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For 69 years, In-N-Out Burger has marched to its own beat.
With shifting compliance regulations, restaurants need more powerful employee management tools.
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The City of Baldwin Park, California, sits northeast of the I-10 and 605 junction, covering some 6.6 miles of land in the San Gabriel Valley Region of Los Angeles County. A former agricultural outpost roughly 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Baldwin Park is today a city of working-class souls...
Start to Finish: What Inspires Execs
My father had a pharmacy in St. Louis, and I started working the candy counter when I was 8 years old. Fast-forward to when I worked in financial planning. At one point I was at Denny’s and Winchell’s, and my boss asked me to be the controller. Everybody somewhere in their career has a pivot point...
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Running a successful restaurant is more than serving quality food and drinks; it requires a business owner to have a means to pay for a knowledgeable and skilled staff, quality ingredients, efficient equipment, and appealing facilities that are required to remain competitive and keep customers...
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Fast Casual
Several casual-dining brands have recently recognized the potential in counter-service spin-off concepts. From Hooters to Cracker Barrel and from Hurricane Grill to The Cheesecake Factory, full-service brands are rolling out limited-service prototypes in hopes of drawing a younger, more transient...
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July cooked any optimism the restaurant industry might have felt from a promising June. Same-store sales dropped 2.8 percent across the landscape, a significant 1.8 percentage point decline from the previous month, when traffic and sales reached their best marks since 2016. Traffic plummeted 4.7...
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The Big Chicken silently clucks its beak and rolls its eyes. At 56 feet tall—about five stories—it peers over not just the nearby interstate, but almost all of Marietta, Georgia. At the chicken’s base, a marching band plays as people gather on an impromptu red carpet and take pictures. The mayor,...
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Finance
It’s been a transformative decade for limited-service restaurants. The industry has evolved, from the invasion of food trucks to the explosion of higher-quality, service-oriented fast casuals. As consumers continue to expect high-caliber, convenient meals, would-be operators are limited only by...
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The restaurant industry creates an average of 500,000 jobs during the summer months, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, making it one of the largest seasonal job creators. In fact, nearly one-third of the restaurant industry workforce are part-year employees. Having a...

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Staff energy is a fickle resource, prone to waxing and waningwithout much provocation. After all, what is it that gives us zeal for work? Food? Coffee? Passion? Health?The answer, of course, is a little bit of everything.
Vegetables are no stranger to the limited-service industry, but have long been confined to the salad bowl and sandwich topping station.
When you hear the phrase “traditional American cuisine,” what are the first foods that come to mind?If you’re from New England, you may conjure up an image of a plate of baked cod or a boiled lobster.
For those limited-service brands that don’t yet have mobile ordering, consider three words of advice from Nike: Just do it.Within the next three years, every quick serve with any kind of regional or national footprint will have mobile ordering system-wide, says Russell Zack, senior vice president of
Whether it’s açai, juice cleanses, or spiking your morning coffee with yak butter, our culture loves the notion of fast-track solutions to better health.
Breaking findings from Sense360 show that early morning hours are important across sub-categories of quick-serve restaurants for the most loyal customers.Nutritionists have long hailed breakfast as the most important meal of the day and USA today recently highlighted the growing importance of breakf
Running a successful restaurant is more than serving quality food and drinks; it requires a business owner to have a means to pay for a knowledgeable and skilled staff, quality ingredients, efficient equipment, and appealing facilities that are required to remain competitive and keep customers comin
Enterprise systems are more advanced than ever. Not only do they provide vital business information, but they can also make maintaining a consistent menu database across the brand easier than it’s ever been.
For years, Pita Pit worked to educate customers about the nutritional value of its various pita fillings and toppings.
Food halls are taking the nation’s cities by storm, providing locals with a central location for dozens of innovative concepts.
The City of Baldwin Park, California, sits northeast of the I-10 and 605 junction, covering some 6.6 miles of land in the San Gabriel Valley Region of Los Angeles County.