Restaurant associations file lawsuit against U.S. Dept. of Labor over tipping

Restaurant industry trade associations have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of restaurants and restaurant employees who share in tips and participate in tip pools. The lawsuit was brought by the Oregon Restaurant and...

National Restaurant Association reports continued restaurant job growth

New analysis by the National Restaurant Association shows that the restaurant industry continues to serve as a leading creator of jobs, outpacing overall U.S. employment growth.

Restaurant industry reports continued positive sales

The outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive for the months ahead, as the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained above 100 in May. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook...

Yum! Restaurants International names new general manager of Brazil

Yum! Restaurants International has appointed Andréa Rolim to the position of general manager, Brazil, overseeing the operations, marketing, training and overall leadership of the KFC and Pizza Hut business in the Brazilian market. "Brazil is one of our biggest opportunities...

Health Care Law upheld, restaurant industry players respond

The United States Supreme Court today upheld a majority of the provisions within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), with a 5-4 decision. The act was introduced and signed by President Barack Obama in 2010. The majority opinion...

Yum! Brands' David Novak named CEO of the Year

Chief Executive magazine has named David Novak, CEO of Yum! Brands, as its "2012 CEO of the Year," an award nominated and selected by a group of his peers. Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands includes 37,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco...

Poll: Hourly employers optimistic about hiring outlook

While private employers added a disappointing 82,000 jobs in May, employers that are part of hourly employment network Snagajob, are "optimistic" when asked about their general hourly hiring outlook. Almost two-thirds (64 percent) labeled themselves "optimistic" about hourly hiring in...

Webinar to discuss efficiencies in hiring practices

FastCasual.com and Hot Schedules are hosting a joint webinar June 28 to discuss efficiencies in restaurant operators' hiring practices. The webinar will be held at 2 p.m. June 28.

Webinar to focus on hourly workforce management

FastCasual.com, in partnership with Charleson, S.C.-based PeopleMatter, is hosting the June 19 webinar, "Top 5 Ways Multiple Systems are Killing Your ROI," at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar will cover the pitfalls restaurant operators face when using multiple HR...

Cottage Inn modifies NASCAR delivery plan

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Cottage Inn has scaled back its plans to deliver pizzas to campers at the Michigan International Speedway during NASCAR race weekends. According to AnnArbor.com, the service won't be available until June, and delivery will only be available...

Majority of restaurateurs and chefs fail celiac test

Chefs and restaurateurs lack a fundamental understanding of gluten-free protocols, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. "When...

Restaurants to add 450,000 summer jobs

Restaurants are expected to add 450,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.6 percent increase over the March 2012 employment level, according to National Restaurant Association projections. This year shows the highest summer employment numbers since 1993. “Restaurant industry employment growth...

Domino's Pizza names 'Fastest Pizza Maker'

Pali Grewal, a Domino's Pizza franchise owner from the United Kingdom, won the chain's "World's Fastest Pizza Maker" title during a competition held Thursday. Grewal made three large pizzas in 43.9 seconds. He won $3,000, a trophy and the title...

Domino's, Jack in the Box sign up for Employee Wellness campaign

June marks the fourth annual National Employee Wellness Month. Virgin HealthMiles, the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WorldatWork have signed up more than 130 U.S.

Celiac awareness foundation now offers restaurant credentialing

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, has launched a gluten-free credentialing program that will enable restaurants to manage the growing interest around gluten-free menu items....

Domino's Pizza Hero iPad game adds hiring component

Domino's launched its Pizza Hero iPad game about a year ago, allowing fans to create virtual pizzas – from rolling the dough to tapping on the toppings. But now, according to the blog Kotaku, the game (available free at the...

Restaurants add 560,000 jobs, NRA partners with CareerBuilder

The National Restaurant Association reports that restaurants have added more than 560,000 jobs since the beginning of the employment recovery, with more than 200,000 of those positions created in the last six months. "The restaurant industry strongly contributes to the...

HotSchedules forms partnership with My Recruiting Center

HotSchedules has announced that it has formed a partnership with My Recruiting Center (MRC), a provider of paperless applicant-tracking systems and employee onboarding solutions, to provide a fully integrated single sign-on suite of labor-management and hiring solutions. Features of MRC...

Restaurant operators continue to report positive sales, optimism

Bolstered by positive same-store sales and traffic results and an optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained above 100 for the fourth consecutive month in February. The RPI – a monthly composite index...

Survey: Summer job market improving

With more than 200,000 jobs added to U.S. payrolls in each of the last three months, hiring managers for summer jobs have more positive news for job-seeking teens this year: seasonal hiring is predicted to be at levels similar to last year and much improved from the recession.

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