Franchise Field Operations are All About Relationships

Franchising is all about relationships, and your field consultants are your key players. Check out this infographic for the top priorities and challenges that come with the keys to great franchisor-franchisee relationships.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: FranConnect




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




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.


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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.

Restaurants lead the charge for the cashless future

Although mobile payments are convenient for both employees and customers, transitioning to a cashless operation also presents a new set of challenges.

How self-serve kiosks can rescue corporate dining — part 1

The self-serve kiosk rewrites the economics of corporate dining.

Reader Poll: Restaurant confrontations - are they happening more often?

The news is filled with a constant flow of incidents demonstrating the worst in human behavior often happening at the chains this website's readers oversee. It appears to be increasing, but is that the case and if so, why?

Ode to the taco: Why the old-school menu item is trending

Tacos aren't new, but they are trendier than ever. Here's why.

How mobile ordering is reinventing the drive-thru experience

Much of the draw of the drive-thru is rooted in speed and convenience; however, recent advancements in technology have created the potential for an even faster, even more seamless drive-thru transaction.

3 technologies restaurants should be running toward, not from

It’s time for restaurant marketers to make some bets on technology.

Why gluten-free isn't a dying trend

The gluten-free demand, which started a few ago, shows no signs of abatement. Instead, the trend is giving indications that it's spreading to include all restaurant sectors, including those offering quick-service sandwiches and fast casual concoctions of all sorts.

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