June 2014

A Neighborly Approach

Bar Louie
FRANCHISE FEE $50,000 per arrangement
ROYALTY FEE
6 percent
MARKETING FEE
1-3 percent
MINIMUM NET WORTH
$3 million
LIQUID ASSETS
$1 million
AVERAGE ROI
2.5 years
AVERAGE UNIT VOLUME

Complying with the ADA

The Department of Justice estimates that 18 percent of the population has some sort of disability.

Room to Grow

When the Auburn Tigers shocked football fans last season with their last-minute field goal return and touchdown to beat rival Alabama, the quaint Alabama town celebrated with the rest of the viewin

A Wake-Up Call for Coffee

Too often, coffee is that easily forgotten final course, a disappointing flop after an elaborately plated meal packed with intense, memorable flavors.

The Secret Weapon Every Restaurant Needs

Every year, restaurants spend tens of thousands of dollars on “shotgun marketing” in the form of print, broadcast, and online ads while inadvertently neglecting what is often their most powerful fo

Foraging for Flavors

From mushrooms and ramps to fiddlehead ferns and dandelion greens, foraged food has become mainstream in many restaurants.