Jeff Portwood's Groups (18)

  • 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.

  • Book Club Group

    34 members Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2012 In this group we could add comments on any books we may have read recently related to the restaurant industry

  • Multi Unit Managers

    51 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012 A forum for those that lead more than one restaurant in their careers. A search for best practices and a balanced quality of life!

  • 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.)…

  • Web 2.0+

    115 members Latest Activity: May 6, 2013 Share. Read. Learn.

  • Fast Casual Restaurants

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

  • Caniacs

    36 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012 A group for Cane's advocates and ambassadors to meet and share the Raising Cane's experience.

  • Coaching in Hospitality

    68 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012 If you are a coach; internal or external for the hospitality industry...or a business owner who is heavily involved in coaching your people...please…

  • Beer And Food Pairings

    41 members Latest Activity: Jul 3, 2013 Who says wine is the best pairing for food? The popularity of craft beers is at an all time high and multi course "beer dinners" are bringing in…

  • Food Safety and Santitation

    107 members Latest Activity: Jul 7 Dedicated to the most important part of a restaurant - safe food, handling, storing, cooking, cooling and serving.

  • Beer Lovers

    138 members Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2012

  • 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.…

  • Trainers

    172 members Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2013 This group is for anyone who is a corporate trainer or participates in staff training or just flat out wants in on a great subject. It is a excellent…

  • Leadership

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

  • NewOrleans Hospitality Network1

    17 members Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2009 NewOrleans, Baton Rouge and Gulf Coast Metropolitian area foodservice, hotel, casino and entertainment community.

  • Food Photography

    56 members Latest Activity: 2 hours ago A place where people can openly discuss the benefits of "professional photography" and learn tips and tricks.

  • 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!

  • CHART Training

    190 members Latest Activity: Mar 6 Council of Hotel And Restaurant Trainers (CHART) discuss the latest innovations and best practices in Hospitality Training

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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.
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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

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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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