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For those wanting ideas on how to drive their business forward through the art & science of marketing.

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5 Ways Going Green is Good for Business 1 Reply

Started by Barry Chandler. Last reply by Mark Moreno Apr 26, 2013.

Changes to the Facebook News Feed

Started by Matt White Mar 8, 2013.

Gobza v Groupon...Any thoughts? 2 Replies

Started by Samuel Rubenstein. Last reply by Samuel Rubenstein Oct 6, 2012.

Hiring GREAT people for your restaurant.

Started by Erin Hanson Jul 3, 2012.

Satisfy Your Customers Digital Hunger!

Started by Angela Stoner Apr 30, 2012.

Loyalty & Reward Program Service Providers - Who's the Best? 5 Replies

Started by Jeffrey J Kingman. Last reply by Steve Brown Apr 18, 2013.

Coupons & E-Mail Marketing 6 Replies

Started by Josh Hersh. Last reply by Samuel Rubenstein Oct 6, 2012.

Marketing Mindmap

Started by Russ Reynolds Aug 26, 2011.

The Best Books About Marketing 1 Reply

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The Best Books About Marketing 1 Reply

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Compound Profit

Started by Keith Bernhardt Apr 1, 2011.

Groupon’s Ambitious Plan to Change How & When We Eat

Started by Todor Krecu Mar 17, 2011.

Investing in Brazil's Food Business ??

Started by Eduardo Felipe Mar 1, 2011.

Do you think the "seasoned beef" lawsuit will damage the Taco bell brand? 1 Reply

Started by Bob Fiddler. Last reply by Nate Bagley Feb 2, 2011.

New application to help Restaurants with Social Media - need alpha users 1 Reply

Started by Lakshmanan Narayan. Last reply by Trent Edwards Feb 1, 2011.

Customer email list building automation + social networks 1 Reply

Started by Wade McMunn. Last reply by Nicholas Grettler Mar 11, 2011.

McDonald’s Mobile Marketing Case Study: Merry X-mas In The Restaurant 2 Replies

Started by Michael Ofori. Last reply by Michael Ofori Jul 22, 2010.

Dunkin’ Donuts - Mobile Marketing Case Study: 5 Replies

Started by Michael Ofori. Last reply by Nick Ostroff Apr 18, 2011.

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Comment by Todor Krecu on April 26, 2011 at 9:32pm

Facebook Hopes Users 'Like' Its Social Deals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr9843PGXG0

"What happens when you cross the world's largest social network with one of the hottest business models in e-commerce? Facebook wants to find out."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr9843PGXG0

Comment by Todor Krecu on February 13, 2011 at 3:41pm

A Bakery Gets Sweet Returns From Social-Media Blitz

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704723104576061900588...

Comment by Todor Krecu on February 11, 2011 at 5:37am
Matt Maloney co-founder of GrubHub.com discussing the early days [video]:  http://chicago-social-marketing.ning.com/video/matt-maloney-of-grubhub
Comment by Todor Krecu on January 30, 2011 at 6:45am

Taco Bell Uses Social Media To Ward Off PR Crisis

http://mashable.com/2011/01/28/taco-bell-social-media-crisis/

Comment by Todor Krecu on January 29, 2011 at 3:35pm
Sign up for foursquare or Find and claim your business at: http://join.4sq.com/tkrecu
Comment by Todor Krecu on January 14, 2011 at 5:17am
With I.P.O., Groupon Is Said to Value Itself at $15 Billion  http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/groupon-readies-for-an-i-p-o/
Comment by Todor Krecu on December 27, 2010 at 5:45am
The Chicago Local Guide Mobile Application can now be downloaded from the Google Android Market:
http://chicago-social-marketing.com/chicago-local-guide.shtml
Comment by Todor Krecu on December 23, 2010 at 3:33am
Foursquare launches photos and comments for Android:
Comment by Nate Bagley on December 15, 2010 at 9:17am

Do you think there's a difference between marketing for large, chain restaurants and small local restaurants? Should there be a difference?

Comment by Todor Krecu on December 15, 2010 at 4:19am

Mobile Applications & Marketing with GrubHub and The Meatyballs Mobile food truck in Chicago: 

http://www.chicago-social-marketing.com/events101216.shtml

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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Smartbrief

QSRs squeeze into unconventional locations

Nontraditonal quickservice units are popping up wherever people are, moving beyond street-side and mall locations to military -More

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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

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: 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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