Since I joined the workforce more than 30 years ago, the human resources function has grown in ways that few could ever have imagined. Seeking my first job was all about scouring the help-wanted ads in the local newspaper and hoping to get called in for an interview.
Every May, horse lovers find their way to Louisville for The Kentucky Derby while restaurateurs have a different destination in mind—the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.
Community is of vital importance to Nick Sarillo, owner of Nick’s Pizza and Pub. He not only needs it because it constitutes his customer base, but he wants to be a part of it, and to give back to it as much as he can.
With only six weeks left before the April 1, 2011, grand opening of the third location of Squeeze In (South Reno, Nevada) the operators of this nascent restaurant realized they were short of cash.Knowing their other two breakfast and lunch restaurants were successful and expecting the third to be popular, they set out to raise the money they needed.
Mike ScanlonAfter nearly a quarter century as a successful casual-restaurant franchisee, Mike Scanlon still finds the business exciting.And challenging.“There are a lot of casual restaurants out here, and each one is trying to be relevant and stand out in the crowd,” says Scanlon, 57, president and chief executive of Thomas & King, one of Applebee’s biggest franchise operators.