Finance http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6608/more en 6 ways to finance a restaurant purchase http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/6-ways-finance-restaurant-purchase <div class="field-byline"> Bob House </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Any potential operator can choose from among a half-dozen financing options when buying a restaurant. Here’s how to pick the one that might be the best fit for you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/6-ways-finance-restaurant-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/6-ways-finance-restaurant-purchase#comments Eat Beat Business Finance Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:16:00 +0000 37061 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to comply with new IRS service charge rules http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/how-comply-new-irs-service-charge-rules <div class="field-byline"> Anil Melwani </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants might want to rethink automatic gratuities, now that the IRS treats them differently than standard tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/how-comply-new-irs-service-charge-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/how-comply-new-irs-service-charge-rules#comments Eat Beat Business Finance Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0000 35881 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Olive Garden: Battle of the breadsticks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks <div class="field-deck"> Darden’s activist investors say the company’s flagship Italian concept needs a serious makeover. Management says one is already underway. Who will prevail? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A scathing 296-page assessment of Darden Restaurants issued by Starboard Value, the hedge fund that owns more than $500 million worth of Darden stock, questions the quality of Olive Garden’s food.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks#comments Eat Beat Food Trends Featured Operators Consumer Trends Finance Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 35341 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com How to manage fluctuating produce prices http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-manage-fluctuating-produce-prices <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants can prepare for unstable pricing to reduce the impact on their bottom line. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants can prepare for fluid price changes to reduce the impact on their bottom line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-manage-fluctuating-produce-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-manage-fluctuating-produce-prices#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Food Trends How To Finance Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 35331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Freeimages.com 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 Will Seattle minimum-wage hike have national fallout? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout <div class="field-deck"> Seattle owners ponder ways to counter labor costs while operators in other cities keep a close eye. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will Seattle's minimum-wage hike have national fallout for restaurants?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout#comments Eat Beat H.R./Legal Finance Operations Back of the House Alcohol Full-Service Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:01:00 +0000 32511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock OpenTable vs. tickets: You make the call http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/opentable-vs-tickets-you-make-call <div class="field-deck"> Priceline.com plans to acquire online reservation giant OpenTable, even as new data suggests that prepaid tickets might replace reservations at many higher-end restaurants. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ticketed reservations system developed for Chicago's Alinea is being offered to other restaurant owners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/opentable-vs-tickets-you-make-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/opentable-vs-tickets-you-make-call#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Business Finance Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:11:00 +0000 32381 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 6 steps to smooth out your restaurant’s cash flow http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/6-steps-smooth-out-your-restaurant-s-cash-flow <div class="field-byline"> By David Sederholt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Relaxing a rigid approach to bill paying can help alleviate some of the stress. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Without cash on hand to pay vendors, meet payroll and cover the rent and utility bills, a restaurant doesn’t open the next day. Some simple tricks can help even out the ups and downs of income versus expenses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/6-steps-smooth-out-your-restaurant-s-cash-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/6-steps-smooth-out-your-restaurant-s-cash-flow#comments Eat Beat Business How To Finance Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:18:00 +0000 32221 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Copyrght Joe Raedle, Getty Images Boost your odds of crowdfunding success http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/boost-your-odds-crowdfunding-successs <div class="field-deck"> Need capital to create a new concept or spin off an allied venture from your existing restaurant? This free resource can help you get started. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crowdfunding has proven to be a popular way for entrepreneurs, particularly restaurant operators, to tap nontraditional funding sources. Maybe it’s become too popular.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/boost-your-odds-crowdfunding-successs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/boost-your-odds-crowdfunding-successs#comments Management Tips Eat Beat New Restaurant Concepts Finance Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:27:00 +0000 32171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Food truck rentals: the new strategies http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trucks/food-truck-rentals-new-strategies <div class="field-deck"> Why not crowdfund a truck, let a catering agent book it for events, or rent it out to others? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why not crowdfund a truck, let a catering agent book it for events, or rent it out to others?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trucks/food-truck-rentals-new-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trucks/food-truck-rentals-new-strategies#comments Eat Beat Eat Beat Business Finance Food Trucks Gated Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:18:00 +0000 30661 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Chicago fast casual restaurant Da Lobsta raised investor funds to purchase a food truck that sells $12.95 lobster rolls.</span></p>