• Setting boundaries for social networking in the workplace

    Setting boundaries for social networking in the workplace

    With each passing day, social networking becomes further ingrained in our personal and work lives. The benefits of social networking in the workplace can be significant as it brings together distant …
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  • Moyer: Remember, 4 on the Door!

    Moyer: Remember, 4 on the Door!

    The first time I heard Richard Young – the director of education for Pacific Gas and Electric's Food Service Technology Center – say, "You want to save on refrigeration? Just remember 4 …
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  • Mentoring: A lost method for chain restaurant dividends?

    Mentoring: A lost method for chain restaurant dividends?

    Is the process of mentoring team members a lost art in your company? I hope not, because the positive investment of your time and energy in someone or a team can produce highly motivated leadership! …
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  • Pizza & Healthy Choices

    Pizza & Healthy Choices

    Pizza & Healthy Choices Pizza makes people fat. Pizza is a nutritious food, especially for children who eat a limited number of items. Which is true? Both. With all the focus on diet, health and …
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  • All this change is driving me crazy!

    All this change is driving me crazy!

    I was sure it would be a short, 15-minute lesson about e-mail to my 62-year old father. Tell him the basics, have him create and respond to an e-mail and then pat myself on the back for ushering my …
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  • Dos and Don'ts of green restaurant marketing

    Dos and Don'ts of green restaurant marketing

    It continues to amaze me that in 2007, when I made the transition from running restaurants to helping restaurateurs run their businesses in more sustainable ways, the green movement in the …
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  • Leach: An organic Oreo cookie is still an Oreo cookie

    Leach: An organic Oreo cookie is still an Oreo cookie

    In the blink of an eye, organic vs. nonorganic has taken center stage in our national discussion on healthy eating, pushing aside, for the moment, any responsible discussion of the evidence in …
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  • A sea change

    A sea change

    On one day in 2008, more than a half-million volunteers in 100 countries collected 11.4 million items of trash along the world's waterways. What were the top two items collected? They were cigarettes/…
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  • How do emerging chains handle real estate selection?

    How do emerging chains handle real estate selection?

    If you have ever grown a young franchise concept from approximately 20 locations to over 100, you would probably agree that this initial growth is much more difficult than say growing from 100 to 200 …
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  • Yelton: Extended tax benefits for equipment purchases and Obama's proposed rules

    Yelton: Extended tax benefits for equipment purchases and Obama's proposed rules

    Individual franchisees and small startup chains, are you dealing with "unfunded mandates" like kitchen oven upgrades this year? Have you purchased new POS terminals for your restaurant? If you have …
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  • Overlooked greener practices that put money back in your concept

    Overlooked greener practices that put money back in your concept

    You may not realize it, but there are opportunities to conserve resources and save money everywhere in your restaurant. When you operate a restaurant every day, you might start to overlook little …
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  • Planning store layouts? Consider the recycling and composting trend

    Planning store layouts? Consider the recycling and composting trend

    As I travel the country, I see more and more operators, universities, airports and hotels collecting recyclables and compostables. If you're planning new stores – or renovating existing ones &…
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  • Are we missing something?

    Are we missing something?

    Recently Market Force ran a series of studies with over 4,00 consumers to investigate their attitudes and behaviors around fast casual and family restaurants, and a separate study on the consumption …
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  • Snagging your customers' cells (the CliffsNotes)

    Snagging your customers' cells (the CliffsNotes)

    I was in my restaurant Friday, like most weekends, and I was talking to my regular guests and making special stops to get to know our newest customers. I just love to greet new patrons. Don't get me …
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  • How do emerging chains allocate human capital for growth?

    How do emerging chains allocate human capital for growth?

    If you have ever grown a young franchise concept from approximately 20 locations to over 100 locations, you would probably agree that this initial growth is much more difficult than say growing from …
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  • Most Toilets Flush in E Flat

    Most Toilets Flush in E Flat

    This was the statement my son greeted me with as I came home from work one Friday afternoon. Most dads would expect a familiar word like "Hello" or the ever popular phrase "How's was work today?" But,…
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  • Back to School

    Back to School

    Back to School As a kid I looked at the mid-August calendar with dread … summer was almost over! School starts soon … AAAHHH. Summer has almost ended. As an adult, with a middle-…
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  • Should you outsource your HR?

    Should you outsource your HR?

    For many restaurant owners, outsourcing certain administrative functions provides them the ability to better focus on the strategic and operational sides of their business. For example, restaurant …
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  • When it's time to hire, look for learners

    When it's time to hire, look for learners

    Odds are you've never met my mother. That's too bad. Think Betty White with darker hair. My mom is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet and her cinnamon rolls, well, they are simply life-…
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  • Summer Sales

    Summer Sales

    Summer Sales Pizza sales are traditionally off a bit in the summer: school is out, families are away and the grill, not pizza is the focus when family and friends meet. Now is the time to turn on the …
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