Articles by tag: restaurant

QSR & Restaurant Employees Need Digital-First Designed Training For Better Retention

The concept of digital-first is permeating every corner of our lives and the food service industry is no exception. Switching to mobile-based training solutions isn’t just a fad. It is a strategic move rooted in both psychology and practicality. For one, some studies confirm that game-based, positive reinforcement can elevate retention rates to […]

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Chipotle’s Expansion Strategy and Market Research Efforts are Sizzling Hot. Other Restaurants Take Note.

Chipotle’s big foil burritos and piled-high burrito bowls are  coming soon to hundreds of small towns across America as part of the company’s massive growth and expansion plan. Despite potential supply challenges due to its reliance on fresh ingredients, Chipotle is ready to take on established chains like McDonald’s and Applebee’s. Chipotle’s new strategy […]

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What Can Employers Learn from Employee Exit Interviews?

Managing a restaurant is challenging, especially when the way restaurants operate is changing all the time. In the last couple years with the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have had to adapt with the times in unprecedented ways. From staff shortages to supply chain issues, there’s a lot to juggle, but there are always ways for […]

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A Full Course on How Restaurants Can Maintain Post-Pandemic Business Growth

The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a major hit to the restaurant industry, which would see new trends and change it forever. Some of those trends were devastating while there were others that helped improve the success of some businesses, per Forbes. But in managing the new growth that a lot of restaurant owners […]

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The Retired CEO of YUM! Brands Has the New Goal of Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

David Novak was the first of his family to graduate from college. He studied journalism at the University of Missouri and started working in advertising. After a few turns in his career, Novak found joy in working in the restaurant industry. He eventually co-founded Yum! Brands and acted successfully as CEO for many years. […]

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Helping Restaurant Owners Make Informed Decisions Through Data

While technology isn’t new, its addition into the restaurant industry has been slow and hesitant. However, the increasing use of automation is driving changes in the industry. Founder and President of CrunchTime! Bill Bellissimo has recognized the importance of technology for over 25 years. Bellissimo chats with The Main Course host Barbara Castiglia about […]

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Can Seafood Really Be As Accessible As The Corner Bar?

Can seafood really be as accessible as the corner bar? Shuckin’ Shack was designed on this premise of making seafood an everyday menu item as opposed to the white tablecloth service. The company’s CEO Jonathan Weathington joined The Main Course host Barbara Castiglia to share the company’s story and his thoughts on franchising. While Shuckin’ Shack is a […]

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The Future of Security: Discovering the Next Generation of Security Solutions at ISC West
April 23, 2024

The recently concluded International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 (ISC West) proved to be an indispensable platform for discovering the next generation of security solutions, providing attendees with invaluable insights into the future of the industry. At a recent episode of MarketScale’s roundtable show Experts Talk, Cathal Walsh, Vice President and Chief Security […]

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Cyber Resilience: To Protect Corporate Assets, Businesses Must Invest in Cybersecurity Training
April 23, 2024

As cyberattacks occur at increasing frequency, cybersecurity has become a cornerstone of corporate security strategies across all sectors. With businesses increasingly reliant on digital infrastructures, the quality of a company’s cybersecurity training is no longer just an operational requirement — it is a strategic asset. The stakes are high, as a breach can lead […]

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Forming Relationships with Industry Insiders Can Quell Sales Cycles and their Length of Time
April 23, 2024

New companies are facing more and more challenges in the security industry as sales cycles are experiencing lengthier times. One of those reasons is due to the complexity of the security industry itself, along with the unique and special business models every new company will come in with. But there is a solution to […]

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From Bollards to Bytes: Why Security Firms Need to Adopt a Cyber-First Approach
April 23, 2024

How can the security industry effectively navigate the shift from traditional physical security measures to adopting a cyber-first approach in its sales and integration strategies? The transition from physical to digital security solutions was a major theme at the International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 held earlier this month. On a recent episode of […]

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Innovating Technology Into the First Meal of the Day
August 10, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   While having a robust to-go strategy is imperative for almost all restaurants now, many full-service locations weren’t prioritizing until the pandemic. The Main […]

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Wingstop Shares Tumble After Chicken Wing Prices Start Soaring
July 28, 2021

(Bloomberg) — Wingstop Inc. is falling Wednesday despite a strong earnings report as investors increasingly fear inflationary risks as the price of chicken wings keeps rising. The Dallas-based chain saw its shares plunge as much as 10% at the open before bouncing back. They were down 4.5% at around noon. Price hikes could pressure its […]

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Democratization of AI Will Speed Up the Digital Transformation
April 9, 2021

Jerry Abiog is Co-founder and CMO of Standard Insights, and he shared his thoughts on the future of food and beverage and digital transformation. “So, what I see going on in the future in the world of the food and beverage industry is the acceleration of digital transformation as the world comes out of […]

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Gift Cards Don’t Have to be Boring, Use AR to Virtually Gift an Actual Item
April 8, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   Technology is a crucial component of restaurant recovery. Augmented reality (AR) has many applications to drive value, especially in personalizing and modernizing the […]

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Navigating Diverse Food Scenes and Elevating Kitchen Culture
April 5, 2021

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.     A chef’s journey can take many twists and […]

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What Restaurants Need to Know About Cybersecurity
March 8, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   Providing angles on all types of topics for restaurants is the goal of The Main Course. Host Barbara Castiglia spoke with litigator and […]

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Restaurant Operations Guru on How to Win the Takeout Game
March 2, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   The restaurant guest experience looks remarkably different; however, the pandemic didn’t create the desire for frictionless, easy, and fast to-go ordering. It did […]

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Will Every Restaurant Have a Celebrity Chef?
March 1, 2021

How do you get your customers to talk about your business naturally? There is no magic formula, but the key to success is media. Building a channel for your fans to engage with furthers brand and their experience. No one knows this better than Tiffany Derry. Derry has been a mainstay on Top Chef, […]

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Mixing Up Beverage-To-Go Programs
February 23, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   Every great meal needs an equally tantalizing beverage. For a pulse on what’s happening in the world of cocktails, host Barbara Castiglia spoke […]

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