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Man jailed for fast food outlet fracas

Topix - Fri, 2018-02-16 10:16

A HOMELESS man who launched into a violent outburst at Bournemouth's busy McDonald's restaurant has been sentenced to eight weeks behind bars. Keith James Treviss, of no fixed abode, admitted using threatening words and behaviour, and damaging a set of doors, during the afternoon incident at the fast food outlet in Old Christchurch Road.

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How targeting only lapsed visitors helped HuHot increase sales - Fri, 2018-02-16 10:16
HuHot relied on Paytronix scoring tool to entice only its infrequent visitors with freebies.

6 Amazing Immigrant Entrepreneurs Who Came to the U.S. Seeking the American Dream

Small Business Trends - Fri, 2018-02-16 09:30

Many of the United States’ leading entrepreneurs have immigrant backgrounds, playing a vital role in driving innovation and economic growth. Hansen & Company, immigration lawyers in Calgary, Canada, have compiled an infographic highlighting the inspirational stories of six immigrants who moved to the U.S., chased and successfully achieved the American dream.

Stories of Successful American Immigrants Jerry Yang

Yahoo’s founder Jerry Yang was born in Taiwan in 1968. Yang moved to California when he was eight years old, knowing one word of English, “shoe”. Yang went on to excel in school, graduating from Stanford in 1990. Yang started Yahoo in 1995 and stepped down from the multinational in 2012, having accumulated a net worth of $1.15billion.

Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo’s CEO, Indra Nooyi, was born in Madras, India in 1955. Nooyi moved to the U.S. to study at Yale University. A true ‘rags to riches’ story, Nooyi went from being a night receptionist to joining PepsiCo in 1994, and was promoted to the company’s CEO in 2001, where she enjoyed an annual salary of almost $30m.

Andrew Ly

The Sugar Bowl Bakery founder Andrew Ly fled his native country after the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam in 1975. After living in a Malaysian refugee camp, Ly arrived in the U.S. with just a dollar to his name in 1979. In 1984, Ly has his four brothers pooled their savings and opened the Sugar Bowl Bakery, which went on to be a $400m dollar business.

Elie Wiesel

Author Elie Wiesel, the most prominent name in Holocaust literature, was born in Transylvania, now Romania, in 1928. Wiesel emigrated to America during World War II. The author received a $100 advance for his first book to be published in the U.S. about the Holocaust. Wiesel moved to New York in 1956 and published over 40 books. The Nobel Peace Prize author died in 2016 in Manhattan.

Andy Grove

Intel Corporation’s co-founder Andy Grove was born in Hungary in 1936. Grove was sent to the U.S. during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Grove worked as a busboy whilst studying chemistry in New York. Grove moved to California and co-founded Intel Corporation in 1968. Gove died in 2016 after helping Intel become a multi-billion-dollar organization.

Ahmad Meradji

Iranian-born Ahmad Meradji was the CEO of Booklogix. Meradji moved to America from Iran aged 21. Following working as a busboy and other menial jobs while studying, Meradji climbed the corporate ladder and in 2006 started his own self-publishing service, Booklogix.

Check out Hansen and Company’s immigrant entrepreneur infographic here.

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This article, "6 Amazing Immigrant Entrepreneurs Who Came to the U.S. Seeking the American Dream" was first published on Small Business Trends

Don’t Let Data Get in the Way of an Impulsive Business Plan

Small Business Trends - Fri, 2018-02-16 08:30

I do a lot of cartoons containing graphs. Normally I stick to lines and bars, but I have to say, they do get really old.

So on this cartoon it felt great to branch out a bit. I did some digging around online and other types of graphs and was really inspired by what I found.

OK, I don’t fully understand them all and how they represent their data (so maybe not so good), but at least visually it’s a nice change of pace.

This article, "Don’t Let Data Get in the Way of an Impulsive Business Plan" was first published on Small Business Trends

Holiday Inn Express In Albquerque, NM To Be Managed By HMC

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2018-02-16 08:13
DALLAS–-Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), is pleased to announce the management of this 104-room Holiday Inn ...

New Minimum Wage Laws Will Hurt Small Businesses, Study Says

Small Business Trends - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:30

The new mandatory minimum wage laws set to take effect in 12 states and the District of Columbia in 2018 will have disastrous effects on job growth and the longevity of small businesses, according to a new study provided exclusively to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

New Minimum Wage Laws Impact on Job Growth

The study, conducted by the free market advocacy group American Action Forum, found that incremental minimum wage increases implemented in 2018 alone will cost the nation roughly 261,000 jobs. Once the minimum wage increases are fully phased in, they are expected to cost approximately 1.7 million jobs, using each state’s official employment projections as a baseline. The number is significant in light of the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 projection that the entire U.S. economy will add 11.5 million jobs over the next decade.

