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5 steps for keeping your restaurant from getting ICE'd

The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.

Nine keys for driving speed of service

Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.

Firehouse CEO: Restaurant industry dealing with unprecedented headwinds

Union activism, food costs, data breaches and minimum wage debates are just part of the 'external factors' facing restaurant operators.

When it comes to wage protests, do hourly job seekers really care?

Job seekers ages 45-54 years old had the strongest opinion of the impact of wage protests.

How to cultivate a loyal guest at your restaurant

Loyal guests don’t just randomly happen: they are cultivated through good food and great experiences.

More part-time work? Training younger workers to expect less

A majority of younger job seekers say having a flexible work schedule is most attractive characteristic of a company.

Think like a coach: Train your team year-round

Restaurants must make time for training.

Big data is pointless

Big data is pointless, your data is priceless.

Benefits 101: Simple ways to offer education assistance

Sit down with employees taking classes and explore flexible scheduling options.

McDonald's ruling holds franchisors accountable for franchise employee allegations

The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'

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Grimaldi's Pizzeria slaps trademark infringement suit against former employee

New York staple Grimaldi's Pizzeria has issued a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Chinese business. According to the New York Daily News, Grimaldi's JMC Restaurant Holdings, which owns the Grimaldi Pizzeria trademark, is accusing a former employee of planning to...

Papa John’s franchisee sued for $2M by alleged wage theft

A five-unit Papa John’s franchisee has been sued by the New York State attorney general for $2 million. According to Reuters, the AG has accused the franchisee, New Majority Holdings LLG, and owner Ronald Johnson, of wage theft practices, claiming...

Revention POS integrates with HotSchedules

Revention Point of Sale Solutions has announced integration with HotSchedules, a provider of labor management technology solutions. Web-based scheduling, robust communications, and advanced sales forecasting are some of the benefits expected from the integration.

Midsized business owners cite government regulations as top concern

A new study by research group ADP Research Institute reveals a gap in confidence for midsized businesses when it comes to the US economy. The study found that while only 15 percent of midsized businesses are confident that the US...

SpeedLine launches LiveMaps feature for delivery software

Profitable delivery is the focus of a new software release this week from SpeedLine Solutions. "The drive is often the biggest variable in the profitability of restaurant delivery," Marketing Manager Jennifer Wiebe said in a news release. "Until now, it's...

1000 Degrees Pizzeria projects 25 new locations in 2015

1000 Degrees Pizzeria, a New Jersey-based Neapolitan Pizza franchise, announced it is planning to open more than 25 new locations in 2015. The company is now accepting qualified franchisees in all 50 states. 1000 Degrees creates its Neapolitan pizzas using 00 flour and imported meats and cheeses.

Pizzerias among 'strictest' restaurants for special requests

Urbanspoon has compiled a list of America's Strictest Restaurants, or 35 concepts where substitutions, additions or deletions are either frowned upon or not allowed. The list is peppered with pizza concepts, including Jackson's Pizza in Seattle, where chefs spend months...

Employee incentive app named New Product of the Year

The app is designed to boost low participation in workplace contests by making the correlation between improved performance and higher compensation visible.

Some LA area eateries adding 3% surcharge to cover insurance costs

The restaurant owners say the surcharge isn't meant to make a political point, but is simply a way to cover the cost of healthcare for employees while negotiating razor-thin profit margins.

Restaurants add 20,000+ jobs in September

The total number of new industry positions over the past year now stands at 289,600.

Webinar to address pitfalls and perils of I-9 compliance

Webinar will help restaurant operators understand the importance of I-9 paperwork.

Papa John's goes on Texas hiring spree

Papa John's plans to add hundreds of new team members throughout its stores in Texas.

Restaurant Association, UnitedHealthcare partner up for member discounts

The National Restaurant Association has announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. According to a news release, through NRA's Health Care HQ, members can access potential...

Seasonal hiring outlook solid, according to survey

Eighty-nine percent of employers anticipate hiring the same number of seasonal workers as 2013, or perhaps more.

SCS Global Services and SafetyChain Software partner for training and automation

SCS Global Services has partnered with SafetyChain Software to provide services for training, certification to third-party food safety schemes, and food safety and quality assurance automation.

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Staffing is critical to the success of any business, but especially in the restaurant industry with its high employee turnover rates. This research center offer insights for human resources managers to help hire, train and retain the best employees.