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First promote your area...check this very nice Facebook example

A wise (and rich) operator once told me to promote the area first, then your venue. Especially imporant if you're in a small town or rural…

Started by Ken Burgin

0 Apr 12, 2008

You Can Be A Part Of This Publishing Adventure! One of the very First!

Dear FohBoh Restaurant Marketing Member: After more than 25 years as a food service operator, marketer, consultant and journalist, I am wr…

Started by Roy MacNaughton

3 Apr 4, 2008

Joel Cohen Talks Restaurant Marketing and Reciprocity (X-Post, Web 2.0+)

Helpful video by high-profile blogger and FohBoh member.

Started by Judy "the foodie" Asman

0 Mar 26, 2008

How do you make the bad table into a good one?

Great post today from marketer Seth Godin on The Bad Table. In essence, he says there should be NO 'bad tables' in dark corners, by the kit…

Started by Ken Burgin

1 Mar 21, 2008
Reply by Russ Reynolds

How to create interesting video content in 1 minute

Ask a chef to talk about cookbooks they like: here's a great example Use your Flip camera and push it up onto YouTube. So much better tha…

Started by Ken Burgin

0 Mar 21, 2008

Online Reviews - Great story in NYT on one owner's success

There's a great story in today's New York Times about how the owner of La Sirene in New York has successfully engaged with user reviewers o…

Started by Eric

0 Mar 19, 2008

Non-Operator

Unique selling points - vol. 2

See "Unique selling points - vol. 1 I hear all the time from owners and operators that companies like Applebee’s are successful because of…

Started by Brandon O'Dell

1 Feb 28, 2008
Reply by Ruth Ziegenfuss

Do press clips get butts in chairs?

As a someone who does PR as part of her food marketing campaign, I'd like to know how media placements benefit your business. If at all. I…

Started by Judy "the foodie" Asman

4 Feb 22, 2008
Reply by Dara Bunjon

Seductive menu inspiration for events

That got you noticing! There's plenty of useful and fun stuff at CulinarySeductions to include in Valentine's Menus and for other party eve…

Started by Ken Burgin

0 Feb 1, 2008

Google Calendar is a winner - encourage more people to use it

As one of the suite of Google products, Google Calendar is a fantastic way to get your events and promotions into the middle of the Google…

Started by Ken Burgin

3 Jan 22, 2008
Reply by Matt Urdan

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Smartbrief

Kids LiveWell atwitter over Twitter party

In its continuing effort to promote more nutritious and flavorful children's menu options, the NRA will hold a Twitter party  -More

Starbucks could become top on-premise wine seller in U.S.

Starbucks is planning to slowly expand its evening sales of wine, beer and small plates to thousands of selected stores throu -More

The evolving nature of snacks

Snacks have shifted from an after-school treat to a meal alternative as meal times become more fragmented.  -More

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National News

Wahlburgers Announces Expansion Plans Including Franchise Agreement in Philadelphia

Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 24.4%

Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New St. Louis, MO Location

Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

CROWD FUNDING

If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.

TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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