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5 Technologies Changing the Restaurant Industry

5 Technologies Changing the Restaurant Industry

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These apps and devices are helping restaurants manage operations and offer customers more variety.
September 6, 2012 in Office Tech
6 Low-Cost Ideas for an Interior-Design Makeover

6 Low-Cost Ideas for an Interior-Design Makeover

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Does your restaurant or store need a face-lift? Consider these budget-minded tactics from a recent episode of 'Restaurant Impossible.'
June 29, 2012 in Restaurant Center
Case Study: How a Merchant Cash Advance Worked in a Pinch

Case Study: How a Merchant Cash Advance Worked in a Pinch

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A last-minute shortfall led a restaurateur to a speedy merchant cash advance in exchange for a cut of future sales.
June 11, 2012 in Managing Cash Flow
Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

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On 'Restaurant Impossible,' top chef Robert Irvine swoops into town with a $10,000 materials budget and remakes failing restaurants. Here's why sometimes, even this splash of TV publicity and a quick fix-up isn't enough.
April 12, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy's Restaurant

Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy's Restaurant

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Opening day should be a big event for any new restaurant or business. Here are some tips on how to make yours a good one.
April 9, 2012 in Sales Techniques
10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

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From 'Top Chef Masters' to food trucks, this restaurateur continues to reinvent herself.
February 5, 2012 in Restaurant Center
Video: How to Turn Tweets Into CustomersPlay Video

How to Turn Tweets Into Customers (Video)

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Kenny Lao of Rickshaw Dumpling uses Twitter and Facebook to update his restaurant's fans on a "moment-to-moment" basis. Here are his tips on managing a social-media schedule.
January 3, 2012 in Social Media
Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

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At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee.
December 16, 2011 in Restaurant Center
For Restaurant Chains, A Homespun Challenge

For Restaurant Chains, A Homespun Challenge

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Many restaurant franchises begin as small-town favorites. But when regional expansion calls, keeping that local flavor is difficult. How three chains have managed it.
December 16, 2011 in Franchise 500
Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars

Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars

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This new app enables restaurant and bar patrons to cash out their bill via smartphone, simplifying the process for customers and servers alike.
December 15, 2011 in Apps & Software
How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback

How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback

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Lower prices and a new restaurant design propel Pizza Hut back into the top 10 on this year's Franchise 500 List.
December 14, 2011 in Franchise 500
Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?

Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?

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If you've been checked out and letting your business's problems multiply, restaurant expert Jon Taffer from the series 'Bar Rescue' has some tips on how to turn things around.
October 11, 2011 in Growth Strategies
Wall Street Protest Hurts the 'Little Guys' Nearby

Wall Street Protest Hurts the 'Little Guys' Nearby

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Area businesses call protestors camping in a lower Manhattan park a menace. Lost sales are only the half of it.
October 4, 2011 in Business Management
'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

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Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
September 28, 2011 in Business Management
Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business

Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business

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More people are exploring microfarming as a way to become their own boss. A look at two moonlighting gardeners in Cleveland.
September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers

The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers

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How a Silicon Valley veteran and an English-bred chef helped define the farm-to-table movement.
September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
The Economist at the Forefront of the Farm-to-Table Movement

The Economist at the Forefront of the Farm-to-Table Movement

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This business analyst is an unlikely leader in the economics of food localization.
September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
How the Farm-to-Table Movement Is Helping Grow the Economy

How the Farm-to-Table Movement Is Helping Grow the Economy

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Producing and using locally sourced food is becoming a sustainable business. Call it Foodie Inc.
September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
Video: The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny MeyerPlay Video

The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer (Video)

The New York restaurateur talks about starting and growing a successful business.
July 20, 2011 in Restaurant Center
The Best Hotels for Business Travel

The Best Hotels for Business Travel

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Here's a rundown of the top hotels in every price range in our in-depth look at how to do better business on the go.
April 26, 2011 in Business Travel
Photos: The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises

The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises

From Philly cheese steaks to stuffed pitas, meet the companies devouring the competition.
April 14, 2011 in Franchises
The Top Food Franchises

The Top Food Franchises

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Our list of the top restaurant franchises--and how to be innovative when it comes to the most important meal of the day.
March 22, 2011 in Franchise 500
The 10 Hottest Industries in Franchising

The 10 Hottest Industries in Franchising

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Interested in franchising, but don't know where to begin? Why not start with what's hot?
March 8, 2011 in Franchises
An Entrepreneur Brings Upscale Restaurants to Airports

An Entrepreneur Brings Upscale Restaurants to Airports

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The terminal case of sorry sandwiches that travelers must suffer through in most airports may finally be sent packing.
February 22, 2011 in Restaurant Center
Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business

Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business

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A couple turns restaurants' cooking oil into soap -- and sells it back to the establishments.
February 22, 2011 in Restaurant Center

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