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Saving energy with employee engagement: Strategies for restaurants

What’s the secret to successful execution of a restaurant energy strategy? Two words: Employee engagement.

Receiving 101: Control and Safety

Whoever is in charge of receiving should follow a standard set of rules in order to maintain the safety of food and ensure you protect your bottom line.

Success pours from Buffalo Wild Wings' beer program

The surprising element of success at Buffalo Wild Wings is not just the restaurant's wings, according to CEO Sally Smith in her BAR Keynote Speech at the National Restaurant Association's 2015 show in Chicago.

Creating franchise-friendly supply chains

A well-managed supply chain accomplishes three vital goals that are critical to a franchisee’s operations and bottom line:

3 ways restaurants can use automation to drive business value

Exactly how is IT automation helping restaurants?

Tips for saving money with merchant service providers

Checkout our list of things to look out for in merchant services to make sure you’re keeping more of your hard earned profits.

A look at NRA 2015

About 60,000 foodservice providers and operators met this week in Chicago for NRA 2015.

Baltimore restaurants calling for peace

As clean-up efforts continue after the riots in Baltimore, several area restaurants are providing free food and coffee for firefighters, police, the Maryland National Guard, paramedics and EMTs. They are also urging the city’s residents to support solidarity and peace through using the social media hashtags, #peace, #solidarity and #support.

Simple solutions to minimizing food waste

Food waste is a fact of the restaurant business, and for something that cannot be completely avoided, the toll it takes is steep. Food waste has a spectrum of consequences that spans the erosion of profits to negatively impacting the ecosystem and harming the sustainability of the planet.

Millennial workforce driving digital workforce management solutions

Managing your restaurant digitally has plenty of advantages and with the rapidly changing workforce, it may even soon be necessary.

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Restaurant group wants feds to revamp proposed overtime policy proposal

The proposed new federal overtime rules are not sitting well with the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

NY restaurant owners to governor: Keep NY open for business

More than 100 restaurant owners and operators representing hundreds of restaurants across New York sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo imploring him to keep New York open for business.

Online menu maker upgrades platform

Online menu maker iMenuPro has upgraded its platform to help restaurateurs and small business owners create menus without investing enormous amounts of time and energy.

Five Guys investors take bite out of Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced today that S&S Group LLC is joining the Uncle Maddio’s team as minority stakeholders in the company and will serve on its board of directors.

Chain restaurants want health care law reform

The National Council of Chain Restaurants supports court's ruling.

OrderSnapp launches free POS for pizzerias, small restaurants

The tablet is designed for startups looking to control investment costs and current restaurant owners who want to avoid expensive upgrades on old POS systems.

Why upscale, newer brands can escape negative Groupon effect

Some experts caution that restaurant brands may come across as desperate when they offer daily deals, but a new study from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business reveals certain types of venues can escape potential damage to their reputations.

Ordering solutions start-up now serving 400 restaurant clients

Clorder Inc., a developer of a cloud-based food ordering solution designed to help restaurants enhance their online presence, has added 100 new clients since the beginning of the year.

Lightspeed POS enjoying big transaction-processing, customer-base growth

Commerce platform player Lightspeed POS today reported that it is processing $10 billion in transactions every year and its customer base now boasts 24,000 business locations across 100 countries.

SCA Tech to sponsor commodity management forum at NRA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based SCA Technologies, provider of category sourcing and margin management solutions, announced it will sponsor the National Restaurant Association's Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group spring meeting May 14-15, 2015.

Website connects restaurant industry to online marketplace

Pace Public Relations announced its newest client, The Restaurant Zone, a tech-startup designed to help restaurant owners, operators and workers.

Cherryh Butler returns to FastCasual.com

Cherryh Butler has returned as editor of FastCasual.com and managing editor of Networld Media Group's Food and Retail publications.

Emerald acquires Pizza Expo, Pizza Today

California-based Emerald Expositions LLC has acquired International Pizza Expo and related trade publication Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications Group.

Granbury releases new online ordering system at Las Vegas Pizza Expo

Granbury Solutions announced the unveiling of a new online ordering system, Thr!ve Online at the 2015 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.

American Express intros Small Merchant EMV Assistance Program

The nationwide campaign is intended to help U.S. small merchants fight fraud through a $10 million reimbursement program designed to accelerate adoption of EMV payment terminals.

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