Restaurants seeking to capture Mother's Day traffic

To honor their moms, consumers will spend $4.1 billion on special outings, such as lunch, brunch and dinner, and savvy restaurants are hoping to attract them with discounts.

Site selection secrets for restaurant tenants

The commercial space chosen by a restaurant tenant can be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the business.

Commodities: Another week of fluctuation

The price for cheese decreased; wheat and gasoline increased; natural gas decreased; and pizza stocks were mostly down.

Knowing the pros and cons of DIY data warehouse, BI solutions

Stakeholders within restaurant companies of all sizes have begun acknowledging the value of having access to timely, accurate and actionable information. The value promised by implementing a BI /Analytic solution varies based on each company’s goals and objectives

5 trends in specialty pizzas

Specialty and gourmet pizzas are taking limited and full-service operators by storm.

Payment breaches to continue despite US EMV liability shift

With the adoption of EMV technology in full swing, two questions remain top of mind: will the transition to chip and PIN make credit cards and transactions more secure from attacks? What impact will this change have on other payment methods?

For the love of loyalty: How mobile drives customer engagement

Enabling the mobile channel — perhaps through loyalty, ordering, payment or other capabilities — is the next big step for restaurant leaders looking to remain competitive and build customer loyalty.

Enough of the 'why' on employee engagement, give me some 'how'

Creating engagement doesn’t need to be abstract, however, because the basics of engaging a workforce are commonly recognized business principles.

Negotiating the operating costs as rent for restaurant tenants

There are aspects of the operating costs that can be changed to the tenant's favor, although most commercial real estate professionals may explain that operating costs are not negotiable.

Why restaurants should ignore government’s delay on menu labeling

The real opportunity is to be a leader and put your nutritional information — all 11 of those pesky items, including consumer hot buttons like calories, fat, sugar and sodium — out there.

Commodities: Prices fluctuate

The price for cheese decreased; wheat, gasoline and natural gas increased; and pizza stocks were mostly down.

Bytes for bites: How disparate data can boost QSR franchise profits

QSR giants are not exempt from the rule that businesses should base product offerings on customer preferences. They arguably have the most access to data, yet many fail to translate that information into action.

It's time to break the pencil: What employees need to know about food safety

With multiple locations and an ever-changing labor force, how can restaurants be confident the food they sell is safe and that every employee is acting responsibly when it comes to food safety?

Ask the experts: Is your brand ready for catering?

Franchisors and their franchisees must understand what they're getting into before deciding if catering should be a part of the business model.

3 tips for restaurant owners to master user-generated content

We live in a social media world and nowhere is that more clear than in the restaurant industry. Pictures of food are ubiquitous, dominating photo-driven networks like Instagram and Pinterest and prominent across mainstays Facebook and Twitter.

Commodities: Cheese down, wheat, gas up

The price for cheese fell, while wheat, gasoline and natural gas prices rose; pizza stocks were mostly up.

Restaurants offering Tax Day specials

The tax man cometh. One of Americans' least favorite days — income tax filing day — is Monday.

Kitchen design and technology: 5 ways to improve foodservice operations

A successful foodservice operation must incorporate three elements: food, people and equipment.

How Smashburger, Billy Sims BBQ, East Coast Wings get franchisees to be social

Marketers have been touting the benefits of digital marketing for years, but motivating franchisees to carve out time to learn the ropes can be difficult.

At the Summit: Are you embracing the Internet of Things in your franchise?

Everyone seems to be talking about the "Internet of Things," or IOT, but what does that have to do with restaurants?

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