What's worrying independents in 2018?

Leading operators share their top concerns—and how they are coping.


Should restaurants pay staff for mandatory meetings?

The answer may prompt employers to consider an alternate way of delivering meeting material, Advice Guy says.

Openness won’t necessarily boost traffic, but being opaque can tarnish a brand.

Chief Financial Officer Guy Constant will take Stutz's position once a new CFO is found.

The company wants its founder to stop doing media appearances after a series of interviews over the weekend.

The chain is removing layers from field offices to improve communication and support with its franchisees.

Longtime CEO Ken Pendery will become executive chairman of the fast-growing breakfast chain.

He turned an old Taco Bell into one of the fastest-growing chains in the country.

Co-founder Otto Othman will expand his role and while co-founder Nedal Ahmad will transition into a new role.

Company founder Anthony Ackil is stepping down to spend time with his family and focus on “his next chapter in life.”

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