Richard Lowder
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Discovering new food, Consulting, Making Friends, Networking, Gaining Knowledge
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Goals are for soccer. Objectives are directions. Tasks give results.
Hello everyone. I am a former restaurauteur, turned consultant, turned website developer. I have just launched two new websites directed at the food service industry. is a non-directory site, more like an online yellow pages, with real ads by real providers for the industry. is an affordable job board for the small restaurant owner/operator needing to fill those lower paid but essential postitions. We have been getting rave reviews and a wide variety of interest from both restaurant owners and vendors to those owners.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Years in the Industry

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My website is designed for restaurant owners/operators, and prospective restaurateurs to find products, services, and suppliers for almost everything they need to conduct business.

In addition we try to provide information that will help them be successful through a series of articles related to the restaurant industry.

So here's the catch. We constantly need new material. If you are a consultant who likes to write and want to… Continue

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 4:51pm

Sourcing restaurant goods, supplies and services

When I bought my first restaurant many years ago I had no idea as to how to find vendors, repair guys, insurance and all the other things a restaurant needs to do business. Back then, the way I got a new vendor (or at least was able to compare pricing and service) was when a company hired a new sales rep for my area. You can bet they showed up at my door soon after.

Well, guess what? Some 25 years later that still seems to be the way many companies in the industry conduct their…


Posted on January 8, 2008 at 11:55am — 4 Comments

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At 10:37am on October 15, 2008, Rick Greene said…
Thank you for accepting our request. We are looking forward to joining the different forums and growing closer with our new friends on this site. If possible I would like the opportunity to lean on you from time to time for help or guidance, while getting used to this site. Thanks again....

Rick Greene
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Goin's Digital
At 12:25pm on May 29, 2008, ULTRATHIN PIZZA GIRL said…
Hi Richard,

My name is Caitlin I am the west coast regional manager for Ultrathin Pizza Shells and Flatbreads, my families company based out of NY. I recently moved to LA to launch our products to the west coast. We have a great line of thin crust pizza shells & flatbreads that work very well in upscale casual restaurants, catering halls and resorts. I would love an opportunity to show you my products at some point in the future. Please check out our website and let me know what you think.
At 10:27am on March 17, 2008, Roger Herforth said…
Hi Richard - I can help restaurant owners put cash to the bottom line. No gimmecks. I have a unique Debit/ ATM/ Payroll card for direct deposit for unbanked employees. Has Health discount plan too. Lots of benefits for all.
At 11:00pm on January 24, 2008, Jeni Michelson said…
Hi Richard, thanks for the invite! I'll try to buzz you tomorrow. You have a great concept and I'm sure many people will find your resources more than helpful.

At 5:50pm on January 23, 2008, Tony said…
Hi I have a few restaurants in OC come and see us
At 5:03pm on January 11, 2008, Anthony Presley said…
Sorry we didn't hook up this week (I think we scheduled a call for Wednesday or Tuesday). Website looks like it is further along, but you just might have a chicken-and-egg problem there. Wish you the best!
At 6:56am on January 9, 2008, Randy Stefan said…
We are located in Canada and our address is 2546 Rothesay Crescent, Regina, Sk. S4V3C7
Restaurant is the name of our company and conveniently is also our webaddress.
306-757-2677 is our phone number.
web address is and our blog is
my direct email is
i will try sending you an article later today.
At 7:03pm on January 8, 2008, Nathan said…
Hey Richard, we spoke on the phone in late 2007. I hope your websites are gaining traction!
At 3:53pm on January 8, 2008, Veronique Kinder said…
Thanks Richard, we should talk, I have checked out your site
Thanks for the comment. send me a message the next time you are online.
At 2:48pm on January 8, 2008, Randy Stefan said…
Thanks Richard
Yes we could contribute articles for your site. Where would you place them on the site? Let me know how you would want us to send them to you, by email or is there a way to upload to site?




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