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"1. Not much value for me for Linked In, but I'm not using it to build my network. Fa…"

Matt Urdan replied Jan 28, 2009 to How are you using Linkedin

14 May 20, 2009
Reply by Bill Ezell

""Came across this article today which shows that if you can seperate your restaurant…"

Matt Urdan replied Jan 19, 2009 to We Are Still Eating Out

8 Jan 19, 2009
Reply by susan holaday

"Ian, it's really hard to tell you what FOH Labor Cost should be. It depends on your…"

Matt Urdan replied Jan 15, 2009 to FOH Labor cost

1 Jan 15, 2009
Reply by Matt Urdan


"One word answer: alcohol."

Matt Urdan replied Jan 13, 2009 to Super Bowl 2009 - What’s your game plan?

6 Feb 5, 2010
Reply by Lauren C. Tyson

"I agree with you 100%. It's about providing hospitality and service with respect and…"

Matt Urdan replied Jan 9, 2009 to Mass Media Advertising is Dead

8 Jan 26, 2009
Reply by Mary White-Cornell

"Lunch sandwiches. Tuna salad on egg bagels is my favorite; turkey sandwiches, leftov…"

Matt Urdan replied Nov 21, 2008 to What do you eat for breakfast?

2 Nov 21, 2008
Reply by susan holaday

"Piece of Cake: 1. 350 Degree Oven. 2. Make sure turkey is completely thawed before…"

Matt Urdan replied Nov 21, 2008 to Cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey!

28 Nov 25, 2008
Reply by Cajun Chef Ryan

"Well, I was watching an Jeep World of Adventure sports program on NBC Saturday after…"

Matt Urdan replied Nov 16, 2008 to Geico & Mrs. Butterworth's

19 Nov 18, 2008
Reply by Cajun Chef Ryan

"Following up on Barry's comments regarding the classification of stars, dogs, etc...…"

Matt Urdan replied Nov 14, 2008 to What can you tell me about menu engineering?

14 Jan 30, 2009
Reply by Paul King


"Yikes...such quibbles about an inconsequential amount of $$$...Surely not worth the…"

Matt Urdan replied Nov 10, 2008 to Opportunity MIssed - Poor guest relations disaster makes front page PR nightmare

2 Nov 10, 2008
Reply by Steve Paterson





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