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.

Type: White Paper

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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FEATURES


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.

Domino's moo-ves in to milk some action from 'Cow Appreciation' events

What do you do when a competitor has a really good annual promotion that they thought of first? If you're Domino's, you apparently tell the competition to "moo-ve" over. Such is the case today, as Domino's QSR competitor Chick-fil-A celebrates...

Commodities: Holiday makes for a mild mid-summer trading week

It was a relatively uneventful week in commodity and pizza stock trading with only moderate gains or losses on either front, suggesting that a lot of traders like to build summer vacations around the long Independence Day holiday, too.

Commodities: Gas, cheese and trading prices play nice with most brands

It was a good trading week for all but one pizza brand, while all pizza operators got a break last week on cheese and gas prices.

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.

Commodities: Cheese prices up, wheat drops

There was good and bad news on the pizza-maker's trading tally sheet this week, as most stocks saw a bump in value. Prices for essential commodities, however, got a shot of adrenaline.

Commodities: Pizza stocks take a tumble

The week before Easter found pizza operators with little to celebrate as stock values for the four brands monitored by this site continued their downward trend and there was little in the way of relief from the prices being paid for commodities.

Commodities: Heavy trading week brings a mixed bag of results

In last week's heavy trading, pizza stocks and pizza commodities were all headed in different directions as far as overall value is concerned.

Commodities: Prices for pizza-makers rise, but so do most pizza stocks

The overall production tab for pizza restaurateurs took a hit last week in commodities trading when just about every basic need in the pizza-making and delivery process increased over the course of the week.

Commodities: Markets fluctuating, pizza stocks down

Pizza commodities were a mixed bag of good and bad news last week.

Commodities: Pizza stocks improving

Overall, it was not a bad week for pizza restaurateurs on the market. While cheese and wheat prices continued to rise, that was offset last week by falling fuel prices nationally. Meanwhile, pizza stocks made healthy gains across the board.

Commodity prices make this a great summer for LTOs and menu variety

Favorable commodity prices gives restaurants a chance to exercise their menu creativity with new offerings and LTOs.

Tough market last week for pizza operators

Commodity prices were up and pizza stock prices fell last week in trading at the major markets nationally.

An overall 'up' week, aside from Domino's and natural gas

Prices were up for just about everything this week, except for natural gas in the Northeastern U.S. and Domino's, both of which fell.

Pizza restaurateurs: Start your calorie counters

When the FDA issues its Notice of Availability for menu labeling guidelines later this month, pizza restaurateurs across the U.S. will have one year to get all their ingredients analyzed and on the menu.

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NEWS