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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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National News

Darden Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Darden's Board of Directors has appointed the Company's current Independent Lead Director, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. The Company also announced that it has amended its corporate governance policies to provide for the separation of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer roles.

National Restaurant Association Statement on NLRB Joint Employer Decision

Today the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision asserting McDonald’s Corporation is a joint employer of its franchisees:

National Restaurant Association Issues Support for Clearer ACA Definition of Seasonal Employment

The bipartisan legislation will align the definitions of seasonal employment in the Affordable Care Act and streamline the applicable large employer determination process.

Rising India, Inc. Announces Acquisition Strategy Toward a Sizable Slice of the QSR Pizza Pie

Rising India, Inc. (OTC: RSII), announces today it will immediately begin work toward the acquisition of up to 5 profitable stores in the popular Quick Serve Pizza Restaurant segment. Current targets are currently earning about $450,000 in revenues per year, per store. Acquisition of targets would provide immediate cash flow identified from profitable longstanding, absentee owner operations with proven model success.

Panera Bread Company Reports Q2 2014 Diluted EPS of $1.82

Q2 2014 Revenue increased 7% to $631 million - Q2 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe transactions up 0.4%

CROWD FUNDING

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TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: Ze Frank: Are you human? - Ze Frank (2014)

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 …

TED: Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime - Heather Barnett (2014)

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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