Eat Beat Business http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/19831/more en Despite strikes, survey shows happy restaurant workers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/despite-strikes-survey-shows-happy-restaurant-workers <div class="field-deck"> Disgruntled fast food workers aren’t happy with their paychecks or their jobs. A new NRAEF study finds a majority of restaurant employees don’t fit this profile. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Disgruntled fast food workers aren’t happy with their paychecks or their jobs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/despite-strikes-survey-shows-happy-restaurant-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/despite-strikes-survey-shows-happy-restaurant-workers#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business H.R./Legal Operations Back of the House Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:06:00 +0000 35011 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Police arrest demonstrators who were protesting for an increase in wages for fast food and home care workers in Cicero, IL.</p> Getty Images Wineries hit hard by Napa earthquake http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/wineries-hit-hard-napa-earthquake <div class="field-deck"> Also: Apple’s mobile payments technology expected to make waves, and non-alcoholic beverage offerings evolving. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple’s mobile payments technology expected to make waves, and non-alcoholic beverage offerings evolving. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/wineries-hit-hard-napa-earthquake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/wineries-hit-hard-napa-earthquake#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Operations Technology Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:29:00 +0000 35001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 4 factors to consider when choosing a franchise http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-factors-consider-when-choosing-franchise <div class="field-byline"> Bob House </div> <div class="field-deck"> Careful evaluation of a brand’s market potential, competition and management flexibility are among considerations in choosing a franchise. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Buying a restaurant franchise can be a great path to business ownership. But how do you decide which restaurant franchise to buy? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-factors-consider-when-choosing-franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/4-factors-consider-when-choosing-franchise#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business Finance Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 34801 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Strategies for handling employee theft http://restaurant-hospitality.com/lawsuits/strategies-handling-employee-theft <div class="field-byline"> Steven Cupp </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you steal, you're fired. But for employers, it's not that simple.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/lawsuits/strategies-handling-employee-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/lawsuits/strategies-handling-employee-theft#comments Eat Beat Business H.R./Legal Lawsuits Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 34511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Ordering and receiving: The right way, the wrong way, part 1 http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/ordering-and-receiving-right-way-wrong-way-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">Purchasing and receiving are essential functions for any restaurant. It pays to pay attention to both. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-kitchen">View from the Kitchen</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/ordering-and-receiving-right-way-wrong-way-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/ordering-and-receiving-right-way-wrong-way-part-1#comments Blogs Eat Beat Business How To View from the Kitchen Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:51:00 +0000 34861 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Budgets, food costs taking toll on independents http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/budgets-food-costs-taking-toll-independents <div class="field-deck"> A long-term decline in traffic at independent restaurants is attributed to smaller marketing budgets and rising food costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A long-term decline in traffic at independent restaurants is attributed to smaller marketing budgets and rising food costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/budgets-food-costs-taking-toll-independents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/budgets-food-costs-taking-toll-independents#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Marketing Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:44:00 +0000 34851 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Freeimages.com These mixologists are machines http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/these-mixologists-are-machines <div class="field-deck"> Bartending robots have progressed from futuristic fantasies to working prototypes to real-world installations. Interested operators can even buy one online. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No actual humans work behind the Bionic Bar on Quantum of the Seas, a new cruise ship. Instead, guests place drink orders via tablets and then watch as robotic bartenders mix their cocktails.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/these-mixologists-are-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/these-mixologists-are-machines#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business Equipment Beverages Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 34791 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <div> No humans work behind the Bionic Bar on Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean&rsquo;s new ship.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> Whiskey-based drinks target Millennials; superfoods often a turnoff http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/whiskey-based-drinks-target-millennials-superfoods-often-turnoff <div class="field-deck"> 5 things you need to know now, including tips to attract a larger lunch crowd and a look at fall season craft beers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Casual dining chain bartenders are creating new whiskey-based drinks designed to attract Millennials</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/whiskey-based-drinks-target-millennials-superfoods-often-turnoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/whiskey-based-drinks-target-millennials-superfoods-often-turnoff#comments Eat Beat Business Drink Trends Consumer Trends Ultimate Beverage Solutions Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 34821 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurant operators renew focus on service http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/restaurant-operators-renew-focus-service <div class="node-body article-body">While in Chicago recently, I was blown away by how congenial hostesses, servers and others were in the restaurants I visited</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/restaurant-operators-renew-focus-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/restaurant-operators-renew-focus-service#comments Eat Beat Business Editor's Space Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 34651 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com How to get your fill of snack revenue http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-get-your-fill-snack-revenue <div class="field-deck"> A penchant for snacking means restaurants can add smaller, healthier plates without reducing check averages. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A penchant for snacking means restaurants can add smaller, healthier plates without reducing check averages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-get-your-fill-snack-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-get-your-fill-snack-revenue#comments Industry Experts Eat Beat Business Marketing Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:07:00 +0000 34521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The strongest growth of snack foods eaten at meals will be in the healthy category, including items such as yogurt and fresh fruit.</p> FreeImages.com