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Menu Engineering

Getting your menu pricing right is one of the most important aspects of running a successful food service business. With tight and ever fluctuating margins it’s crucial to keep on top of food and staffing costs, but also to understand how to extract the maximum value from your customers.

Menu pricing is often decided from a cost of goods point of view, deriving the price by adding a profit markup to the cost of a products’ individual ingredients. A valid…

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אירוע קייטרינג בחווה של דני

היום הלכנו לערוך סיור הכנה לאירוע קייטרינג של עמדות הגשה גורמה לאירוע קייטרינג.המקום נקרא החווה של דני, ניתן למצוא אותם בhttp://www.danny-runch.co.il.מעבר לאירוע המקסים שאנחנו נעשה בחווה של דני הכרנו את דני ומיכל, שני אנשים מדהימים עם סיפור חיים שנותן חומר למחשבה של ללכת עם הלב.מחר נעשה טעימות לתפריט.קצת על האירוע:צלחת מזלג שיוצא מעמדת בופה, התפריט שבחרו מעולה, המקום מיוחד ביותר, אנשים מקסימים.פשוט כיף להיות חלק מזוקו קייטרינג, לבשל אוכל מעולה לאנשים מקסימים במקום מדהים.רוצים גם אתם להזמין…
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Health Inspections 101

In all my years of running restaurants, health inspections have always been impromptu, meaning, I've never had a health inspector call me up and say, “Please get prepared, I’ll be by in two days to do an inspection.”  Wouldn't that have been nice?  

Despite the ice that runs through your veins when you hear, “The Health Inspector is here” that big, bad health inspector did not come to huff and puff and blow your restaurant down.  As a matter of fact, they’re…

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HowFactory Debuts A Better Way To Create Employee Training And Instruction Manuals

howfactory7  A number of businesses today document their standard operating procedures and other employee training guides in order to more quickly get new workers up to speed. But today for many industries, those documents are created in Microsoft Word and stuck in a binder. A company called HowFactory, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015, believes it has a better way — especially for… Read More

Cloudwear Introduces A New Way To Secure Online Accounts

cloudware1  A company that has developed a new way to secure access to online accounts, Cloudwear, is launching today onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Backed by a team whose experience includes building cloud-based applications for Harvard, MIT and the U.S. Department of Defense, Cloudwear’s system enables companies to better determine a user’s location, then lock or grant access based on… Read More

Box CEO Aaron Levie On Box’s Multi-pronged Growth Strategy

Aaron Levie at TechCrunch Disrupt  Box CEO Aaron Levie talked about his company’s multi-pronged growth strategies with TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. The strategy involves building access to vertical markets, letting customers and partners build applications on top of Box and embedding Box in applications to take advantage of Box services. The first part of Box’s strategy involves… Read More


Customer Retention - Listen to them

Today, is the day of the most digitally empowered customers! Your guests/customers don't like the experience at your restaurant, they will actively look out to voice their opinion. If the medium they choose to do so is on the internet forums (like Zomato, Yelp etc), then we have a problem. Negative word-of-mouth. This again leads to the dreadful phenomenon of Customer churn. Which means, you need to spent a lot more on advertising  than to grow your customer base Automatically. So now what?…

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THE NEXT STEP YOU TAKE:-The next step you take is the one that matters. You have the power to choose right now what that step will be. Even if you’ve been going for weeks or for years in a negative direction, your next step can be a positive one. Even if it’s a small positive step, it can change your direction and establish a new momentum.No matter where you are or what you’ve done or failed to do, you can now choose to move toward what you value most. The way to make that choice is with your…

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Is This Motivate You?

Opportunity:-You have the opportunity to take a negative situation and transform it into positive value. You have the opportunity to take an ordinary moment and make it into an extraordinary experience.You have the opportunity because you can make a difference. You have the opportunity because you care very deeply about life, and have the ability to put that caring into action.Life can unfold in many different ways, creating an unimaginable variety of situations. In every one of those…

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One Question Survey - How do you choose your food?

How do you choose your food? http://svy.mk/1xGfNlq When you are hungry, do you (a) think of a restaurant that may satisfy your hunger? Or (b) do you think if a food item that you have a "hankering for", then think of where you will go satisfy that hunger? Please take this one question survey and we will share the results. Thank you! Survey accessed here.

