Restaurant Business

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.
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.
Franchisees

After a Fire, an Owner's Concern for His Employees Burns Bright

While his employees performed community services, the restaurant owner performed a charitable act of his own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Franchises

How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World

If franchises aren't stepping up their tech game, they're missing out.
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.
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.
Taco Bell

Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

The taco chain plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023.
Innovation Now

At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a flying robot waiter.
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.