A one-hour session on optimizing restaurant labor yielded many more hours worth of proven strategies to maximize the efforts of your workforce. This article focuses on the 10 ideas put forth in the session last month at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Laguna Beach, California.
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Been there. Done that. That old saying, indicating a shared experience — often the challenging ones — aptly describes a series of continuing sessions that took place at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit in Southern California earlier this month.
Halving employee turnover and ensuring your business future are two key advantages that three veteran restaurateurs said they realized after raising their wages now, instead of waiting for what they believe is the "inevitable" to happen.
If you're a pizza restaurateur and you’re still hiding under your covers this Monday, you're likely not alone. Not only are we beginning that last rocky week before the presidential election, but commodity prices mostly increased last week.
If you ask around you probably won't get a lot of argument to the assertion that digital signage is pretty cool, though some restaurateurs have concerns about scaling their digital signage as they grow.
Restaurants of all kinds are offering Halloween specials for young guests.
There may be no better way to recapture the spirit of ingenuity, excitement and entrepreneurship that has brought so many into food service than to attend an event like the Perfect Pitch on the last day of the Fast Casual Executive Summit earlier this month.
It was a very good week for all but one of the pizza stocks monitored here last week, though the prices paid for essential pizza ingredients rose mostly.
"Should I stay or should I grow?" is one question that many restaurant brands struggle with regarding expansion plans.
Domino’s Pizza continues to dominate the category with another strong quarter of financials marked by strong growth in same store sales, global store counts, and earnings per share.
Analysts are indicating a restaurant recession has already started. Whatever ultimately happens, it's clear those who invest in point-of-sale technology now will reap rewards later. During this free Nov. 1 webinar, you'll learn to recession-proof your restaurant through POS efficiency.
When you build a brand, you are taking a chance on new franchisees. There will be failures, shares Uncle Maddio's. The trick is to turn those failures into successful strategy moving forward.
Amidst a week of bankruptcy announcements and less-than-rosy financial news across the restaurant industry, increasing commodity prices only rubbed salt in the wound last week. Pizza stocks reflected that foggy picture, with half of the brands monitored by this website making gains on the week, and the other half tumbling in value.
A restaurant's differences are its keys to greater value and desirability, says branding guru Sally Hogshead, CEO and founder of Fascinate.
The NRA's monthly composite index reflecting the health and outlook for the nation's restaurant industry is reflecting the overall shadow that appears to be forming over food service this fall. The NRA's Restaurant Performance Index fell below 100 in August to 99.6 – indicating the industry is contracting.
As digital menus become the new standard at quick-service restaurants — both inside and at the drive-thru — it’s becoming increasingly critical to make these systems not only scalable to the chain, but also reliable and effective.
Reuters today published a story on the use of robots in food service, which shows that most restaurateurs are staying with humans for the bulk of their needs due to the high cost of investment in robotics, complexity of tasks in food service, and the problems presented by robot maintenance and repair issues in a restaurant setting.
Aside from Pizza Hut parent, Yum Brands, last week was a pretty rough one for pizza stocks.
Lots of high-level action occurring this week at Yum Brands with its board of directors giving the go-ahead to the previously announced separation of the company from its China business. Yum China begins trading Nov. 1, on the New York Stock Exchange as YUMC.