Restaurant News Roundup, 5/9/2016

  Red Lobster resonates with millennials after making menu changes and is now the top choice for the 18-24-year-old crowd, according to a recent restaurant survey. Read more here. Business Insider, Restaurant Business and a group of experts rank the 25 best fast food chains in America, based not just […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 4/22/16

Declining soda consumption in restaurants is a worrisome trend for restaurant profit margins. A new marketing study says people are ordering fewer Pepsis, Cokes, and other sodas at sit-down eateries. Read more here. McDonald’s is opening up a huge restaurant in Missouri, offering customers hundreds of choices to “build the […]

College Student Job Seeker Behavior

Technology has gradually changed the way we function as a society. We EAT, SLEEP, and BREATH technology and most likely capture all three on camera, to obviously and shamelessly post on social media (ahem, Instagram) at a later date #TBT. I see it everyday on my college campus! Almost everything […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 4/2/16

Cloudy future for immigration reform affects restaurant industry, where an estimated ten percent of the work force is staffed by immigrants – many undocumented. Read more here: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/10/ Ohio is a test state for the restaurant industry, according to the new head of Ohio’s Restaurant Association. Association head John Barker […]

Q&A: Restaurant Talent in Puerto Rico

Today, we are doing an interview with Jane Diaz, President of RDC Recruiting Services. Jane used to be a long-time client here at RestaurantZone! Jane has worked as a RPO Recruiter at Manpower Group, a Regional HR Generalist at Chipotle, a Contract Recruiter at United Surgical Partners Int’l and has consulted throughout […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 3/3/16

Seafood restaurants – like Captain D’s restaurant chain – see spike in business during Lent. Read more here… Business Insider article makes the case against tipping, pointing to research showing the practice too often leads to sexual harassment of women servers. Read more here… Warren Buffet bullish on Burger King, […]

Firing Sucks, Hiring Mistakes & The Lessons Learned

So over the past few weeks, we’ve had to make some firings. Mostly minor ones, having to let go of a few people here and there. We’re a small team of about 20, so it’s never fun… but sometimes it must be done! Generally, it involved junior developers & sales associates that […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 2/17/16

In 2016 so far, same-store sales for restaurants are discouraging, with growth down 0.8 percent in January – the lowest rate since 2014. Unseasonably cold weather is partly to blame. Read more here: https://www.fsrmagazine.com/owner-operators/restaurant-industry-battles-weather-and-economic-uncertainty Are restaurant stocks an investment opportunity? Some financial analysts think so. Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-restaurant-stocks-idUSKCN0VK16F Los […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 2/4/16

Fast-food chains, including Arby’s, KFC and Panera, are investing in major re-designs of their eateries to emphasize “bold” and “bright” concepts to counter negative fast-food stereotypes. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/fast-food-chain-redesign-is-trending-2016-1?amp As McDonalds sees rebound in same-store sales, the company redesigns its eatery in mid-town Manhattan to feature “Create Your Taste” […]

Why Your Restaurant Should Invest in Wage & Hour Compliance

You found the perfect space. You invested in state-of-the-art equipment. You assembled a stellar work force. But there is one thing you might have overlooked – something with the potential to put your entire business at risk. You never invested in making sure that your restaurant’s wage and hour practices […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 1/28/16

Restaurant industry analysts predict small increase in traffic for restaurants in 2016, despite lower gas prices that have put extra money in people’s pockets and an overall improvement in the economy. Read more here: http://nrn.com/finance/2016-holds-mixed-outlook-restaurant-operators Chicago becomes the sixth major U.S. city to get Amazon’s food delivery service, launched six […]

How To Get 185% Better Results From Your Job Advertisement (Part I)

I’ve wanted to write about the topic of job advertisements for some time now. It’s played such a HUGE role at RZ with achieving BIG TIME candidate results. I’ve noticed that the right job advertisement has positive impacts directly with our own hiring efforts, and with our clients as well […]

Why Your Talent Is Leaving

With new technologies emerging every year, one can argue that the job search never really ends. Human beings are always looking for the shinier object or something new, better, and more fulfilling. With new technologies growing exponentially, paired with how easily available it has become to access such technology, it […]

5 Ways to Attract Passive Job Seekers

It’s no secret that the best employees are taken…but that doesn’t mean you can’t pitch them. Sure, you’ll have to go up against their company loyalty but anything’s goes in today’s economy. In a 2014 report by LinkedIn, 45% of employed respondents were open to talking with a recruiter. Now, […]

Hiring like a Googler

Yes, I know what you might be thinking. Why should I care about how Google hires, when I’m a restaurant recruiter and Google is a goliath software company? Two completely different industries, I get it. Well, I’ll leave you with the words of Pablo Picasso: “good artists copy, great artists […]

How Technology Can Help the Restaurant Industry

With the improving economy, restaurant industry sales are expected to hit a record high of $709.2 billion in 2015. Not bad. Other stats, however, paint a different picture about the state of the restaurant industry. The average hourly worker in the food service industry stays in one position for only […]

Line Cook Employee Turnover, a new epidemic?

So, I’m sitting on a bus right now traveling from Washington DC back to the office in New York City, and apologies because it’s definitely been a while since I’ve had a chance to post on our blog! We’ve been very busy with a slew of new clients, and its […]

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