Restaurant Business

Groupon

Groupon Helps Restaurants Fill Tables During Off-Hours With Reservation-Based Deals

Groupon's latest feature allows businesses to offer deals that can only be redeemed at a specific time of day.
Restaurants

So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

Your food business might be able to support new ventures. Here's how to figure out the best direction to go in for expansion.
Business Travel

The Restaurants Business Travelers Love the Most (Infographic)

Chick-fil-A and Chipotle are two of the hottest brands in food right now. Here's how they're cashing in on travelers' tastes.
Food Businesses

Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why.

Food trucks saw a boom in the recession, but as competition has grown so have the costs for consumers.
Restaurants

Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch

There's no secret sauce for making a new eatery profitable but careful planning surely helps.
Tipping Guide

Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips

A Waffle House waitress nearly lost a $1,000 tip due to company policy, raising the question: how should restaurants deal with unexpected windfalls?
Food Businesses

The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

Want to have happy customers? Don't let this practice go on within your restaurant's walls.
Beer

Could Rising Costs Mean the End of Craft Beer Brewers?

With the increased price of hops, craft beer makers could end up being sold to beverage giants.
McDonald's

McDonald's to Refranchise 1,500 Restaurants

The burger chain is making a big refranchising push in the next two years, primarily outside the U.S.

Understand This Before Joining the Family Business

Our expert suggests getting a formal operating agreement hammered out before investing time or money in the venture.
Sonic

Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years

The burger chain is eyeing an aggressive expansion plan over the next decade.
Franchisees

From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee

Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths.
Startup Kit

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

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
Chicken

Long Seen as Boring, Chicken Is Becoming a Buzz Item for Restaurants

With a new chicken dish that can be topped like a pizza, Domino's joins the ranks of restaurants that are winging it with chicken.
Startup Kit

Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar

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.