Analytics ROI vs. the high cost of ignorance

It's best if restaurateurs approach analytics by first asking themselves what their highest value questions are and then consider the many ways those questions might answered.


How supply chain technology helped 2 brands save money, drive profits

With the proper software, restaurant management can provide predictive and actionable insights into entire food supply chains, enabling greater visibility, control and savings.

5 prep steps to maximize holiday restaurant business

Don’t look now, but the holiday season has, in the view of many, already started. For retailers, this is cash-or-crash time. For restaurant operators, this time of year presents a perfect opportunity to establish new connections and enhance old ones.

7 ways to "Wow" your customer base

Brands often over-think the process when they’re attempting to come up with great ways to "surprise and delight" their customers. It doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, it should be simple, easy to execute and customize, but always focused on the things that matter most to a customer.

Free webinar: 7 essential strategies for recession-proof restaurant systems

Analysts are indicating a restaurant recession has already started. Whatever ultimately happens, it's clear those who invest in point-of-sale technology now will reap rewards later. During this free Nov. 1 webinar, you'll learn to recession-proof your restaurant through POS efficiency.

Uncle Maddio's on franchisee failure: Lessons learned drive growth forward

When you build a brand, you are taking a chance on new franchisees. There will be failures, shares Uncle Maddio's. The trick is to turn those failures into successful strategy moving forward.

Commodity prices rise amidst a week of restaurant turmoil

Amidst a week of bankruptcy announcements and less-than-rosy financial news across the restaurant industry, increasing commodity prices only rubbed salt in the wound last week. Pizza stocks reflected that foggy picture, with half of the brands monitored by this website making gains on the week, and the other half tumbling in value.

Questioning why you got into this crazy business? Here's a place to find an answer

Though the readers of this website are involved in another sector of the food service industry, many of you still attended the Fast Casual Executive Summit outside Los Angeles this week. It was a great fit, since much of the information was applicable to all restaurant categories, including everything from franchise growth to food safety.

Heard at the Fast Cas Exec Summit: Editors share favorite session quotes

Another Fast Casual Executive Summit is in the books, and as always, it produced a plethora of insight.

Fast Casual Summit: Why being different is better for your brand

A restaurant's differences are its keys to greater value and desirability, says branding guru Sally Hogshead, CEO and founder of Fascinate.

How do millennials love thee? Let 'em count the ways

Millennials are a prime focal group for targeted marketing, a relatively untapped approach that marketers are slowly lining up to use for this age demographic. The reasoning for that is as close as the nearest statistical report for this group, which actually surpassed the number of the Baby Boomers last year.

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A Slice of Digital Heaven: Enhancing the Entertainment Experience with Digital Signage

Embed Digital works with a California restaurant operator to introduce a new Pizza Hut concept built on a foundation of digital signage.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Embed Digital

5 Best Practices for Turning Your Website into a Content Marketing Machine

Does your website leverage the best in content marketing practices to ensure potential clients look to you for solutions? 51 percent of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Networld Press

[LIVE WEBINAR] 7 Essential Strategies for Creating Recession-Proof Restaurant Systems

Date: November 11, 2016 | Time: 11:00 AM ET | Duration: 60 Minutes | Join us and Speedline Solutions for a webinar to learn how to recession proof your restaurant systems.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: SpeedLine POS

[LIVE WEBINAR] The incredible growing menu: Taking your digital system chainwide

Date: October 20, 2016 | Time: 3:00 PM ET | Duration: 60 Minutes | This webinar is a must-attend if you’re considering widespread scaling of your digital menus in the near future or have begun the process of a multi-unit rollout.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: WAND Corporation

[WEBINAR] How to create loyal guest behavior

Restaurant chains across the country are continuing to build and execute loyalty programs that provide sustainable results. Imagine if you had the power to create loyal customers who choose you first, visit often, talk about you and spend more.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Paytronix Systems, Inc.

10 Ways to Make People Buy After You've Got Them Inside

While you are dependent in many ways on the activities of corporate marketing, no one knows your restaurants better than you do, so it's important you optimize your in-store signage and promotional areas to your advantage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation

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