Restaurant’s New Pricing Strategy: The Surcharge Fee

Posted by Marisa Upson on Nov 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

I recently received an email from a colleague who shared a first-time experience she’d had when dining out. Her check included the following...

Hurry!  There are 50+ days left to Capture 2018 Tax Benefits!

Posted by Alicia Dale on Nov 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Tax Reform Act of 2018 officially known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" will create immediate benefits for many small business. Not a fan of...

The Makings of a Successful LTO

Posted by Marisa Upson on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For you McRib fans out there, you’ll be happy to hear that the elusive limited-time offer (LTO) by McDonalds has once again found its way into...

Why Franchise Associations Are a Great Idea For Businesses

Posted by Robert Davis on Oct 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

More than 400 McDonalds franchise owners braved Hurricane Michael and gathered in Florida last week to discuss going forward with a plan to...

To Franchise or Not To Franchise—That is the Question

Posted by Marisa Upson on Oct 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

I remember when investors first began coming to my parent’s restaurants with both praise and promises. They were dangling the franchise carrot—the...

Paying the Right Price for a Restaurant: Tips for Price Valuation

Posted by Marisa Upson on Sep 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You’ve done the leg work, found what could be your soon-to-be dream restaurant, and now it’s down to the financial finagling. Paying the right...

Employee Learning Platforms

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM

TripAdvisor made its debut in February of 2,000 with Yelp and Facebook following in its wake four years later. From that point forward, the face...

The State of Independent Restaurants in 2018

Posted by Marisa Upson on Aug 7, 2018 5:00:00 AM

In the fall of 2017, NPD reported a 3 percent drop in the number of independent restaurants while the number for chains remained the same. Fast...