6 Things That Will Destroy Your Restaurant

Before you hastily put together a restaurant business plan, build a menu with all of your family’s famous recipes, empty your savings account and sign a 10-year lease, take a few deep breaths and read through this guide.

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Four Considerations When Purchasing Insurance for Pizza Restaurants

Pizzerias have different insurance needs than other foodservice operations. Learn what type of insurance is needed, how to manage loss runs and how to choose the best agent.

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Sponsor: The Upton Group




Simplified ingredient lists: A trend at the point of no return

Natural ingredients and minimally processed foods are one of the top five culinary trends for 2015 and 2016. Major brands across segments have responded by simplifying their menus with cleaner, fresher ingredient lists.

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Sponsor: Litehouse Foods


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A lesson for pizza operators: How to reap ROI aplenty from wild ideas with good intentions

by Jon Olinto, Co-founder, B. Good My best friend, Anthony, and I started B.Good 13 years ago with the dream that we could help improve communities by making and serving fresh, wholesome food.

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.

Cowboy Chicken, Elevation Burger execs: Pay supply chain due respect or pay consequences

In a world, where customers are demanding that restaurants use ethically produced, sustainable and healthful ingredients, supply chain management has grown in its importance. Here, two successful brands discuss how they learned to pay adequate respect to this side of their operations.

Are you accounting for those holiday gift cards correctly?

For many restaurants, the holiday season bustles with promotions, parties and gift card sales. But amid the season's cheer, restaurants must account for these gift cards properly.

3 steps to better restaurant food safety

The focus on food safety throughout the nation's food supply chain is at all-time high. Between consumer health issues brought about by the ingestion of unsafe products, and the outbreak of diseases that impact the food supply, it's imperative that operators continue to focus on protecting the lives and health of their guests.

3 ways to navigate employee-scheduling reform

If you’re asking yourself how your industry, company and operators can get ahead of scheduling reforms, consider the following steps.

Part 2: The pain and the glory of getting REAL

Restaurateurs who seek REAL certification say it’s a tough and sometimes painful process. But they are quick to add that it can end up paying off big for a restaurant brand.

Part 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL

Hundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the trends driving more healthful menus, sustainable sourcing and environmentally sound practices.

Yum! shareholders turn up the volume on demand for antibiotic-free meat

Two Yum! Brands shareholder groups step up the pressure on Yum! Brands to rapidly ban the use of the antibiotic-raised meats at all its brands' locations.

3 types of rewards to increase employee satisfaction

By Autumn Manning, CEO of YouEarnedIt A recent Restaurant Opportunities Centers study revealed that the lack of benefits and flexible days off is a pervasive problem for those who work in restaurants. These people are often in school, balancing a...

The case for sustainability: 4 considerations for restaurants

All too often businesses, including restaurants, take an incomplete view of what sustainability entails and the investment necessary to generate a strong ROI. Restaurant owners and operators are increasingly looking at sustainability as a value proposition – and rightfully so.

Humane Society CEO: Customers prefer restaurants that show compassion to animals

The CEO of the Humane Society of the United States discusses why he believes that restaurant brands embracing animal exploitation will lose cusomers.

How embracing humane animal practices enhances profits

When a social movement as powerful as the one rising forth for the humane treatment of animals in our food chain creates an opportunity to nurture that good will, the smart executive will not only embrace it, but will help lead the way.

NRA 2016 focuses on sustainability, technology

Sustainability and technology were two hot topics this year as a variety of sessions discussed both topics, and a multitude of vendors presented products to help restauranteurs tackle sustainability or to use technology to enhance their customer experiences.

5 considerations before going green

Before you make the leap to a greener restaurant, here are five important things you should know.

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Embracing sustainability best practices can be a great way to differentiate your restaurant. Look here for ideas to attract the growing number of consumers who prefer to spend their money with businesses that demonstrate social responsibility.

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