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From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee
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Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths.
April 12, 2014 in Franchises
Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

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An insider's look at the kinds of problems you may encounter--and how to overcome them--on your quest to operate a successful bar
April 11, 2014 in Starting a Business
Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar

Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar

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The most important aspect of a successful bar is its personnel. From manager to busboy and bartender to dishwasher, these people will have a huge effect on how smoothly your operation runs.
April 10, 2014 in Starting a Business
How to Start a Restaurant
Choosing the Right Cashiering System for Your Bar

Choosing the Right Cashiering System for Your Bar

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These quick tips can help you decide just what accounting system will work best for your bar.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
Stocking Your Bar With Inventory

Stocking Your Bar With Inventory

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Before you open your doors to the public, you've got to have drinks on hand to satisfy those thirsty crowds. Here's how to determine what you'll need.
April 8, 2014 in Starting a Business
The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

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Find out what type of paperwork you need to file and the laws you have to follow to keep your bar on the right side of the law.
April 7, 2014 in Starting a Business
Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

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The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
April 4, 2014 in Business News
Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months

Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months

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Eataly violated a code that prohibits businesses from concurrently operating a wine store while importing or manufacturing one's own wines.
March 27, 2014 in Business News
Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'

Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'

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It's not often that a packaged food brand opens a restaurant, but that's exactly what the 138-year-old Barilla company is doing.
March 12, 2014 in Business News
How 'Raising the Roof' Heightened This Restaurant's Brand

How 'Raising the Roof' Heightened This Restaurant's Brand

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The restaurant 1905 encompasses its brand in everything -- from its employees to expanding its physical presence.
February 27, 2014 in Marketing
Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

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Olive Garden added 20 new items to its menu, as investors call for its parent company to shed the struggling chain.
February 26, 2014 in Franchises

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

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Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.
February 25, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast

Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast

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From Taco Bell's new Waffle Tacos to McDonald's potential extended breakfast hours, chains are giving breakfast lovers something to talk about.
February 25, 2014 in Franchises
Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

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With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight.
January 16, 2014 in Franchises
How We Saved a Restaurant More Than $100,000 a Year

How We Saved a Restaurant More Than $100,000 a Year

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While owning a restaurant can be a dream come true for entrepreneurs, there can also be costly pitfalls that can lead to failure. Here are three simple steps to set you up for success.
January 9, 2014 in Business Management
Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site

Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site

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After a mediocre experience with Craiglist, a French-Californian restaurant posts an ad on PoachedJobs (a job site for food and beverage industries) and achieves stellar results.
November 21, 2013 in Hiring Center
A 7-Year-Old's Inspiring Dream to Be an Entrepreneur

A 7-Year-Old's Inspiring Dream to Be an Entrepreneur

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Want to start your own business? Get inspired by this boy's passion for food and business.
November 11, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Why Running a Restaurant Doesn't Have to Rule Your Life

Why Running a Restaurant Doesn't Have to Rule Your Life

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Using the right tools and strategies to run your business will give you more time to be with your family.
November 6, 2013 in Business Management
Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q

Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q

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Burger King's net income surged in the third quarter due to its franchising strategy and heavily-hyped products.
October 29, 2013 in Franchises
4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

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An experienced 'Top Chef' restaurant owner shares some of his secrets to success.
October 16, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

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Private businesses located on national parks and in federal buildings face substantial losses during government shutdown. How should owners react?
October 9, 2013 in Franchises
Huh? Burger King Teases That It's Changed Its Name to 'Fries King'

Huh? Burger King Teases That It's Changed Its Name to 'Fries King'

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The iconic hamburger chain has rebranded itself 'Fries King.' Or so it appears.
October 2, 2013 in Franchises
How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

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Getting creative and surprising about what your restaurant menu offers is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

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The Melman siblings opened several bars and restaurants to revitalize their father's 42-year-old hospitality company Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to appeal to younger clientele.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

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If you want to open your own restaurant, be prepared for stiff competition. Here are three ways to make your establishment stand out from the pack.
August 9, 2013 in Business Ideas

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