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.

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Sponsor: Revel Systems




The ROI of Table Tracking Systems

The benefits of table tracking systems may not always be easy to see, but they can provide a significant boost to the bottom line.

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Sponsor: Long Range Systems




The ROI of Paging Systems

Tried-and-true paging technology not only can help improve operations, it can improve the bottom line as well.

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Sponsor: Long Range Systems


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The start-up and the old-timer: A tale of 2 pizza chains

Longtime pizza chain, Hungry Howie's and relative newcomer, MidiCi, take very different approaches to the category but still have something very fundamental in common.

Still need to fill some summer employee spots? Look for candidates with camp counselor qualities

Need some pinch-hitters to flesh out the spring hires that didn't work, or didn't last? Think about candidates who've had experience as camp counselors, or show those kinds of qualities because they are often both leaders and team players who work well in the restaurant setting.

Harris Poll forewarns of potential upheaval due to upcoming OT regulation

Americans have a hard time putting work away. In a new Harris Poll, most said it's at least partly because they have too much to do to in an eight-hour day.

How to get 'free' money out of your landlord

When it comes to opening a location in a shopping center, obtaining a lease with a prime location and reasonable lease terms can be difficult for many small restaurant concepts. Michael Walters, president of Falcon Realty Advisors' Restaurant and Entertainment Group, reveals a couple secrets that could help.

The peanut butter (allergy) crunch heard ‘round the country

In what should serve as a cautionary tale for the entire foodservice industry, Panera Bread faces a $500,000 lawsuit over a grilled cheese sandwich contaminated with peanut butter.

Are your restaurants in compliance? Major changes take effect Friday for business first aid kits

The regulations change this Friday on the bare minimum number and type of medical supplies that all U.S. workplaces must have under the law.

Part One: A new restaurant sector pokes its way out of the shell in California

In this first of a three-part series, we take a closer look at the chain that claims it's inventing a new restaurant sector that combines speed and quality into an idea that some industry analysts say the market is clamoring for.

It's almost summer: Is your restaurant set for the big stink?

Summer is just around the corner and so are the odors inherent when warmer weather and food mix at your restaurant. Here are six tips from the maintenance experts at Cintas to keep down the stink this summer.

An overall 'up' week, aside from Domino's and natural gas

Prices were up for just about everything this week, except for natural gas in the Northeastern U.S. and Domino's, both of which fell.

Domino's wage theft suit could have big implications for chains

The suit claims that because of the under-calculated hours, employees at the franchises named were not compensated for more than $500,000.

NRA2016: 5 hot spots for global growth (Part 1)

Global growth potential is off the charts for food service, especially for concepts that revolve around limited service. These five areas show the greatest potential, according to research by Euromonitor International.

Industry leaders weigh in on labor regulations

FastCasual interviewed a variety of industry leaders hoping to find a consensus regarding the labor ruling. Instead, we learned that the issues sparked a variety of passionate opinions.

Ohio ice cream shop launching pad for new overtime regulations

VP Joe Biden said the ruling, which extends overtime protections to 4.2 million more Americans, who are not currently eligible under federal law, will help to strengthen and expand the middle class.

The pre-shift meal: Sometimes simple is best for team building

One of the easiest and most effective options for "team building" is the pre-shift meal.

Why restaurants should embrace 'Fail-Fast' methodology

"When restaurants try something new, they aren’t looking to fail, they are looking to adapt or evolve. Fail fast is evolving, taking risks, and recognizing your weakness and not pushing it when it doesn't work," said Geoff Alexander, president of Wow Bao.

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