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Fire Prevention Made Easy

A fire is perhaps every restaurant owner or operator’s worst nightmare. As well as property damage and interrupting business, fires can also result in employee injury, risk to patrons and significant business loss as a whole.

Perkins Pancake Day Helps Give Kids the World

More than 420 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations will join together on Monday, March 21 for a system-wide fundraiser benefiting Give Kids The World.Give Kids The World is a nonprofit organization that provides week-long vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at a fanciful, “storybook” retreat in Central Florida.

Hooters Announces Play Hooky Day

Hooters has declared March 17 and 18 National Play Hooky Days, encouraging customers to watch the first round games of the basketball tournament at its resstaurants.  Fans are encouraged to visit www.

Ralph Brennan Named Ambassador of Hospitality

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced that Ralph Brennan, esteemed restaurateur and president of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, has been named the 2011 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality.

Morton's Teams Up with PGA Tour

Morton’s The Steakhouse will be the “Official Steakhouse of the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, and Nationwide Tour,” thanks to a marketing partnership between the PGA TOUR and Morton’s Restaurant Group.

Applebee’s Server Snags Employee of the Year Award

The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s restaurants in North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, announced that employee Kim Almond has been named Employee of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA).

Franchisors Must Get House In Order to Sustain Growth

Business in the quick-serve industry is finally trending up, and with lending becoming increasingly available to operators, franchisors may soon find themselves with more prospective franchisees clamoring to get on board with their brand.

What to Do About Waste

When New York City–based burger concept 4food opened its first location in August, the media buzz it generated mostly stemmed from its innovative use of technology and social media. Plasma TV screens adorn its walls, including one that scrolls customer tweets.

UFood Grill Joins Cage-Free Trend

Charlie Cocotas, chief operating officer of UFood Grill, says cage-free eggs "are better for animal welfare, food safety, and the planet."

Local vs. Organic

In December, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) released its What’s Hot in 2010 survey in conjunction with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), naming locally grown produce, locally sourced meats and seafood, and sustainability as the top trends to watch for this year.