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.

Why investing in 'corporate governance' is key to restaurant survival

This will involve investing in legal counsel to prepare documents governing the relationships between your company's officers, directors, and shareholders; recording your company's business activities and financial transactions; and adhering to statutes that mandate how to appropriately take actions by or on behalf of the company.

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.

Could backyard brick pizza ovens burn your business?

Could backyard chefs with a hankering for the puffy crust and smoky flavor of brick-oven pizza soon be the pizza restaurateur's biggest competition?

Pizza restaurateurs: Start your calorie counters

When the FDA issues its Notice of Availability for menu labeling guidelines later this month, pizza restaurateurs across the U.S. will have one year to get all their ingredients analyzed and on the menu.

5 considerations before going green

Before you make the leap to a greener restaurant, here are five important things you should know.

How fans create a comfortable, more profitable restaurant

Overhead fans are an effective way to distribute both air-conditioned and heated air. Using fans to mix the air creates consistent temperatures throughout the restaurant, eliminating troublesome hot and cold spots.

Commodities: Price fluctuations continue

The price for cheese, wheat and gasoline decreased while diesel fuel increased, and natural gas and pizza stocks varied.

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