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Publicly Traded Restaurant Franchisors Live on Same-Store Sales but Franchisees Live on Store Free Cash Flow

The difficult nature of the restaurant franchise business life is about to hit again: Wendy's has rolled out a $4 combo meal of small bacon burger, 4 chicken nuggets, a drink and french fries.

Restaurants Cope with Egg Shortages and Higher Prices

Avian influenza is affecting restaurants negatively by leading to lower egg supplies and steeper costs.

Shape Up Your Restaurant Delivery System

One of the challenges pizzeria owners face on a daily basis is deliveries.

NRA Says IRS Proposal Would Force Exorbitant Costs on Restaurants

(Washington D.C.) The National Restaurant Association released the following statement last week Thursday regarding the House’s introduction of the Commonsense Reporting and Verification Act of 2015, which affects Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) reporting requirements:

Resolving the Hassle of Menu Labeling with Technology

Meeting the new requirements of menu labeling will be time consuming and burdensome to already busy restaurant owners or managers if done manually.

Leading Brand Franchisees Way Up in Price

These days coveted top brand franchisees are selling for considerably more than they used to. Those of struggling brands continue at lower prices.

Cut Food Waste, Boost Profits

Is your restaurant wasting more food than it should? What is that doing to your bottom line? John Krebs offers some practical suggestions.

Millennials Use of Restaurants Changes as Lifestyles Change

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Wine & Cheese by Thomas Hawk

CHICAGO —Millennials are the chosen generation for many marketers because of their sheer numbers and perceived buying power. But they are not a homogeneous group.

Restaurant Financial Update: 2015 to be a Dynamic Year

The restaurant space slogged it out in 2014. Finally, with meaningful wisps of economic recovery seen in Q4 and more disposable income running in the system, hope of discretionary spending is seen. 2015 is off to a fast start with decent sales noted so far (2015 week one same store sales: +7.4% casual diners; +2.5% QSR per MillerPulse.) And Wendy’s is suing to terminate their 4th largest franchisee, for not remodeling or adding required POS systems.

Researchers Create Software to Predict Restaurant Success

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Using a database of 130,000 Yelp reviews of restaurants in Washington, D.C., two professors and a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business have identified a method that allows software to "read" the content of those reviews—and predict which restaurants will close.