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 Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Processing

In this Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Processing you’ll learn how rates are determined, where the money goes when customers pay by card, security necessities to protect your business, how to choose a processor that’s right for you and so much more!

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


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Study shows 'anytime eaters' here to stay: Are you ready?

The anytime eater is upon us and many chains have found that feeding "the new normal" requires a shift away from traditional meal packaging, both in portion size and time of day and lots of other issues worth considering now to capitalize on the trend in the future.

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

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.

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.

Investing in technology? Restaurants share hits and misses

Companies need to do their research, and management has to be supportive for technology initiatives to succeed.

Food truck boosts sales for Texas pizza and wings restaurant

Il Primo Pizza & Wings in Richmond, Texas has proven that a food truck can do a lot to promote a brick-and-mortar restaurant, and that there are significant operational synergies between the two sales venues.

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.

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Globalization has created opportunity for American brands in the U.K., where restaurants face many of the same challenges and opportunities as the U.S.

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

With rapid-fire delivery and an upbeat attitude, menu analyst and Kruse Co. owner, Nancy Kruse, last week told a standing room only crowd at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago that these are rapidly changing times in food service, with a paradigm shift that is forcing restaurants to adapt or die.

Considering an airport location? Bavaro founder shares lessons learned

Bavaro's pizza founder shares lessons learned from moving into an airport location.

The CIO-CMO partnership: The path to digital ordering dynamism

Digital ordering success begins at the top of your organization with real alignment between those who lead the charge organizationally to make the system run on the inside, as well as those responsible with how all that technology appears to and engages with the customer.

Drink it in: The growing importance of beverages on the bottom line

Execs from Coca-Cola Company, Krystal Company and S&D Coffee & Tea predict the year's coming beverage trends.

The anti-app: why messaging is the new loyalty program

More than 60 percent of smartphone users download an average of zero apps every month, and most of those are opened only once. Roughly 75 percent of consumers would rather use text than voice to communicate with front-line team members.

Why 367 more days? A debriefing on the menu labeling delay

Taking a step back from the new year-long extension in enforcement activation for menu labeling, brands need to give some thoughts to the road ahead and their path on it.

4 mistakes killing your food cost margins

Every step of the food production process has to be watched carefully in order to control costs. A veteran restaurateur offers four potential mistakes that can easily sabotage your profit margins.

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Is your menu keeping up with consumer tastes? Learn what’s hot (and not) in food and beverage trends so you can continue to deliver the culinary experience your customers want.

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