Commodities: Ups, downs and everything in between last week

Commodities: Ups, downs and everything in between last week

On the commodities market last week, prices were a grab-bag of variations, depending on things like quality, variety and geographic location.

3 ways to measure cannibalization

3 ways to measure cannibalization

Any change creates two types of results: those that are intended, and those that are unintended. Cannibalization is an example of an unintended consequence to a change. Here are three ways to effectively analyze the impacts of cannibalization in your restaurants.

Are you paying to power your competitor when they could be paying for you?

Are you paying to power your competitor when they could be paying for you?

By Jeff Julia/Author, Navigating the Maze of Energy Efficiency Projects If your brand isn't doing some energy-saving projects, you're likely paying for your competitors to do so, at least in part, through the rebate checks your competitors are getting for...

4 ways to mitigate employee turnover risks

4 ways to mitigate employee turnover risks

Doug Sutton, president of Steritech, discusses how to handle high employee turnover and how to avoid some serious pitfalls in training and oversight.

4 keys to giving QSR customers the tech they 'expect' ... and more

4 keys to giving QSR customers the tech they 'expect' ... and more

A recent survey makes it official: Customers truly want technology in their QSR experience. Do it right with these four keys from an expert on all that is restaurant digital.

'The Franchise Handbook' author says innovation is path to restaurant royalty

'The Franchise Handbook' author says innovation is path to restaurant royalty

"The Franchise Handbook" author Carl Reader tells London audience that innovation sets the winners apart from the others in today's restaurant business.

Kiosks killing restaurant jobs? Don’t let the doomsayers distract you

Kiosks killing restaurant jobs? Don’t let the doomsayers distract you

In time, the consumer media will get tired of pursuing a story that isn’t a story. The real challenge facing the restaurant industry is finding enough workers to fill jobs.

Commodities: Domino's recovers ... some

Commodities: Domino's recovers ... some

The first full week of the dog days of August found most pizza brands wagging their tails, particularly Domino's and Papa John's, which saw bumps in value over the trading week. They weren't enough for Domino's to recover what it lost the previous week, however.

Perfect Pitch finalists revealed

Perfect Pitch finalists revealed

The owners of Brazilian Bowl based in Lakeview, Illinois; Toronto's Street Shak Caribbean Kitchen and Capitol Melts, based in Albany, New York, will pitch their concepts to attendees and a panel of advisers at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Learning from Chipotle: 4 food safety program guidelines

Learning from Chipotle: 4 food safety program guidelines

Chipotle has been repeatedly troubled by food safety concerns, causing its stock to drop and its fan base to dwindle. 23 years ago, Jack in the Box faced a similar situation. To avoid repeating these concepts' mistakes, restaurant operators must make food safety a priority.

Commodities: Domino's definitely do fall ... and fast

Commodities: Domino's definitely do fall ... and fast

The news in pizza stocks last week was Domino's. The brand watched its stock do a peregrine falcon-style dive Tuesday, dropping 8 percent from the previous day's close.

Photo gallery: Restaurant execs take on London (Part 2)

Photo gallery: Restaurant execs take on London (Part 2)

Networking and learning from one another about franchising trends and best practices were all part of the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe held in London in July.

Chipotle and the 'elephant in the dining room'

Chipotle and the 'elephant in the dining room'

The restaurant industry and its players are exhaling today after news that Chipotle might be able to overcome its food safety woes of last week and the previous two years. But are we missing a much bigger point in these food safety issues with a once-leading brand?

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Given the reality of fewer young employees in the work force, the only options are to recruit more from other age groups or be more successful recruiting younger employees.

Commodities: Markets yield midsummer merriment for pizza brands

Commodities: Markets yield midsummer merriment for pizza brands

It was an especially nice week for pizza stocks, with all four brands monitored here showing healthy gains over the course of the trading week.

3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building, according to a branding expert at the National Restaurant Show.

Are kiosks the next step for restaurant-based digital signage?

Are kiosks the next step for restaurant-based digital signage?

There's a lot of buzz surrounding the rise of self-order kiosks in dining establishments, especially quick-serve restaurants. As digital menu boards approach the point of saturation in many restaurants, kiosks represent the next big opportunity for restaurant-based digital signage.

Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

The Halal Guys Marketing Director Andrew Eck related valuable information in the hour-long session, including three principles that he said brands must keep in mind in their loyalty program creation.

The kiosk game: What restaurants must be prepared to pay to play

The kiosk game: What restaurants must be prepared to pay to play

While self-service initiatives provide significant ROI opportunities, businesses should understand all of the necessary costs and how they plan to fit those costs in their current budget before moving forward.

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