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Restaurant Executive Panel Tackles Online Reviews

Online reviews have become a crucial part of business for restaurants. Last week social media managers from Pie Five, Firehouse, Pei Wei and First Watch formed a panel during the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Dallas to talk to a deeply interested audience about the ins and outs of handling Internet critiques.

Ruby Tuesday Declines Further in Its Third Quarter 2017

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE:RT) reported yesterday a decline in its third quarter. For its fiscal third quarter that ended February 28, 2017, company revenue declined 16.8 percent. This drop included a net reduction of 105 Company-owned Ruby Tuesday restaurants compared to the third quarter of the prior fiscal year.

Restaurant Success: Location, Location, Location!

Carolyn Miller, the founder of the National Franchise Institute and author of Brick & Mortar Franchise Success: Know The Costs or Pay The Price, says that your business's location and the terms negotiated (rather than passively accepted) with the landlord are crucial to your business's success.

Students Stage Hunger Strike to Pressure Ohio State to Shutter Wendy’s

Fair-labor activists who oppose restaurants using produce from Mexico are continuing their two-year mission to shut down a Wendy's restaurant on the Ohio State University's campus, this time by staging a weeklong hunger strike to end the fast-food chain's lease.

How to Boost Your Profits from a Restaurant Remodel

You've decided that the time is right to remodel a restaurant location. What are the steps to consider and take before, during and after to optimize the profitability of the newly spruced-up ambience?

Poughkeepsie Golden Corral Closes in Record Time

Golden Corral terminated its Poughkeepsie, New York franchisee less than two months after it opened for failing to live up to its franchise agreement.

Franchisees Food Feuding

When restaurant franchisees hire lawyers and a ‘communications specialist’ you can be sure that the undercurrents of discontent have surfaced. Franchisees believe that they are closer to the customer in many cases than employees working in the corporate office and often believe they have the pulse of the consumer—and that is a good thing.

McDonald's Begins Serving Fresh Beef in Place of Frozen in Limited Locations

In a bid to serve better tasting hamburgers, McDonald's has started to serve fresh beef instead of its usual frozen patties in over 400 restaurants located in parts of Oklahoma and Texas. This could go a long way to revitalizing its business, but if handled wrong, which could easily happen, the change could be an unprecedented disaster.

Franchisee Association Supports Buffalo Wild Wings Board over Activist

Inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant during March Madness
Inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant during basketball's March Madness

Is this a golden opportunity for the franchisee association to gain a seat on the board of directors of Buffalo Wild Wings?

Palo Alto Area Restaurateurs Struggle to Get Staff, Stay in Business

Palo Alto is in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country, making it tough for restaurateurs, and a good many other businesses in the area, to pay enough for their workers to afford rent. Many workers are moving out of the area to places with more reasonably priced accommodations.