Negotiating the operating costs as rent for restaurant tenants

There are aspects of the operating costs that can be changed to the tenant's favor, although most commercial real estate professionals may explain that operating costs are not negotiable.

Enough of the 'why' on employee engagement, give me some 'how'

Creating engagement doesn’t need to be abstract, however, because the basics of engaging a workforce are commonly recognized business principles.

Commodities: Prices fluctuate

The price for cheese decreased; wheat, gasoline and natural gas increased; and pizza stocks were mostly down.

Bytes for bites: How disparate data can boost QSR franchise profits

QSR giants are not exempt from the rule that businesses should base product offerings on customer preferences. They arguably have the most access to data, yet many fail to translate that information into action.

It's time to break the pencil: What employees need to know about food safety

With multiple locations and an ever-changing labor force, how can restaurants be confident the food they sell is safe and that every employee is acting responsibly when it comes to food safety?

Commodities: Cheese down, wheat, gas up

The price for cheese fell, while wheat, gasoline and natural gas prices rose; pizza stocks were mostly up.

Kitchen design and technology: 5 ways to improve foodservice operations

A successful foodservice operation must incorporate three elements: food, people and equipment.

How Smashburger, Billy Sims BBQ, East Coast Wings get franchisees to be social

Marketers have been touting the benefits of digital marketing for years, but motivating franchisees to carve out time to learn the ropes can be difficult.

At the Summit: Are you embracing the Internet of Things in your franchise?

Everyone seems to be talking about the "Internet of Things," or IOT, but what does that have to do with restaurants?

Who's winning the fast casual pizza game?

The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.

Commodities: Another week of variation

The price for cheese, wheat and gasoline decreased, natural gas prices were mixed, and pizza stocks were mostly up.

At the Summit: How to create a franchise-friendly supply chain

The supply chain is often the thorn in the side of franchisors, especially those that have brands spread nationwide or globally.

Wingstop, Pizza Hut, Cici's Pizza execs debate importance of mobile apps

The customer experience at a restaurant is paramount to a restaurant's success. Mobile apps have become increasingly part of that experience, but how important are they?

4 things you don't know about the ACA (but should)

The employer shared responsibility rules under the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called "pay or play") is just one more area that is moving so fast that many restaurant owners are falling behind without even realizing it.

Photo gallery: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit 2016

More than 140 franchise execs gathered last week in Dallas at the Franchising Restaurant & Innovation Summit.

Commodities: A mixed week

The price for cheese fell, wheat and gasoline increased, natural gas prices were mixed, and pizza stocks were up.

Slapfish CEO urges Summit attendees to 'make your most annoying customer your best friend'

Slapfish founder Andrew Gruel responds to approximately 30 online reviews daily about his company — regardless of whether they are positive or negative. He believes that strong social media management can reap tremendous benefits and create a stronger base of customers.

The latest and greatest in mobile marketing

When the first mobile ad was launched in 1997, who would have guessed that nearly 20 years later, mobile ad spending would be forecasted to surpass desktop ad spending?

Heard at the Summit: Memorable quotes from Day 1

Any time you gather some of the industry's brightest CEOs, franchisors, chefs, franchisees and vendors, there is sure to be some insightful quotes. We've gathered a few memorable moments from sessions during the opening day of the inaugural Franchising Restaurant & Innovation Summit in Dallas.

Commodities: Gasoline prices continue upswing

The price for cheese remained steady, wheat, gasoline and natural gas increased, and pizza stocks were mostly down.

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