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Survey: Historic Labor Headaches Continue

While restaurant operators need little reminder about labor headaches, a new survey shows how they are are reacting.
April 19, 2019, 12:36 pm

Dale Carnegie ‘Zee Sees Opportunity in China

Dale Carnegie Training began operating outside the United States in the 1940s. Now, 127 of its 228 territories are in international markets, and about five years ago revenue from international operations began exceeding its domestic system.
April 19, 2019, 12:16 pm

Nominations Open for Franchising Gives Back Awards

Now in its fifth year, the IFA and its Educational Foundation are seeking nominations that highlight the charitable efforts of franchisors, franchisees and industry suppliers. Gold award winners receive a $5,000 donation and Silver winners receive a $1,000 donation for their charity partner and are recognized during the Franchising Gives Back Celebration and Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on September 9.
April 19, 2019, 8:32 am

Still Flat at MAACO but New Prez Forecasts Growth

2018 was another flat year for sales growth at MAACO, the auto repair and paint franchise that also stayed flat the prior year, said Bob Benjamin, president for about 11 months. But he predicts growth will get going again in 2019.
April 18, 2019, 5:20 pm

UberEats Dangles Swanky Events to Lure Customers

Select restaurant delivery customers of UberEats can participate in decidedly swanky events, according to Bowie Cheung, head of regional operations for the delivery service. Think South by Southwest, March Madness and the Oscars, as he described at the Food On Demand Conference in Chicago earlier this month.
April 18, 2019, 5:14 pm

That Voice in Your Head Telling You to Re-Order? It’s Google

In the future, tapping an app to order food will be soooooooo 2019, says the Google executive charged with convincing the masses to use Google Assistant, its artificial intelligence offering.
April 18, 2019, 5:09 pm

Randy’s Donuts Franchising With or Without Giant Donut

After 66 years and with a new owner at the helm, Randy's Donuts is ready to franchise.
April 12, 2019, 4:15 pm

Training, Correcting Errors Drives Real Money to Bottom Line

There are a lot of areas where restaurant operators can save without denigrating the customer experience.
April 10, 2019, 6:02 pm

GPS Adds Pizza Huts, Could Cross 500-unit Mark in 2019

Atlanta-based franchisee GPS Hospitality recently added 75 Pizza Hut restaurants to its portfolio that already includes 400 Burger King and Popeyes locations, bringing its footprint to 13 states.
April 10, 2019, 1:09 pm

Dessert- and Drink-Only Restaurants? Yes, Please.

I am delighted by the new Edwards Dessert Kitchen bar and restaurant in Minneapolis. A brick-and-mortar experiment by Schwan’s, this restaurant for drinks and treats feels like something new.
April 10, 2019, 11:23 am

Legal Eagles Tackle FDD Bloat, Complexity

Franchise disclosure documents have gotten absolutely massive and complex—and some franchise attorneys want to do some major trimming.
April 5, 2019, 12:39 pm

Many Approaches to IoT in the Wind

The internet of things (IoT) is here, but how this low-cost, high-impact technological framework fits in restaurants, healthcare or retail hasn’t quite been fleshed out out.
April 4, 2019, 3:39 pm
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May 6-8, 2019
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November 11-13, 2019
Bellagio, Las Vegas
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