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Fast-growing restaurant chain focuses recruitment on Toys R Us employees

The Main Event food-and-games concept is holding an open house for Toys R Us staffers who have or are about to lose their jobs.

Financing

Getting on the shelves: Licensing lessons

Licensing products doesn't have to be a huge undertaking. Brands with small programs that they say are lucrative as well as simpler to maintain—and began with relative ease. For restaurateurs looking into licensing, there are lessons to learn at every level.

The night is dark and full of themed menu items and events.

Eyewear retailer Warby Parker tops Fast Company’s list of groundbreaking brands as much for its approach to customer service as its inventive ideas. Here’s what restaurateurs need to know.

Here’s how operators in cold climates ensure their rooftops reel in off-season sales.

Simmzy’s restaurant prides itself on being a neighborhood joint with a large following of regulars who come in multiple times a week—the goal of every operator outside the white-tablecloth sector. Here's how this “Cheers” of southern California attains high-frequency traffic.

Announcements of diversification have picked up fast and furiously of late, be it a new product, new prototype or new concept entirely.

Flipping tables and seating guests is a dance, requiring a mix of attention and tech to keep the pace.

When it comes to buzz specifically, it’s about innovation and differentiation, says Chris Tomasso, chief marketing officer of First Watch Restaurants and a board member of the National Restaurant Association’s Marketing Executives Group (MEG).

K10 was honored for its high-tech, high-volume operations, as well as the spinoff of a secondary concept featuring beer, buns and wings.

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