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Paul Letendre commented on FohBoh's blog post FohBoh CEO to Step Down after 5 1/2 years at the helm
"Michael, Thank you for creating and nurturing this invaluable site. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors. pll"
May 2, 2013

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Paul Letendre replied to FohBoh's discussion Obama Care - How does the Supreme Court decision affect the restaurant industry?
"Why, you ask- yet you have given the answers. Because the healtcare industries, insurance companies and drug companies have worked hard to build a system where they will be the primary beneficiaries of anyone's ill fortunes, -and…"
Jul 17, 2012

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Paul Letendre replied to FohBoh's discussion Obama Care - How does the Supreme Court decision affect the restaurant industry?
"I am amused at being called a "lefty".  I've voted in 10 preisidential elections and voted Republican in 8 of them. But then again, I've been in the restaurant industry, I've been called far worse. :)"
Jun 29, 2012

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Paul Letendre replied to FohBoh's discussion Obama Care - How does the Supreme Court decision affect the restaurant industry?
"Okay, you have over 50 full time employees and a few of them get seriously ill or into an accident (outside of work).  What's the alternative?  Have the goverment pay to fix them up and subsidise your restaurant? The US has the…"
Jun 29, 2012

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Paul Letendre posted a status
"..independent restaurants accounted for 87 percent of restaurant visit losses during the past three years. Will Independents become extinct?"
Mar 1, 2012
Jon Rock liked Paul Letendre's blog post Social Network Marketing for Restaurant Owners/Managers
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Emerald Reilly commented on Paul Letendre's blog post Social Network Marketing for Restaurant Owners/Managers
"Great post, Paul! You've offered loads of great advice when looking in to finding an outsourced solution to your social media marketing needs. It's difficult to keep your fast paced restaurant going when your taking time out to learn what…"
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Steve Hungsberg commented on Paul Letendre's blog post Social Network Marketing for Restaurant Owners/Managers
"In my experience working with restaurants, there are easily more than 100 different places you can go online to manage your restaurant's presence.  Of those, there are probably 3-5 that you want to be managing daily.  Another 3-5 that…"
Feb 2, 2012
Magnus Hultberg commented on Paul Letendre's blog post Social Network Marketing for Restaurant Owners/Managers
"I love this point. I know several restaurant owners among our customers who have perhaps taken it a step further and formed strong relationships with food and tech bloggers in their area to get not just the occasional blog post written…"
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Social Network Marketing for Restaurant Owners/Managers

(or, Sink Like a Stone) You are a restaurant owner sitting in your office.  Every day it’s becoming more apparent that you will need to get deeper involved in more aspects of social media.  Those newspaper, radio and Yellow Pages ads just aren’t bringing in new faces anymore. You leave the office and are walking through the dining room toward the kitchen; you’ve got a thousand things on your plate already and haven’t got time to even look at your “urgent things to-do” list.  How the frig are…See More
Jan 26, 2012

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Social Network Marketing for Restaurant Owners/Managers

(or, Sink Like a Stone) You are a restaurant owner sitting in your office.  Every day it’s becoming more apparent that you will need to get deeper involved in more aspects of social media.  Those newspaper, radio and Yellow Pages ads just aren’t bringing in new faces anymore. You leave the office and are walking through the dining room toward the kitchen; you’ve got a thousand things on your plate already and haven’t got time to even look at your “urgent things to-do” list.  How the frig are…See More
Jan 26, 2012

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Paul Letendre liked Jon Rock's blog post Mobile App vs. Mobile Website: Which is Best for Restaurants?
Jan 24, 2012

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owner
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la10duh
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http://www.la10duh.com
Twitter Handle
la10duh
What best describes my company
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Interests
Buying/Selling a Business, Career Advancement, Consulting, Finding a Job, Franchising, Investing, Learning, Networking, Organic Foods
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There's no reason to have a bad day, have a bad moment and move on.
Biography
Paul Letendre, that’s me, I have spent most of my life in food service. I’ve tended bar, waited tables, been a warehouse picker and a warehouse sweeper: have wrapped pallets and have driven trucks and delivered and have been in the kitchen to receive what guys like me have delivered. I’ve sliced meats and cleaned meat saws and grinders, I’ve sold for a distributor, spent way too long as a district sales manager, and have been director of sales, director of business development, sales director and sales manager. I’ve been a senior vice president and an executive vice president. I have never been a plain old vice president even though I’m kind of plain and kind of old.
Years in the Industry
30+

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Social Network Marketing for Restaurant Owners/Managers

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You are a restaurant owner sitting in your office.  Every day it’s becoming more apparent that you will need to get deeper involved in more aspects of social media.  Those newspaper, radio and Yellow Pages ads just aren’t bringing in new faces anymore. 

You leave the office and are walking through the…

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Posted on January 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Restaurant Owners Wearing Rose-Colored Glasses?

Restaurant Owners Wearing Rose-Colored Glasses

I was watching one of the restaurant make-over shows the other night; either Restaurant Impossible with Robert Irvine or Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsey.  I don’t even remember which one it was.  At the beginning of the show, the guru sits in the dining room and tries five or ten entrees.  Of course, they all suck, that’s what the show is about: going from being a totally suck restaurant to being…

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Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Bean Counters, Pea Cookers

Counting Beans, Cooking Peas

1st owner: A restaurant is a business.  When push comes to shove, it is all about the bottom line.

2nd owner: A restaurant is part of the hospitality business.  It is all about the customer experience. 

Of course, they are both right, and of course, they are both wrong.  The reality is: it’s about balance:…

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Posted on January 5, 2012 at 5:30pm

New Year's Resolution

Restaurant Owners’ New Year’s Resolution

  1. 1.   Every day in 2012, make one small improvement
  2. 2.   Every day, keep a focus on doing the right thing – right thing for the customer, the enterprise, the employee  
  3. 3.   Commit to securing one new customer each week – a customer that will come back regularly
  4. 4.   Ask for staff feedback on improving plate…
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Posted on December 27, 2011 at 3:58pm

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