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Attract Customers to Your Restaurant with Coupons

Starting a restaurant isn’t easy and it takes a HUGE amount of capital to just to get to your ‘Grand Opening’. Furniture, cutlery, crockery, equipment, decorating – it seems to never end! But once you’ve opened your doors you know there’s no going back – its sink or swim from here on out. By the time you get there you are flat broke and there is little or no money left over for advertising! So you need to think outside the box a little.

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With such a high percentage of guests looking at online posts and reviews, it's crucial for restaurateurs to maintain a strong presence online. Although it can be frustrating that sites like Yelp give little to no control to restaurateurs, it is necessary for restaurants to respond intelligently to comments left by guests in order to maintain a positive online appearance. Here are some do’s and don’ts for how to respond to online guest posts.
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DroneDeploy Snags $9M As Its Drone Control Platform Soars Out Of Beta

DroneDeploy  DroneDeploy is on a mission to make drones accessible to industrial users who have a business need for conducting outdoor landscape mapping and monitoring. So, in other words, it wants drones to be put to work by people other than enthusiastic dorks with a gadget habit — doing tasks like helping farmers spot crop damage and disease. Read More

Snapdeal Acquires RupeePower, Will Add Loans, Other Financing To Its Marketplace

indian rupees  India’s Snapdeal has been on an acquisition spree in the last several months, tapping into the $1.1 billion it has raised from the likes of Softbank to expand from being a marketplace for goods into a platform for all kinds of online transactions. The latest chapter in this story is today’s news that it has acquired a majority stake in RupeePower, a provider of loans and credit… Read More

IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

Conceptual image of platform with all of the industries in the world coming together on the Internet.  IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather Company. The Internet of Things refers to the growing network of sensors on everything from… Read More

The Next Billion-Dollar Market Opportunity Is Mobile Enterprise

mobileenterprise  Enterprise mobile applications – like enterprise cloud applications a decade before – are poised to become a $100 billion market opportunity. I’ve worked with enterprise technologies exclusively for more than a decade and have watched as cloud apps took the enterprise by storm, giving businesses more flexibility and power than ever before. Now, enterprise mobile is taking a… 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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  • 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.
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    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
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  • 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
  • Reading about Angelo Garro at Renaissance Forge in San Francisco, So amazing!
  • I love the concept of employees being the longtail of a brand. This is sold social media thinking
  • Ever heard of a black burger? Everything is black, even the cheese. Yum?
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