Peter J Malinis
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Agile Solutions & Services, Inc.
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Buying/Selling a Business, Career Advancement, Consulting, Finding Investors, Learning, Networking
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Its not what you do, but how you do it
Agile Solutions & Services, Inc. of Chicago is a management consulting firm for the restaurant and foodservice industry. We focus on issues of concept development, strategy, operations, and marketing. With people watching their pennies more nowadays due to the economy, restaurateurs have to be more innovative and business savvy in order to remain competitive. That's where Agile can help.
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Is Customer Service Gone?

I went to a fast food chain for dinner with my six year old son this evening, and for legality purposes, the name of the restaurant will be withheld. My son found a table in the dining room next to the TV- unfortunately it was playing some eerie TV show about haunted houses, and because I did not want my son to be exposed to that type of…


Posted on October 23, 2010 at 11:19pm — 1 Comment

How Being “Green” Can Save You Green…And Give You a Warm and Fuzzy Feeling at the Same Time

For the last few years, you may have heard several buzzwords that refer to being “green”, or being socially and environmentally conscious, such as sustainability, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Engineering Design), and

of course, “green”. But these terms are fast becoming a part of main stream society.

And for very good reason. People are realizing that Mother Earth does not have

an unlimited amount of natural resources, and we are…


Posted on August 17, 2010 at 9:52pm

What's the Benefit of Innovation Anyways?

Today was a full day of meetings. It started at 8am and lasted until 5pm. For some, this isn't a big deal. I used to do this

stuff all the time in my previous career with meetings after meetings. But my

meetings today involved learning about new innovative products out in the

market. In my own humble and professional opinion, the products that will be…


Posted on August 9, 2010 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:49am on August 12, 2010, Sybil Presley said…
Hi from Sybil-the waitress!
Thank you fro being my friend! Please read my Be Kind To Food Servers blog
on FohBoh. I love FohBoh!
At 11:11am on August 10, 2010, Marcus Guiliano said…
Hello Peter,
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.

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Darden Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Darden's Board of Directors has appointed the Company's current Independent Lead Director, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. The Company also announced that it has amended its corporate governance policies to provide for the separation of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer roles.

National Restaurant Association Statement on NLRB Joint Employer Decision

Today the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision asserting McDonald’s Corporation is a joint employer of its franchisees:

National Restaurant Association Issues Support for Clearer ACA Definition of Seasonal Employment

The bipartisan legislation will align the definitions of seasonal employment in the Affordable Care Act and streamline the applicable large employer determination process.

Rising India, Inc. Announces Acquisition Strategy Toward a Sizable Slice of the QSR Pizza Pie

Rising India, Inc. (OTC: RSII), announces today it will immediately begin work toward the acquisition of up to 5 profitable stores in the popular Quick Serve Pizza Restaurant segment. Current targets are currently earning about $450,000 in revenues per year, per store. Acquisition of targets would provide immediate cash flow identified from profitable longstanding, absentee owner operations with proven model success.

Panera Bread Company Reports Q2 2014 Diluted EPS of $1.82

Q2 2014 Revenue increased 7% to $631 million - Q2 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe transactions up 0.4%


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: 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.

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