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7shifts Restaurant Labor Scheduling Platform Secures Additional Funding

7shifts, which is working to transform scheduling, communication, and labor-cost control for more than 1 million restaurants in North America, announced on Aug. 31 that it has secured US$3.5 million in funding from Tandem Capital and existing investor Relay Ventures.

Blueberry Root Beer Brine

Though blueberries may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of grilling, they can be an excellent addition to a grilled menu. This brine can be used to create a savory twist on traditional barbecue.

This Legacy Brand is Betting Big on Emerging Food Trends

Quaker Steak & Lube may be a legacy brand best know for its automotive décor and its chicken wings, but that isn’t stopping this national franchise from changing with the times. With a menu overhaul launched earlier this year as part of its aggressive efforts to attract new franchisees to grow the brand, this chain continues driving forward and drawing in old and new guests alike.

3 Resources for a Healthier Menu

Finding fresh, natural ingredients and products has never been more important in restaurants, as consumers are now paying more attention to where food comes from and its nutritional content.The National Restaurant Association reports in “Trending Healthy” that more than seven in 10 adults are trying to eat healthier at restaurants than they did two years ago, with more than eight in 10 restaurants saying their guests pay more attention to nutritional content of food.

5 Bold Beverages Consumers Crave

Beverages may not be the stars of most restaurant menus, but ignoring the power of these items is a big mistake. In Coca-Cola’s 2016 “Away From Home Beverage Landscape Study,” researchers found that in 45 percent of all away-from-home eating and drinking occasions, beverage drives restaurant selection, and 10 percent of the time, beverage is even more influential than food.