Today's North America Restaurant News http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com Today's North America Restaurant News from Restaurant News Resource en-us Restaurant News Resource http://www.nevistas.com/nev_logo.gif http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com support@nevistas.com Sonic Reports Improved Sales Trend in Fiscal Third Quarter https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95131Sonic_Reports_Improved_Sales_Trend_in_Fiscal_Third_Quarter.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95131Sonic_Reports_Improved_Sales_Trend_in_Fiscal_Third_Quarter.html System same-store sales declined 1.2%, consisting of a 1.1% same-store sales decrease at franchise drive-ins and a 3.2% decrease at company drive-ins Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:38:28 EST Stephen K. Judge Named President of Cafe Operations for Hard Rock International https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95126Stephen_K__Judge_Named_President_of_Cafe_Operations_for_Hard_Rock_International.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95126Stephen_K__Judge_Named_President_of_Cafe_Operations_for_Hard_Rock_International.html Judge will report directly to Chief Executive Officer of Hard Rock International Jim Allen. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:05:04 EST Industry in Spirited Push of North Carolina Brunch Bill https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95122Industry_in_Spirited_Push_of_North_Carolina_Brunch_Bill.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95122Industry_in_Spirited_Push_of_North_Carolina_Brunch_Bill.html The bill, which North Carolina's state Senate passed June 1, will allow restaurants to sell beer, wine and spirits to customers on Sundays before noon if they want to. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:48:19 EST 3 Often Overlooked Considerations for Selecting an LMS: Part 2 of 3 - By Jason Jones https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95104__Often_Overlooked_Considerations_for_Selecting_an_LMS__Part___of_____By_Jason_Jones.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95104__Often_Overlooked_Considerations_for_Selecting_an_LMS__Part___of_____By_Jason_Jones.html In Part 1 of this three-part series, I talked about the importance of ease of use in selecting a learning management system (LMS), not only for the learners, but also for managers and administrators. In this article, I will address the hidden dangers of feature creep, which can distract from actual learning and waste valuable training time. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:41:40 EST Moe's Breakfast Bowls Coming to Grocery Stores https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95103Moe_s_Breakfast_Bowls_Coming_to_Grocery_Stores.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95103Moe_s_Breakfast_Bowls_Coming_to_Grocery_Stores.html This first-ever grocery line of breakfast products, Moe's Breakfast Bowls, were developed with Kellogg Company. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:26:56 EST Captain D's Announces Opening of New Mount Sterling Restaurant https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95101Captain_D_s_Announces_Opening_of_New_Mount_Sterling_Restaurant.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95101Captain_D_s_Announces_Opening_of_New_Mount_Sterling_Restaurant.html The new restaurant marks the brand's 23rd location in the state and emphasizes Captain D's continued development in Kentucky, with five additional locations slated to open over the next several years in Georgetown, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville, Owensboro and Danville. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:14:48 EST Real Brands, Inc. Sells 'The Original Sandwich Sauce' Trademark https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95093Real_Brands__Inc__Sells__The_Original_Sandwich_Sauce__Trademark.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95093Real_Brands__Inc__Sells__The_Original_Sandwich_Sauce__Trademark.html Real Brands continues to be focused on legal Cannabis and Hemp Industry Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:37:39 EST Jamba, Inc. Announces Refranchising and Development Agreement in Chicago Market https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95085Jamba__Inc__Announces_Refranchising_and_Development_Agreement_in_Chicago_Market.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95085Jamba__Inc__Announces_Refranchising_and_Development_Agreement_in_Chicago_Market.html Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA), announced today, current franchisee, SuSu Hospitality Group, LLC, has acquired 13 Company-owned stores and signed a 10-unit development agreement, to nearly double Jamba’s footprint in the Chicago market. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:58:59 EST Texas De Brazil Brings Its Authentic Churrasco To First Kentucky Location Today https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95080Texas_De_Brazil_Brings_Its_Authentic_Churrasco_To_First_Kentucky_Location_Today.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95080Texas_De_Brazil_Brings_Its_Authentic_Churrasco_To_First_Kentucky_Location_Today.html Texas de Brazil is located at 151 Larue, Ste 150 in The Summit at Fritz Farm (intersection of Nicholasville Road and Man O' War Boulevard) in South Lexington. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:36:45 EST Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity June 20, 2017 https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95072Restaurant_Trends___Growing_And_Emerging_Concepts___Change_and_Activity_June_________.