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5 ways to grow your off-premise catering sales

For any restaurant operator looking to layer a catering program on top of their existing business, they must first make room for organizational growth by understanding how an increase in catering sales will impact the big picture of the company.

Report: Menu deals no longer driving restaurant visits

According to new research from The NPD Group, consumer-perceived deals – such as combined item specials and dollar/value menus – that enticed consumers to visit restaurants during the height of the recession no longer serve as an impetus for driving traffic growth.

Simple deterrents to late night restaurant robberies

Approximately 3:30 a.m. on a Friday morning, a robber described as 6' 5", 245 lbs., entered a quick-service restaurant, forced the manager at gunpoint to open the safe. He then forced her and co-workers into the store's freezer before exiting the building. One of the crew members called 911 on her cell phone from inside the freezer. Police stated that the robber got away with about $1,000 in cash.

Restaurant industry sounds off on re-election of President Obama

Source: Paul Frumkin    Restaurant and association executives agree that compromise will be key to moving the nation forward. Whether they threw their support behind President Barack Obama and the Democrats or former Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republicans, restaurant and association executives agree it’s time for the two feuding parties to put aside their differences and find ways to build common ground on the critical issues facing the nation.

Trending: Food predictions for 2013

The fourth quarter has just gotten started, but predictions are already starting to trickle in about what will be the hottest food/beverage trends for 2013.

Trending: Food predictions for 2013

The fourth quarter has just gotten started, but predictions are already starting to trickle in about what will be the hottest food/beverage trends for 2013.

Do burgers keep getting "better"?

Beef prices are on the rise and are expected to go higher; so why are burgers still so popular?

Do burgers keep getting “better”?

Beef prices are on the rise and are expected to go higher; meanwhile, nutrition experts tout the health benefits of eating a diet high in veggies, fruit and whole grains.

Report: Consumers hungry for more in-restaurant technology

October 31, 2012 | By Mark Brandau While many restaurant operators often find it challenging to balance investments in technology with near-term profit margins, new research from Technomic Inc. has found that consumers are open to using more gadgets when they dine out and expect restaurants to experiment with new technology.

Smart operators know what to sell guests

Posted by Elissa Elan  Does it matter if a guest orders the grilled pork chops or the signature seafood creole? What about the mud pie or your made-from-scratch' tiramisu for dessert?

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