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Jobs Abound but Applicants Can’t Pass Drug Tests

Burger King now recruitingThe White Castle processing plant in Kentucky makes 50,000 hamburgers per hour to run its operation. Trying to keep jobs staffed has become a real challenge for the company. The problem is methamphetamine use is so high in Louisville that the number of people testing positive for meth is now over 47 percent higher than the national average.

Papa Murphy's, Evolve or Else

Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food has been driving top line growth and bottom line profits in every sector of foodservice retail for 11 years. Papa Murphy’s has excelled within the niche and is setting the stage to drive incremental sales and profits.

Marcato Says Buffalo Wild Wings’ Analysis Sloppy, Has 'Astronomical Error'

Buffalo Wild Wings' chart on total shareholder returns

The 2017 annual shareholders meeting of Buffalo Wild Wings (nicknamed B-Dubs) [NASDAQ:BWLD] will be held on June 2, 2017, according to a new filing by the company.

Panera Makes Big Push into Delivery, Integrating Online Service

Panera's web page offers delivery service
Panera web page offers delivery & catering

Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) thinks the future of fast casual is delivering its food to consumers. The St. Louis-based franchisor of bakeries publicly announced this morning that it plans to have 35 to 40 percent of its cafes offer delivery service by the end of 2017.

For the First Time, Subway Ended the Year with Fewer U.S. Restaurants than It Started With

Subway, which has more restaurants in the world than any other QSR chain, announced today that it ended 2016 with 359 fewer U.S. locations, leaving it with 26,744. It's the brand's first net reduction.

Restaurant Executive Panel Tackles Online Reviews

Online reviews have become a crucial part of business for restaurants. Last week social media managers from Pie Five, Firehouse, Pei Wei and First Watch formed a panel during the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Dallas to talk to a deeply interested audience about the ins and outs of handling Internet critiques.

Ruby Tuesday Declines Further in Its Third Quarter 2017

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE:RT) reported yesterday a decline in its third quarter. For its fiscal third quarter that ended February 28, 2017, company revenue declined 16.8 percent. This drop included a net reduction of 105 Company-owned Ruby Tuesday restaurants compared to the third quarter of the prior fiscal year.

Restaurant Success: Location, Location, Location!

Carolyn Miller, the founder of the National Franchise Institute and author of Brick & Mortar Franchise Success: Know The Costs or Pay The Price, says that your business's location and the terms negotiated (rather than passively accepted) with the landlord are crucial to your business's success.

Students Stage Hunger Strike to Pressure Ohio State to Shutter Wendy’s

Fair-labor activists who oppose restaurants using produce from Mexico are continuing their two-year mission to shut down a Wendy's restaurant on the Ohio State University's campus, this time by staging a weeklong hunger strike to end the fast-food chain's lease.

How to Boost Your Profits from a Restaurant Remodel

You've decided that the time is right to remodel a restaurant location. What are the steps to consider and take before, during and after to optimize the profitability of the newly spruced-up ambience?