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95072Restaurant_Trends___Growing_And_Emerging_Concepts___Change_and_Activity_June_________.html Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:25:08 EST Church’s Chicken Embarks on Canada Expansion with Toronto Opening https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95066Church______s_Chicken_Embarks_on_Canada_Expansion_with_Toronto_Opening.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95066Church______s_Chicken_Embarks_on_Canada_Expansion_with_Toronto_Opening.html Scarborough Restaurant Marks First of 25-Location Deal with Franchisee Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:33:02 EST Tablets in Restaurants - How Long Should They Last? - By Eliott Simcock https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95063Tablets_in_Restaurants___How_Long_Should_They_Last____By_Eliott_Simcock.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95063Tablets_in_Restaurants___How_Long_Should_They_Last____By_Eliott_Simcock.html As restaurants move to mobile POS tablets, can operators expect the same longevity from these devices? Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:21:34 EST U.S. Restaurants Projected to Add 490,000 Seasonal Jobs This Summer https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95046U_S__Restaurants_Projected_to_Add_________Seasonal_Jobs_This_Summer.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95046U_S__Restaurants_Projected_to_Add_________Seasonal_Jobs_This_Summer.html Although restaurants are projected add nearly a half-million summer jobs in 2017, hiring will be somewhat dampened compared to recent years, according to the NRA’s chief economist Bruce Grindy. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:54:45 EST 5 Concerns About the Health Care Law https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95045__Concerns_About_the_Health_Care_Law.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95045__Concerns_About_the_Health_Care_Law.html Health insurance is a critical recruiting and retention tool, but its cost and time constraints are difficult to navigate. That’s why we’re trying to help Congress reform the law. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:48:53 EST Naf Naf Grill Names Paul Damico As New CEO https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95042Naf_Naf_Grill_Names_Paul_Damico_As_New_CEO.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95042Naf_Naf_Grill_Names_Paul_Damico_As_New_CEO.html Former FOCUS Brands, Moe’s Southwest Grill Leader Takes Helm at Middle Eastern Fast Casual Concept Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:35:52 EST Buffalo Wild Wings Launches Company Refranchising Program https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95031Buffalo_Wild_Wings_Launches_Company_Refranchising_Program.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95031Buffalo_Wild_Wings_Launches_Company_Refranchising_Program.html Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) today announced that it is now offering for sale certain of its company-owned restaurants. This work is part of the Company’s on-going portfolio optimization process. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:56 EST 3 Often Overlooked Considerations for Selecting an LMS: Part 1 of 3 - By Jason Jones https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article95028__Often_Overlooked_Considerations_for_Selecting_an_LMS__Part___of_____By_Jason_Jones.html https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article95028__Often_Overlooked_Considerations_for_Selecting_an_LMS__Part___of_____By_Jason_Jones.html The mission behind any successful learning management system (LMS) deployment is to help facilitate, manage and track the growth of knowledge within an organization, and do it more efficiently and effectively. Knowledge can come in a variety of forms, but generally the most important to food service operators is the knowledge of 'what, why and how.' Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:52:32 EST Winners Announced in the 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95020Winners_Announced_in_the______Restaurant_Spotlight_Awards_for_New_York.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95020Winners_Announced_in_the______Restaurant_Spotlight_Awards_for_New_York.html The awards were open to any restaurant in New York State, including bars, food trucks, and other food venues (except for nationwide chains). Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:26:01 EST Lori Abou Habib Named Chief Marketing Officer for Sonic https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95019Lori_Abou_Habib_Named_Chief_Marketing_Officer_for_Sonic.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95019Lori_Abou_Habib_Named_Chief_Marketing_Officer_for_Sonic.html Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC) yesterday announced the appointment of Lori Abou Habib as chief marketing officer. As CMO, she holds responsibility for leading brand strategy, product innovation, national marketing, brand management, media, digital strategy and marketing technology. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:10:30 EST 5 Food Trends to Put on Your Menu https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95015__Food_Trends_to_Put_on_Your_Menu.html https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article95015__Food_Trends_to_Put_on_Your_Menu.html The recent National Restaurant Association dining trends webinar showcased what's popular on menus and with consumers across the nation. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:48:03 EST