Outlook for restaurant job growth at a 2-year high

Restaurant operators’ outlook for staffing is at a two-year high, according to new information from National Restaurant Association Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. In a news release, Grindy said the industry continued to register robust job growth in May, while the...

Seattle passes $15 minimum wage; franchisees sue

Seattle’s City Council unanimously approved a minimum wage increase Monday, to $15 an hour. Mayor Ed Murray is expected to sign its passage today, which would give Seattle the highest minimum wage in the U.S. The pay scale will be...

LRS introduces survey app to address real-time service issues

Long Range Systems has launched Check Point Surveys, a tablet survey application that helps businesses collect on-site customer feedback. “Managers can’t afford to find out about a negative guest experience by reading a rant on Facebook or Yelp,” CEO Skip...

Restaurant industry expects to add 508K jobs this summer

According to new projections from the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry expects to add 508,000 jobs this summer. If these expectations are met, it will mark the second consecutive year in which restaurants add at least half a million...

Fresh Alarms programmable timers now available nationally

Fresh Alarms, which have been available to select QSR insiders, are now available nationwide. The programmable timers help restaurant managers by reminding staff of daily reoccurring tasks ranging from cooking to cleaning. According to a news release, the timers also...

Restaurant worker wage strikes spread beyond the US

Quick-service employees and supporting organizations in New York City announced today that more strikes are expected next week in as many as 150 cities. In a press conference, they also announced the strikes — which have been held in various...

NoshList updates wait list app, adds analytics

NoshList has announced the release of its free iOS 7 wait list app, which includes several new features. The company also added a new analytics section on the NoshList website with downloadable reports that measure visitor activity and trends in...

Domino's hosts professional development workshop for Hispanic youth

Domino's Pizza hosted a free professional development workshop, titled Ingredientes para el éxito, for Hispanic youth in Chicago last week. According to a news release, the event, offered in partnership with ALPFA, featured panelists with diverse professional backgrounds who shared...

Senate Republicans block minimum wage bill

The Obama Administration's objective to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, from its current $7.25, hit a major road bump Wednesday as Senate Republicans voted to block the bill. The measure needed 60 votes to pass, but received a vote...

Facial detection time clock app launched

Timesly has launched a facial detection time clock app for iPad, allowing employees to clock in or out of work by snapping their photo using Timesly's proprietary FaceCheck technology. According to a news release, the app is now available for...

Restaurant Association releases customer service training video

The National Restaurant Association has released three new DVDs that offer best practices in dealing with harassment and discrimination, customer service training, and a guide on the use of social media. According to a news release, the DVDs were created...

WhenToManage software adds social networking app for restaurants

WhenToManage, a provider of cloud-based software for the restaurant industry, has introduced Flow, a social networking tool that allows employees to share ideas, comments and files in real-time, from their desktop, tablet or smartphone. According to a company news release,...

Coca-Cola donates $420K for NRAEF's student training programs

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has received a $420,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Company to support NRAEF's various training programs in 2014, such as ProStart. Throughout the past 10 years, The Coca-Cola Company has donated more than $7.5 million...

Free webinar teaches restaurant operators how to cash in on tax credits

The free webinar, "Cash in on Hiring Tax Credits: How to get $1,200 back for 1 out of every 5 new hires," hosted this week by FastCasual.com and PeopleMatter, is now available for download. The hour-long webinar taught restaurant operators...

Restaurant industry surpasses pre-recession employment peak

More than six years after the start of the Great Recession, the number of private sector jobs finally surpassed its pre-recession peak in March, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The private sector added a net...

Congress votes to bring 'full-time' definition back to 40 hours

The U.S. House of Representatives voted today in favor of H.R.

Hourly wages for summer 2014 foodservice jobs expected to be $10.43

Snagajob has announced results from its 2014 Summer Hiring Survey of 250 employers responsible for hiring hourly employees in the retail, hospitality and foodservice industries. According to a news release, 39 percent of the respondents represent large companies of more...

NRA: Tipped employees among highest-paid in restaurants

In response to President Obama's call for a higher minimum wage for tipped employees, the National Restaurant Association said "tipped employees are among the highest-paid in the establishment." A White House report released Wednesday asked Congress to raise this specific...

NY Domino's franchisees settle wage theft suit

A group of New York Domino's franchisees will pay $448,000 to settle a wage theft suit brought forth by delivery workers who claimed they were paid below the tipped minimum wage, were not paid for overtime hours, and were not...

Fastcasual.com hosting webinar on tax credits for new hires

FastCasual.com is presenting a free webinar, "Cash in on Hiring Tax Credits: How to get $1,200 back for 1 out of every 5 new hires," along with PeopleMatter at 1 p.m. EDT, April 8. The hour-long webinar will cover tax deadlines, as well as how restaurant operators can take advantage of hiring tax credits.

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