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For 69 years, In-N-Out Burger has marched to its own beat.
With shifting compliance regulations, restaurants need more powerful employee management tools.
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After Chipotle announced last Tuesday quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street estimates by nearly doubling, analysts began wondering how the fast-casual concept can improve already outstanding profit margins. The company reported second-quarter comparable-restaurant sales increases of 11.6 percent...
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According to industry experts, employees most likely to steal or treat cash handling carelessly are those in the lowest income strata with the greatest access to cash, who tend not to stay with one employer for very long. In short: a typical quick-service employee. To catch an employee stealing is...
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Twenty experienced restaurateurs— marketers, operations specialists, and management executives from all across the industry—gathered in January in Orange County, California, to talk about the issues driving their businesses. All members of Technomic Inc.’s Operator Advisory Board, they went back...
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Appraisals often are associated with annoyance—the mere thought of paying good money for someone to come into your restaurant and snoop around everything from the kitchen to your bookkeeping makes many operators cringe. But these valuations are a necessary part of doing business, particularly in...
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With its golden sponge cake outside and creamy custard inside, Delimanjoo could be the love child of the all-American Twinkie and a French cream puff. The tiny (about 0.4 ounces each) snack cakes molded in the shape of miniature ears of corn are standard street and subway station fare in South...
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September 27, 2007, was a big day in Soweto, a township of more than a million people just outside the South African city of Johannesburg. Former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela and other dignitaries gathered with a local choir and a crowd of thousands to mark a very special...
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As Burger King (NYSE: BKC) steers itself to becoming a global brand, John Shaufelberger is at its marketing helm and looking toward Europe. In charge of creating “Super Fans” in every corner of the globe, Burger King’s new senior vice president of global product marketing explains how focusing on...
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You might expect a 46-unit chain to lose some identity after merging with a company 22 times its size, especially when the company is Panera Bread, the fast-growing bakery café powerhouse. Au contraire says Paradise Bakery & Café President David Birzon. “We still see ourselves as the bakery-...

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Whether it’s açai, juice cleanses, or spiking your morning coffee with yak butter, our culture loves the notion of fast-track solutions to better health.
The City of Baldwin Park, California, sits northeast of the I-10 and 605 junction, covering some 6.6 miles of land in the San Gabriel Valley Region of Los Angeles County.
Food halls are taking the nation’s cities by storm, providing locals with a central location for dozens of innovative concepts.
Enterprise systems are more advanced than ever. Not only do they provide vital business information, but they can also make maintaining a consistent menu database across the brand easier than it’s ever been.
Breaking findings from Sense360 show that early morning hours are important across sub-categories of quick-serve restaurants for the most loyal customers.Nutritionists have long hailed breakfast as the most important meal of the day and USA today recently highlighted the growing importance of breakf
For years, Pita Pit worked to educate customers about the nutritional value of its various pita fillings and toppings.
Running a successful restaurant is more than serving quality food and drinks; it requires a business owner to have a means to pay for a knowledgeable and skilled staff, quality ingredients, efficient equipment, and appealing facilities that are required to remain competitive and keep customers comin
Many restaurateurs are ready to feel the warm spring breeze, as it means diners will rid themselves of their cabin fevers and begin eating out again. But restaurateurs and their guests are not the only ones who are excited—pests are too.
The restaurant industry creates an average of 500,000 jobs during the summer months, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, making it one of the largest seasonal job creators.
When you hear the phrase “traditional American cuisine,” what are the first foods that come to mind?If you’re from New England, you may conjure up an image of a plate of baked cod or a boiled lobster.
For those limited-service brands that don’t yet have mobile ordering, consider three words of advice from Nike: Just do it.Within the next three years, every quick serve with any kind of regional or national footprint will have mobile ordering system-wide, says Russell Zack, senior vice president of