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How to Hire Seasonal Employees and Prepare Them for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here. With people out shopping with friends and visiting family, restaurants will be entering one of the busiest times of the year—and needing more hands on deck to serve custome...

Lessons Learned from Running Multiple QSR Franchise Concepts

Once upon a time, Tara Lindstrom could not imagine becoming a franchisee. In fact, she once swore it off: “I knew what hard work it was and how much it took to be successful,” she says.

Meaningful Ways To Show Gratitude To Your Employees

Everyone wants to feel appreciated. It’s nice to be reminded that the work you’re doing is impacting someone in one way or another. This is especially so for your employees who spend most of their wee...

Interview Questions Hiring Managers Should NEVER Ask

Conducting job interviews appears to be simple. Asking some general questions about the candidate to get to know them better should be harmless, right? Well, it depends.

Empathy: The Key to Keep Your Restaurant Running Smoothly

Right now, there is a labor shortage. Finding and hiring quality hourly workers is hard. And the current QSR workforce has the upper hand. Not only are they asking for better wages and better work env...

How to Open a Chick-fil-A Franchise in 2021-2022

Do you know how much it is to open a Chick-fil-A franchise? It could be as low as $10,000! And that’s relatively cheap when you consider your initial investment for a McDonald’s franchise could cost m...

Top 5 QSR Hiring Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

As an owner or GM of a QSR, you’ve probably experienced significant difficulties in finding employees for your restaurant. In fact, according to CBS News, 40% of restaurants in the United States are h...

10 Best Exit Interview Questions for Hiring Managers

If an employee quits, but no one is around to do an exit interview, do they affect any change? This ancient zen question has plagued hiring managers who are tasked with handling employee turnover. Exi...

4 Ways QSRs Can Increase Employee Engagement

As an owner or GM of a QSR, you know firsthand how difficult it is to find new talent for your restaurants. Unfortunately, your HR challenges likely don’t end there. 

15 Restaurant Interview Questions to Ask Before Hiring in 2021-22

The process of retaining good restaurant employees doesn’t start after you’ve hired and trained them. It starts during the interview—something that’s become even more true during the current labor sho...

How to Hire on Indeed: A Step-by-Step Guide

Indeed is one of the most popular job sites in the world. It is free to all job seekers, receives more than 250 million visitors each month, and helps employers in more than 50 countries find top tale...

When and How to Part Ways with an Employee (Even During a Labor Shortage)

Parting ways with an employee—especially in the midst of a labor shortage—is not an easy decision. But, it may be the right one. You need team members you can rely on. Team members who work well with ...