Restaurants to add 448,000 summer jobs

Restaurants are expected to add 448,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.5-percent increase over the March 2013 employment level, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today. The projected gain represents an improvement over the 2012 summer season. "Summer is...

QSR worker protests spread to DC, shareholders' meetings

First New York, then Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and Milwaukee.

California pizza chain experiences results with HR platform

Mary's Pizza Shack, a family-owned, Northern California pizza company, has had the PeopleMatter human resource software platform in place for a year and has quantified results from the partnership. Since going live with the software, Mary's has saved more than...

QSR employee strikes spread to Milwaukee

Just days after employees from a variety of quick-service brands walked off the job in Detroit and St. Louis, workers in Milwaukee followed suit today. Hundreds of QSR and retail workers are striking today at dozens of stores and restaurants throughout the city, including McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Taco Bell.

Restaurant job seekers turning to mobile devices

New data from Snagajob, an hourly employment marketplace, shows that mobile job searches have increased by 95 percent in the past year. The data is part of Snagajob's second "Counter Intelligence: The Snagajob Service Industry Hiring Report," a look back...

Survey: Internal promotion popular in hourly marketplace

According to an online survey from Snagajob, an hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, 80 percent of companies surveyed have a policy to review current staff for open positions before considering external applicants. To foster their internal promotion...

Franchising industry lauded for military veteran hiring efforts

As part of the franchising industry's support of the White House Joining Forces initiative, Steve Caldeira, International Franchising Association president and CEO, joined President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden on Tuesday to mark...

Higher QSR wage protests spread to Chicago

Hundreds of workers walked off their jobs today in Chicago's first-ever combined restaurant and retail strike. According to a news release, employees at McDonald's, Subway, Dunkin' Donuts and other chains participated in the protest, demanding higher wages and the right...

Survey: Two-thirds of Americans would refuse to patronize restaurants with dirty restrooms

Foodservice professionals have a lot to think about when trying to deliver a quality dining experience, but restrooms need to be a major consideration, according to a recent consumer study from Clorox Professional Products Company. The survey, which polled 1,005 U.S.

NRA's Educational Foundation awards $1.4M in scholarships

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the winners of its 12th annual National ProStart Invitational, which took place in Baltimore over the weekend. More than 350 top ProStart students from 43 states, territories and Department of Defense bases,...

California Pizza Kitchen recognizes pizza chefs

California Pizza Kitchen held its inaugural Best Pizza Chef Competition during its recent annual Operators Conference on Amelia Island, Fla. The three finalists included Francisco Rodriguez of Town Square, Nev.; Mario Soto of Tucson, Ariz.; and Carlos Arellano of Tyson's...

Celiac foundation, Next Iron Chef contestant plans gluten-free session at NRA Show

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) will address the importance of offering gluten-free options in restaurants and tackle the "Top 8 Myths about Gluten-Free Menus" during an informational session at the 2013 National Restaurant Association Show on May 21....

Inktel named MonkeyMedia Software's first certified industry partner

MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of catering solutions for multiunit restaurant operators, has announced the first recipient of its MMS Catering Institute Industry Affiliation Program: Inktel Contact Center Solutions. Inktel is a Florida-based provider of outsourced contact center solutions. "It's one...

Papa John's China deploys fingerprint biometrics solution

Papa John's restaurants in China are now using DigitalPersona fingerprint biometrics to secure employees' and managers' daily tasks. DigitalPersona Inc.

Boston restaurants temporarily closed after Marathon bombings

The typically bustling Boylston Street in Boston is filled with restaurants and shops, both national and local. Today, most of those businesses remain closed following the bombings that took place near the finish line shortly after hour four of the...

Yum! Canada among best workplaces

Yum! Canada, the franchisor of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has been named as one of this year's 50 Best Workplaces in Canada. The Vaughan, Ontario-based Great Place to Work Institute compiles the list based on two criteria: two-thirds...

Chuck E. Cheese adds job applicant solution

Chuck E. Cheese's has deployed SkillSurvey Inc.'s Pre-Hire 360 solution, an online reference-checking solution. Pre-Hire 360 gathers input from a job applicant's references by using behaviorally based surveys delivered through enterprise software.

MenuTrinfo founder wins entrepreneur award

Betsy Craig, founder and president of Fort Collins, Colo.-based MenuTrinfo, was named the 2013 Emerging Entrepreneur of Northern Colorado at the 14th annual Bravo Entrepreneur Awards program held recently. Craig, who overcame a life-threatening autoimmune disease called scleroderma, founded MenuTrinfo...

QSR workers stage 'biggest strike in fast food history' today

An estimated 400 quick-service employees walked off their jobs today at more than 60 New York City restaurants. The Fast Food Forward organization, which helped facilitate today's event, claims it is the largest fast food strike in U.S.

Study examines consumers' tipping habits

A new survey from CouponCabin.com reveals that many U.S. consumers (26 percent) who use coupons or daily deals tip on the discounted total.

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