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From food truck to 5 restaurants: one entrepreneur's story

From food truck to 5 restaurants: one entrepreneur's story

While a commissary gave David Choi the venue for his first restaurant, his food truck experience gave him the skills needed to prepare and serve food to customers efficiently and profitably.

Drumstick-roll please: KFC exec to share secret (branding) recipe as keynote of Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

Drumstick-roll please: KFC exec to share secret (branding) recipe as keynote of Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

George Felix, KFC's director of brand communications, will share his secret recipe on how KFC is resonating with both millennials and Baby Boomers at the 2018 Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit.

Foodservice leaders describe best practices for managing social media challenges

Foodservice leaders describe best practices for managing social media challenges

Managing social media messages is an evolving challenge for foodservice operators. A recent panel highlighted how some proactive companies are addressing the task.

Franchise or company owned stores? Successful followers of both models offer insight

Franchise or company owned stores? Successful followers of both models offer insight

The question of whether or not to franchise weighs heavily on the minds of foodservice establishments that must consider the benefits and challenges of offering a turnkey program to entrepreneurs versus having more control via expanding with company owned stores.

Investing for growth? Veterans flag top priorities

Investing for growth? Veterans flag top priorities

A panel during the Fast Casual Executive Summit at the Nashville Omni explored the questions management should ask before investing in growth initiatives.

St. Louis roast beef chain enlists food truck to tackle new markets

St. Louis roast beef chain enlists food truck to tackle new markets

Seeing a big demand for sliced roast beef, Lion's Choice sees a food truck as a good way to expand its market presence.

Shaved ice/ice cream truck franchise offers rewarding second career

Shaved ice/ice cream truck franchise offers rewarding second career

A shaved ice and ice cream truck franchise was the right career change for the third generation owner of a family finance business.

Kansas City pizza franchisee uses food truck to build brand visibility (Part 1)

Kansas City pizza franchisee uses food truck to build brand visibility (Part 1)

Being an established restaurant operation, KC Pie brought some key advantages to launching a food truck, but still had to learn the nuances of the food truck business.

Environment-focused startup spearheads food trailers to support brands

Environment-focused startup spearheads food trailers to support brands

Move Systems helps food brands expand into urban markets via food trailers. The company focuses on improving the urban physical environment.

Wayback Burgers to test food trailers in the Big Apple

Wayback Burgers to test food trailers in the Big Apple

The fast casual chain teams with a trailer specialist to launch its first mobile food initiative, starting in New York City.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Franchisees talk do-over: What they wish they knew before opening their franchise

Franchisees talk do-over: What they wish they knew before opening their franchise

Managing employees is a major aspect that new franchisees often don’t realize or prepare for when signing a franchise agreement. That, and the fact that running your own shop means dozens of daily decisions, are big eye openers.

How to avoid disputes in the franchisor-franchisee partnership

How to avoid disputes in the franchisor-franchisee partnership

Attorney Brian Schnell of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers up advice and tips on how potential franchise operators and franchisors can sidestep common disputes before the arguments move toward a court setting. Good communication and clear expectations are key.

Cousins Subs' Traveling Sub Shop improves brand awareness and gives back to the community

Cousins Subs' Traveling Sub Shop improves brand awareness and gives back to the community

Cousins Subs uses its food truck to improve brand awareness while also supporting charities the company has committed itself to.


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