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Dustin Santos commented on Erin Martin's blog post Your Craziest "In the Trenches" Restaurant Story?
"Restaurants never run out of stories. Unfortunately, this one happened to me: Waiting for my girlfriend to bring me ToGo from Ol' Charley's. When she arrived I excitedly opened my ToGo box to find a prep glove between the aluminum foil…"
Sep 28, 2010

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Ty Sullivan commented on Erin Martin's blog post Your Craziest "In the Trenches" Restaurant Story?
"My first job as a teenager in a restaurant: I was cutting onions in the kitchen for onion soup and took a chunk off the side of my index finger. The chef scooped it all into the pot. As each onion soup was served he kept running to the window…"
Sep 28, 2010
Erin Martin's blog post was featured

Your Craziest "In the Trenches" Restaurant Story?

I haven't waited table for a few years now, but today I was thinking back on some of the craziest things I've seen as a server. Stuff that seems like it's out of a movie or a bad sitcom. Opening a box of lettuce from the distributor and finding a live frog.Having a salad thrown at me by a customer who insisted that it was "used."Watching in horror as the bar I worked in was raided by police because of drug dealing suspicious. I knew NOTHING, really!What's your craziest story?See More
Sep 21, 2010
Steve Paterson commented on Erin Martin's blog post Your Craziest "In the Trenches" Restaurant Story?
"Two middle aged and extremely drunk golfers getting a hand job at the bar by a morbidly obese and very fugly prep cook after her shift. I am not kidding or exaggerating."
Sep 21, 2010
Amanda Brandon commented on Erin Martin's blog post Your Craziest "In the Trenches" Restaurant Story?
"A used bandaid in the ice machine may be the worst thing I've ever seen."
Aug 13, 2010
Erin Martin posted a blog post

Your Craziest "In the Trenches" Restaurant Story?

I haven't waited table for a few years now, but today I was thinking back on some of the craziest things I've seen as a server. Stuff that seems like it's out of a movie or a bad sitcom. Opening a box of lettuce from the distributor and finding a live frog.Having a salad thrown at me by a customer who insisted that it was "used."Watching in horror as the bar I worked in was raided by police because of drug dealing suspicious. I knew NOTHING, really!What's your craziest story?See More
Aug 12, 2010
Erin Martin commented on Christopher Rovezzi's blog post "The world needs ditchdiggers too ya know..."
"um, CADDYSHACK, hello?!?!?!?! Good post, I agree!"
Aug 8, 2010
Erin Martin was featured
Jun 21, 2010

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Your Craziest "In the Trenches" Restaurant Story?

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 4:04pm 4 Comments

I haven't waited table for a few years now, but today I was thinking back on some of the craziest things I've seen as a server. Stuff that seems like it's out of a movie or a bad sitcom.



  • Opening a box of lettuce from the distributor and finding a live frog.
  • Having a salad thrown at me by a customer who insisted that it was "used."
  • Watching in horror as the bar I worked in was raided by police because of drug dealing suspicious. I knew NOTHING,…
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Five Tips for Branding Your Email Marketing Campaign

Posted on February 5, 2010 at 1:56pm 6 Comments

Branding. It's hard to describe—but crucial to success. Using the look, feel and sound of your communications to alert your customers to the experience they'll have at your establishment is not only good business practice, it allows you to stand out from the sea of competitors.



Branding your restaurant email campaigns is just as important as branding your menu and your advertisements. Here are five tips that will help you brand your email campaign.



1. Add your restaurant… Continue

How Not To Be Flagged as Spam In Your Restaurant Email Marketing Campaign

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 11:28am 2 Comments

Customers have a low tolerance for spam in their email inboxes. What you see as your restaurant's email newsletter, full of interesting content and attractive promotions, may be seen by your customers as spam.



Don't sully your restaurant's reputation by having your customers flag you as spam. Make sure that your customers know why they are giving you their email address, and periodically ask them in your emails if they want to continue receiving emails from your… Continue

How To Write a Great Subject Line for your Restaurant Email Marketing Campaign

Posted on January 6, 2010 at 11:51am 1 Comment

You're all set up, ready to go with your restaurant email campaign. You've got killer content, a mailing list full of customers hungry to hear from you and an eye-catching email layout. Now, all you need is a great subject line.



All too often, the subject line is a last-minute decision when sending out an email newsletter or promotion. A quick scan of my restaurant email folder in my email, and I see ho-hum lines like "Thank You" and my personal favorite:

"confirm… Continue

An Easy Way to Collect Your Customers' Email Addresses

Posted on December 26, 2009 at 2:58pm 10 Comments

It's no secret that restaurant email marketing is a great way to connect with your most loyal customers, and ensure that they return. But one thing I often hear is "I don't have TIME to run an email campaign!" And, sure, to run a campaign that is attractive to your customers, you'll have to set aside time to create powerful content and build eye-catching emails.



But what about gathering your customer's email addresses? Do you have a stack of comment cards gathering dust in a pantry… Continue

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Paul Paz
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Welcome Erin...
We look forward to your contributions and your representation of the Pacific NW FOHBOH network!
Paul
At 11:07pm on December 17, 2009, Bryon said…
Erin,

Welcome aboard.... Get to have you on FOHBOH.

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At 9:51am on December 16, 2009, Erin Martin said…
Hi Erin,

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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