Ed Thomas
  • 49, Male
  • Lucama, NC
  • United States
  • Applebee's / Apple Gold Group
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Applebee's / Apple Gold Group
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Ed Thomas's Blog

Dream Teams

So, there is a lot going on for everyone everywhere. Big announcements are made everyday in companies around the world. I also know that our world gets rocked and rattled sometimes as a result of changes that occur. Take a moment and think about this. It all starts with your mental frame of mind and how you choose to handle the situations that come up. "Dream Teams" don't just happen, they have to be developed. Andy Swingley is a master at developing teams. I am a product of his development… Continue

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 9:06pm — 4 Comments

More than they paid for?

Are your guests getting more than they paid for? Do you hear your staff complain that your guests just expect too much? More and more there has been a change in the expectation of what and how much we should get when we are spending our money. In general, I think that the restaurant industry has gotten away with under delivering for far too long. Our expectations of service and the quality of goods have suddenly gone up because our money doesn’t stretch as far now. Shouldn’t we have always… Continue

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 10:39pm — 2 Comments

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At 4:31am on October 5, 2008, Bill Baumgartner said…

Thank you for adding me to your list of friends!

I look forward to sharing with you.

Hope you have a Great week !!!

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At 5:45am on September 13, 2008, Mike Baldwin said…
Did you take tha photo just for this web site? looks like a High School year book photo, but Welcome to the site.
At 3:00pm on September 9, 2008, Jason D. Valdez Sabo said…
Hey my Ed how have you been going?? I am working for Andy Castle now at skyline. Please tell your wife that I said I miss her to. I will have to come to grove city to see you soon.
At 12:25am on September 8, 2008, Jeremy Pheanis said…
Hi Ed,
Thank you for everything, I got your email, I appreciate the letter, hopefully it will help with an applebees out here. Keep me updated how things are going in Columbus and I will do the same from Vegas. Thank you again for all that you taught me.
At 2:17pm on August 21, 2008, Jason D. Valdez Sabo said…
Hi buddy, How have you been?
At 8:58pm on August 20, 2008,
Keith Bernhardt
Welcome Ed.
I know you'll have a good time, here.

At 8:41pm on August 20, 2008, Ed Thomas said…
Hi Ed,

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

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At 8:41pm on August 20, 2008, Ed Thomas said…
Hi Ed,

It's my pleasure to be the first to welcome you to our fantastic community of foodservice professionals from all over the globe. With hundreds of blogs, discussions groups and events to discover, Fohboh is the perfect place for you to connect and communicate with colleagues. Don't hesitate to contact me with comments or criticisms.

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