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Restaurant Business and Marketing Strategy

Do You Need A Digital Marketing Manager?

Does Your Restaurant Need a Digital Marketing Manager? So I’m at a recent conference with restaurant owners and we were talking a lot about mobile marketing and social media marketing for restaurants and the question kept coming up – “Do we need to hire someone to do all this stuff?” Short answer: Yes, absolutely. Longer [...]

Social Media Marketing For Restaurants – A Teleseminar

How Restaurants Can Use Social Media to Create a Loyal Following and Keep Customers Coming Back-Even in a Rotten Economy Jaime Oikle from Restaurant Report is hosting a 1hr teleseminar focused on social media marketing for restaurant owners tomorrow, Wednesday Aug 5, at 3pm EST. Click here for the full scoop on what will be [...]

Restaurant Customer Service That Rocks

What makes a twelve-dollar hamburger worth twelve dollars? Hint: It’s not just the Certified Angus Beef. To differentiate yourself in the restaurant business—and make that burger worth the price—you have to be innovative, creative, irreverent and unpredictable. At least that’s what works at Hard Rock Café, where customers don’t just pay for those twelve-dollar burgers, [...]

Food And Menu Pricing For Your Restaurant

One thing I’ll never forgive formal culinary schools for, is teaching new impressionable would-be chefs to use a budgeted cost percentage to price food menus. Chain restaurants share an equal responsibility for perpetuating this bad practice by focusing their managers on food cost percentages without letting them in on the secret that the cost percentage [...]

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My team runs a multimedia restaurant business website with videos, audio recordings, and helpful articles.

Also check out our exclusive restaurant coupons system, CouponCuisine.
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Hell's Kitchen The Video Game: You too will yelled at by Ramsey!

Posted on September 26, 2008 at 6:45am 3 Comments

Something completely out of left field was being advertised on my favorite web radio station this morning: Hell's Kitchen The Game.

Available on Wii, Nintentdo DS and PC/Mac as of Sept 8, this game is getting a mixed bag of reviews depending on the platform.

This follows my previous thoughts on how many restaurant and cooking games are on the market, with even more to come.… Continue

Viral Marketing At Its Finest

Posted on July 17, 2008 at 6:22pm 4 Comments

There are few things in marketing that can deliver results of a good viral campaign. Witness this: my name on your Presidential Ballot this… Continue

Restaurant Training And The Economy - 3 Part Video Series

Posted on June 7, 2008 at 3:22pm 0 Comments

In May 2008, Judy Asman, John Alexander and Nathan Gilder coordinated an interview and information session on the topic of how the economy should... and should not... affect staff training in restaurants.

The 20+ minute interview provides valuable information and insights based on John's many years in the Industry and current activities with CHART.

Part 1:

Part 2:…


Mega Restaurant CD - Product On Sale

Posted on April 14, 2008 at 11:23am 3 Comments

I just found out that Restaurant Report has a new "Mega CD" on sale this week. You can watch a video introducing the content on the CD here:

For a list of the CD contents, go here:

I'm not an affiliate for this… Continue

Nathan, Joel and Jeffrey Get Blogs Listed in Top 50!

Posted on March 13, 2008 at 12:03pm 5 Comments

This showed up in my inbox this morning - Evan Carmichael from updated the Top 50 Blogs for Startups, listing Restaurant Revolution, RestaurantMarketingBlog and Building Better Restaurants as the best blogs for restaurateurs.…


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At 11:50am on August 5, 2009,
Alyson Mar, RD
Hi Nathan,

Thanks for the connection. I look forward to your insights on FohBoh!

At 3:47am on March 5, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Thanks alot Nathan
At 7:07pm on March 4, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Nathan
Here's an opportunity, fun and easy, and will only take a minute!
go here-

-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
At 3:35pm on November 26, 2008,
Keith Bernhardt
Hey Nathan,

Read Andy Swingley's "Wednesday FohBohist" column on the front page of fohboh.

Really shocking of Roy. I didn't know him personally, just through here.

He answered a discussion I wrote about "complementing" advertising.

Glad you like the legal pad design !

At 7:23pm on November 13, 2008, Judy "the foodie" Asman said…
What's up restaurant futurist! Just dropping by. your page looks really cool, not surprised.
At 3:43pm on October 28, 2008, Libby Tucker-beer2buds/promobomb said…
Hi Nathan, is a great site! The business model is clean and well thought out. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing some thoughts on my current model and if you have possible leads. I am in the Seattle area and I would also be happy to send referrals your way.
Thanks for the tip on the Flip video camera on restaurantrevolution - but the link is broken. ;
At 11:41am on October 2, 2008,
Alex Makarski
Hey Nathan,

I finally made it over here. As they say, better late than early (at least that's how I remember it).

At 4:39pm on August 20, 2008, Jason Duncan said…
OKCTalk is a great place to keep up to the minute with Oklahoma City. Be sure to check it out! bold
At 1:48pm on August 19, 2008, Ralph 'Poppie' Martin said…
Hi Nathan,
Not sure how to private message, but you can email me and I'll get you my number. I'm ramart103 at that place that Yoodles.
My wife is a Cowboy fan, I am a diehard Packer Backer. It makes for interesting dinner conversation! She wanted to bet me last year on the match-up, if I lost, I'd have to wear a cowboy cheerleader suit. I don't think so! She's Nina Martin on this site and invites you to contact her. She's a hoot Nathan, you'll enjoy the conversation!
Well, all for now. Take care and we'll talk soon!
At 2:40pm on August 14, 2008, Ralph 'Poppie' Martin said…
Hey Nathan! I'm back.....kind of. My laptop is giving me issues, but I think I have it fixed. OKC was a great move. I'm at a place called Nonna's in the Bricktown section of the city(real hot spot). The Dave Mathews Band played across the street last night and we got hit hard. Nice to get back into the kaos though. When we got to town, we hit the job market hard. Think I landed in a great restaurant, they have a web site if you want to check it out.
I happened to get a call about 2 weeks ago from a guy named Robert Black. He's the exec chef for a group called 'Good Egg'. They have 3 or 4 different restaurant concepts and think outside the box. One rest. is a place called Iron Star and features urban bbq. He's a real nice guy and didn't have a spot for me but saw my resume and had to meet and maybe sign me up down the road. Anyway, I told him about this site and he said that locals go to a site called OKCtalks. Some time soon, I'll invade the site and get more okies here. The reason I bring this up is that he might be a good contact for you as well! If I can help, let me know.
Now, more importantly, I love college football. Grew up rooting for Penn State and the Irish. Love to watch SEC, they play hard against each other and the talent pool is deep. I lived in Florida for 15 years,but, I have 3 rules for sports in general. I don't root for any team from California, I don't root for any team from Florida and, I don't root for any team named the Dallas Cowboys!
Well, that's all for now. It's nice to hear from you Nathan.
P.S. You got my vote for prez! :-)




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TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

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The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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