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HMSHost Jobs

HMSHost has openings for Restaurant Shift Supervisors Restaurant  - BNA – Nashville International Airport Restaurant Lovers? #HMSHost is hiring Restaurant Shift Supervisors @ BNA! 6 mnths exp. Apply! http://jobs.hmshost.com/Nashville-TN/jobs.aspx     Restaurant  - TYS – Knoxville Airport Location Restaurant Lovers? #HMSHost is hiring Restaurant Shift Supervisors @ TYS! Must have 6 months of exp. Apply online today! http://jobs.hmshost.com/Alcoa-TN/jobs.aspx

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Hiring a Sous Chef/ Potential for Executive Chef in Near Future

We are currently seeking a qualified Sous Chef.  Quality of Life, with Five day work week/ guaranteed Sundays off.  The right candidate will assist the Executive Chef. We are looking to ehoxpand and wanting to train the right person to be an Executive Chef and Partner at the next location.  Please email me your resume at: shelly.kw@hotmail.com  Location.  Canton/ Woodstock, Georgia

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Line Cooks vs Caterers

Recently The Painted Table expanded to an experimental Bistro partnership.  Taming down our nouvelle style cuisine we made a menu in less than two days while "Restaurant Impossible-ing" the grime coated kitchen.  In two days we went from nothing to full fledged bistro and the discussion I bring to the table is what everyone else thinks of the differences between a line cook and a caterer. During our time in the bistro we sent over each of our Catering Food Warriors to the Bistro to learn how to…

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11 Kentucky Derby facts to saddle up for the races via Food, Tech & Media Today

mashable.com - On Saturday, jockeys will prepare for "the most exciting two minutes in sports": the Kentucky Derby. The 141st race will go down at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, well over a cen...

LA Weekly and the Times Both Tackle Issue of Online Influence in the Restaurant World via Food, Tech & Media Today

la.eater.com - There’s been increasing conversation online about the often blurred lines between objective restaurant criticism, pay-for-play reviews on popular websites, and outright sponsored content. Most…

How Hampton Creek Is Making Healthy, Safe and Sufficient Food For All via Food, Tech & Media Today

foodtechconnect.com - Josh Tetrick: Today’s food is fu#$*# up. We have a system that has made it ridiculously easy for people to buy cheap, convenient food that is bad for our bodies and the planet. At Hampton Creek,…

Food Startup Branding 101 Bootcamp via Food, Tech & Media Today

eventbrite.com - Julia Wu and Marni Kleinfield-Hayes blend creative insights and structured thinking to help brands work smarter. They bring a combined 10 years of experience working with food, beverage and…

Gardening in the Digital Age: A Meditation | Civil Eats via Food, Tech & Media Today

civileats.com - The ground is frozen and snow swirls, but inside my suburban Tennessee home, tax preparation again loses to garden planning. Vegetable seeds, starter trays, and a planting calendar cover my…

Heritage Radio Network: Website Rebuild Project via Food, Tech & Media Today

kickstarter.com - Heritage Radio Network is a network of food thought leaders and industry experts, from brewers and bartenders to pastry chefs and policy makers. We’re a media platform of 40+ hosts and their…

Making Healthful, Sustainable Food the 21st Century Value Meal | Food + Tech Connect via Food, Tech & Media Today

foodtechconnect.com - Guest post by Lawrence Williams, Chairman of the Board – United States Healthful Food Council This is Part II of a new three-part guest post on the foodservice industry. “Value meals” are a common…

Updated: Apply for DIG EAT ALL's 2nd Food Tech Startup Accelerator Class | Food + Tech Connect via Food, Tech & Media Today

foodtechconnect.com - Editor’s Note: On April 30, DIG EAT ALL provided the following updates:  1. An earlier version of this article stated that DIG EAT ALL would provide VC funding for select startups. The program…

DealCurry.com : Food Ordering Startup Dazo Secures Seed Funding via Food, Tech & Media Today

dealcurry.com - Bangalore based mobile only startup Dazo (earlier Tapcibo) has raised an undisclosed amount in seed round of funding from group of angel investors. These investors include Sumit Jain (CommonFloor…

Yahoo’s Flurry: Phablets Represent a New and Growing Market via Food, Tech & Media Today

adweek.com - The fates of social media and mobile devices are inextricably intertwined. Internet access through mobile devices is up 39 percent year over year; indeed, as social grows, mobile grows and vice ver...

