Optimizing Franchise Development: Old School Principles Meet New School Tools

Learn how to create a franchise sales organization of people and processes that runs like a well-oiled machine. Adding a few new school tools to your old school principles can make all the difference in the world.

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Sponsor: FranConnect




Cafesano Successfully Expands with Help from Table Tracker

Cafesano is a casual Italian and Mediterranean Bistro with two Northern Virginia locations. Since 2005, Cafesano has provided guests with recipes that prove "great taste" and "good for you" can describe the same dining experience!

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




Appy Meals - Bouncepads in McDonald's

Bouncepad helped McDonald’s introduce tablet technology to its ‘Spirit of Family’ restaurant design, enhancing the overall sense of enjoyment.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Bouncepad


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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.

A 'post mortem': Looking back at 2016's hard-learned lessons

Experts weigh in on the eight lessons they learned in 2016 about the fine art of running a restaurant.

Is it time for restaurateurs to really talk turkey?

Thanksgiving, when you think about it, is the celebration of eating out with friends. Why then, doesn't the restaurant industry claim it and give restaurateurs and weary cooks everywhere something really to be grateful for?

Yelp-foodjunky.com partnership gives restaurateurs a front seat at the corporate catering table

A new tech partnership pairing Yelp with foodjunky.com could offer a nice inroad to new source of business for restaurants nationwide.

Part Two: A glimpse of the groundwork involved in creating a new food service sector

In part two of this series on a new food service sector that some have called "luxury QSR," the first official player in that category talks about the kind of research went into the birth of the brand and where it's headed.

Ask the experts: Is your brand ready for catering?

Franchisors and their franchisees must understand what they're getting into before deciding if catering should be a part of the business model.

Catering checklist: 4 must-dos before serving customers offsite

Before any restaurant brand jumps into catering, there are a many thoughts to consider in order to ensure success.

Catering to success with menu labeling

Menu labeling goes beyond in-store menu boards to include catering programs as well as banquet dishes.

The importance of educating your team about catering

Only through a commitment to education will we have the ability to help others meet a proper standard that can help catering and restaurant leaders adapt to the market changes.

Executive round table: Pizza industry leaders make their 2015 predictions

Themes for 2015 include customization, freshness and mobile ordering/payments.

Sales, staff needed to execute successful catering program

If you want to move the needle, teach everyone in your organization how to sell.

Eliminate complacency to build a thriving enterprise

People, products, markets, customers and processes are dynamic and must change in order to adapt and grow.

Five steps to creating a successful catering platform

Having a plan is crucial to the success of catering within your organization, and it includes timelines, teams, locations, the menu and marketing.

The importance of online ordering when it comes to catering

Research has shown that people who place mobile and online orders have an average ticket 30 percent higher than in-store customers.

Reward and loyalty programs for your catering customers

Provide your customers with the option to select which program they prefer.

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As the restaurant industry becomes more crowded, operators are turning to new services to compete and differentiate. Among the fastest growing services is off-premise catering. It is estimated that restaurant locations can add $1,000 to their daily sales by adding this channel.

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