Turkey Takes its Place on Fast Casual Menus

As fast-casual patrons look for healthier menu options, turkey is finding a prominent spot on restaurant menus.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Inc.




Taming the EMV Monster: What's to fear?

EMV is barreling into the doors of your restaurant, whether it has a reservation or not, and demanding VIP treatment. But does it deserve it?

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: swipely




4 Things All Restaurant Franchise Owners Should be Doing to Stay Competitive

Owning a restaurant franchise is a tough gig, especially in the limited service industry. It’s an incredibly fun and rewarding job, but there is tons of competition, cash-flow is tight and consumer demands are changing.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Given the reality of fewer young employees in the work force, the only options are to recruit more from other age groups or be more successful recruiting younger employees.

10 things to avoid when launching a mobile app

Balance Grille's journey to find a working mobile app inspired its founders to create a list of 10 mistakes to avoid when creating a mobile app.

Restaurant industry's Q1 end in 'some wins, some losses'

Chipotle and Panera saw increases, while sales dropped at Pie Five, Pollo Tropical, Qdoba and Shake Shack.

Why we can stop freaking out over the 'decline' of fast casual growth

If I were to only read the headlines published over the past few months about the fast casual industry, I would probably start looking for another job. A quick Google search brings up the following, "Why fast-casual chains are struggling"...

Infographic: How online reviews can make or break your brand

Research quantifies the impact online customer reviews have on business performance. The reviews play a bigger role in the selection of restaurants than hotels, doctor's offices, hospitals or hair salons.

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Globalization has created opportunity for American brands in the U.K., where restaurants face many of the same challenges and opportunities as the U.S.

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

With rapid-fire delivery and an upbeat attitude, menu analyst and Kruse Co. owner, Nancy Kruse, last week told a standing room only crowd at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago that these are rapidly changing times in food service, with a paradigm shift that is forcing restaurants to adapt or die.

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.

Bulletproof Coffee CEO bringing butter coffee to the masses?

In part two of our series on butter coffee, Dave Asprey, CEO of Bulletproof Coffee, discusses how he's brewed butter coffee into a lifestyle.

Is butter coffee the next must-have menu trend?

Butter coffee has a cult following, but does that mean fast casual operators should serve it?

What's the state of the fast casual industry?

The 2017 State of the Industry report polled more than 250 operators on their businesses to uncover the year's top trends.

Using chatbots to launch delivery, keep customer connection

Using chatbots is one way to offer delivery while keeping a direct relationship with the customer.

The 3 Cs of restaurant growth revealed

The Chinese market, chicken concepts and coffee chains will drive industry growth this year.

How technology communication will spark a restaurant revolution

Connecting POS systems, apps and ordering systems with one another is now possible, but very few systems can integrate smoothly. That's where the concept of a universal access point — known as an application program interface, or API — comes in.

Food truck growth goes full throttle: Part 1

This four-part series explores the successes and challenges of the food truck industry, Food truck revenues have increased from $650 million in 2013 and should hit $2.7 billion this year.

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