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9 Common Questions About Financing a Franchise Purchase

September 14, 2016
You’ve done all the research, found the perfect concept, and dreamed big. Now it’s time to put those franchising dreams into reality. The next step is financing your franchise. Determining your net ...
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6 Tips For Easier, More Effective Scheduling

September 13, 2016
One of the most important jobs in a restaurant is correct scheduling. A good schedule could mean happier employees, increased efficiency, and cutting down on costs. That’s not saying scheduling is ...
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Building Community With Personalized Franchising

August 31, 2016
Creating a family and community environment is a core value for Sunny Street Café, and part of creating that welcoming feel is regionalization and personalization. No two Sunny Street Cafés are ...
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6 Trends In Menu Design

August 16, 2016
Current research in restaurant trends indicates that good menu design is important in many ways. While it helps customers make satisfying choices and can help stimulate appetite among guests, it also ...
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The Ins and Outs Of The Front of House

August 11, 2016
Someone once said “You can’t make a first impression twice.” This mantra has never been more essential when it comes to restaurants. The Front of House (FOH) is that first impression. It is the first ...
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How To Respond To Bad (and Good) Reviews

June 27, 2016
As a restaurant owner or manager, one of the hardest parts about the internet age is the online review system. Yelp, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other social media outlets have opened countless ...
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8 Tips For Keeping Your Food Costs Low

June 10, 2016
One of the biggest challenges in running a restaurant is calculating and monitoring food costs. It is fine science, one that take discipline and diligince on the part of both management and staff. ...
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How To Calculate Food Cost In A Restaurant

June 10, 2016
You could have the best restaurant in town with 5 star reviews and a loyal customer base, but if you’re pricing a plate at $10 that costs you $12 to serve, you won’t succeed. So how do you calculate ...
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The Top 8 Reasons To Consider Franchising

May 30, 2016
The biggest decision to make when considering opening your own restaurant is whether to buy a franchise or create your own original concept. One of the most common misconceptions is that with ...
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What Is Restaurant Franchising?

May 19, 2016
There are two main models of running a restaurant: independent ownership and franchising. Independent ownership pretty much speaks for itself. The owner creates the concept, the marketing, the ...
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