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Falling Restaurant Sales May Affect Ability to Make Lease Payments

When lease payments are high and sales fall, as they have recently, the result could be failed restaurants.

Gallup Says Restaurants Poll as Most Popular U.S. Industry

Consumers have voted restaurants as their highest regarded industry, according to Gallup. The polling firm states that restaurants and computer industries have vied for the two top positions since 2001.

Low-Wage Workers Hold First-Ever ‘Fight for $15’ Convention

RICHMOND, Virginia – Thousands of low-wage workers from around the country took to the street in Richmond, Virginia last weekend in the sweltering heat, ending their first-ever "Fight-for-$15" Convention at which they vowed to hold elected officials accountable during the election season and beyond to build an economy that works for everyone.

Chili's Promotes '3 for Me' Value Meal

Chili's recently launched a new "3 for Me" meal promotion to tempt guests new and old into its restaurants.

Could Your Menu Be More Customer Friendly?

We've all had the experience of perusing a menu and seeing the name of a dish, or more likely several, and wondering what they were. Menus should be more customer friendly than that.

Restaurant Sales Slide Blamed on Great Grocerant Sector Fresh Food

Ready-2-eat and heat-n-eat fresh prepared food continues to garner customers from legacy chain restaurants—driven in large part by convenience, lower price point, and ramped-up offerings. Consumers are increasingly turning to nontraditional outlets for meal solutions.

Is It Acceptable for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Hires?

PODCAST—Is it all right for a Chinese restaurant to hire just Asians? A Mexican restaurant to hire mainly Hispanics? Or on another track, what if a Hooters hires mainly busty women? Freakonomics explores the belief that ethnic food tastes better when served by those with matching backgrounds.

Solving Common Restaurant Staffing Problems

Veteran restaurant operators share how they solve everyday staffing problems.

As Yum U.S. Restaurants Struggle to Grow, China Spinoff Hits Wall

KFC in ShenZhen, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China
KFC sign in Shenzhen, China (photo/Steigerwald28)

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—As its various brands struggle in the U.S. to grow same-restaurant sales, Yum Brands [NYSE:YUM] now has to cope with another issue. News has leaked that the Yum's China spinoff has stalled.

7-Eleven and Flirtey Team Up for Fresh Food Drone Delivery

Don’t look up and say, "Get out of here!" if you spot a drone. You just might be saying, "Oh, thank Heaven. It's 7-Eleven!" The next time you see a drone in your backyard it might be one from 7-Eleven delivering a Big Bite, Slurpee or coffee and doughnut! That’s right, 7-Eleven is expanding its technology capabilities to include autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence.