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Restaurant employment picture shapes up 
Forty-two percent of surveyed operators said they expected to add hourly workers in the third quarter, People Report finds.
Operators test out potential franchisees with hands-on internships 
Chicago homebuilder Andrew “Drew” Ferris traded in his tool belt for an apron to become a franchisee of Moe’s Southwest Grill, but before signing a deal, he invested a little sweat equity in the brand.

Restaurants tap into text messaging 
While using mobile apps to reach customers is gaining popularity among restaurant operators, some also are finding the cell phone text message an optimum way to reach their younger employees.
Going green to save 
It was an ever-increasing utility bill rather than environmental consciousness that prompted Wendy’s franchisee Raul Dominguez to find better ways to conserve energy in his restaurants.

Immigration crackdown spurs call for reform 
Many in the restaurant industry, which employs an estimated 1.4 million immigrants, are hoping the government will pass a comprehensive reform bill that would secure borders, create a reliable verification program for foreign workers and establish a guest-worker program that addresses the industry’s growing need for employees.
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Hall of Fame: Jon Luther 
When Jon Luther became president of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in 1997, he sought out Louisiana...
Immigration crackdown spurs call for reform 
In the spring of 2008, immigration agents with drawn guns raided The French Gourmet, a...
Not so sweet 
Visitors to the Jason’s Deli website have made their opinion on high-fructose corn syrup clear:...
Restaurants ready to hire more workers 
Restaurant operators expect to do more hiring in the second quarter of this year, another sign that the industry may be climbing its way out of the economic slump, according to data in the latest People Report Workforce Index.
Restaurants ready to hire more workers 
DALLAS Restaurant operators expect to do more hiring in the second quarter of this year,...
Industry employment indicators show upswing 
Recent labor activity and employer expectations indicate the restaurant industry may have finally found the...
Securing A-plus talent in a down economy 
A large downer of a down economy is the tendency for employers and employees to...
Boston College’s diverse staff helps it create a menu with ethnic variety 
Helen Wechsler, the director of Boston College Dining Services, remembers the pork chop in brown...

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