After a year of trying, the 'road map' Dick Costolo told us about has turned out to be wrong via Food, Tech & Media Today

businessinsider.com - In April 2014, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told Wall Street analysts that his plan to redesign Twitter to make it more "visually appealing" would "drive user growth and engagement." "I like the…

Postmates, Instacart tap into growing food delivery industry via Food, Tech & Media Today

cbsnews.com - Food delivery is estimated to be a $70 billion-a-year business in the U.S., and startup companies like Postmates and Instacart have created apps to try and tap into that mobile marketplace. At the…

Fiksu: Cost Per Loyal User Crosses $3 on iOS via Food, Tech & Media Today

adweek.com - User acquisition and marketing company Fiksu has released its indexes for March 2015, marking the first time the cost to acquire a single loyal iOS app user has passed the $3 mark. To be specific, ...

Social media options: Which is right for my restaurant via Food, Tech & Media Today

restaurant.org - Anna Tauzin is the National Restaurant Association’s manager of digital innovation and serves as a multi-media thought leader, leading digital, web and social strategy development. Here she…

Why You Should Run Paid Social Media Campaigns via Food, Tech & Media Today

business2community.com - I read a report from eMarketer earlier this week that explained that small and medium sized businesses rank social media as the second most effective marketing method; only their website was more…

The Case of Social vs. Mobile vs. Console Gaming via Food, Tech & Media Today

adweek.com - No decision presents higher stakes for game developers than which platform they should use. While it may seem tempting to suggest that smart money always hedges its bets, the social, mobile and con...


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  • 32 percent of U.S. teens named Instagram the most important social network...so what are restaurateurs doing about that?
  • When a company pivots, doe they leave their business model behind or, leverage legacy assets?
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  • The importance of customer feedbacks that will drive insightful actions and measurement of a restaurant performance is ever Increasing.

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    Check them out, or drop a mail to support@myoyce.in
  • We still believe the mobile and web food order sector is just beginning to affect change in the marketplace. New, fully-evolved business models track consumer behavior and it's all about delivery.
  • Going to attend a event with my catering staff..
  • Seems that smarter restuarants win, when they know what their customers really want...basics like good food, good service and a clean, quality environment. Sounds good to us!
  • Internet commerce for restaurants will absolutely make a difference and help define your success in 2015
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How Starcom trained 1,200 employees to speak programmatic

Starcom has long argued that the rise of programmatic doesn't mean a death knell for its human employees. That's why it spent the last two years with a huge training program for all of its 1,200 staffers. It began with creating a roadmap for what the agency should look like: Channel roles like "TV" and "print" were integrated into client departments. Then, a 20-person team held 15 sessions teaching all Starcom employees the ins and outs of programmatic. The best part: The overhaul has given younger employees a feeling of empowerment.

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Publisher native advertising pricing models diverge

Native advertising is evolving, and with it, the pricing model. When The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal churn out elaborately designed campaigns, they charge for the content creation as well as the media. Others, like BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post, charge for the media and include the cost of the content into the fee. The cost-per-view model works for these publishers because they keep costs down. But the model can only be pushed so far; at some point, publishers need to charge production costs if they want to make a case for quality.

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Industry report: In visual marketing, it’s scale to win

It should come as no surprise that visual marketing is on the rise. In the past year, the allocation of total marketing budget to the creation and distribution of visual content has grown from 26 to 30.5 percent, with similar growth projected for 2016. By then, visuals will consume more than one-third of total annual marketing budgets. Content creation is a time-consuming and expensive task, but well worth it if done correctly. So how can marketers create effective visuals without spending too much time or effort? By automating and streamlining many of the processes. Sponsor content by Chute.

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How Skechers’ digital strategy competes with Nike’s

Skechers has quietly become one of Nike's top footwear brand competitors after 2014 yielded record-breaking sales. As the retailer reworks its brand identity, its digital strategy must reflect a modern identity. Skechers' mobile absence, celebrity endorsements and content blog demonstrate how it's fitting in with current consumers but is still lacking a "core idea" behind a brand like Nike's every move. “What aspiration will represent the unifying guiding light for all things ‘Skechers’?" asked Ruth Bernstein, CSO at Yard.

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