May 2014

Restaurants Partner with Winemakers

As one of the first in Chicago to host winemaker dinners, back in the early ’90s, Jean Pierre Leroux, who is now the general manager of Waterleaf Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is considered a

The Inside Track to Wings Success

Quaker Steak
& Lube
FRANCHISE FEE $40,000
DEVELOPMENT FEE $20,000
ROYALTY FEE
5 percent
MARKETING FEE
up to 4 percent
MINIMUM NET WORTH
$3 million
LIQUID ASSETS $500,000
OVERALL INVESTMENT
$1.4 to $3.7 million
AVERAGE UNIT VOLUME

Income Inequalities

In the South, we’d say the young woman waiting tables was blessed with the gift of gab.

Ditching the Desktop

The global restaurant industry is on its way to surpassing $2.1 trillion in revenue, but its technology remains far behind comparable industries.

Diners Weigh In on Healthy Menus

Healthy, fresh, organic, low-calorie—these buzz words are inundating menus in chains and independent restaurants alike, all across the U.S.

Growing Season

When considering expansion anywhere in the United States, restaurant operators have to weigh many factors into the decision.