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What makes your business run smoothly, productively, and profitably?  Operations.  We offer sound advice on everything from crisis management to supply chain to reducing your environmental footprint.


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Does it pay to buy used equipment?

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When negotiating a lease, look beyond your monthly payment to ensure you protect your assets and control your costs.

6 ways TrendMapper can help your business reach its goals

Looking for the latest data on food prices, restaurant sales, or employment? National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant TrendMapper offers all of the information you need to run your business -- in one place.

7 tips for working with health inspectors

Seven tips to build a productive relationship with health inspectors.


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9 tips for opening a food truck

From big cities to small towns and burgers to bánh mì, food trucks are becoming mainstream. According to NRA research, 49 percent of quick service operators say they believe food trucks will become more popular in the future and one-fifth of restaurant operators will consider starting one in the next year or two. Here are nine tips for potential food truck operators.

Wrap your arms around big data

Big data isn’t as big as it sounds. Everything your restaurant does creates data – you just have to find a way harness it.

7 tips for working with health inspectors

Restaurant operators and health inspectors aren’t adversaries. Think of a food inspector as a partner as you work together to achieve shared goals of preventing foodborne illness and protecting guests’ health. Stay ahead of the game with these seven productive tips.

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