The predictions are based on a 2015 peer reviewed study in the Journal of Human Resourceswhich found that a 10 percent increase in real minimum wage is associated with a 0.3 to 0.5 percentage-point decline in the annual net job growth rate. The study further demonstrated that minimum wage increases lead to a reduction in employment levels: Three years after a 10 percent minimum wage increase employment is on average 0.7 percent lower than it would have been absent the minimum wage increase.

Based on those findings, AAF researchers project New York’s assorted minimum wage increases (18.2 percent in New York City, 10 percent in the surrounding counties and 7.2 percent in the rest of the state) will cost the Empire state 98,000 jobs in 2018. The policy impact will be nearly as destructive in California, where the 4.8 percent minimum wage increase is expected to decrease job growth by 63,000 would be positions. Due largely to the size of their respective economies, the two states are expected to account for 75 percent of the impending job losses.

The remaining 10 states and the District of Columbia, some which implemented incremental minimum wage increases on January 1 and some which will implement the increases on July 1, are expected to lose between 1,000 jobs, in the case of Vermont, and 21,000, in the case of Colorado.

The 2015 Meer and West study relied upon by AAF researchers is not above reproach, it has been criticized for its failure to take into account differences across employment sectors, as associate professor of economics at Umass Amherst, Arindrajit Dube points out.

“The negative association between job growth and minimum wages is in the wrong place: it shows up in a sector like manufacturing that has few minimum wage workers, but is absent in low-wage sectors like food services and retail. In other words, it is likely a statistical artifact, and not a causal relationship,” Dube wrote of the study.

Democrats have increasingly embraced a $15 national mandatory minimum wage, advancing the concept as part of their “A Better Deal” economic platform despite worrying results in cites like Seattle and San Francisco, both of which are currently building to a $15 minimum wage through incremental annual increases.

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This article, "New Minimum Wage Laws Will Hurt Small Businesses, Study Says" was first published on Small Business Trends

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2018-02-16 06:04
ARLINGTON, VA--Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), reported today its financial results for the quarter ended ...

The restaurant industry’s hidden moneyball metric

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2018-02-16 06:00
Meaningful metrics: Restaurant managers need more than just data to make decisions

REVIEW: Benito's Hat, Westgate - A real crowd pleaser

Topix - Fri, 2018-02-16 05:41

IT'S LIKE an episode of Upstairs Downstairs or Downton Abbey reviewing the restaurants and food takeaways at The Westgate , the roof terrace parading its wares like debutantes searching for a husband, while the fast food hub serves the general public inside the unappealingly named indoor Social. For food on the go, that's where to head, the selection of eateries both inspiring and complex.

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Faurecia profit rises 34% in 2017

AutoNews - Fri, 2018-02-16 05:30
Faurecia's net income in 2017 climbed 34 percent to 714.5 million euros ($896.4 million), as the supplier saw strong growth across all its main markets.
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Luv is in the Air as Dutch Bros Locations Raise Funds for Local Food...

PR Web - Fri, 2018-02-16 04:30

Dutch Luv Day is Wednesday, Feb. 14. On this day, all Dutch Bros locations will donate $1 from every drink sold to local food organizations.

(PRWeb February 07, 2018)

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Savor Somerville in 2018 With New Restaurants and Eateries Heating Up...

PR Web - Fri, 2018-02-16 04:30

The Salad House Is Now Open and Serving Fresh Customized and Signature Salads, Sandwiches, Soup and Much More

(PRWeb February 07, 2018)

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Happy Meals at McDonalds to change

Topix - Fri, 2018-02-16 01:27

The company announced Thursday that cheeseburgers will be removed from the list of options by 2022, though they can still be requested afterwards. In addition, French fry sizes will be reduced, chocolate milk will have less sugar, and bottled water and more fruits, vegetables and grains will be added.

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VW surges in mixed Q4 for European auto sector

AutoNews - Fri, 2018-02-16 01:01
VW, Norwegian parts supplier Kongsberg and UK car retailer Vertu Motors were the best performers in terms of delivering value to their shareholders during the final quarter of 2017. The automotive sector as a whole, however, had mixed results.
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A deep dive into the Beard Foundation semifinalists

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2018-02-15 23:48
Many familiar names populate the long list

House approves ADA amendment to protect businesses

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2018-02-15 23:06
Move addresses long-time problem of drive-by lawsuits

Subway debuts ad campaign

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2018-02-15 22:55
‘Make It What You Want’ is first work from chain’s new agency