‘Tis the season for selling gift cards. And it could be a real benefit for the slow early months of 2020.
In 2020, 20 states will raise minimum wages. As they do, unemployment remains at historic lows and turnover at or near historic highs in the restaurant industry.
When picking up a new subject of study or profession, a book chock-full of advice from mentors is something few people would turn down. Franchising is an intimidating venture for any franchisor, regardless of the brand, and asking for help can be difficult when you don’t know whom to turn to.
Ask a restaurant general manager how the technology sea change is affecting them, and they’ll show you the incredible new tools at hand—as soon as they remember the password.
Google’s AI phone operator just got a little smarter.
The first permanent chief executive since the founder left is on the job at Another Broken Egg Café, and new CEO and President Paul Macaluso is touting one key feature of the breakfast and brunch concept.
Amy Arnold and Jessica Stanley met at Bible study in Austin, Texas, both with “little bitty kids, and we were trying not to join the 9 to 5 workforce,” says Arnold, co-founder of Card My Yard, which has just reached five years in business and topped 150 units in 32 states.
Before he was president and CEO of Property Management Inc., Steve Hart lived in the niche of building high-end custom homes. Business was booming in the real estate and construction industry as realtors prospered. Then it all ended as the economy crashed in 2008. Luckily, Hart had a friend that wasn’t willing to let him throw in the towel.
Franchisors are putting “a lot” more conditions on franchisees these days before they will approve buy-or-sell transactions, some of them burdensome, according to a panel on mergers and acquisitions at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference on November 12.
“When you wake up early every morning, it is a gift, and the day that God has given us,” said Major Dan Rooney at a rousing keynote speech at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference Nov. 13.