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Insights To Great Restaurant Leadership

By definition, I think  managers have people who work for them, while leaders have people who follow them.  No doubt the restaurant industry needs both.  However, if you want to grow your career, have more doors open for you with a variety of opportunities to choose from, become a great leader.

Bestselling author Seth Godin says that “Management and leadership are totally different things. You think you are being a leader, but you are…

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Restaurant websites that get people to engage and come back for more have one thing in common:

A blog.

But you’re probably thinking:

“I know I need a blog on our restaurant’s website but I don’t know where to start.”

Today I have something for you that can help you out:

8 proven restaurant blog post ideas that you can start using right now.

1. Tell Them What’s New On The Menu And Create Awesome Shareable Content


Restaurant menus…

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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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The World of Technology

Abacus Expands Its Reimbursement Platform To Interview Candidates And 1099 Workers

unnamed  Abacus (YC W14) is a platform that provides an easy way for employees to get reimbursed for company expenses. Instead of submitting a form at the end of each month, Abacus lets employees snap a picture of a receipt on the fly and, after company approval, get reimbursed just a day or two later. The company has expanded considerably in the past year, signing up customers like Dropbox, Stripe,… Read More

YC Alum PipelineDB Releases Open Source Streaming SQL Database

Underground pipes  PipelineDB, a Y Combinator Winter 2014 graduate, announced the availability of the open source version of its streaming SQL database product today. A commercial version is expected later this year. The product is an open-source database that runs SQL queries continuously in streams, incrementally storing the results in tables, company co-founder Derek Nelson explained.  “[The… Read More

EMC Sells Cloud Sync And Share Product Syncplicity To Private Equity Firm

Journey to private cloud starts now sign from EMC.  When EMC bought cloud sync and share company, Syncplicity in 2012, it seemed the company was trying to change the way it does business, but three years later it’s selling out to private equity firm, Skyview Capital, perhaps ready to concede that a freemium cloud model doesn’t fit the company culture. It’s worth noting that EMC will maintain a stake in Syncplicity, but the… Read More

Former Head of HP Enterprise Bill Veghte Is New SurveyMonkey CEO

Bill Veghte, new SurveyMonkey CEO with board chairman Zander Lurie  When Bill Veghte, former head of HP Enterprise stepped down last week quite suddenly, nobody knew where he would land. Today we found out as he was announced as the new CEO at SurveyMonkey. SurveyMonkey board chairman Zander Lurie has been serving as interim CEO since former CEO, Dave Goldberg died suddenly in May while on vacation in Mexico. In fact, Veghte was a close friend of… 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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Spoiler Alert app connects industry to local nonprofits for food donations via RestTech News

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Handpick Turns 150M+ Food Porn Posts into Recipes, Aims to Reduce Food Waste | Food + Tech Connect via RestTech News

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  • So, is generating sales via online food ordering more important to an operator than managing their reputation?
  • 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?
  • The day after Easter? Watch out for egg salad specials :)
  • 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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Social Media Restaurant Trends for 2015 – What You Need To Know

socialmediarestaurant.com - This year is going to be all about taking content to the next level – and the key word here is value.  A great picture of a beautiful food dish is still going to be compelling, but it’s going to be...

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Now playing on Facebook: Floating videos

Facebook is tinkering with video again. The social network started rolling out a button that lets videos float in the corner while they continue to scan elsewhere. The videos disappear if you click to another part of the website. Facebook hopes to cash in on selling more ads against video, so letting users watch at their own pace and position could help them.

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Why Vox makes its own banner ads

For publishers combatting sinking display ad CPMs, one solution is the custom ad unit. By creating their own high-impact formats from scratch, publishers hope to draw the eye of brands looking for something more splashy than standard banners. The challenge: like native ads, custom display units require lots of effort to put together and only work on specific sites, which limits brand interest.

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Paula Deen’s son appears in brownface, has some explaining to do

Paula Deen posted a photo of her son Bobby in brownface to Twitter. Dressed as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the tweet read, “Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin’ to do!” and included the hashtag ‪#TransformationTuesday. It comes less than a year after Deen told the Today Show’s Matt Lauer she had “learned her lesson” after being dropped from the Food Network over a racial discrimination scandal. Twitter was not amused.

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