Vendor Bylines

Franchise Agreements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Who doesn’t find inspiration in the story of the teenager from Connecticut who borrows a grand from family and friends to start his own restaurant? As the business begins to take off, he starts to sell franchises, eventually opening over 10,000 locations in 64 countries around the world.

5 Tips for Staying on Top of Food Trends

Jackfruit, sustainability, global flavors—these are just a few of the food trends reported for 2017. The hot topic of food trend forecasts for the new year began in the fall, and to date, a myriad of reports have been published, all with varying results.

Does Your Restaurant Need a CPA?

Entrepreneurial restaurant owners are great at juggling priorities ranging from pleasing demanding patrons to hiring staff, but one ball that often gets dropped in the juggling act is the financial side of the business.

What Keeps Restaurant Owners Up at Night?

What keeps you up at night? This is a complicated question, especially when asked to someone working in the restaurant industry. There are a slew of thoughts that keep restaurateurs tossing and turning.

4 Big Issues Facing Foodservice in 2017

In today’s tough business climate, foodservice executives have to tackle many challenging questions: How do you integrate a food safety and quality management (QM) program into your existing operation? How far along are most organizations at all levels of the supply chain in that process? What are the key factors for driving profitability when facilitating or executing Limited Time Offers (LTOs)? What can Big Data really do for you as a large or small organization?Finding the answers to these questions and more can make or break businesses, but how do you find those answers? That’s why we set out to answer as many questions as we could to generate fresh ideas and solve ongoing challenges in our industry at the ArrowStream Executive summit.

6 Smart Ways to Market Your Restaurant on Mobile

As a restaurant owner, you may be baffled about how to leverage mobile to get more traffic through your doors. You may have read the statistics showing steadily rising mobile phone and tablet use amongst consumers.

5 Steps to Making Your Restaurant More Efficient

When operating a restaurant, it is critical to make sure that all the operating parameters, processes, and procedures are optimally design and in alignment because efficiency is crucial to the success of a restaurant.

3 Tips to Help You Prepare for a Restaurant Loan

There are a lot of different pieces that go into getting (and keeping) a restaurant up-and-running. From crafting seasonal menus to staff training, restaurant owners have a lot to balance in order to provide top-notch service to their diners.

7 Steps for a Successful Technology Rollout

Technology is evolving, and it’s taking restaurants with it. Driven by consumer demand and expectations, restaurants are adapting to today’s culture by implementing tools that allow them to remain competitive, like online waitlists, scheduling, loyalty programs, and other adaptions for operational efficiencies.

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not a novel concept for the restaurant industry. Since the ADA’s enactment, restaurants have grappled with ways to ensure that they are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

9 Ways to Survive a Cash Crunch in Your Restaurant

Every restaurant owner is familiar with the mantra “cash is king.” Having a healthy cash flow can make the difference between staying afloat or facing potential financial drowning. A downturned economy, lost customers, difficulty finding investors, or a natural disaster are all events that can bring a healthy cash flow to a mere dribble.

4 Steps to Protect Your Restaurant from Data Breaches

Restaurants around the country were plagued with the threat of cyber-attacks in 2016. Wendy's and O'Charley's are just a couple businesses affected by data breaches in the past year, leaving millions of consumers' credit card information at risk.

Can Delivery Save Your Restaurant from the After-Holiday Hangover?

The holiday season can prove to be highly profitable for restaurateurs. In fact, last year, the National Restaurant Federation expected restaurant spending in excess of $709 billion. With the steady flow of your usual customers, most casual and fine dining restaurants will also see an increase in private events.