Restaurateurs speak out against NLRB ruling

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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.

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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.

Commodities: Cheese down, gasoline up

The price for cheese fell by nearly 5 cents, but gasoline has increased 8 cents over the past week.

Commodities: Are wheat prices coming back up?

After wheat has fallen steadily for several weeks, it is up 2 cents.

Papa John's CEO on why he spends $100M annually on 'better ingredients'

"You can’t make good wine from bad grapes, and the same thing applies to pizza," said CEO John Schnatter.

6 ways to make your restaurant more sustainable without cutting profits

Follow these six tips that relate to promotions planning and execution to make your restaurant more sustainable in the current industry climate.

How 'informed' employees will make you more money

Developing a culture of learning is a 365-day commitment that will motivate your staff and have a significant impact on your bottom line if you put in the time and effort.

What do the Department of Labor's proposed changes mean for restaurants?

While the U.S. Department of Labor proposed regulations contain a number of significant changes, of most concern to restaurants is the proposal that the minimum salary for an employee to qualify for most overtime exemptions would increase from $455 to $970 per week.

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.

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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.

Webinar to focus on customer traffic, conversion insight

Traffic and conversion data can be priceless if a retailer understands how to use it to drive sales, engage with shoppers and boost marketing. An expert will offer insight on how to do just that in our free webinar.

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.

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