New interactive 'Foodamental Studio' planned for NRA Show

Attendees at this year's 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show will have an opportunity to explore culinary trends hands-on at the new Foodamental Studio, an interactive educational workshop area located in North Hall, Level One of Chicago's McCormick Place....

NRA announces chef lineup for World Culinary Showcase

World-class celebrity chefs will dish out tips and showcase their talents at the World Culinary Showcase at this year's 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at NRA Show. The World Culinary...

Getting customers to fall in love with your business

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Cintas Corporation, has compiled a list of the top techniques to make your customers love your business. Make a positive first impression. The minute a customer walks into your business, make sure someone is there to welcome them.

Pizza Patrón rolls out employee incentive program

Pizza Patrón has introduced its first corporate-sponsored, systemwide employee incentive program to recognize and reward its employees. The program is called El Mero Mero, or "The best of the best." According to a news release, each month, one store winner...

Red Book Connect launches restaurant management mobile app

Fatburger is one restaurant chain that has already implemented Red Book Connect's new mobile app, Digital Red Book, to help managers communicate with employees, according to a company press release. From the corporate office to location managers, Digital Red Book...

Webinar to explore hiring, employee theft

On Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.

NRA Educational Foundation's new video series showcases foodservice careers

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has launched a new initiative, called Project Taste Test — Servin' Up Successful Careers, that showcases career opportunities in the foodservice sector. Through a partnership with PepsiCo Foodservice, Project Taste Test is an ongoing...

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza brings in new director of training

Doug Sanderson has joined Charlotte, N.C.-based Brixx Wood Fired Pizza as director of training. Sanderson previously worked with Texas Steakhouse & Saloon, a chain of 17 locations, as vice president of training and HR/operations.

Super Bowl Sunday generates 80% increase in sales at Domino's

Domino's Pizza is planning to deliver more than 11 million pizza slices and 3 million chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2.

WyckWyre acquires online food safety training platform

WyckWyre Food & Hospitality Online Hiring Systems announced that it has acquired the online food safety training platform Keeping It Kleen. With the acquisition, WyckWyre plans to use Keeping It Kleen's training platform to create a learning management system that...

New Year brings minimum wage increases in handful of states

The New Year's holiday brought about an increase in the minimum wage in 13 states. With these increases, there are now 21 states that have minimum wages higher than the federal level of $7.25 an hour. According to USA Today,...

Union leaders urge dialogue over Sysco, US Foods merger

James P. Hoffa, general president of union organization International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has issued a statement regarding last week's announcement of Sysco's $3.5B acquisition of US Foods. "Sysco and US Foods should sit down now with stakeholders — including labor...

Michigan pizzeria rewards employees with entire day's worth of sales

The 50-plus employees at Klavon's Pizzeria and Pub in Jackson, Mich., earned their holiday bonuses through a record-setting day of sales on Dec. 10.

Domino's employees back to work after wage complaint termination

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday that 25 Domino's Pizza employees who were fired after wage complaints have been reinstated, reported. According to a news release from the attorney general's office, an agreement was made between Schneiderman...

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...

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