Bill Baumgartner's Groups (11)

  • 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…

  • Ready to Work

    32 members Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2012

  • Thomas & King

    72 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012 Thomas & KIngs group page for T&K associate's and friends!

  • Talent Revolution Inc

    206 members Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2013 cutting edge talent, creating ultimate career lifestyles, maximizing return on talent and generational inclusion.

  • Local Store Marketing

    226 members Latest Activity: Apr 3, 2013 This group is all about sharing ideas and strategies to market your restaurant in the local community. Different concepts need different approaches.…

  • The Multi-Unit Leader

    85 members Latest Activity: May 31, 2013 A place for multi unit leaders (DMs, franchise business consultants, area supervisors, senior GMs, district managers, director of operations, etc.)…

  • Leadership

    270 members Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2013 For those that lead others in restaurants - heck if you lead others you belong here!

  • Restaurant Web Sites

    80 members Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2013 Looking for the best restaurant web sites and ideas out there. Who's doing it well? Who needs help? Join the group if you can provide services, need…

  • Restaurant websites and online marketing

    184 members Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2013 Discussion of restaurant websites and online marketing techniques, services, and tools.

  • Restaurant Marketing

    571 members Latest Activity: Mar 17 For those wanting ideas on how to drive their business forward through the art & science of marketing.

  • Fast Casual Restaurants

    105 members Latest Activity: Feb 3 Devoted to the sharing of ideas in the rapidly growing fast-casual restaurant sector.

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DEPARTMENTS

Social Wine Club for Craft Wineries

Smartbrief

Eateries turn to rationing as lime prices soar

Unrest caused by Mexico's drug cartels, along with floods in Mexico and a drought in California, are taking a toll on this ye -More

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Burger King to upgrade wireless with Whopper Wi-Fi

Burger King has teamed with AT&T to replace existing in-store wireless Internet with an upgraded system dubbed Whopper Wi-Fi  -More

Late-night indulgence pays off for Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box saw its profits rise sharply in the first quarter, a few months after introducing its $6 Munchie Meal menu of -More

JOBS & CAREERS

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National News

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 24.4%

Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New St. Louis, MO Location

Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

Restaurant Sales Bounced Back in March

Restaurant sales posted a solid gain in March, and bounced back completely from the recent soft patch. Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in March, up 1.1 percent from February's upward-revised sales volume of $46.8 billion, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

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