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Have You Even Been In Need Of Working Capital For Your Business?

Starting up a new business is never easy especially in the current  climate. You may feel like several issues are holding you back and stop…

Started by Jules Dalsey

0 Apr 26, 2013

Inventory Software

Our restaurant recently bought inventory software that is extremely un-user-friendly. I was wondering if anyone had a software program that…

Started by Natalie Grindstaff

8 Apr 22, 2013
Reply by Aaron Flure

How Can Technology Improve Table Management?

Table management is a big part of restaurant efficiency. Poor table management greatly affects customer satisfaction and has a direct impac…

Started by Long Range Systems

0 Apr 17, 2013

Non-Operator

What are your thoughts. Are iPad menus a fad or here to stay?

Bars and restaurants everywhere are continuing to go digital — including iPad menus at the table. But how big is this trend and will it eve…

Started by Barry Chandler

1 Apr 9, 2013
Reply by FohBoh

Non-Operator

Commercial Pest Prevention and yes it is possible.

To learn more or ask questions from an industry professional post your comments. We would love to hear from you. ICON ECOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS.…

Started by Bobby Perry

0 Apr 7, 2013

Non-Operator

Is Pest Prevention Important??

For an answer or comment, please post.

Started by Bobby Perry

0 Apr 7, 2013

What Restaurant Technology Services Are Right for Me?

Today’s Restaurant Technology Services are as varied as the restaurants they serve. From fast food to casual dining and fine dining, restau…

Started by Long Range Systems

0 Mar 19, 2013

Non-Operator

Soft Touch POS

I am investigating soft touch pos issue and looking for help. It prints the check and accepts the credit card, but it does not print the re…

Started by Raoul Kaiser

0 Mar 12, 2013

Table Tracking Systems: Jason's Deli Improves Guest Experience

Jason’s Deli recently made the switch to Long Range Systems' Table Tracking system after 20 years of utilizing the same counter-to-table de…

Started by Long Range Systems

0 Feb 28, 2013

Non-Operator

How do you handle a customer complaint?

No matter how hard we try, things are bound to go wrong every once in a while. How you handle customer complaints can determine if the cust…

Started by Barry Chandler

0 Feb 28, 2013

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Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) announced results for the second quarter of 2014, comprised of strong growth in both same store sales and global store counts, which resulted in 17.5% EPS growth, or 67 cents per share.

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Huddle House Diner Franchise Expands Into New Jersey

Huddle House recently announced its 10-unit deal in Long Island and has now signed an agreement with an experienced multi-unit investor to build six restaurants across the bridge in Northern New Jersey. Huddle House previously extended only as far as West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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Tava Indian Kitchen Appoints Jeremy Morgan As New Chief Executive Officer, Announces Expansion Plans

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Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let's begin …

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Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.

TED: Shih Chieh Huang: Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea - Shih Chieh Huang (2014)

When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.

TED: Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery - Nikolai Begg (2013)

Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.

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