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At Restaurants Big and Small, Standards Are Key

Compliance isn't just for franchises; every restaurant group should create a collection of standards to get the entire staff on the same page.

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Should Restaurant Investors Monitor Social Media?

Restaurant brands like to talk about their social media prowess on investor calls and in quarterly reports. But in general, it’s glossed over by analysts.

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GPS Hospitality: Happy Journey to a Billion

GPS Hospitality sets big goals, aiming for $1 billion in sales by 2022.

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Amazon Business: The Now $1B Supply Chain Disruptor

It’s a common refrain sung by investors and operators: restaurants can’t be disrupted by the internet. Amazon has a response for that.

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Family Office-Backed Gatti’s Opens First Company Location Since Acquisition

After more than a decade, 97-unit Gatti’s Pizza opened its first corporate store, a year after being acquired by Sovrano. Sovrano is an affiliate of Gigi’s buyer FundCorp, a private equity body backed by a pair of family offices.

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Is a Restaurant Recession Coming?

A pair of damning reports predict some dark times ahead for the industry.

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Volume and Margin Hits Chipotle’s Development Model

Chipotle’s vaunted economic model, arguably once the best in the industry, is in a free fall.

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Technomic's Tristano Shares Growth Brand Checklist

Even among smart restaurateurs, there are a lot of questions about what makes a good growth concept.

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Michael Lastoria Spreads the Gospel of &Pizza

Where are all the millennial diners going? Just take a look inside any of the 15 locations of &Pizza on a weekend night and you'll see.

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75F Tech Keeps Employees Cool, Costs Down

HVAC automator 75F boasts some major energy savings by connecting HVAC to the cloud.

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Analysts Split on Darden Q4 Results

Darden released earnings this morning, with company performance falling largely in line with consensus. But the slight miss and 2017 outlook is concerning to some analysts.

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Papa Murphy’s Partners with Bridg for Data Insight

Data drives business and has for some time. Take a look under the hood of any large restaurant operation and there is a huge amount of data. Now it’s just a matter of what to do with it all.

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Monitor 200 Operators Keep Growing

The largest franchised restaurant operators keep getting larger as seen in the Monitor 200.

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What GE’s Sale of the Franchise Portfolio Means for the Restaurant Business?

In the end, GE Capital Franchise Finance will be liquidated rather than preserved as an entire lending unit, as was the plan when it was first announced a year ago April.

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Early Dispute Resolution Turns Legal Decisions Into Business Decisions

If there was a way to cut legal costs, stay out of a courtroom and get most legal disputes taken care of in 30 days, would you do it?

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