NRA's SafeServ program helping Illinois operators navigate regulation changes

The National Restaurant Association and the Illinois Restaurant Association have joined together to educate foodservice operators throughout Illinois regarding updated changes to the state's food safety laws. Through NRA's ServSafe program, the groups will offer solutions for restaurant operators navigating...

Congressional Dems, President call for higher wages as QSR strikes grow

Quick-service employees in more than 100 cities across the country have walked off their jobs today, as part of a protest that began before sunrise at many restaurant locations on the East Coast. Workers are specifically asking for an increase — to $15 an hour — in the federal minimum wage.

Employee training module utilizes tablets, apps, social media

Uptown Network announced its new training capability for the hospitality industry that the company said can reduce training expenses by more than 80 percent. The product extension integrates with Uptown Network's digital wine list and menu. The solution is currently...

WyckWyre intros new online dashboard for hospitality hiring

WyckWyre, a food and hospitality-specific online hiring system, announced the release of its new V3 system, a platform that the company said gives clients a tool that is as simple to use as popular social networks. The V3 system features...

Restaurant employee strikes expected in 100 cities this week

A year after Fast Food Forward held its first employee strike, workers in 100 cities are planning to walk off their jobs Dec. 5.

Pennsylvania joins NRA Education Foundation ProStart program

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced that Pennsylvania has joined ProStart, a two-year program that provides high school students a platform to discover interests and talents while opening doors to sustaining careers in the foodservice sector. Students who complete...

People Report announces plans for workforce diversity study

People Report, providers of service-sector human capital and workforce analytics, has partnered with the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance to publish a comprehensive study that it said will reveal and reflect on diversity practices in the restaurant industry. The objective...

President Obama reportedly supports $10.10 minimum wage

Reports surfaced last week that President Obama supports an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, from the current $7.25 an hour. This suggestion surpasses his previous call earlier this year to raise the minimum wage to...

GraZie Mobile adds restaurant veteran to advisory board

Seattle-based graZie Mobile, providers of digital marketing solutions for restaurants, has added restaurant industry veteran Jeff Chandler to its advisory board. According to a graZie news release, Chandler's experience as a restaurant operator, entrepreneur, real estate developer and a single...

Report shows increase in hourly job hunters

Hourly job seekers are back on the hunt. According to a new Q3 report from Snagajob, there was a 4 percent increase in the number of job seekers who reactivated their search after at least 90 days of inactivity, compared...

Patxi's Pizza named a top job creator in the US

For the second year in a row, INC. Magazine has included Patxi's Pizza on its Hire Power Awards. Patxi's Pizza ranked No.

Revention ranked among best places to work in Houston

Revention Inc. has been chosen as one of Houston Business Journal's Best Places to Work. Companies were selected for the award on the basis of being top performers in their industries, and were also evaluated by their employees.

Restaurants expected to post 3.2% job growth in 2013

The restaurant industry is expected to finish 2013 with a job growth rate of 3.2 percent. This is according to new analysis from the National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. Restaurants added a net 27,000 jobs in Q3, which was less than one-fourth of jobs added in the industry for Q2.

Pizza Ranch named a Top Workplace in Iowa

Pizza Ranch has been selected by the Des Moines Register as one of Iowa's Top Workplaces in 2013. This is the third year in a row the company has appeared on this list. The Top Workplaces list identifies the leading...

Pizza Hut HR Department recognized for training program

The Pizza Hut Human Resources Department and its LEAD (Leading Excellence And Development) Team, in partnership with Infinitude Creative Group, was awarded the Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Excellence in the Best Use of Blended Learning category this week....

MenuTrinfo partners with Food Services of America for allergy training

MenuTrinfo has announced a new partnership with Food Services of America, a broadline foodservice distributor. MenuTrinfo will supply nutritional analysis and allergy training for customers participating in FSA's At Your Service program, which provides restaurant operators with services that assist...

Donatos Pizza chairman to appear on Undercover Boss

Donatos Pizza Chairman Jane Grote Abell will be featured on CBS's reality series "Undercover Boss" 8 p.m. on Oct.

California commits to $10 minimum wage

On Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law increasing the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour, the highest in the country. The increase will be gradual until January 2016, when it will be fully in place. According to Reuters, the law passed the state Senate by a vote of 26 to 11, and the Assembly 51-25.

Franchise Association releases new Obamacare guide

The International Franchise Association has released an informational pamphlet to help employers educate their workers on their obligations and options with the Affordable Care Act ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline. On Oct.

Eight California Papa John's units close abruptly

Eight Sacramento, Calif., area Papa John's units closed abruptly last week, surprising employees and corporate. According to News 10, a note was found on the door of one of the locations, blaming "circumstances beyond our control" for the closings. Employees...

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