"Great stuff Chris... Easy to read and to the point. The biggest frustration we have in providing social media services is that 1) the client thinks that social media is the golden egg and 2) therefore expects us to provide great content that…"
"Wow...Mahdad you are not holding back on this one but would tend to agree. Our firm consults with many restaurant chains and independents and while the romance of having your own app seems nice, the reality is questionable at best. Operators…"
"Thanks Josh for these great ideas. Here is a program we have implemented with several of our restaurants clients: Menu Madness (Like NCAAA March Madness) where each year we ask fans for menu revamp suggestions and begin a…"
Great points Michael. We are all guilty of spending too much time in ongoing conversations. We have to teach ourselves and our staff manage how to encourage dialogue but keep from being dominated by it. Finding the…"
"Congratulations on joining FohBoh! This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings.Chef Marcus Guiliano"
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Dronkers Solutions specializes in Beverage Management and Social Media Consulting Services for national and multi-unit restaurant systems as well as for the vendors who supply, service and support those systems. Its founder and president, Dave Dronkers, has over 30 years of professional and executive-level experience with the restaurant and beverage industry including positions with Black Angus and Paragon Steakhouses, and has served many years as Regional Sales Manager for Allied Domecq Spirits and Wines.
Currently DBS is consulting a wide variety of clients nationwide and is seeking to expand its opportunities in all 50 states.
As one of the most respected individuals in the industry, Dave and his staff will bring their breadth of knowledge, experience and expertise to resolve your full range of beverage-business challenges — from basic to complex, and provide a level of service unmatched in the trade.
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Avocados From Mexico: All New Recipe Brochure Looking for the sweet spot between indulgence and fresh appeal? Say yes to fresh Avocados from Mexico, all year long. So rich and creamy, use them as a substitute for mayo to create a craveable crab salad sandwich that will make others green with envy. Discover more culinary inspirations and recipes here!
Hurricane Grill & Wings, a restaurant franchise known for its never-frozen jumbo wings and more than 35 signature flavors, announced today the signing of five multi-unit development agreements, representing 22 new locations. The Florida-based brand opened two locations in early 2014, with plans for a total of 14 new units by the end of the year.
Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 20 new restaurants in South Orange County and the San Fernando Valley area over the next several years.
Togo's Eateries, Inc. announced it has signed franchise agreements to develop five restaurants in Eastern Idaho and eight locations in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, the brand will also mark its entry into Colorado, Idaho, and Utah with restaurant openings planned over the next few months.
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.
"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way to bring your thoughts and ideas to life in the digital world, taking the computer interface off the screen and putting it into your hands.
Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.
Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.
At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?