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Everything Restaurants Need to Know about the Political Landscape

The restaurant industry is bombarded by political, legislative and regulatory issues playing out all over the country, not to mention activism. All of it can have an immediate or long-term impact on business models. In a world of rapid social media response, our employees and customers are also aware of these debates in town halls, state capitols and in Congress. … [Read more]

Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot to Reveal Online Brand Health of Chain Restaurants

May 24, 2017 | Dallas, TX - White Box Social Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, has launched the “Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot,” revealing insights on consumer feedback and guest satisfaction on over 193,000 units and 620 brands in the restaurant industry. View the latest edition, "Value Reigns in the Eyes of Restaurant Consumers," here. “We are excited to … [Read more]

Black Box Intelligence and SiteZeus Partner to Deliver Unparalleled Data Modules for Restaurant Developers

Black Box Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, has partnered with leading SaaS location intelligence technology platform SiteZeus®. Black Box Intelligence average unit volume data will integrate and enhance the SiteZeus platform, making it easier than ever for brands, brokers and developers to screen markets based on actual restaurant revenue performance. “We’re very … [Read more]

Understanding Corporate Compensation and Employee Benefits in the Restaurant Industry

U.S. restaurant operators face increasing challenges in running a profitable business. Costs are increasing for food storage and food preparation, along with rising prices for meats and vegetables. On top of the steadily rising basic food costs are higher labor compensation levels for executives, managers and kitchen employees, coupled with a similar upward trend in … [Read more]

Not Just an HR Conference: Marketing Summit at Global Best Practices Conference

Local is the new black. The local movement is becoming stronger and more prevalent, even for global brands. The marketers who are able to dissect authentic connections to guests in a local voice will continue to thrive. Think about the successful global brand of Starbucks, striking the balance of a unified message, yet acting very locally. As the restaurant industry … [Read more]

Overtime Regulations Delayed, Now What?

TDn2K Update: FSLA overtime regulations halted by Texas judge Yesterday, a temporary injunction was placed on the new FLSA overtime regulations rule, which would have come into effect on December 1st. The rule would have caused many restaurant companies to have to increase their annual salaries to a significant portion of their managers to meet the new requirements as … [Read more]

By TDn2K on November 23, 2016
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Who is Winning the Restaurant Sales Market Share Battle?

Past versus present For four quarters now, Black Box Intelligence™ has reported that quick service is the best performing segment in the restaurant industry based on same-store sales growth. This is obviously a departure from the story we had been telling until about two years ago. At that time, fast casual was the clear winner of the same-store sales battle. This segment … [Read more]

TDn2K Jobs

TDn2K (Transforming Data into Knowledge) provides software as a service, research and analysis to companies in the restaurant industry. We serve this community of leading companies who utilize our research and services by assisting them to improve their business practices. Our data yields incredible insights and helps our customers make decisions in the areas of sales, … [Read more]

By TDn2K on July 14, 2016
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Bob Rycroft Assumes Role of TDn2K’s Managing Director

TDn2K announced today that Bob Rycroft, Executive Director of Finance & Strategy has assumed the role of Managing Director for the rapidly growing parent company of People Report, Black Box Intelligence and White Box Social Intelligence. Serving the restaurant industry, TDn2K tracks, analyzes and benchmarks the human, financial and social capital of hundreds of leading … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: October 14, 2015

Major Updates Released for White Box Social Intelligence Platform

White Box announced this week, major updates to the White Box Social Intelligence platform. New features include: View Top Competitor's Social Data - In the top right, next to your brand's logo, you will see the logos of the competitors you have established in the platform. Because some social and review site data is public, White Box is able to pull in data specific to … [Read more]

Black Box Intelligence Releases Major Enhancements to BBI 2.0 Web Application

Dallas, Texas | August 4th, 2015: Black Box Intelligence (BBI), a TDn2K (Transforming Data into Knowledge) company, has released another major update to the Black Box Intelligence application. The update focuses on improving user experience and functionality as well as breaking out Upscale Casual/Fine Dining into two distinct segments. “When BBI was created in 2009, the … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: August 4, 2015

TDn2K and CHART Launch New Hospitality Industry Training and Development Trends Research

TDn2K (Transforming Data Into Knowledge), parent company of People Report, Black Box Intelligence and White Box Social Intelligence, has published in partnership with the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART), new research revealing trends in training and development. The “2015 Trends in Hospitality Training & Development Study” results were unveiled this week … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: July 23, 2015

Quarterly Insights from White Box Social Intelligence Available Now!

Do your Yelp & Google scores really matter? Are they actually moving the needle to drive sales and traffic? What about turnover? Do high scores on social mean lower turnover for your organization? White Box Social Intelligence members are finding out! This week, we published our first quarterly report for White Box Social Intelligence members. This much anticipated … [Read more]

Insight is the New Bacon

Let our 'Bacon' Sizzle your 2015 Plans... Our goal at TDn2K is to be a catalyst for our members to balance people and profits. These supplemental People Report insights highlighted below are a few that will help set you up for success in 2015. For more information about any of these products or reports, please contact Melissa Papaleo … [Read more]

By TDn2K on October 15, 2014
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