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"Hi Christina, If I had a nickel...:-) Moving from Sous to Executive Chef is a bigger…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jun 7, 2011 to Need Help With My Chef

4 Dec 30, 2012
Reply by David Kaye

"Thanks for this. We also have a solution called FohBuzz for online brand monitoring…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"Hey Patti, awesome, thanks! Nice to see FohBoh on the list. I agree, social media is…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"Good start! Platforms are needed to be able to join the conversation. But, strategy…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"Hi janet, Nice domain name :-)! We should connect and share stories and perhaps wo…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"Hey Annie, thanks for the post! Blogs take a lot of time and unless there is an aud…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"Erica, I do in most cases. It seems to work well for Zappos. But then, training and…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"Thanks! Tastecasting is awesome idea. Thanks for sharing"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"Facebook should...with 500 million users and counting. Truly amazing isn't it. But r…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

"Great job! There are a number of free social media tools to help tack where your cu…"

Michael L. Atkinson replied Jul 30, 2010 to What Social Media Are you Using At Your Restaurant? FohBoh Wants to Know

41 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Norm Elias

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National Restaurant Association Statement on NLRB Joint Employer Decision

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