How to Use Performance Reviews to Motivate Employees

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When was the last time you left a conversation feeling actually, completely motivated? Like your goals and priorities have been put into focus, your synapses are firing, and you’re excited to get to work? Got it? Okay. Now, when was the last time you felt that way after a performance review? It’s no secret that… read more

GLOBAL FOODSERVICE NEWS MARCH 1, 2021 EDITION

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The virtual brand was unveiled in roughly 1,300 kitchens nationwide . . . . Applebee’s Launches a Cheetos-Inspired Wings Brand The formation of Cosmic Wings, Applebee’s new delivery-only concept, is the confluence of three opportunities, says Scott Gladstone, vice president of strategy and development. The rise of delivery and growth of the wing category are… read more

Off-Premises Sales not Enough to Offset Lost on-Premises Business

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With on-premises capacity limited – and sometimes nonexistent – during the pandemic, restaurant operators had no choice but to sharpen their focus on off-premises business. This was particularly true in the full-service segment, with roughly one-half of operators saying they devoted more resources to expanding the off-premises side of their business since the beginning of… read more

Community Connections Help Independent Restaurants Stay Afloat Amid Pandemic

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A massive surge in off-premises dining has allowed some restaurants to stay in business, but for many, the transition has been arduous and the future is uncertain. Rather than set unrealistic goals of returning to business as usual, restaurateurs would be wise to focus on making off-premises sales a sustainable part of their business for… read more

Dunkin’ Partners with Farmer’s Fridge to Bring New Grab-N-Go Option for Customers

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In its first partnership with a restaurant brand, Farmer’s Fridge, the fresh vending company, is testing some of its salads, bowls, and breakfast items at select Dunkin’ locations. The pilot program is taking place at six Dunkin’ stores at which a limited selection of items is on offer behind the counter. Eventually, they will be… read more

Another Broken Egg Café Adds 12 Locations to Pipeline

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Another Broken Egg Café has signed a seven-unit franchise agreement extension with multi-unit operator Morning Chef. One of Another Broken Egg Cafe’s fastest-growing franchises, Morning Chef, will now have plans to open 10 units throughout Ohio with up to four openings planned for 2021. “Our pipeline began to build towards the end of 2020 and… read more

Texas Roadhouse is Fine-Tuning Jaggers, a Franchise-Ready Fast Casual

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Promoting Jerry Morgan to the president of Texas Roadhouse in December freed up CEO and founder Kent Taylor to focus on fresh ideas, he said. And it’s something competitors should take notice of. Taylor, who shouldered president duties since Scott Colosi’s retirement in June 2019, has already been busy. Not just in the steakhouse realm,… read more

Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Parent Hires two New Execs

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Two foodservice veterans are joining CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Lance Tucker has been named chief financial officer, and Phil Crawford has been appointed chief technology officer. “We are excited to build on the strength of our current management team with the addition of these two exceptional hires,”… read more

TGI Fridays Taps Industry vet as New CFO

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Aslam Khan has been named chief executive officer of TGI Fridays. He succeeds John Antioco, who has served as interim CEO since Robert Palleschi left the company late last year. Mr. Khan is the founder and chairman of the multi-brand franchise company Falcon Holdings L.L.C., which he founded in partnership with Sentinel Capital Partners, a… read more

Red Robin Taps Restaurant Industry Vet as New CFO

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Lynn Schweinfurth succeeds Guy Constant, who will move to the role of executive vice-president and chief operating officer. In her new role, Ms. Schweinfurth will be responsible for leading all financial disciplines at Red Robin, including accounting, operations analysis, strategic and financial planning, treasury, investor relations, and overseeing the company’s supply chain. Ms. Schweinfurth joins… read more