The National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced yesterday that President and CEO Dawn Sweeney will step down when her contract expires at the end of the year.
McDonald’s USA has teamed up with AARP and the AARP Foundation to add more seniors to its work force. The addition of older workers will help alleviate the effects of the tight labor market as the firm prepares to hire about 250,000 people for the summer.
Disgruntled American, Japanese and Australian 7-Eleven franchisees have been in the news. In the U.S., executive board members of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) as well as 7-Eleven franchise owner association leaders have been urging Congress to strengthen federal protection of franchise owners.
Adding delivery service has been a recent major change in the restaurant business, but Applebee’s biggest franchisee, with over 400 locations, is reconsidering just how good it really is for business, not only now but going forward.
According to STR, U.S. hotels achieved all-time high levels of occupancy, ADR, and RevPAR in 2018. While a record number of guests are staying at hotels, and revenues are flowing in, the ability to collect these funds is starting to become more of a challenge.