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.


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.

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."

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.

How helping employees reach financial stability will help your restaurant

Helping employees achieve financial stability by educating them on the public benefits already available not only helps improve the quality of their lives, but also give your restaurant a competitive advantage and a way to save money on insurance and turnover costs in the long run.

Groupon, PeachWorks execs discuss how technology benefits operations

The CEOs of Groupon's Breadcrumb and PeachWorks discuss how their technology can help restaurants and retailers stay relevant.

Top 3 things to know about hourly hiring in 2015

The upcoming year will be filled with changes and trends that affect how you interact with both job seekers and current employees.

State of the Union puts minimum wage, 30-hour work week, joint employer issues in the spotlight

It's been a busy week in Washington. From the State of the Union address to the Supreme Court to more on the minimum wage, here's a round-up of hot public policy topics for restaurants.

How one independent pizzeria survived growing pains

Getting noticed is a challenge, you have to offer something truly great and differentiate yourself in several ways, says CEO of Louisville-based Loui Loui's.

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. hopes investors will RAVE about new name

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has announced that it is changing its name to RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., reflecting the company's transition to a multi-brand group.

Strong growth ahead in 2015, predicts the IFA, but threats are looming

While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.

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QR-scanning app helps restaurant owners find employees

ZippyApp enables job seekers to complete one common job application online and submit it in on a smartphone, tablet or computer to apply to any restaurant in ZippyApp’s employer network.

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.

NRA announces alignment with Zip Schedules

Zip Schedules provides a stream-lined system for operators and managers to create clear, manageable employee schedules.

MOD Pizza announces growth of 'MOD Squad'

The fast casual pizza restaurant has added new employees and plans to continue adding team members, while staying true to its core values.

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.

HotSchedules delivers mobile task management, communication, accountability app

Logbook is a mobile task list and communication tool that can replace or enhance traditional paper systems.

Pieology exec joins PizzaRev as VP of Franchising

Craig Hopkins comes most recently from corporate and franchise growth at Pieology Pizzeria, also a fast casual pizza concept.

Domino's unveils key leadership changes

Domino's Pizza announced several changes in internal leadership positions.

Domino's ignores illegal working conditions, says New York Atty General Schneiderman

The New York State Attorney General reached a settlement agreement with Domino's Pizza, the latest restaurant franchise cited for labor violations such as underpaying employees and failing to pay overtime.

Former Arby's VP joins CiCi's

CiCi's Pizza, a pizza buffet concept, announced the promotion of Steven Jones to chief operating officer.

NRF: Obama’s overtime rules will 'hollow out' management jobs

The Obama Administration’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations would likely “hollow out” low- and mid-level management positions in the restaurant and retail industries and trigger a shift toward more hourly and part-time workers, according to the National Retail Federation.

PizzaRev CEO joins California Restaurant Association

PizzaRev CEO and co-founder, Rodney Eckerman, joined the Board of Directors of the California Restaurant Association, the state's restaurant and hospitality industry association.

Former Pizza Hut chief of marketing joins Wendy's

The Wendy's Company announced the appointment of Kurt Kane, 43, to the newly created position of Chief Concept Officer, responsible for all North American marketing and innovation efforts.

Rosati's deploys hiring tech to ensure 'great customer service'

Hireology, provider of employee hiring and selection management technology for franchise systems, announced a partnership with Rosati's Pizza to provide a hiring process across more than 100 Rosati's franchises.

Dunkin' Brands' Government Affairs VP joins NRA as VP of Government Affairs & Policy

Simpson will be a member of the association's executive leadership, reporting to President and CEO Dawn Sweeney.

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