How Diners Choose Restaurants [Restaurant Insights Report]

Working with an independent research firm, we surveyed 521 participants across the U.S. of varying ages, geographies, and life stages to find out what’s getting people in the door... and what’s pushing them out.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro




Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime Cost

Manage costs, increase sales - at a basic level, these are the pillars of a successful restaurant. In this infographic, we break down the prime cost calculation. By monitoring your prime costs weekly, you'll break through your break-even plateau and increase your restaurants profits.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: HotSchedules




Predictive Scheduling: What You Need to Know and How to Be Ready

Issues with workers not receiving enough hours, being asked to be "on-call" but are never actually called in, and being scheduled at the last minute have gained the attention of lawmakers across the country. Predictive scheduling may be coming to your area soon. Find out what you need to know and how to be ready.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: HotSchedules


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3 ways to open a (drive-thru) window of opportunity for fast casuals

The market is maturing and becoming saturated, requiring fast casual restaurants to look for new ways to stay ahead of the competition. Is the drive-thru the answer?

Menu experts predict global menu trends — does your brand measure up?

Menu experts chat about current and future trends at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

Combat declining traffic by understanding the ailment before determining the remedy

Once you gain an understanding of what causes traffic issues at a specific location, you will be better prepared to create solutions that address the true, underlying problem.

Analyst uncovers 3 keys to global growth

To become more relevant, global operators are decentralizing control and relying on local franchisees to present the best version of their brands to the consumers they hope to reach.

Some fast casuals still pumped for pumpkin, others heating things up: part 2

While some fall LTOs are heavy on pumpkin-flavored everything, others include big, bold and spicy flavors inspired by Asian, Hispanic and African dishes.

5 ways to catch some Zzzs — and we aren't talking sleep

Gen Zs are the patrons of the present and the future, and as this demographic gets older their buying power and influence will continue increase.

3 tips for serving millennial consumers

Millennials recently became the largest generation in the workforce with over 53 million workers, ushering society into an unprecedented future.

Delivery fueling rise of virtual reality restaurants

Delivery is the world's fastest-growing foodservice channel, according to Euromonitor International, while digital functionality has made the process of obtaining a high-quality meal easier and more seamless than ever. New restaurant formats known as virtual restaurants, or delivery-only restaurant concepts, are optimized for these occasions.

Photo gallery: Restaurant execs take on London (Part 2)

Networking and learning from one another about franchising trends and best practices were all part of the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe held in London in July.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

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.

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"...

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Research the latest restaurant industry trends and statistics. Understanding the trends driving the industry and how to leverage that knowledge for future growth will keep you ahead of your competition.

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