Restaurant News Roundup, 12/10/18

Despite discounted offers, such as Burger King’s 10-piece chicken nugget deal for $1, prices for fast food chain menu items are on the rise.  Read more here:  https://www.today.com/food/despite-1-deals-fast-food-getting-pricier-here-s-why-t144520   For the sixth straight month, same-store sales at chain restaurants rose 1% in November.  But while same-store takeout sales are up […]

Restaurant News Roundup: 11/26/2018

Rise of on-line shopping is hurting foot traffic in malls – the location where many traditional bar and grill chains emerged in the 1980’s & 90’s.  Now, these chains are closing their doors as on-line shopping grows ever more popular, reducing the number of mall shoppers.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/mall-traffic-still-problem […]

What It Takes to Work in a High-Volume Restaurant: 3 Experts Weigh In

Say the words “high-volume restaurant,” and people instantly think of chain establishments—loud, chaotic places where diners turn over quickly, servers and staff hustle to put food on the table, and no one is leaving a big tip. But these types of restaurants are places where you can quickly pick up […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 10/30/18

Turmoil in Jack in the Box, as franchisees call for a role in choosing a replacement for the CEO of the 2,240 unit chain.  The turmoil comes as Jack in the Box has seen a decline in sales.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/jack-box-franchisees-want-board-seat Advice for first-time entrepreneurs who want to open a […]

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 […]

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