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Last year, when Keith Cox visited the World Wrapps location, it had been 15 years since the founder and former CEO was involved with the brand. The time away let Cox see his former restaurant through “distant eyes.” What he saw was a chain that had not updated since it was sold in 2000. World...
Industry News
President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday his intent to nominate CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder as labor secretary.Puzder, both an adviser and contributor to Trump’s campaign, has been outspoken about cutting back on government regulations like mandating large minimum wage increases and the...
Design
Eric Wolfe isn’t afraid to go small. As the CEO of the Erbert & Gerbert’s sandwich chain, Wolfe oversees nearly 100 units. The typical Ebert & Gerbert’s store, Wolfe says, runs about 1,400 square feet, but on a few occasions, Wolfe and his team have ventured out from convention, pursuing...
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It’s not often in the foodservice industry that you will hear a restaurant concept described in this manner (and by its owner, no less): “We like to affectionately refer to ourselves as that kid in high school who maybe wasn’t the coolest kid, but everybody liked. We can get along with anybody.”...
Outside Insights
With more than a million restaurants in the U.S. employing 10 percent of the overall workforce, all eyes are on restaurant operators to keep employee safety numbers up and workers’ compensation claims down. You’ve likely figured out how to address a number of hazards when it comes to safety, like...
Human Resources
Editor’s note: Culver’s CEO Phil Keiser died shortly after this story was written. We are presenting his insights and wisdom intact to honor Keiser’s legacy as a revered quick-service executive. It’s not uncommon to see headlines about executives at major restaurant brands jumping ship to other...
Outside Insights
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) blew more gale force winds expanding the definition of joint-employer for purposes of collective bargaining, creating a potential tsunami for employers that share a contingent work force. As a result, the ruling in Miller & Anderson, Inc. and...
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Special Report
In the beginning, fast food made its mark colonizing many a barren land. Small towns, highway exits, and poorer neighborhoods were prime opportunities for chains offering affordable meals with a quick turnaround. Today, these rural areas and inner cities have been thoroughly saturated by such...

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It’s no secret that America as a culture prizes cleanliness as an inherent, cultural virtue. This near obsession goes far beyond the stacks of deodorants, perfumes, shampoos, and soaps that line bathrooms walls.
Controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMO) continues to sow doubt about them among consumers, despite being deemed safe to eat by the FDA and the National Academy of Sciences.
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Tracey Deschaine’s suburban Philadelphia restaurant, Dixie Picnic, has a lot going for it. After years of refinement, the concept boasts a fiercely loyal customer base. Annual sales are approaching $1 million.
Jon Rollo wants customers to eat his restaurant’s food every day.The founder of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop was studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago when he began working with various restaurant groups.