Marilyn Odesser-Torpey

Marilyn Odesser-Torpey is a veteran contributor to QSR.
Quick serves can save money by scheduling employees more efficiently.
April 2011

Many operators are resorting to cutting employees’ hours to save on labor costs, but experts say there’s a better way.

President Obama's health care reform bill is confusing quick serve operators.
March 2011

One year after President Obama signed health care reform into law, quick-serve operators are struggling to figure out what it means for them.

Subway has partnered with several nonprofit organizations.
February 2011

Nonprofit organizations can bring strong assets, management, and leadership to a franchising relationship.

January 2011

Being in the right place at the right time is the key to success in any business. And as the nation finally begins to climb out of one of the worst recessions in U.S. history, a number of quick-service companies are advising their franchisees that, with soft real estate prices, lower...

December 2010

Q: How can I market my new store on social media sites without confusing or stealing customers from my first?

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November 2010

Negotiating a lease for a second location is like planning for a second marriage: The ground rules are similar, but you’re still starting all over. Attorney Randall Airst offers some tips to help protect your interests.

October 2010

Including a drive-thru component in your restaurant is like adding a separate business, both physically and operationally. Cost-wise, you can expect that about 50 percent of your total capital will go into the drive thru, but, considering the fact that this segment of the business can account...