• Is your remote access PCI compliant?

    Is your remote access PCI compliant?

    When the PCI standard talks about remote access, it is referring to connecting to a computer when you are on another network. A typical example would be if you were at home, and you connected to your …
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  • The battle between Breakfast and Snack: Part 2

    The battle between Breakfast and Snack: Part 2

    Click here if you missed Part 1. The yearly Trend Award ceremony was only a few weeks away and while the nominations had been announced, the winners were not yet finalized. The categories ranged from …
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  • How are we short?

    How are we short?

    "What? What do you mean we are out of product? Did you check the cooler and stockroom? How could we be out? I know I ordered plenty and checked it all in. What happened to it?" So goes a mysterious …
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  • Healthy Beverage Innovation: PepsiCo leads the way

    Healthy Beverage Innovation: PepsiCo leads the way

    Healthy Beverage Innovation: PepsiCo Leads the way PepsiCo is one company that believes in Return on Innovation Investment (ROII), and is facing the challenge head on! So what are they doing? 1 …
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  • 6 Degrees of Pizza Bacon

    6 Degrees of Pizza Bacon

    Nearly everyone can agree that advertising is an important aspect of marketing, but there is much more to marketing than just advertising. In fact, nearly 80 percent of all marketing takes place …
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  • You can't ignore social networking

    You can't ignore social networking

    I recently read an article called, "50 Social Sites That Every Business Needs a Presence On." The title alone was enough to make me choke, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Digg, YELP, Del.icio.us …
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  • Digital menu boards will change restaurant industry

    Digital menu boards will change restaurant industry

    To begin I would like to state I am not stupid enough to believe the development of digital menu boards or digital signs are nearly as important as the development of computers. However, I do believe …
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  • The battle between breakfast and snack: Part 1

    The battle between breakfast and snack: Part 1

    The yearly Trend Award ceremony was only a few weeks away, and while the nominations had been announced, the winners were not yet finalized. The categories ranged from Best New Trend, Lifestyle …
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  • Menu Labeling Tips: Part 2

    Menu Labeling Tips: Part 2

    As the country begins to see calories on menus, I have some awesome ideas and tips to make your food and menu items a bit better in the numbers department. (Click here to read Part 1 for last week's …
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  • Are you serving flexitarians?

    Are you serving flexitarians?

    After a decade of intense meat worship, chefs are procuring, preparing and serving vegetables with the same love and attention they previously reserved for Ossabaw pork or grass-fed marrow bones. If …
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  • How to make your brand stand out

    How to make your brand stand out

    How to make your brand stand out There are 78,671 pizza restaurants in the United States, 6,814 pizzeria chains (two or more stores with the same owner) and some 975 independent pizza (one of a kind …
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  • Self-assessment questionnaires are huge – here’s how to get started

    Self-assessment questionnaires are huge – here’s how to get started

    In 2004, when PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) first came out, there was almost no guidance available. Jump ahead to today, and you can find numerous suggestions online and from the …
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  • Who does it hurt really?

    Who does it hurt really?

    At a big box home center this week my wife and I picked out base cabinets for our laundry room. We needed two, but there was only one in a box on the large shelf. I was about to ask if there was …
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  • Is it "what" or "who" you hire?

    Is it "what" or "who" you hire?

    One of the most critical —and sometimes frustrating — challenges managers face today is staffing. In the restaurant industry, being fully staffed with high-quality employees is paramount …
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  • Menu-labeling tips for adults, kiddos

    Menu-labeling tips for adults, kiddos

    The time is rapidly approaching when you will need to clearly disclose the calorie counts for every standardized item on your menus. You might not run the risk of a fine or slap on the hand from an …
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  • Looking out, looking in: What messages are you sending to customers?

    Looking out, looking in: What messages are you sending to customers?

    I was at a strip mall getting ice cream with my 13-year-old son this week, when I walked past a restaurant with signs covering the door. You could barely see in. What was this restaurant operator …
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  • Mobile marketing fades Summertime Blues

    Mobile marketing fades Summertime Blues

    Summertime for many pizza operators means no football, the end of basketball season and Friday nights spent barbequing dogs over the hot coals instead of ordering a great pie. Last week at the Pizza …
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  • Are digital menu boards really that complicated?

    Are digital menu boards really that complicated?

    We all know there's a lot of differences between digital menu boards and traditional menu boards. They are new and there's a lot to learn, but are they really that much more complicated? Have you …
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  • Our greater food culture

    Our greater food culture

    In the spirit of celebrating contemporary food culture, this subway-style map (below, or click here for a larger view) is intended to serve as a snapshot of the main actors, techniques, values and …
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  • Pizza Executive Summit: These photos say it all

    Pizza Executive Summit: These photos say it all

    The Pizza Executive Summit, held in Chicago last week, brought together pizza operators and industry experts, who gave operators tools to grow their businesses. Topics included marketing, business …
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Menu Labeling, Food Allergies and Gluten Free
Menu labeling final regulations on hold: What's the beef?
Customer Experience on the Move
Modular construction and ROI
The Digital Diner: Tactics, Tools & Trends that Restaurant Marketers Can Use
Podcast: Facebook's organic reach limits
Talent, Technology and Trends
Success is a team effort
Loyalty Marketing For the Masses
8 ways to keep your VIPs happy
Restaurant News, Insights & Trends
Pizza representin' on Fast Casual Top 100
Brand Strategy: Delivering On A Promise
The future of the restaurant industry is bright
PCI Compliance & Network Security
Don't let hackers scare off your customers
Shift vs. Hourly & Meal Credits. The more you know, the more you can add to your bottom line.
Lawyers see another way to get a restaurant reservation
Industry Trends & Insights
Listen, learn and leverage
Next Generation Supply Chain Management
The path toward world domination (Part 1)
Selling Digital VS Traditional Menu Boards
Where are the traditional menu board companies?
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