaurant brand.

Part 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL

Hundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the trends driving more healthful menus, sustainable sourcing and environmentally sound practices.

Franchise Focus: How Nature's Table franchises healthful eating

What makes your restaurant unique? Restaurateurs must have an answer to this question before, during and after they build their brand from the ground up. For Nature's Table, a 75-unit chain founded in Florida, being a powerhouse of healthful eating separated it from competitors.

Franchises beware: Learning from Jimmy John's legal issues

Franchisors observing the recent legal challenges facing Jimmy John's would be wise to exhibit caution when restricting former and current employees from working for competitors.

3 types of rewards to increase employee satisfaction

By Autumn Manning, CEO of YouEarnedIt A recent Restaurant Opportunities Centers study revealed that the lack of benefits and flexible days off is a pervasive problem for those who work in restaurants. These people are often in school, balancing a...

Why franchising needs to have a little soul

Restaurant franchising is often an extension of the corporate company: everything has to be exactly the same, or the process won't work. However, some restaurants believe just the opposite: every unit should be free to choose how it runs its operations.

Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls diving into franchising

In a world where innovation can be rare, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is on the cusp of a growing market where the sky — well, the sea — is the limit.

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Embracing sustainability best practices can be a great way to differentiate your restaurant. Look here for ideas to attract the growing number of consumers who prefer to spend their money with businesses that demonstrate social responsibility.

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