The restaurant industry is expected to grow this year, but realizing big profits will be a tall order in the face of rising food and labor costs. State minimum wage increases – ranging from 28 to 34 cents - could...
Corporate trainer outlines how great service can make up for mediocre food.
Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands has found its sweet spot in China, posting 19 percent same-store sales growth in that country in 2011. The company reported results for its fourth quarter and full year 2011, ended Dec.
Over the holidays I watched “A Christmas Story” for the gazillionth time. One of the scenes in the movie is Ralphie getting his secret decoder ring to unlock the mysteries of the universe.
The association's 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast predicts record sales of $632 billion, a 3.5 percent bump from 2011.
It's a good idea to designate a senior member of the waitstaff or a manager to be the point person when dealing with diners with allergy concerns.
By Debbie Goldberg I just have to get this off my chest. It's seems that at least once or twice a month I hear that so-and-so has decided to open their own business as a Social Media "Expert." Ugh. Malcolm...
Based on financial performance and brand strength, Pizza Hut was listed as No. 81 on Interbrand’s top 100 global brands of 2011. Interbrand, a global brand consulting firm, recognized Pizza Hut’s menu expansion, with the addition of pasta and wings, as a positive step away from the brand’s single-product reputation.
Listen to your customers before -- and after -- tweaking your menu options, and teach your staff how to sell something new.
We may have too much faith that it cannot happen, or won’t happen or we’re simply naïve. Perhaps we don’t seek, therefore we don’t find.
If your application process takes too long, it could repel top talent, leading to bad hires, high turnover and lost profits.
Loyal customers make approximately 70 percent of all purchases, so increasing loyalty by a mere five percentage points can increase profits by more than 65 percent and growth by more than 100 percent.
To glove, or not to glove, that is the question. It’s a debate that has raged in foodservice circles for years and centers on the question of whether hand washing alone is effective in preventing foodborne illness. One side believes that hand washing is sufficient.
The next big thing to hit foodservice is gamification, especially in marketing.
What exactly do you know about employees assigned to handle your deposits?
There are still plenty of opportunities for your employees to make a lasting impression as hungry shoppers continue to check off their lists.
It is projected that by 2013, 15 percent of business intelligence deployments will combine BI, collaboration and social software into decision-making environments.
Occupy movement has been smart to leverage social media, make their members feel like part of a team and reward and recognize their efforts.
Having a lone employee on a late night shift raises the risk of robbery and employee theft.
Ten gentle reminders for staff and owners heading into the busy holiday season.