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Turn Your Foodie Hobby into a Career: Own a Chili Franchise

If you have a passion for food, take it to the next level. Check out how you can turn your foodie passion into a career as a franchise owner. FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD Everyone…


The Role of Family-Owned Restaurants in the Local Community

Family-owned restaurants often have a strong sense of passion and dedication to their village. Find out some ways local restaurants can support their communities. FORMING CONNECTIONS Throughout history, restaurants serve as a place for friends…


Overcoming Barriers to Succession Planning in a Family Business

Succession planning is a critical part of any strong business. In 2014, I achieved something that’s considered a dream for many: I became president and CEO of GSR Brands, the fast-casual restaurant organization my family…


Restaurant Innovation: Why Invest in a Company That’s Always Improving

What are the newest tools for running a profitable restaurant? Check out the latest restaurant innovations and the benefits of working with an ever-evolving company. THE DRIVE-THRU  While the drive-thru isn’t exactly new (some sources…


Investing in Innovation: Making Your Money Pay Off for Your Business

In a world where change is the only constant, innovation is key. What is your business’s future worth? It can be very easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations that keep the doors…


Infection Control in Restaurants: 6 Tips for Ongoing COVID-19 Protection

Even after vaccinations, you may still have questions about a restaurant’s ongoing COVID-19 response. While indoor dining is still not a guarantee, there are plenty of things restaurants can do to prevent the spread of…


Celebrate National Chili Dog Day 2021 at Gold Star, Enjoy a Free Cheese Coney

A free cheese coney with any dine-in, drive-thru or carry-out purchase of a regular-sized beverage available at all Gold Star locations Thursday, July 29, 2021 Cincinnati (July 19, 2021) – National Chili Dog Day is…


How To Instill Values Into Your Business

 Roger David is the President/CEO of GSR Brands, the parent company of Gold Star Chili and Tom & Chee. Life has changed as a result of the pandemic — and with that, so has how we do…


How To Develop And Keep Your Service Promise

Roger David is the President/CEO of GSR Brands, the parent company of Gold Star Chili and Tom & Chee. What do Coca-Cola, Nike and Starbucks all have in common besides being the top major players in their…


Gold Star Chili franchisee Tim Gayhart featured in Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine

*the following are excerpts from the interview with Tim Gayhart. Read the original article in full here. First job: I started young, raking leaves and shoveling snow for schoolteachers and neighbors as a kid. My…