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'I quit uni to work at McDonald's'

Topix - Fri, 2016-12-02 21:08

WHEN Megan Bittner first started working at her local Macca's at the age of 14, it was meant to be an after-school job. Today at 21, she's the country's youngest store manager, having left university to pursue a career with the fast-food giant.

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NRN honors 5 decades of foodservice leadership

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 18:45
Foodservice executives have shared their tips with NRN for years Foodservice executives have shared their tips with NRN for years

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6 strategies to operate a long-running restaurant chain

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 18:45
What keeps a long-running restaurant in business over the years? It’s a matter of sticking to basics:

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Nathan’s celebrates 100 years with multiplatform promotions

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 18:45
Jericho, N.Y.-based Nathan’s Famous Inc., which was founded in Coney Island, N.Y., in 1916, turned 100 this year.

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50 years of restaurant innovation

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 18:44
NRN celebrates its 50th anniversary with a look back at the industry

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50 years of restaurants: Events that built the foodservice industry

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 18:43
The restaurant industry has experienced waves of change over the past 50 years. Track the events that made the industry what it is today.

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NRN celebrates golden anniversary by looking at 50 years of foodservice

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 18:43
For 50 years, Nation’s Restaurant News has earned its place as the most influential media brand for restaurant industry news, analysis and data.

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From the editor: Happy birthday, Nation’s Restaurant News

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 18:41
For 50 years you have kept the foodservice industry informed, educated and inspired. For 50 years you have kept the foodservice industry informed, educated and inspired.

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Texas auto auction company acquired by Capital Partners for XLerate Group

AutoNews - Fri, 2016-12-02 18:30
Huron Capital Partners, a Detroit investment group, has acquired a Texas-based auto auction for one of its portfolio companies, the Indianapolis-based XLerate Group, which runs online and onsite auto auctions.
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Wendy's voluntarily closes after complaints of mice

Topix - Fri, 2016-12-02 17:08

After someone complained of evidence of mice at a local Wendy's, a sanitarian with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department went to the restaurant for an inspection. Owners of the Wendy's at Front and Main on Toledo's east side are now voluntarily closing the location for the day so employees can thoroughly sanitize the facility and throw out any food or materials that may have been touched by the rodents, according to the health department.

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How Taco Bell operates its customer live chat platform

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 16:43
Live chat expands brand’s customer-care services Live chat expands brand’s customer-care services

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Latest Product Innovation: Sweeter Chocolate — That’s Better for You? (Watch)

Small Business Trends - Fri, 2016-12-02 16:30

Love chocolate? Well, you’re in luck. Nestle (VTX:NESN) has reportedly found a way to change the structure of chocolate to make it even sweeter. And as a result, the company should be able to make some of its most popular candy bars with less added sugar. That means Kit Kats, Butterfingers and other popular chocolate bars could soon get a bit healthier.

This innovation comes at a good time for the company. Some countries and cities around the world are implementing sugar taxes and even special labeling rules for sugary foods. So the new sweeter chocolate could allow Nestle to avoid some of those issues that impact food items with a lot of added sugar.

It’s important for food companies to find ways to adapt to new rules and standards like this. But changing the actual structure of chocolate can’t have been easy. The company now has to implement a whole new chocolate making process for all of its foods.

Trend Driven Innovation Pays Off

However, when you have some popular products that people don’t want to see changed, you might have to get really creative when coming up with ways to adapt your products to new rules and trends. People probably wouldn’t be happy if Kit Kats all of a sudden were just not as sweet. But if this new process keeps the product more or less the same, just with different processes and ingredients, it could be well worth it for the company.

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This article, "Latest Product Innovation: Sweeter Chocolate — That’s Better for You? (Watch)" was first published on Small Business Trends

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit celebrates 75 years by focusing on its heritage

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 16:22
Redesigned cup and menu promotions reinforce brand’s authenticity Redesigned cup and menu promotions reinforce brand’s authenticity

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Wages rise with fewer available workers

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-12-02 15:25
Blog: Restaurants keep adding jobs, and they’re having to pay for it

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Domino's benefits from enhanced technology, branding

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-12-02 14:49
Since becoming CEO of Domino's in 2010, Patrick Doyle has helped transform the pizza chain into the second-largest in the wor -More
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Dunkin' Donuts seeks growth in San Diego County, Calif.

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-12-02 14:49
Dunkin' Donuts is gearing up for expansion in San Diego County, Calif., where Burton Restaurants co-owner Tali Burton has an  -More
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McDonald's franchisee and Big Mac inventor passes away at 98

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-12-02 14:49
Jim Delligatti, who died Nov.  -More
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Find the right stress level to stay motivated

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-12-02 14:49
Stress is a necessary motivator, but too much can prove counterproductive.  -More
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Top entrepreneurs share these beliefs

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-12-02 14:49
Taking smart risks, striving to learn new things and recognizing that you may need help to build your business are key steps  -More
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Standing out from the competition is key to fast casual success

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-12-02 14:49
In order to succeed in the crowded fast casual category, restaurant operators must focus on differentiating their brand from  -More
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