Non-Operator
Caribou
  • Male
  • Boulder, CO
  • United States
  • Tundra Specialties
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Caribou's connections

  • Karl Koelle
  • RestaurantNews.com
  • Barry Chandler
  • Mel Kleiman
  • Andy Swingley
  • Michael L. Atkinson
  • FohBoh

Caribou's Discussions

What Do You Think About Card Check?
5 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Caribou Aug 5, 2009.

How Should A Restaurant Deal With Payroll Costs?
5 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Allen Sep 9, 2009.

Top 10 Management gripes about employees
66 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by christiane Nov 4, 2009.

 

Caribou's Page

Latest Activity


Non-Operator
Caribou and Karl Koelle are now friends
Dec 23, 2010
Erik P. Hanson commented on Caribou's blog post Online Ordering: Is It Your Future Blessing or Curse?
"I am the CEO of Resercom, a DFW-based online ordering company. I started Resercom in 2005, and our original intent was to develop a system for the local market. It has sure been exciting to see the local one store operation do very well with online…"
Jul 9, 2010

Non-Operator
Caribou and RestaurantNews.com are now friends
May 4, 2010

Profile Information

Company
Tundra Specialties
Website
http://www.etundra.com
What best describes my company
Other

Caribou's Blog

Does Your Restaurant Have a Leaky Bucket?

Think of your restaurant as a 5 gallon bucket. Every day you fill that bucket with customers. Sometimes there’s a steady flow, sometimes it’s just a trickle, and sometimes it seems like a flood. No matter what kind of day it is, every customer flowing through your doors grades their experience and makes a decision on whether to come back or not.



The fewer holes you have in your bucket, the more customers you retain, and the more likely your bucket is to be full on a daily basis.… Continue

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 9:28am

Stop Giving Waste Fryer Oil Away!

Disposing of used vegetable oil has always been a problem for restaurants. In recent years it has gotten easier with the increasing demand for biodiesel. Now many restaurants depend on free pickup services by biodiesel companies as a convenient and cheap way to dispose of their used fryer oil. Some even pay to have the stuff hauled away.



But what if you could take that oil and use it to save money, instead of just giving it away? Enter Vegawatt, a power system that uses… Continue

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 12:46pm — 3 Comments

Online Ordering: Is It Your Future Blessing or Curse?

You can do anything on the internet these days, and increasingly people are relying on the web to do all kinds of things that make their daily lives more convenient. On paper, the idea of introducing an online ordering service sounds exciting to restaurateurs. After all, who can complain about making sales before your customer ever steps through the door?



At this point, it’s mostly national chains that have introduced online ordering, many with some considerable success. But… Continue

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Dipper Wells: Why You Should Turn Yours Off TODAY

The dipper well is a small countertop sink that uses a constant flow of water to clean utensils like ice cream scoops and barista thermometers. The sink fills up to a certain level and then drains away, so a dipper well acts like a constantly filling pool. The in and out flow of water makes it convenient to clean utensils because any residue drains out automatically as the pool continues to fill.



The problem is that many… Continue

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 3:30pm

4 Strategies For Improving Refrigeration Efficiency In Your Restaurant

Now that we are entering the hottest time of the year, it’s a good time to examine the refrigeration units in your restaurant and make sure they are operating as efficiently as possible. No matter what you do, you’re going to end up spending more money on refrigeration this time of year than any other. However, that doesn’t mean you should have to spend any more than absolutely necessary.



Have you optimized your refrigeration efficiency? Doing so can save you a LOT of money. Here’s… Continue

Posted on June 29, 2009 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of FohBoh to add comments!

Join FohBoh

At 8:54pm on February 2, 2009,
Non-Operator
Dana A. Romero
said…
I wanted to personally invite you to join our discussions in regards to cheeses at the Cheese Group on FohBoh. Every week we introduce a new cheese and invite you to find it in your area, buy it, try it and then dicuss it with us. Take a look at all the FohBoh groups while you are at it. Looking forward to hearing from you. Dana
At 11:20am on January 24, 2009, Amanda Hite said…
I hope you like FohBoh there are a lot of funky thinkers here! Check out my blog post about leveraging Social Media, I’m sure it will help you get the most out of the site. I also wanted to invite you to join our FohBoh group talent revolution it sure to drastically change the way you think and behave with talent. Amanda Hite Founder Talent Revolution
At 12:17am on January 17, 2009,
Non-Operator
Paul Paz
said…
Welcome Caribou...
We look forward to your contributions!
Paul
At 7:22pm on January 14, 2009, Andy Swingley said…
Caribou, welcome to FOHBOH! This is an awesome site with amazing people and amazing resources. If you should need any help or direction don't hesitate to ask!

Andy
At 8:46am on January 14, 2009,
Non-Operator
Caribou
said…
Hi Caribou,

Welcome to FohBoh! We are the leading social-business network for the global restaurant industry and growing fast. Thanks for joining.

Michael L. Atkinson
CEO | Co-Founder, FohBoh
 
 
 

Advertisments

 

DEPARTMENTS

Social Wine Club for Craft Wineries

Smartbrief

Red Lobster crafts new, high-end image

Red Lobster will nix low-price specials and focus on flourishes like plating in order to reshape itself as a cut above dine-i -More

The Year of the Instagram Strategy
Managing the Instagram channel has become a strategic imperative for any brand or small business, and the urgency grows daily along with its user base. During this webinar on August 12 you'll hear how brands such as Disneyland Resort, JCPenney, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are utilizing this platform to connect with their customers in an authentic, relevant way. Register today!

The tweet's the thing

Everyone’s atwitter about the NRA's Kids LiveWell Twitter party, held in celebration of the program’s third anniv -More

Arby's meaty campaign highlights protein lineup

Arby's new campaign, "We have the meats!," focuses on the chain's new limited-time menu offering, the Mega Meat Stack, which  -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

Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity July 29, 2014

Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

Gen Z, the First True Digital Generation, Represents the Future Foodservice Consumer

Gen Z, the first true digital generation, represents the future foodservice consumer. They're a generation on the move that strongly prioritizes speed of service, technology, and having what they want, when they want it. Millennials, more so than older generations, prefer to visit restaurants that offer new and unique foods and flavors. Gen X and Boomers converge on several preferences—such as the importance of a convenient location.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Celebrates Its 500th New Restaurant Opening

Red Robin's 500th new restaurant opening will open on Aug. 4 at 11 a.m., in Milpitas, Calif. at the Great Mall of the Bay Area.

Darden Completes Sale Of Red Lobster To Golden Gate Capital

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) and Golden Gate Capital today announced that Golden Gate has completed the acquisition of the Red Lobster business and certain other related assets and assumed liabilities for approximately $2.1 billion in cash.

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For Seven New Restaurants In Duluth, Minnesota With New Franchisees Brian And Sharon Weidendorf

Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in spring 2015.

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.

© 2014   Created by FohBoh.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service