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Jan 7, 2014
2014 food cost outlook: The trends are your friends
Many of the food items customers now covet also deliver solid margins for restaurant operators....
Dec 10, 2013
Who pays the bill when diners dash?
A recent incident in New York brings to light the questionable practice of docking servers for guests who don’t pay....
Dec 9, 2013
November a weak month for restaurants
Shopping may be eroding restaurant spending, GuestMetrics suggests....
Nov 25, 2013
How one operator developed a concept on a shoestring
Start small, spend conservatively, owner advises....
Nov 8, 2013
Keep your customers' credit-card data secure
Updated PCI Data Security Standards offer easier path for safety and best practices to achieve it....
Nov 4, 2013
9 steps to a better bottom line
Business is picking up, but profits remain elusive. How can you turn it around?...
Nov 1, 2013
Rules of thumb for financing a restaurant
Mike Schatzman of Union Sushi + Barbecue Bar in Chicago offers advice for funding a restaurant....
Oct 31, 2013
The advantages of financing with an SBA loan
Looking to buy your property? Consider this option....
Oct 15, 2013
Shutdown hasn't derailed economy yet, but default would
Restaurateurs should prepare for slowdown and potentially another recession, a Technomic economist advises....
Oct 1, 2013
Forecast sales by studying previous tip levels
New study from Cornell reveals tip percentages are predictive of future sales....
Sep 18, 2013
Chili's tabletop ordering system helps boost checks
Restaurants where the tablets were tested saw appetizer sales jump 20 percent...
Sep 9, 2013
Why ESOPs offer a viable succession solution
Stock provides tax advantages for owners and a sense of ownership for employees....
Aug 9, 2013
Be ready to answer $15-an-hour pay questions
Fast-food strikes could raise questions from your employees about pay and unions....
Aug 8, 2013
Due diligence: What restaurants are selling for now
Want to unload your current operation or buy a new one? New sales data can help you decide how much any restaurant is worth....
Aug 2, 2013
Big data for smaller operators
Both the U.S. Census Bureau and financial software giant Intuit are making it a little easier to track macro trends that drive your restaurant business....
Jul 29, 2013
Alternative financing for restaurants goes mainstream
Banks may not be eager to make short-term loans to independent operators, but other sources of operating capital are ready to start cutting checks....
Jul 19, 2013
Grocery retailers poised to steal more market share
NPD and Technomic both forecast consumers will soon source more meals at supermarkets, fewer from restaurants....
Jul 11, 2013
Salaries climb as industry strengthens
Survey shows hourly workers, managers and top execs are being rewarded....
Jun 5, 2013
How to handle embezzlement in a family-owned restaurant business
Diversion of a restaurant’s assets for a family member’s personal use must be dealt with immediately....
May 23, 2013
Industry performance mixed, but independents stay strong
Technomic lowers forecast slightly, while Census Bureau reports record April for restaurants and bars....
May 2, 2013
Surviving a tough economy
Lisa Bote of Wisconsin restaurant Bistro 101 offers tips on surviving tough economic times....
Feb 28, 2013
Supplier checks and balances can't be ignored
A good step in planning for the upcoming year is to ensure that you have appropriate checks and balances in place with your supply partners....
Feb 25, 2013
A checklist for selling your restaurant
Improving market conditions should make 2013 a good year to sell your restaurant. Here’s a guide to up your chances of a profitable deal....
Feb 13, 2013
10 places to search for energy hogs
Your restaurant is wasting energy constantly. Here’s where to make fixes that will save you money....
Feb 7, 2013
Is the party over for automatic gratuities?
The IRS wants to tax restaurants, not servers, on the service fees imposed on large parties....
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