May 2016

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Simple Keywords, Straightforward Applications Key in Cutthroat Labor Market

According to a survey of companies hiring via Snagajob, the tough labor trends aren’t getting any better, but operators do have some options to make things easier.

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One Month in, CEO Jason Vaughn Plots Frisch’s Big Boy Future

Jason Vaughn is a month into his new position at the head of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants. It was the first investment for Aziz Hashim’s nascent investment fund NRD Capital Partners, but far from Vaughn’s first rodeo in the franchising space.

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Cleveland Faces an Abrupt Increase in Minimum Wage

Will Cleveland be the next city to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour?

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91-Unit Acquisition Propels Growth for KBP Foods, Employee Equity

KBP Foods CEO Michael Kulp said a 91-unit acquisition means unit and revenue growth, but will also enrich employee stakeholders.

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Booming Nashville a Study in the Brutal Rental Market

Restauranteurs in Nashville are getting a taste of the nationwide rental prices as the city grows at unprecedented levels.

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Think Twice Before Closing That Restaurant

Restaurant companies with sales of more than $1 billion are in a tough spot: Do they close, or remodel?

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Online Lending Hits Roadblock

The excitement over small business and consumer lending made through apps and websites has cooled. Shares of online lenders On Deck Capital (NASDAQ:ONDK) and Lending Club (NYSE:LC) have plummeted recently, while Prosper Marketplace said it will lay off 28% of its staff.

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