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Menu Engineering: Raise Your Restaurant Profits Up to 15 Percent or More

After reading this article you will have learned how a single menu redesign can quickly lift your restaurant profits up to 15 percent, how future fine-tuning can further boost earnings, and how and why menu engineering works.

Buffalo Wild Wings Introduces Tabletop Tablets

Buffalo Wild Wings Introduces Tablets
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MINNEAPOLIS – Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) announced that it will use tablets for guests to order food, request songs, television programming, play video games and pay the bill.

Restaurant Acquisitions, Current Concerns

Watching some restaurant franchisee network acquisition efforts underway currently, a number of common issues seem to be emerging. The need to obtain the right price is enormous. Buying more restaurants is as final of a decision as is picking a site, signing a franchise agreement or building a new unit. You have only one chance to get it right.

Note to Restaurant Investors and Franchisees

Lately, there has been a spate of restaurant franchisors in heavy sales mode, pushing their concepts with little to no disclosure of sales or profitability.

A Belated Veterans Hail to the Franchise Community

It is an unfortunate fact of life that franchises and franchisors rarely receive the kind of public appreciation and acknowledgement that they deserve for their on-going community service efforts.

Food Safety Focus of Two-Day Symposium

Restaurateurs and other foodservice professionals gathered this past week at the Food Safety Symposium produced by Nation's Restaurant News and sponsored by Ecolab.

Federal Warning to Food Service Employers who Pay Employees Using Payroll/ATM Cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a bulletin reminding employers that they cannot require their employees to receive wages on a payroll card.

Forty Six Million Reasons Why Restaurants Should Think Ahead

Note from John Gordon: Several 'fast casual' summits will be conducted this year, one this week before the NRA Show kicks off in Chicago. Steve Johnson, the Grocerant space expert, and I feel the future of food retail is not to look back and see what worked in the past, but to look forward, thinking carefully about the customer.

Menu Guidance on Seafood Origin Means More Sales

Seafood consumers increasingly want to be reassured about what they're eating.

Restaurant Traffic, Sales Down Significantly in February

Restaurant industry analysis for February by Black Box Intelligence showed notable declines.