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Keep close tabs on your restaurant labor costs

According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 Restaurant Operations Report, labor costs make up a third of sales in a typical restaurant. To cut down on unnecessary spend, make data-driven staffing decisions. HotSchedules offers four ways to optimize restaurant labor costs.

Protect your restaurant by assessing risks

If you actively assess and formulate plans to address risks your restaurant may face, you can get ahead of a potential crisis that could negatively impact brand value. At the 2016 Human Resources & Risk and Safety Executive Study Group, McDonald’s director of global risk intelligence, Ryan Long, discussed how to implement a risk intelligence program.

7 tips for working with health inspectors

Restaurant operators and health inspectors aren’t adversaries. Think of a health inspector as a partner in the prevention of foodborne illness. Here are seven tips for productively working together.

Operations Report can help guide your bottom line

In an industry that caters to constantly changing customer preferences, it’s important to maintain a competitive edge. Assess and track your restaurant’s performance with the latest edition of the Restaurant Operations Report. Learn how this Report can help you measure profitability to stay ahead.

11 questions about music licensing

Music is one of the most important elements to establishing the mood in your restaurant., but you must acquire necessary licensing to comply with copyright statutes. Performing rights organizations, such as BMI and ASCAP, act as intermediaries between restaurants and performing arts to protect intellectual property. Restaurants pay a fee to the performing rights organizations, which return most of the fee to songwriters, publishers and composers.

6 measures to protect your network from hackers

More than seven out of 10 dining establishments in the United States are single-unit operations. Like all retail small businesses, restaurant payment systems can be targets of data security intrusions. These six measures can help secure cardholder information while allowing normal network data flow in your restaurant.

What to do when a health inspector visits

Although health inspectors' visits are often unexpected, no need to panic when they arrive at your restaurant. Follow these guidelines to ensure the whole experience runs as smoothly as possible.

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