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3 Takeaways From the Latest in Restaurant News

Jobs are up! The U.S. economy added 22,200 jobs in eating and drinking establishments in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labo...

Work-Life Balance in Our Crazy Busy World

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q. I confess I’m a workaholic. I run several retail shops that are open 7 days ...

Quiz: What Kind of Manager Are You?

A major customer is scheduled to come into your restaurant. You wanted to prepare your staff in person, but you’re running very late....

Marching into the “Gig Economy”

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q: Supposedly we’re entering the “gig economy” in which more people piece t...

Keeping Up the Communication

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q: At my restaurant, I’ve always been told I’m a great boss, but lately I see...

How Do I Keep My Employees Longer?

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q. We have a great restaurant, but I feel like I’m treading water every time an...

D.C. Council Eyes Bill Requiring 3-Week Notice on Shift Change

A D.C. Council committee on Thursday will consider a bill that would require chain stores and restaurants to give employees three weeks...

Starbucks News: Company Says Scheduling Practices Are Better, Less Miserable Employees

It is no secret that working in a customer-facing job can be stressful, especially when the hours can become ridiculous. It’s not tha...

How Do I Manage Millenials?

In this advice column, we tackle industry challenges. Q. Most of my employees are Millennials, age 18 to 33. I don’t know if it’s j...

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