Fragmentation: The Silent Killer in Workforce and Back Office Management

Fragmentation: The Silent Killer in Workforce and Back Office Management

Access to big data gives managers the insight they need to achieve their business goals like never before. Unlike complex and costly legacy systems, next-gen back-office systems can handle the demands of today’s competitive restaurant environments.  This guide explores in more detail.

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How Intelligent Restaurant Inventory Technology Helps Managers Hit Their Numbers

How Intelligent Restaurant Inventory Technology Helps Managers Hit Their Numbers

Explore the exciting new frontier of intelligent restaurant operating platforms, and how modern inventory management systems can make processes easier for your managers. Read to learn how intelligent inventory management can help carry your restaurant into a smarter future.

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The Power of Intelligent Inventory in Restaurants

The Power of Intelligent Inventory in Restaurants

New intelligent technologies can take your inventory management to the next level. These systems can save managers time, cur food waste costs, and create opportunities to drive your bottom- and top-line revenue in more efficient and effective ways.

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Theft at the POS: What is Your QSR Missing?

Theft at the POS: What is Your QSR Missing?

There are many different kinds of employee theft – stealing food, abusing discounts, or giving extras to friends and family – but in my experience, a lot of these cases can be traced back to the point-of-sale (POS).

No time to watch surveillance video? Try a remote video audit

No time to watch surveillance video? Try a remote video audit

Audits can focus on loss prevention issues – such as a case of suspected employee theft – or operations, compliance and safety issues, or a mix of all of these things. As the business owner, you can determine the types of things you want to monitor.

Points to ponder before 'playing around' with pizza payment

Points to ponder before 'playing around' with pizza payment

The payment landscape is changing rapidly and these three areas will help you prepare.

Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints

Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints

It was another nice week of pizza stock trading and largely lower commodity prices last week, almost an exact replay of the previous week's financial stats.

Commodities: Stock prices pumped up, but pump prices siphon gains

Commodities: Stock prices pumped up, but pump prices siphon gains

Pizza brands did well as the market soared on Wall Street last week, but the highest New Year's pump prices since 2014 stole back some of the profits.

Start-up tips for pizza leaders seeking restaurant management software

Start-up tips for pizza leaders seeking restaurant management software

Restaurant management software providers all often seem to be speaking the same language. But don't let that mislead you when you're seeking an RMS solution for your specific needs. Here's how to start that search on the right track so you end up reaching your destination.

Blaze, Beefsteak, McAlister's chefs on the 3 legs that support great menu innovation

Blaze, Beefsteak, McAlister's chefs on the 3 legs that support great menu innovation

The world for chefs at pizza brands typically must fit in a circular, crusted pie, but within those confines, there's plenty of room for creativity. But as was learned at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville last month, no matter how great an item tastes, it has to be supported by at least three main goals.

Commodities: Papa John’s gets another scoop of 'Rocky Road'

Commodities: Papa John’s gets another scoop of 'Rocky Road'

With prices falling on many essentials, it was a fairly good week for pizza brands ... unless your name is Papa John's.

Commodities: Yes, Papa John's took a hit

Commodities: Yes, Papa John's took a hit

Last week’s commodities trading was a mixed bag of good and bad news, with minor wins for pizza operators on cheese and natural gas prices. But, in trading on Wall Street, it was all about the fallout from Papa John's CEO John Schnatter's comments about the NFL’s effects on the brand’s Q3 performance.

Commodities: All tricks, no treats last week in pizza operating costs

Commodities: All tricks, no treats last week in pizza operating costs

Falling stock prices and rising commodity costs make for unhappy pizza restaurateurs as we head into the week of tricks and treats.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

Commodities: Domino's dives despite rosy Q3 financials

Commodities: Domino's dives despite rosy Q3 financials

Late September's gain was last week's pain for Domino's in NYSE trading, but lower cheese and gas prices do soothe some of the hurt.

Commodities: Domino's leaps up, Papa John's plummets

Commodities: Domino's leaps up, Papa John's plummets

Domino's stock price soared last week while Papa John's took a significant hit. But there was good news for both brands in the largely lower commodity prices on most critical supplies, including that increasingly important delivery-enabling commodity, auto fuel.

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.

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

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.

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Best practices for managing food costs via employee training, using the right equipment and going green.

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