Matt Urdan's Groups (71)

  • 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.

  • Chinese Lovers

    24 members Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2010

  • Menu Development

    90 members Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2012 Learn and share knowledge about the best practices for creating an effective and manageable menu. Avoid common menu pitfalls and learn some new…

  • Top Chef

    61 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012 Any Top Chef junkies out there? Any Top Chef contestants out there? This is for all things Top Chef.

  • Kids In Restaurants

    31 members Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2011 This group is for the discussion of kids and kids related topics as pertaining to restaurants

  • Food and Travel

    35 members Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2012 Everyone loves to eat and most people like to travel. This is a good intersection for both passions.

  • The Perfect Beer

    60 members Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2012 The perfect beer is served at 38 degrees or less, in a clean properly chilled glass, with a PERFECT 1 inch head!

  • North Carolina Restaurant & Hospitality Network

    15 members Latest Activity: Jan 11, 2012 A place for restaurant, hotel, tourism, and food service North Carolinians to share, learn, and grow together. Post your ideas, questions, best…

  • Food Photography

    57 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012 A place where people can openly discuss the benefits of "professional photography" and learn tips and tricks.

  • Burger Lovers

    44 members Latest Activity: May 2, 2013 Discussion, idea swap, share recipes, promotional ideas, concept ideas, hot concept ideas, hamburger restaurants that are cool, where they are…

  • Remarkable Restaurants

    86 members Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2013 This is a group to discuss how restaurants are or can become 'remarkable'. Remarkable means something extraordinary worth talking about. You become…

  • The Money Tree

    29 members Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2011 This group will be commited to providing financial resources and options to restaurant owners (and start-ups) here on FohBoh. If you provide funding…

  • After the Shift

    29 members Latest Activity: May 15, 2011 This forum is for Servers, Bartenders & Hosts. Had a rough day? Want to test a new idea? Great customers? Have a beef with something...and a…

  • Public relations

    141 members Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2013 What's new and exciting in food PR?

  • Vodka Lovers

    42 members Latest Activity: Jan 14, 2013 Cocktails, bars, and videos !

  • The Art Of the Relationship

    31 members Latest Activity: Jun 21, 2012 The "Relationship" is a key ingredient that is often over looked. Many business owners, managers, executives and employees become consumed in ROI -…

  • It's The People Stupid!

    37 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012 The ways and means by which we use and abuse our staffs.

  • Let's Talk Tea!

    51 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012 Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. It is the only beverage commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any…

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Kids LiveWell turns 3 with 42,000 participating eateries

NRA's Kids LiveWell program has grown from 19 restaurant brands to 150, with 42,000 U.S.  -More

JOBS & CAREERS

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National News

Ward Whitworth Named President for On The Border Mexican Grill

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, which was recently acquired by Border Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Argonne Capital Group, today announced the appointment of Ward Whitworth as President of On The Border.

The Melting Pot Targets Houston and El Paso, Texas for Franchise Expansion

Restaurants, Inc. announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees to expand its presence throughout the Lone Star State, naming El Paso and Houston as target markets for future franchise development.

Encore Restaurants Purchases 8 Existing Five Guys Restaurants, Plans to Develop 45 More

Encore Restaurants, LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc., has announced the purchase of eight existing Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurants across central California including Elk Grove, Fresno, Lodi, Natomas, Roseville, Stockton, Tracy, and West Sacramento.

Takeout Orders to Hotels Jumped 125% in Popularity in Last Three Years

For many Americans, hotel room service is considered a travel luxury; however, data from PFK Hospitality Research1 suggests that room service revenues fell 9.5 percent from 2007 to 2012, with some hotels shuttering unprofitable operations altogether.

National Restaurant Association Praises House and Senate Commerce Committee Passage of Travel Promotion Act

Yesterday the National Restaurant Association (NRA) praised the House passage and Senate Commerce Committee markup of the Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act of 2014. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes Brand USA, the nation’s first global marketing campaign, to promote the United States as a destination for international travelers.

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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