Steak ‘n’ Shake Wants to Sell 400 Corporate Stores for Cheap

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Steak ‘n’ Shake isn’t fooling around with its refranchising plans. The company announced August 13 it’s looking to deal its 400-plus company units (there were 401 in 2017), to “would-be entrepreneurs who want to be hands-on, single-unit owner-operators” for a paltry initial investment of $10,000. For comparison, the initial franchise fee for a Taco Bell… read more

Kona Grill Taps SMG to Enhance Customer Experience

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Service Management Group, a global customer experience, employee engagement and brand research partner to more than 500 brands, announced a new partnership with upscale casual restaurant brand Kona Grill. Looking to empower district operators with real-time information and actionable insights, Kona Grill selected SMG for its robust technology platform and industry-leading research capabilities. Established in… read more

McDonald’s Investing Billions in Restaurant Modernization

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McDonald’s Corp. announced plans to invest approximately $6 billion to modernize more than 8,700 restaurants in the United States and the District of Columbia by 2020. The new features in these McDonald’s restaurants will include: Modern dining areas with globally and locally inspired decor, new furniture and refreshed exterior designs; Self-order kiosks; Remodeled counters to… read more

The Lost Art and Logical Advantage of Handwritten Notes

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by: Heather Kaiser – Certified Professional Resume Writer, #JobSquad Member     So, you went on an interview for your dream job and you think it went pretty well. Now, you wait… for what feels like an eternity, to hear back from your interviewer on whether or not you actually got the job. A couple of… read more

Global Foodservice and Equipment Newsletter – August 1, 2018 Edition

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Dear Loyal Readers: As we begin the “Dog Days of August”, we hope your summer is raging on! We also know, that this time of the year, is your planning cycle for 2019 and beyond. My American Recruiters Colleagues and I are on top of the trends, (both segment sales and wages) that will be… read more

Under the Agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act

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The Food and Drug Administration on June 19 began issuing draft guidance designed to help industry comply with the Intentional Adulteration (I.A.) Rule under the agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act. The I.A. Rule addresses hazards that intentionally may be introduced to foods, including by acts of terrorism, with the intent to cause widespread harm to… read more

Dudson Joins Arc Cardinal in Historic Partnership

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Arc Cardinal and Dudson will announce a sales, marketing and distribution partnership in the North American market at the National Restaurant Association Show on May 19th to 22nd in Chicago. Two of the leading tableware manufacturers will now work in tandem to bring a complete tabletop package of the highest quality glassware, ceramic dinnerware and flatware… read more