Tag Archives: Restaurants

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How to Keep Norovirus Out of Your Restaurant

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Norovirus is the leading cause of illness and contaminated food outbreaks in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Norovirus is a common virus that can spread widely and rapidly. Many people refer to this illness as the “24 hour bug,” “stomach bug,” or “flu.”

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Brown Bag Seafood Co. Stays Fish Forward During Growth

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When Brown Bag Seafood founder and CEO Donna Lee switched to eating fish as her primary protein source about a decade ago, she found it was not easy to get her hands on high-quality product in a quick, counter-serve format. Having cut her teeth at Noodles & Company and Boka Restaurant Group in Chicago, Lee sensed an unrealized opportunity and decided to launch a fast casual focused on sustainable seafood.

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Sweetgreen Offering 5 Months of Paid Parental Leave

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Sweetgreen is changing its parental leave policy to one of the most impressive offerings in the industry. The brand announced on Instagram it was extending parental leave to five months paid leave for “mothers, fathers, adoptive parents, foster parents, and others with new additions to their families.”

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Pret A Manger buys a chain to fuel Veggie Pret’s growth

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Pret parent JAB is adding the U.K.’s Eat to its stable, but for its conversion potential.

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Is an IPO in MOD Pizza’s future?

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Latest funding round gives the fast-casual pizza chain plenty of cash to accomplish its goals, with a public offering possible down the line.

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The Story Behind Noodles & Company’s Menuboard Makeover

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When Noodles & Company rolled out new menu items and menuboards in its 460 locations on May 8, it marked a dramatic step forward for the fast-casual chain. The move built on the successful introduction of healthful Zoodles (zucchini noodles) in 2018, and also reflected a deep dive into consumer research that uncovered some interesting insights.

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Have investors soured on small restaurant chains?

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Jeff Brock, managing partner with Hargett Hunter Capital Management, joins “A Deeper Dive” to discuss the state of mergers and acquisitions.

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5 Things Restaurants Should Consider When Buying Insurance

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There’s no question about it, running any business takes a lot of hard work, and running a restaurant, in particular, carries a lot of risks. Someone could slip and fall on the property from food or water on the floor, a customer could have an allergic reaction or become sick from spoiled food, or a kitchen fire could damage expensive equipment. The list goes on and on. All of these potential hazards could lead to a costly and damaging lawsuit. But there’s no need for this to scare-off entrepreneurs from starting their own restaurant venture.

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Former Marco’s Pizza executives create a restaurant ‘farm system’

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Pivotal Growth Partners adds Vitality Bowls and Conrad’s Grill to its portfolio of brands it seeks to help reach their next level of growth.

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How to stock the bar for Gen Z

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What do consumers reaching drinking age want to drink—and what does that say about what’s trending?

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