Restaurant Business

How a Big Birthday Inspired One Man to Become a Franchisee
Franchisees

How a Big Birthday Inspired One Man to Become a Franchisee

Tim Huels took a risk, and it paid off. Here's how he did it.
Tracy Stapp Herold
California Restaurant Industry Vet Finds a New Persona at Cutting-Edge Pizza Place
Franchise Players

California Restaurant Industry Vet Finds a New Persona at Cutting-Edge Pizza Place

Nick Ulrich says he loves the mom-and-pop feel of the build-it-yourself Persona Pizza franchise, which he runs with his brothers in his hometown of Santa Rosa.
Erin Schultz
From Anheurser-Busch Sales Rep to Restaurateur, This Man Has Made a Career of Wings and Beer
Franchise Players

From Anheurser-Busch Sales Rep to Restaurateur, This Man Has Made a Career of Wings and Beer

Long-time franchisee Brent Weaver of North Carolina started out in sales for the beer giant before opening his own East Coast Wings & Grill 12 years ago.
Erin Schultz
This Franchisee Doesn't Mind That Her Recruiting Task Never Ends
Franchise Players

This Franchisee Doesn't Mind That Her Recruiting Task Never Ends

Tracey Hamilton of Minneapolis recruits hospitality managers. But her best recruits have been her own two daughters.
Entrepreneur Staff
This Franchisee Turned His After-School Job Into a Business
Franchise Players

This Franchisee Turned His After-School Job Into a Business

Amol Kohli has been working in the restaurant industry since he was 15. Now, as an adult, he's a restaurant franchisee. Here's how he climbed the ladder.
Carly Okyle
Pitch Switch: Changing Sales Tactics Made This Reservation App Appealing to Restaurants
Marketing Bootcamp

Pitch Switch: Changing Sales Tactics Made This Reservation App Appealing to Restaurants

Greg Hong learned to hone his sales pitch over drinks. Save yourself the money and learn from his story.
Tipping Point: Is It Time to Rethink Gratuity in Restaurants?
Radicals & Visionaries

Tipping Point: Is It Time to Rethink Gratuity in Restaurants?

There's a growing movement to eliminate gratuities for servers. What does this mean for the restaurant world?
Check Out the Top 10 Food Trends for 2016
Food

Check Out the Top 10 Food Trends for 2016

From charred desserts to the proliferation of delivery apps, here are some developments in the food world to watch out for in the coming months.
Nina Zipkin
National Restaurant Association Sues New York City Over Sodium Warnings on Menus
Legal

National Restaurant Association Sues New York City Over Sodium Warnings on Menus

The new rule applies to restaurants with more than 15 locations nationwide and concession stands at some movie theaters and sports stadiums.
This Franchisee's Story Gives True Meaning to Today's Celebration of the American Worker
Franchise Players

This Franchisee's Story Gives True Meaning to Today's Celebration of the American Worker

Orphaned in Vietnam and adopted by an American church, Phong Huynh grew up in the El Pollo Loco company, rising from night porter to corporate director and, today, owner of 13 restaurants.
Entrepreneur Staff
From Franchisor to a Competitor's Franchisee: How a Hooters Owner Bounced Back
Career Change

From Franchisor to a Competitor's Franchisee: How a Hooters Owner Bounced Back

Former Hooters owner is back in business at Twin Peaks.
FDA Extends Deadlines for Chain Restaurant to Add Calorie Counts to Menus
Regulations

FDA Extends Deadlines for Chain Restaurant to Add Calorie Counts to Menus

There's still confusion on what adding calorie counts will actually mean for many food establishments.
Kate Taylor
What I've Learned Owning More than 100 Franchised Restaurants
Franchise Players

What I've Learned Owning More than 100 Franchised Restaurants

Brian Kelley owns 104 Hardee's, plus a handful of Jersey Mike's Subs and a couple of Blaze Pizzas. Here's his tips for other franchisees.
Kate Taylor
This Restaurant Will Give You $10,000 in Gift Cards If You Name Your Baby 'Quinoa'
Restaurants

This Restaurant Will Give You $10,000 in Gift Cards If You Name Your Baby 'Quinoa'

Can a trendy grain become a trendy baby name? BJ's Restaurants thinks so.
Kate Taylor