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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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Zenefits Just Raised $500 Million At A $4.5 Billion Valuation

zenefits  Zenefits today said it has raised $500 million in a round led by Fidelity and TPG at a whopping $4.5 billion valuation. The company, which allows small- and medium-sized businesses to manage human resources services in a much simpler fashion, is one of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses ever, and in an interview, Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad said the big round was raised to keep the company… Read More

Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Highly Scalable And Performant NoSQL Database

google-cloud-bigtable  With Cloud Bigtable, Google is launching a new NoSQL database offering today that, as the name implies, is powered by the company’s Bigtable data storage system, but with the added twist that it’s compatible with the Apache HBase API — which itself is based on Google’s Bigtable project. Bigtable powers the likes of Gmail, Google Search and Google Analytics, so this… Read More

Peruse Reads Your Spreadsheets So You Don’t Have To

peruse4  The time-consuming tedium of file search is San Francisco-based startup Peruse’s jumping-off point. It’s aiming to simplify locating files by changing how people search so they don’t have to remember exactly where to look or exactly what the file was called. Peruse’s fix for this age-old tech problem is to use a natural-language question-and-answer interface, rather than… 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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Must-Attend Food Tech Events: Spring/Summer 2015 Edition | Food + Tech Connect via Food, Tech & Media Today

foodtechconnect.com - 2015 has been jam-packed with exciting food tech events, and there are lots of awesome conferences, summits meetups and more to come. Here are our top picks for kick-ass food tech gatherings this…

USA Pavilion: How the U.S. Represents at This Year's Food-Themed World's Fair | Edible Manhattan via Food, Tech & Media Today

ediblemanhattan.com - Editor’s note: In anticipation of our upcoming Innovation issue, we asked our writer Sari Kamin — who also worked on the USA Pavilion team — to interview fellow crew member Mitchell Davis. Both…

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

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Internet first restaurant SpoonJoy raises $1M series A funding from SAIF Partners via Food, Tech & Media Today

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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.

    A startup called Afterall, has developed a product for just the same.
    Voyce - www.myvoyce.in

    Its really elegant and innovative with the design, while clearly intelligent to ask your customers the right set of questions.

    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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NatureBox Raises $30 Million to Sell Snack Subscriptions Internationally

blogs.wsj.com - Subscription commerce startup NatureBox Inc., which sells snacks direct to consumers online, raised $30 million in series C financing to make its brand big in the U.S. and beyond. Global Founders C...

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Snapchat update brings a share button to articles, videos from media

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Your Restaurant Needs a Local Social Media Strategy

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Confessions of a tech journo turned flak: ‘This industry is a mess’

In the latest Digiday Confession, we asked a ex-tech reporter to take us through the grind and explain why they're not stressing over joining the dark side. "I had an hourlong conversation with my editor about not being consistent with my copy (grammar and such gets sacrificed when you're moving that fast) and that I needed to do more in-depth reporting. This was the same editor that instructed me to cover nine stories in a single day."

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WTF is a creative director?

Mark Duffy has written the Copyranter blog for 10 years and is a freelancing copywriter with 20-plus years of experience. His hockey wrist shot is better than yours. Follow him on Twitter. It’s a question I’ve been asked many times over the years by civilians: Just what is it that a creative director does? Sorry, but […]

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Programmatic Viewability: Possibility or pipe dream?

In a real-time bidding (RTB) environment, the foundation of all programmatic platforms, agencies and buyers can enable pre-bid targeting parameters. In recent years, these pre-bid filters have become more and more sophisticated. This is where viewability comes into play. Many DSPs have begun dipping their toes into pre-bid viewability filtering, which allows buyers to weed out the waste before activating a buy. But can viewability measures truly exist within a bidding environment? Sponsor content by D360.

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How #brands can #hashtag like #champs

The hashtag is a filter for online chatter. It’s a shorthand. It’s a rally cry. And, most important, it is a formidable marketing tool at the hands of brands. Yet brands often struggle in their composition. The key for brands is to keep them simple, experiment with them and know their audiences. "Brands must not forget how to innovate to go beyond the simple best practices," said Orli LeWinter, vp of Strategy/Social Marketing at 360i.

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