Michael L. Atkinson's Groups (32)

  • FohBoh Chefs

    152 members Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2013

    In an effort to create a deeper, richer more connected foodservice community, we've integrated the FohBoh Chef community into FohBoh. If you are a…

  • Food and Beverage Media

    119 members Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2013 This group is ideal for people who are involved in the media side of the food, beverage and hospitality industries, including print, broadcast and…

  • ChefBlogDigest Group

    7 members Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2012 ChefBlogDigest group is geared towards chefs, cooks, culinary students, foodies and gastronomically-minded folks in general. A newsletter is also a…

  • Mobile Applications & Advertising

    27 members Latest Activity: May 6, 2013

    A discussion about mobile applications and advertising.

  • California Restaurant Association

    20 members Latest Activity: May 13, 2011

    The California Restaurant Association strives to be the definitive voice for this vibrant business, infusing our member restaurants’ signature…

  • Foodservice Industry Survey and Panel Group

    257 members Latest Activity: Mar 14 Are you interested in having a voice and being part of the FohBoh Foodservice Industry Survey and Panel group? If you are, we are assembling a group…

  • Linkedin for FohBoh Members

    95 members Latest Activity: May 28 We have an active presence on Linkedin, with hundreds of members who post job descriptions and industry-related topics. Use this group to talk about…

  • Restaurant Social Media

    92 members Latest Activity: May 28

    A place for collaboration about best practices and success stories, share ideas and tools to fully leverage the social web.

  • FohBoh Eat Across America Tour Photo Contest

    85 members Latest Activity: Mar 14 Join the FohBoh virtual tour. Follow the tour, invite your friends, join the conversation, vote and enter your photograph to win $1,000.

  • Random Acts of Kindness

    134 members Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2013 With all the buzz and excitement of day-to-day life, it's nice to hear about the good stuff in the industry. Share the "small things" that bring a…

  • Vegetarian-Friendly Menu Items

    16 members Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2012 Does your restaurant or company offer any vegetarian-friendly options? What are they? Does your staff know what they are? This group is to discuss…

  • Pizzaiolo - Pizza Chefs

    10 members Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2013 A Pizzaiolo is a pizza chef; a pizza wizard, a passionate food artist dedicated to creating and baking and sharing the finest pizza with friends,…

  • State Restaurant Associations

    18 members Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2011 A place for State Restaurant Associations to share best practices on how to promote the Restaurant Industry

  • Dunkin Donuts

    12 members Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2009 For all who love Dunkin Donuts

  • Cheese

    165 members Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2013 This group is for all cheeselovers and for those cheesemongers who are looking for a little insight in wine pairings and other cheese related issues.

  • Franchising

    11 members Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2010

  • Seed Capital for Hospitality

    27 members Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2011 This group will be a grassroots community with a mission to support the investment process in the development of hospitality companies in the United…

  • Restaurant Marketing

    566 members Latest Activity: Apr 28 For those wanting ideas on how to drive their business forward through the art & science of marketing.

  • Atlanta Food Network

    208 members Latest Activity: May 9 Share tips on good restaurants and upcoming events in Atlanta.

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DEPARTMENTS

Social Wine Club for Craft Wineries

Smartbrief

Fast-casual growth comes from new openings as market matures

Sales at fast-casual eateries are growing at a pace similar to that of quickservice and sit-down restaurants as young, high-i -More

Taylor® Grills. Cooking made Easier, Faster, and Smarter.
With efficiency and food safety top of mind, the Taylor® L810 two-sided grill is a foodservice industry favorite. Optimize profits and cooking efficiency with three separately controlled cooking zones, programmable cook times, pre-set temperature and automatic gap settings. To learn more click here.

In the swim: Gulf state seafood catch safe for now

Businesses fighting to preserve commercial access to seafood fished in the Gulf states scored a big win this month when the G -More

Ruby Tuesday revitalization prompts sales growth

Maryville, Tenn.-based Ruby Tuesday posted gains in same-store sales in the fourth quarter, with a 5% rise at franchised rest -More

JOBS & CAREERS

Posting a job or finding a job starts here at FohBoh. Call us about special $50 posting packages to syndicate across all major jobs boards.

National News

Main Event Entertainment to Open First Center in the Rio Grande Valley

Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing family entertainment center in America, is celebrating its new center opening in Pharr, Texas, a suburb near McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley. Doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. on August 6.

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.

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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