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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


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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Tropical Smoothie Café, with the backing of private equity firm BIP Capital, has launched a financing program to help existing franchisees open additional restaurants nationwide by providing up to $20 million in loans.

Domino's Pizza Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) announced results for the second quarter of 2014, comprised of strong growth in both same store sales and global store counts, which resulted in 17.5% EPS growth, or 67 cents per share.

McDonald's Reports Second Quarter 2014 Global Comparable Sales Flat

Global comparable sales were relatively flat, reflecting higher average check and negative guest traffic in all major segments - Consolidated revenues increase of 1% (1% in constant currencies), benefiting from expansion

Huddle House Diner Franchise Expands Into New Jersey

Huddle House recently announced its 10-unit deal in Long Island and has now signed an agreement with an experienced multi-unit investor to build six restaurants across the bridge in Northern New Jersey. Huddle House previously extended only as far as West Virginia and Pennsylvania.


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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.

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