13 ways to painlessly improve profitability in 2013:
By Jay Fiske
It's said that every journey
begins with one step, but that's not actually true because it assumes you
know where you are when you begin. This article will help you figure out
where the starting line is so you can measure your energy-saving progress.
Whether you have one facility or a dozen, the method is essentially the
same, although multi-unit operators can take the process one step further
by comparing similar units to each other.
Have you compared the energy costs at your facilities?
is the biggest energy expense in your facility?
New Wendy's logo rolls out nationwide
Feb. 25, the new Wendy's logo began appearing in Wendy's advertising and on
product packaging, crew uniforms, new restaurant signage, menuboards and
digital assets. The evolved logo is contemporary and iconic, as it further
emphasizes the Wendy cameo while retaining the familiar Wendy's
Keeping foodservice equipment efficient
Convenience Store Decisions
the right foodservice equipment can be an often overwhelming task given the
range of options available to retailers today. Due diligence and proper
maintenance can protect your investment and help keep your kitchen tools
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Breaking the 7 unwritten rules
industry has its unwritten rules for success, a series of do's and don'ts
that conventional wisdom suggests are the path to profits. The quick-serve
industry is no exception. For decades, companies have operated under a
series of assumptions that guide their business decisions and compose their
operations manuals. And many of these brands would suggest they've been all
the wiser — and richer — by playing by the rules. Now, however, some
concepts are breaking the mold, discovering that consumers will still flock
to their stores if one or more of the rules aren't followed.
Time to ramp up preparations for health care reform
Today's Facility Manager
employers should get ready for a host of challenges linked to the ongoing
implementation of the Affordable Care Act, said a team of LeClairRyan
attorneys focused on helping clients cope with the 2,504-page health care
reform package. Key provisions of ACA have already taken effect, with more
to come online in 2013. Failure to understand the ramifications of these
changes, the attorneys noted, could lead to costly penalties, missed tax
credits, time-consuming and expensive litigation, lost opportunities for
employees and other adverse consequences.
It's no accident
not news to the foodservice industry, but a recent article from the Herman
Trend Alert predicted that workplace accidents would be on the rise because
employee turnover is on the rise. And when employee turnover is up,
employee skill levels are down.
George Washington knew: Honesty is the best policy
it a cheating spouse, a president involved in a cover-up or a restaurant
brand losing its customers' confidence in its food or service — any
dishonesty stings. And unlike in George Washington's day, word of a lie
Cracking the QR code
bottom line: Operators can reach new customers and stay on the cutting edge
of technology trends by using QR codes — the pixilated black and white
boxes you see in ads — in their marketing.