NRA 2016: 5 tips for retaining employees of all ages

Employers who successfully retain employees are careful to address generational differences among the varied ages of workers they employ. A panel of experts at the NRA provides five tips related to this topic.

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NRA 2016 focuses on sustainability, technology

Sustainability and technology were two hot topics this year as a variety of sessions discussed both topics, and a multitude of vendors presented products to help restauranteurs tackle sustainability or to use technology to enhance their customer experiences.

Successfully executing a cost-effective restaurant refresh

Cooking up a pizzeria environment refresh can be a tall order for some brands.

Big data: Can it help you build a better restaurant?

Big data can be a game-changer for restaurateurs, helping them understand the unseen drivers behind sales.

Pizza: Maybe it's not just for lunch and dinner anymore

On the surface a new study on breakfast eating trends would seem of no interest to pizza restaurateurs, but are the findings worth a second look even in this food service category?

Photo gallery: 2016 FastCasual Top 100 winners honored at gala

C-level execs gathered Sunday at the Sofitel in Chicago to receive their FastCasual Top 100 awards.

NRA2016: 5 hot spots for global growth (Part 1)

Global growth potential is off the charts for food service, especially for concepts that revolve around limited service. These five areas show the greatest potential, according to research by Euromonitor International.

Infographic: Which restaurant segment do execs want to work for?

To find out why job candidates are more attracted to certain companies and restaurant segments over others, Bristol Associates conducted a survey with a sampling of 170+ candidates from its database of restaurant executives.

Dickey's named Fast Casual's No. 1 brand

FastCasual.com has released its annual Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers report for 2016. The free report, sponsored by Taylor, is now available for download.

Industry leaders weigh in on labor regulations

FastCasual interviewed a variety of industry leaders hoping to find a consensus regarding the labor ruling. Instead, we learned that the issues sparked a variety of passionate opinions.

Ohio ice cream shop launching pad for new overtime regulations

VP Joe Biden said the ruling, which extends overtime protections to 4.2 million more Americans, who are not currently eligible under federal law, will help to strengthen and expand the middle class.

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Simplified ingredient lists: A trend at the point of no return

Natural ingredients and minimally processed foods are one of the top five culinary trends for 2015 and 2016. Major brands across segments have responded by simplifying their menus with cleaner, fresher ingredient lists.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Litehouse Foods


Outdoor Digital Displays: The Next Iteration of Digital Signage

Digital signage in the restaurant industry is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception. Many brands have updated their digital menu boards in-store, and the next iteration — outdoor digital displays — is well underway.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: HyperActive Technologies


Winning strategies for franchises: Key success factors

This white paper helps franchisees and potential franchisees identify key strategies which will help their business succeed.

Type: White Paper

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Maximize the Franchisee/ Franchisor Relationship with Localized Marketing Tools

Franchisors want to maintain control of their brands, while franchisees often want to add a personal touch and a local feel to their marketing materials. Those viewpoints can work together to get the most out of an operation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visualogistix


The Sky's the Limit with HotSchedules and Logbook

Celebrating its 22nd birthday in 2015, The Signature Room® shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, in January 2015, the management team took a step into the future by adding HotSchedules to their playbook.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


HotSchedules Helps Quick Service Franchisee Group Save X3 in Labor Costs

West coast quick service group found structure and savings with HotSchedules employee scheduling software and HotSchedules Logbook.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


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