Restaurant Business

Why Multi-Unit Franchise Ownership Is Now the Norm
Franchises

Why Multi-Unit Franchise Ownership Is Now the Norm

Once in the minority, multi-unit franchisees control more than 75 percent of franchised restaurants.
A Pretzel Franchise That Won't Leave Anyone Bent Out of Shape
Franchise Players

A Pretzel Franchise That Won't Leave Anyone Bent Out of Shape

This New York City firefighting franchise finds that with Philly Pretzel Factory there are mercifully few fires to put out.
Joan Oleck
Become a Franchisee at Age 21? Just Ask Hailey Nault. She Pulled It Off.
Franchise Players

Become a Franchisee at Age 21? Just Ask Hailey Nault. She Pulled It Off.

Grit and determination helped this young Canadian find a partner and own her own restaurant.
Joan Oleck
Chipotle Becomes the First National Restaurant Chain to Go GMO-Free
Sustainability

Chipotle Becomes the First National Restaurant Chain to Go GMO-Free

Two years after beginning to label GMOs on the menu, the burrito chain has stripped genetically modified ingredients from all offerings.
Kate Taylor
Business Meetings 101: How to Find the Perfect Restaurant
Meetings

Business Meetings 101: How to Find the Perfect Restaurant

The right venue ensures all parties are comfortable. The wrong one can lead to stress and poor decision-making.
Murray Newlands
How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants
Franchise Players

How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants

Aslam Khan is still actively involved in running his Church's Chicken, Long John silvers and Hardees locations across the U.S.
Kate Taylor
How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World
Franchises

How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World

If franchises aren't stepping up their tech game, they're missing out.
SXSW: Momofuku's David Chang -- What Luxe Restaurants Can Learn From Taco Bell and Google
SXSW

SXSW: Momofuku's David Chang -- What Luxe Restaurants Can Learn From Taco Bell and Google

By creating order histories for diners, restaurants would be better equipped to anticipate and cater to their customers' needs, he said in his panel at SXSW.
Laura Entis
How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon
Business Unusual

How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon

While a key aspect of his plan changed, City Winery founder Michael Dorf achieved his original goal: to build a place where people could eat, drink and enjoy an intimate concert experience.
Lambeth Hochwald
Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan
Taco Bell

Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

The taco chain plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023.
Kate Taylor
At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly
Make More Happen

At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a flying robot waiter.
Ansuya Harjani
Donnie Wahlberg's Unlikely Ascent From Boy Band Heartthrob to Entrepreneurial Powerhouse
Celebrities

Donnie Wahlberg's Unlikely Ascent From Boy Band Heartthrob to Entrepreneurial Powerhouse

Donnie Wahlberg has proven he has the right stuff in business and in entertainment, all while staying true to his brothers and his Boston roots.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead
Restaurant Business

Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead

The upscale Bar Marco in Pittsburgh joins a handful of stateside establishments turning an age-old dining paradigm on its head.
Geoff Weiss
Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down
Marketing Bootcamp

Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down

With new software, researchers say Yelp reviews can serve as a crystal ball for restaurant failures.
Kate Taylor