LOYALTY PROGRAMS AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGY: Reward Your Customers

Over the past few years, loyalty programs have become an increasingly vital marketing tool for businesses. While attracting new customers through advertising has always been a core element of the marketing mix, efforts to retain customers are equally important.

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Sponsor: Revel Systems


Intelligent Reporting: A Powerful Analytics Tool

This white paper provides a look at the foundation of intelligent reporting, explores best practices and outlines specific industry examples of successful usage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Revel Systems


Understanding the Secrets of Inventory Management: Restaurant, Retail and Grocery

Inventory management is an art form. It is finding the right balance between ordering costs, carrying costs and shortage costs, and managing all three proactively in order to benefit the bottom line. For SMB’s, in particular, inventory habits can make or break a business, and inventory management is one of the greatest areas for improvement.

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Sponsor: Revel Systems


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Video: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit attendees party with a purpose

More than 140 restaurant execs, plus a variety of sponsors, attended the first Franchising Restaurant and Innovation Summit.

Who's winning the fast casual pizza game?

The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.

Restaurant, retail customer experience leaders headline ICX Summit

Gurus from Smashburger, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Detroit Red Wings, Domino's Pizza and Wingstop are among a hefty list of speakers and panelists offering expert insight at the annual event being held June 1 – June 3 in Dallas. Registration is open.

Why millennials make valuable franchise partners

Millennials have ignited rapid change in the industry and view franchising differently than the previous generation of business owners.

Funding your pizza franchise in 2016

Wouldn't it be great if your franchise funding options were as tasty as the pizza you believe in?

Living the brand: How &pizza CEO has inspired customers to wear its logo forever

&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.

5 pros and cons of scaling your restaurant business

Before you sign on the dotted line for a new location, consider these pros and cons of scaling your restaurant business.

Franchising and growth: Expanding into non-traditional spaces

When entering into non-traditional restaurant formats like food courts, universities & airports, re-developing a concept to fit these new operational structures is no easy task, although it can be done and with great success

Tips, advice on preparing the brand for unit expansion

Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

Ask the experts: Finding the ideal franchisee – and the right franchisor

Pizzamarketplace.com asked two experts about their franchising experience and to share tips and insight.

FCES15: Real estate decision requires lots of homework, data insight

As any business owner knows the location decision can sink the business or be the foundation of initial success and growth. But it involves much more than negotiating a lease or property purchase.

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Trends and best practices for restaurant franchisors and franchisees. Stay on top of the brands that are growing, how they're doing it and where.

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