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Restaurant industry added more than 9,000 locations in 2014

The restaurant industry added a net 9,022 establishments in 2014, which represented the fifth consecutive year with gains of at least 7,000 locations.

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How does the sharing economy apply to restaurants?

If there is one thing that Richard Pryor taught us in Superman III, its that there is a margin on everything, and that half pennies can add up to mountains

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Office supply program hidden behind noise

video It’s difficult to sort through the noise. We are bombarded with every kind of electronic message possible. Millions of billboards on the side of the highway, commercials on television,

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Quick service restaurants see benefits in energy conservation

Energy conservation is gaining momentum and interest among quick service restaurants.

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Seattle Minimum Wage Schedule of Wage Increases – For Schedule 1 Employer

EFFECTIVE DATE   Minimum Wage Minimum Wage w/ Health Care 4/1/2015 11.00 11.00 1/1/2016 13.00 12.50 2017 15.00 13.50 2018 Tied to inflation[i] 15.00 2019 Tied to inflation N/A[ii] 2020

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Are you ready for a megaquake?

by the WA state office for the insurance commissioner Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) ran a series of stories earlier this month about how prepared Northwesterners are for a massive earthquake (or

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Healthcare for 2016: Problem Solved

HIHIT is the restaurant owner’s best option for health insurance. Here are 5 reasons why.

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Big data, big responsibilities: Protect guests’ privacy

Big data comes with big responsibilities. If you collect data about your customers, you have a responsibility to protect that data so it can’t be used later for identity theft or other fraud.

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Here come the Millennials – will you give them the “green” light?

I had a conversation with a Bellevue franchisee last month about how the economy is going for his business

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Cooking up a path to ownership

Chef Amy Brandwein is at the top of her game. The chef-owner of soon-to-open Centrolina restaurant in Washington, D.C., recently talked about her determination to succeed in business and how others can grow their careers, too.

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10 common practices of highly successful independent restaurants

While working with literally hundreds of independent restaurants over the past 25-plus years, one of the most profound things I’ve learned is that there are very few absolutes in this