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Started by Chris Tripoli Mar 10, 2009.

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Comment by Howard Appell on February 18, 2011 at 9:19am
Houston is waking up from it two year recession sleep and waking the rest of Texas up with it I hope. What do you see?
Comment by Howard Appell on May 3, 2010 at 6:22pm
Anyone going to the SW Foodservice Expo in Houston? I'll be there and looking to meet you. Let me know at
Comment by joyce on May 24, 2009 at 4:20pm
hello again chris!...can you send me some information on how to be a great, the best serveri in food industry?..please stop by in my profile and leave me a message anytime. thanks again.
Comment by joyce on May 24, 2009 at 4:15pm
hello chris! must be one of the food guro!
Comment by joyce on May 24, 2009 at 4:12pm
oh how cute!!!!
hot dogs!
Comment by Chris Tripoli on March 10, 2009 at 5:50am
Hello Houstonians...I have loved living, working and dining here since 1975. I owned restaurants here and in Austin. For the past 12 years I have been providing concept development, operations, and growth related consulting services to restaurants, bars, hotels, theatres, airports, stadiums, and convention centers. We travel where the clients take us but love working right here at home best! Since the restaurants are so good here, and we all live or work here...shouldn't we pick a place and meet for lunch?

Comment by Kevin Mason on February 7, 2009 at 3:34pm
Thats a good idea . I run a consulting group in Houston .We offer one on one consulting services for restaurants/bars and are dedicated to working with you to implement programs designed to fit to your needs. Our team has over 5 decades of experience ranging from fast food to fine dining. We can help you improve guest satisfaction while building a loyal customer base with our continued staff development programs. Looking forward to networking with ours in the Houston area.
Comment by Ron Howald on December 24, 2008 at 1:34pm
I came across an interesting marketing idea the other day on UTube. A marketer suggested using lotto tickets in a campaign to entice patrons into restaurants. For those states that have scratch-off lotto cards, here is a great idea.

With lotto scratch-off cards being given as Christmas presents, advertise that your restaurant will redeem those winning and non-winning lotto cards for everyone. Just present the winning card at check out for a discount on that meal or if a non-winner, present that card for a complimentary non-alcoholic drink for one person or if several at a table and each have a non-wining card, then one non-alcoholic drink for each, or a give them an appetizer of your selection.

This is a way to put fannies in the seats, have some fun and reward non-winning tickets. You should gather a great deal of free publicity with this one, especially if you send a press release to all newspapers, tv and radio outlets in your city. You may surprised at the positive results.

All the best and Happy Holidays to all!
Comment by Howard Appell on June 8, 2008 at 1:30pm
Hello Houston:

Are you going to the SW Foodservice Expo? I would welcome the opportunity to meet you. I will be at booth 3534- 3536 with HARVA. Please stop by and say hello.




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