Rickie Duane Neal
  • 44, Male
  • Baltimore , Md.
  • United States
  • Uno Chicago Grill
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Director of Operations
Uno Chicago Grill
What best describes my company
Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Networking, Gaining Knowledge
Personal Quote
"It is better to regret the things you have done than the things you have not"
Years in the Industry
22 years

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The Power of Positive Thinking

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this — you haven't."

– Thomas Edison

In todays economy it is a challenge. It is a daily batlle to be fought. All of us are in the trenches daily fighting to achieve the best guest experience to be one of the standing when all is said and done. It is of the utmost importance to remember that each of us has the ability and power to impact our operations on a daily basis and find a way to win. Some will fall by the way and some… Continue

Posted on June 7, 2008 at 3:30pm

Kitchen Manager Meeting 03/08

Never underestimate the power of Teaching and Learning. On a monthly basis I have began to gather my managers and lead employee's by department. The time that we have spent has lead to in depth sharing of information on problems that we have faced in several locations and lead to us all finding resolutions to many of these issues that have plauged our teams. The cohesiveness and communication among the group has been a huge factor in achieving victory.

Posted on April 6, 2008 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Uno's Sponsor of First Mariner's Home Gme

Congratulations goes out to the team in the Inner Harbor who this past week played a large role in the first ever Arena football leauge game held in the city. The team is currently sponsoring dinner with the team night each Monday evening. The Arena Leauge team is in the restaurant from 7p-9p each Monday night where we have a replay of the game streamed across the 8 flat screen TV's in our lounge area. Check out the album for photos of last weeks home opener.

Posted on April 6, 2008 at 4:23pm

Heading to Vegas!

I am headed to Vegas on Tuesday and I am looking for unsight from some friends here on the best places to for F&B and entertainment. Let me know your thoughts.


Posted on April 6, 2008 at 3:51pm — 9 Comments

Mid-Atlantic VIP Parties A Huge Success!

Please join me in congratulating the teams in Bowie, Landover and Waldorf on their stellar performance during this past weeks VIP Parties. The teams had their restaurants looking "Best In Class" and blew all of the guests away with tremendous hospitality and great food from our new LTO menu. We had a local Jazz artists playing at all of the events and he was a tremendous crowd pleaser. The Jazz Man plays regularly on Tuesday in Landover and Thursday in Bowie. The crowd was generated by personal… Continue

Posted on April 6, 2008 at 3:40pm

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At 9:05am on May 26, 2009, Nicole Huggins said…
Hi Rickie. I was hoping you could give me some networking assistance. I am doing some work in the D.C./Maryland area. If you can give me a call, that would be great. Thanks!
Nicole Huggins
866-546-3794 Ext. 1015
At 12:39pm on March 30, 2009, Rene Crites said…
Hello Rickie,
I hope you do not mind my reaching out to you through FOHBOH. I work with M. Thrailkill & Associates. We are a management and executive search firm supporting the hospitality and retail industries. We are looking for a Director of Operations Desginate in the Northeast and I was hoping you might be open to networking with me. You can reach me via email at admin@mthrailkill.com. Thank you and I hope to hear from you!
Rene Crites
At 8:32pm on October 16, 2008, Allen Hardage said…
Ricki, It's been over 15 years since I've enjoyed some uno. I know your all still doing a great job. Can't wait to hit Chi town this winter and have some.
At 8:28am on June 8, 2008, Jennifer said…
yes i am around, will be at our haborplace location this tue and fri, if you can come by for lunch or dinner or a beverage let me know
At 1:23pm on May 1, 2008, Daphne said…
Hi Rickie! I would like to introduce myself and our company, Paramount Restaurant Supply to you! I understand that you have a kitchen equipment supplier at this point; however I would like you to consider Paramount as your secondary supplier for your growth throughout the country. Please visit us at: www.pararest.com. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions! Have a wonderful day!
At 4:25am on April 22, 2008, Matt Urdan said…
That's awesome! Glad you had a wonderful time!
At 12:11pm on April 17, 2008, Matt Urdan said…
Thanks Rickie, Let me know how the trip goes!
At 9:42am on April 17, 2008,
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At 8:12pm on April 13, 2008, Jennifer said…
sounds good to me. Hey, how was vegas baby vegas???
At 4:57am on April 9, 2008, Tim Sereda said…
Thanks Rickie for adding me as a friend.




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