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According to PiperJaffray's latest report on the preferences of American teens, Instagram continues to rise in popularity among teenagers. According to the report, 32 percent of U.S. teens named Instagram the most important social network to them personally, up from just 17 percent in Spring 2013. Instagram's rise comes at the expense of Facebook and Twitter who were chosen by 14 and 24 percent, respectively, in the latest edition of the survey.

Facebook in particular continues to lose its appeal to the youth, although another recent survey suggests that it is still the most-widely used social network among young Americans. Outside the Top 3, Snapchat is quickly rising in popularity. The app that let's its users share disposable photos/messages was the number 1 choice for 13 percent of the respondents and could soon eclipse Facebook in terms of popularity among America's youth.

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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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Apigee Closes Its First Public Day Worth $16.68 Per Share, Down 1.9% From Its IPO Price

Apigee team at Nasdaq as the company IPOs this morning.  Apigee, a company that helps organizations build and manage API connectors, went public this morning at $17 per share, briefly jumping to $20 per share before closing at $16.68, down 1.88 percent in its first day of regular trading. After-hours, the company is flat. The company sold 5,115,000 shares in its IPO, raising $87M according to its CEO Chet Kapoor. It trades under the symbol… Read More

Salesforce Makes Hard Push Into Human Resources With New Platform

Woman pointing a concept picture of a network of people. One person has been selected in the center and stands out.  Salesforce.com announced a new set of human resources tools today designed to improve employee engagement. The tools have been mostly adapted from existing Salesforce products and represent a significant departure from Salesforce’s traditional sales and marketing targets. “What we are doing is taking the best of our technologies and allowing customers to turn them inward and… Read More

Box Breaks Out Of Application Box With New Developer Edition

Graphic explaining Box Developer Edition  Box announced ‘Box Developer Edition‘ at its yearly BoxDev event today. The new approach allows developers to run their own Box “instance” inside of their application — their very own Box, in other words. This turns Box on its head in a sense because instead of running the Box application, and building apps on top of it, you are building something and embedding… Read More

Assured Labor Raises $6.75M, Has Connected Workers With 100K Jobs In Latin America’s Informal Sector

assured-labor  Long before LinkedIn went public or before a plethora of on-demand startups began washing the Bay Area and other U.S. cities with services at the click of a button, there was this startup from an MIT grad called Assured Labor. David Reich started the company in 2008 to make informal labor markets in Latin America faster and more transparent for low-skilled workers. It was a social enterprise… Read More

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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 By Vikash Mishra

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

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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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  • 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
  • Reading about Angelo Garro at Renaissance Forge in San Francisco, So amazing!
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