Restaurant News Roundup, 9/8/18

As the competition for labor intensifies in this booming economy, the quality of service at restaurants and other business is declining. Read more here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/how-do-you-know-the-economy-is-great-customer-service-is-terrible/2018/09/03/7b016998-a560-11e8-a656-943eefab5daf_story.html?utm_term=.30861383be2f Real Mex Restaurants, which filed for bankruptcy last month, is an example of an increasingly common phenomenon: struggling restaurant chains look to buy other struggling […]

Failing Restaurants: How Two Establishments Turned Themselves Around

 5 takeaways worth learning if your business is facing challenges Running a restaurant can be risky. One Ohio State University study found that 60 percent of establishments close in the first three years. Adding to risk are the mistakes owners make, even if they’re experienced business people. For Roscoe’s , […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 8/20/18

Restaurant companies fail to make Forbes’ top ten ranking as best employers for women, though Five Guys and Caribou did make the top 100 list.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/workforce/which-restaurant-chains-are-best-female-employees McDonald’s launches $6 billion modernization plan to include digital ordering kiosks and digital menu boards. Read more here: https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/mcdonalds-details-6-billion-us-restaurant-modernization National Restaurant Association commits […]

Career Advice from the Culinary Institute of America That’ll Work for You

You don’t have to graduate from the most famous culinary school to take advantage of these tips! Aspiring chefs and restaurant managers who go to the Culinary Institute of America get a lot of help planning their careers. Besides taking part in a semester-long externship, they get hands-on advice from […]

How to Succeed in the Restaurant Industry: 4 Business Insiders Share Their Stories

How to Succeed in the Restaurant Industry: Four people share how they climbed the career ladder, from the bottom up When you’re starting off in the restaurant business (or any company, for that matter), it can be tough to see where your career is headed—and whether you should stay in the […]

Restaurant News Roundup: 07/16/2018

More people are deciding to stay home and order food in as studies show food deliveries are up 10%, causing restaurants to change the way they do business.  Read more here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-a-rise-in-food-deliveries-is-changing-the-restaurant-industry-and-what-is-served/   Ten years after the Great Recession, the restaurant business has changed in a number of ways – including […]

Restaurant News Roundup: 1st Quarter Sales, Millennial Families, & Bourdain Impact

Quick serve, fast casual, casual and pizza restaurants all saw increases in same-store sales in the first quarter of 2018, according to this analysis.  Read more here:  https://www.fastcasual.com/blogs/the-counter-restaurant-industry-scorecard-for-q1-2018/ As millennials become parents, family-friendly chains and concepts are likely to benefit. Chick-fil-A and Cicis are among those that could emerge as […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Sustainability, Wage Hikes, Robots

Efforts to achieve greater sustainability and reduce waste are being adopted at Dunkin’ Donuts, Red Lobster, Chipotle, and other eateries.  Read more here: https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2018/05/how-sustainability-trends-are-changing-way-restaurants-do-business   Chick-fil-A restaurant in Sacramento moves to raise employee pay from $12 to $13 an hour to $17 to $18 an hour, with the aim, says the […]

Restaurant Recruiters Share: The Surprising Qualities of Top Job Seekers

Want managers and staff that stand apart? Look for these hidden traits the next time you interview. Candidates vying for restaurant jobs all need certain skill sets no matter the position—the ability to multitask, to be flexible, to work well under pressure, and to problem solve. But aside from those […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Endangered Chains, Labor Shortage, Subway Struggles

  Rising labor costs, changing millennial preferences are crippling restaurant chains like TGI Fridays, Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Chili’s.  Those concepts appeal to baby boomers, according to the Business Insider, but for millennials…..not so much.  Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/fast-food-heading-for-crisis-2018-5 A shortage of teenage workers is hurting the fast food industry. […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Keeping Workers, Sales Up & Marijuana

With low profit margins leaving little room to raise pay, restaurants are offering incentives, including flexible schedules and faster advancement up the ranks, to keep workers in an increasingly tight labor market. Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/dining/labor-shortage-restaurants-employment.html Restaurant sales rebounded in March, offsetting disappointing results from January and February.  Read more here: […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Mobile Tech, Employee Privacy & Hot Stock

Restaurants take lead in using mobile technologies to boost business.  Read more here:  https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/restaurants-outpace-other-industries-investing-in-mobile-technologies-in-2018/   How restaurant owners can avoid privacy breaches of their employees.  Read more here:  https://www.fastcasual.com/blogs/how-to-avoid-5-restaurant-employee-privacy-breaches/   Restaurant Brands International, parent company of Burger King among others, is a hot stock to hold for dividends.  Read more […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Win for 3 Chains, Restaurant Pitfalls & Grubhub Map Launch

Texas Roadhouse, Darden Restaurants and McDonald’s are growing despite the two-year downturn of negative same-store sales that has affected other eateries.  Find out why here: https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/3-chains-that-are-defying-the-restaurant-recession   Thinking of opening a restaurant?  Check out this list of non-so-obvious pitfalls to avoid: https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/some-not-so-obvious-mistakes-restaurants-make/   Grubhub launches map of women-led restaurants across the US […]

2017 End-of-Year: Restaurant Hiring Trends

The data is ready! We analyzed hundreds of our clients and tens of thousands of search queries / web visits from all sizes of restaurants (employers) that utilize RestaurantZone. All from a variety users in the restaurant industry that use our software / website, to also clients that work with […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Tip Controversy, Delivery Apps, & Tax Deductions

The Labor Department is considering a proposal giving restaurant owners more control over their workers’ tips to be used for essentially any purpose.  Critics say it’s a bad idea.  Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/business/economy/tips-rule.html   Restaurant deliveries, once dominated by  a booming new source of revenue for eateries, but there’s a dark […]

4 Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

As Mark Cuban says, “Sales cures all”. In today’s post hear from the experts and what clients have been doing to increase their restaurants sales. 1) Customer Service & Customer Retention: Need more customers? Do you have a lot customers come in the door of your restaurant, but few returning customers? […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Tips, Minimum Wage Impact, Shrinking Menus

Calls mount to keep the tip credit for restaurants following plans by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to hold hearings to eliminate it.  The argument to keep the credit: it helps restaurants reduce their direct labor costs and survive in a very competitive environment.  Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewrigie/2018/01/15/why-nyc-restaurants-need-the-tip-credit/#507504277b09   CEO […]

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