Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?


Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.


Commodities: Pizza stocks fluctuate

The prices for cheese and wheat increased, gasoline remained unchanged, and pizza stocks fluctuated.

Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

Commodities: Cheese down, wheat up and gasoline unchanged

The price for cheese dropped during the week, wheat increased and gasoline remained unchanged.

Payroll pains: The mistakes killing your restaurant’s bottom line

There are three main payrolls risks: errors, cheating and compliance.

Commodities: Wheat up, gasoline continues to drop

The price of wheat increased 23 cents last week, while prices at the pump continued to drop.

Commodities: Price of gasoline continues to drop

The price for gasoline continues to drop, while cheese prices remain flat. Here’s a look at the rest of the market.

How restaurant chains can increase profits by improving energy and operational efficiency

By implementing device-level monitoring of energy consumption, chains gain unmatched visibility into the devices running their restaurants and can easily identify systems that are inefficient or improperly used.

Restaurateurs speak out against NLRB ruling

The National Labor Relations Board made it easier on Thursday for restaurant workers to unionize, and many restaurateurs are already worried about what the ruling means for their businesses.

All-deaf pizzeria is all-good: Human communication is more than words

Melody and Russell Stein, owners of a pizzeria with an all-deaf staff, are now able to share their story with the world thanks to a new project created by Deluxe Corporation’s Small Business Revolution, a national campaign spotlighting the country's "most compelling small businesses."

Commodities: Cheese prices still rising

The price for cheese increased by 6 cents, but wheat prices dropped 16 cents over the past week.

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Grandfather invents 'safe' cleaning agent to disinfect restaurants' indoor playgrounds

After taking his grandchild to a dirty indoor playground at a restaurant, a grandfather created a three-step system to help restaurant and other facility owners safely disinfect play areas.

Extreme Pizza rolls out new POS

Extreme Pizza has partnered with Revention for its POS system.

Kotipizza reports August sales spike

Total sales of the Finnish pizza chain, Kotipizza, grew 6.8 percent.

PizzaExpress changing tipping policy to remove controversial fee

After nearly 10,000 people signed a petition urging London-based PizzaExpress to stop siphoning tips from its employees, the chain announced Thursday it would eliminate a recently imposed admin fee by Oct. 6.

Sbarro announces rebranding, expansion, launch of delivery service

Known for selling pizza by the slice, Sbarro will open its first free-standing store in Columbus, Ohio, and also offer delivery and carry-out services.

NRA: NLRB’s ruling upends 'joint-employer standard'

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries case has broad implications across several industries, including restaurants, according to the NRA.

Watterstrom, Creative Revolutions partner to help increase turnover speeds

Watterstrom Company and Creative Revolutions have partnered with mobile technology to solve the lack of communication in restaurants, according to a company press release.

Marco’s Pizza cooks up more than menu items in new test kitchen

As part of a new corporate training facility, the Marco's Pizza test kitchen is being utilized to improve the chain's menu and employees' skills.

Papa John’s selects Red e App to increase opps efficiency

Papa John’s selects Red e App to increase its operational efficiency through mobile workflow communication with its corporate managers.

Zenput plugs in new task-management features to drive consistent store experience

Streamlined project management features promise to save time and money.

Bright White Paper releases 'easy, safe' sign-hanging solution

Menus, hours and other important restaurant information can now be safely stored in magnetic-lined frames, according to Bright White Paper Company.

CiCi’s Pizza exec featured on CNBC’s 'Make Me a Millionaire Inventor'

CiCi’s Pizza VP of Operations Brian Cassidy provided expert feedback to a Marinara Tower inventor on the premier episode of CNBC's "Make Me a Millionaire Inventor."

NRA: Restaurants serving opportunity for America’s youth

As summer winds down and students head back to school, the NRA is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role in providing job opportunities to millions of young people.

Compass Group adopts Five Freedoms for animal welfare

Compass Group joins Wal-Mart and General Mills in embracing Five Freedom’s procurement practices.

PizzaRev adds BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Barbeque lovers can now have pulled pork on their pizza at PizzaRev.

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