Restaurant numbers drop as diners stay home

A series of restaurant industry polls and data analyses indicated significant change is underway in the restaurant industry, much of it not particularly good. NPD Group dropped a substantial news bomb this week when it said that the number of...

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Kiosk translates in sign language to assist hard of hearing customers

Juke Slot develops a kiosk that offers sign language for hard of hearing customers, a significant market with special needs. One customer's experience alerted the company to the need.

Commodities: Mostly positive week for all but Papa Murphy's

Last week's stock market and commodities trading action was relatively positive for most pizza brands, which grew in value in overall trading and had some good news in the price paid for oft-used commodities like cheese.

Saladworks CEO reveals brand's 5-step come-back strategy

Saladworks was facing bankruptcy in 2015, when Centre Lane Partners bought it for nearly $17 million. Since then, CEO Patrick Sugrue has been working to breathe new life into the 30-year-old brand. "You have to be able to fail fast...


4 metrics every restaurant should track

You may be running a well-structured training program for new staff in the hopes that they’ll learn quickly and become more productive, but you might be missing a critical piece in your evaluation of staff growth — the impact new staff are having on sales and profitability.

New player rolling into foodservice news universe

On April 1, a whole new foodservice business website hits the online world to cover everything about the growing food truck industry worldwide.

BuzzFeed exec schools restaurateurs on mastering customer engagement

Jennifer Klawin, SVP, brand strategy, West Coast for BuzzFeed, shared social media tips with restaurateurs.


Are wearables the future of dining out?

Wearables in the food industry can increase in-house communication with the entire staff and elevate the customer service experience, giving you an edge over competitors in an aggressively competitive industry.

Study: Billions wasted on loyalty efforts that bomb

Restaurants invest a lot in loyalty programs, but one massive study just completed by operational strategy company, Accenture, says a lot of that money is currently wasted because their data shows the programs often miss their mark, according to a news release.

How to romance customers out of Valentine's Day dollars

Coming up with attractive and creative Valentine's Day promos can be a challenge when nearly every restaurant on the planet is competing for the consumer’s love and affection. Check out some of this year's promotions.

NYC restaurateur proposes 3-tier minimum wage to 'help small business owners'

CEO Willie Degel thinks the industry should have a specific minimum wage for private companies with less than $25 million in revenues, a higher wage for private companies making $25-$50 million and an even higher wage for publicly traded companies.

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Is Your Restaurant Ready for the Growing Online Ordering Trend?

Are you looking for a new way to grow your restaurant business? Consider online ordering. According to QSR Web, digital ordering is growing 300 percent faster than dine-in traffic, and analysts project in a few years, more restaurant sales will come from takeout, delivery, and other forms of off-premises dining than from customers who dine-in.

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Sponsor: Star Micronics America




How Mobile Ordering Apps Stack Up

Mobile ordering apps are poised to be a major sales driver for fast casual restaurants, but not all apps are built the same.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fuzz Productions




Lessons on Hiring Better Employees: A Panera Case Study

Hiring is such a challenge, isn’t it? It takes time and money away from other critical things that you need to get done – but if it isn’t done right, your café will suffer!

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Sponsor: HigherMe




Banking on Pizza Vending

Students at Xavier University in Cincinnati can satisfy their pizza cravings by making a withdrawal at the country’s first Pizza ATM vending machine.

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Sponsor: Paline LLC




The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing a POS

This Ultimate Guide includes insights for evaluating different point of sale solutions and practical guidance for making the right selection. It also includes pointers for maximizing the value of the investment once the system is implemented.

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Sponsor: TouchBistro




The Ultimate Guide to Menu Design & Creation

The fundamentals and best practices of menu design. With these restaurant menu design ideas, you’ll be well on your way to benefitting from the strategic placement of your best sellers - with no dish left behind!

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Sponsor: TouchBistro


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