What franchisees wish they'd known 'then,' that they know now

Managing employees is a major aspect that new franchisees often don’t realize or prepare for when signing a franchise agreement. That, and the fact that running your own shop means dozens of daily decisions, are big eye openers.

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New studies show restaurant 'do's and don'ts' of online ordering, delivery

As the restaurant industry continues to bask in the big-dollar benefits of online ordering, two new studies shed light on best practices when it comes to online ordering and third-party delivery as well as overall customer experience.

How to avoid disputes in the franchisor-franchisee partnership

Attorney Brian Schnell of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers up advice and tips on how potential franchise operators and franchisors can sidestep common disputes before the arguments move toward a court setting. Good communication and clear expectations are key.

Commodities: Pizza stocks take another 'not-too-cool' pre-summer dip

Last week was another disappointing one for pizza brands on the stock exchange, with many continuing to lose value in the markets.

NRA applauds Trump's apprenticeship order, while critics say it's full of holes

The National Restaurant Association and its educational foundation have been pushing for more love from the feds for apprenticeships and this week they got their wishes.

Harken restaurateurs: Are you ready for the 'Day of the Dad?'

Read on to find out why that fancy cocktail and offbeat entree will do your brand no favors on Father's Day.

Play ball! Make local sports sponsorships work brand magic

Sports sponsorships hold big, positive benefits for restaurants at the local level, by connecting with customers in a fun, upbeat and even passionate level.

C-Speak: How Hopdoddy relies on tech to customize training, showcase brand culture, streamline openings

Hopdoddy Burger Bar has taken every aspect of workforce management digital to enhance its in-person training, onboarding, and management procedures.

Sponsor: HotSchedules


Commodities: The good news about last week? It's over

Stock exchange trading last week was brutal for pizza brands, levying stupefying drops in value over the trading week, especially to Domino's. There was some good news though in commodities trading for pizza restaurateurs, thanks to drops in cheese, gas and natural gas prices.

Infographic: How online reviews can make or break your brand

Research quantifies the impact online customer reviews have on business performance. The reviews play a bigger role in the selection of restaurants than hotels, doctor's offices, hospitals or hair salons.

3 reasons why virtual reality is the future of training

What if employees were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in situations and practice responding to them? With virtual reality, this is what the future of restaurant training could look like.

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Workplace Safety in Food Service

To learn more about how workplace injuries can hurt your business and the value of accident prevention, the experts at Steritech created the below infographic.

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Sponsor: The Steritech Group




Pay Delivery Drivers Legally & Smartly

If your restaurant hires delivery drivers, youve probably got headaches! Make sure that you are up to speed on the details of how to pay your drivers legally, while making smart decisions about how to incent drivers to give great service!

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Thr!ve Point of Sale




Hideaway Pizza

Some restaurateurs think of video surveillance strictly as a tool to investigate incidents of theft and other risks such as slip and falls, but Hideaway Pizza, a 12-restaurant chain based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, thinks of video surveillance more as a critical enabler of operational excellence.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: March Networks




The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Reporting & Analytics

This guide will teach you tactics to effectively read your POS data so that you can turn that data into decisions, a better customer experience, and more sales.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro




The Complete Guide to The FDA's Menu Labeling Rule

In this guide, we’ll clarify the FDA’s current Menu Labeling Final Rule, its pros and cons, the politics that have thrust its future into uncertainty, and how restaurants can prepare for the new rule.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro




[LIVE WEBINAR] From pushcart to powerhouse: How loyalty helped fuel The Halal Guys’ growth

Date: July 13, 2017 | Time: 2:00 PM EST | Duration: 1 Hour Join us for a live webinar with The Halal Guys and Paytronix Systems as we discuss how loyalty programs can help fuel your brand's growth. Register now!

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Paytronix Systems, Inc.


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