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Voice of the Restaurant Industry
As most small business owners know, the new Affordable Healthcare Act put in place by President Obama, will affect businesses of every size, but small businesses may especially feel the effects. Under the recent Healthcare Act, beginning in 2014, small business owners with at least 50 full-time employees that do not offer health coverage to their employees will be required to do so.
One of the major…Continue
Added by Jules Dalsey on May 24, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments
For many people, sunshine and warm weather mean one thing: patio season! When summer’s on its way, customers don’t want to be cooped up inside for every meal. Instead, they want to enjoy the fresh air and soak up the vitamin D on their favorite restaurant’s patio. But what is it about eating outside that just makes food taste better? Here are some of the elements that make dining al fresco so irresistible.
No matter how lovely the inside of your restaurant is, you’re…Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on May 24, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments
Now. Here is the question: Were you ever, at any point in your life, employed in the restaurant industry? There is a 50% chance that your answer will be: “Yes.” because 50% of adults in the U.S. were, at some point in their lives, employed in the restaurant industry.
How do we know that? Well, here are the statistics ->…Continue
Added by Jules Dalsey on May 23, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments
By Aprons & Smocks
Summer is just days away. And as the temperatures continue to rise, lighter menu items in the nation’s restaurants tend to increase as well. GrubHub, the Chicago-based online ordering service, investigated this phenomenon and gathered some interesting results. By comparing two years of order information with National Climatic Data Center statistics, GrubHub examined order volume in the context of…
Added by Aprons & Smocks on May 23, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments
If you own a…Continue
Added by Jules Dalsey on May 23, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments
Do you use the 4 essential moves that make your foodservice purchasing rock? Does your supply-chain team advise suppliers how well they are performing? This fundamental play is key to developing a “ team-supply…Continue
Added by Fred Favole on May 23, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Restaurant Industry Outlook…Continue
Added by Jules Dalsey on May 22, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments
Today, we'll be continuing our series on the new FOHBOH platform by discussing some of the new features we're adding - in addition to the new look and feel. We have a number of fantastic new features in the works for FOHBOH members that will make the FOHBOH experience even better:
The new FOHBOH will launch with a brand new business directory accessible to all members. Vendors and service providers can create descriptive listings…Continue
Added by FohBoh on May 21, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments
iewpoints about whether or not to include calorie counts on menus are a mixed bag among U.S. restaurant owners, health and nutrition experts, legislators, and consumers.
While some believe the information to be valuable in helping restaurant consumers make healthier eating choices, others believe it has little or no impact on their ordering choices, and still others think it’s actually a deterrent to consumers’ dining out enjoyment.
Currently in places like California, New York…Continue
Success is a habit – so is failure.
Successful people share specific traits – so do people who are overlooked for promotions.
There are several reasons why aspiring and talented managers fail to land prime management positions. The good news is that most of the behaviors that hold professionals back are learned. Any behavior that is learned can be unlearned. Coaches and Career Counselors help professionals sharpen their skills and develop the behaviors that make them…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on May 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Everybody loves to read something nice. That goes double when the something nice is about your business. “Had a great time Friday night!” “The new sound system rocks!” “Your toilet paper is the softest!” It’s all good.
But what happens when a customer (gasp!) has a complaint? Be it food quality or customer service, the always-right patron will occasionally have a beef with some aspect of their experience.
In the world of social media that dissatisfaction will most often…Continue
If you build it, they will come. Don’t jump to conclusions! Good service and food are essential, but a sound promotional plan should be the base on which to establish your restaurant. If your business is already running, you may want to make sure you are promoting to the best of your ability. If you’re a new business, putting together a smart promotional plan should be the start. Remember, food and service doesn’t always mean success.
Added by Barry Chandler on May 16, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments
Fast Casual the Rush To The Middle Driving Non-Traditional Meal Occasions
By Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru, at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® and John Gordon
Restaurant Customer Migration Expanding
Five years from now chain restaurant leaders will be attending the National Restaurant Show in Chicago networking, learning and…Continue
Added by John A. Gordon on May 16, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments
If you own a small business…Continue
Added by Jules Dalsey on May 15, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments
Today, smart restaurant marketers focus on building relationships and creating meaningful interactions by engaging audiences through multiple channels. Your ability to understand the consumer and stay in tune with current trends ensures that you stay in front of the right people in order to build a strong following, and stay relevant in an ever-changing marketplace. This infographic shows the Top Restaurant Marketing Trends of 2013 to help you target consumers in smart and influential…Continue
Added by Fred Favole on May 14, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments
Recruiting top chefs – and top management – for the highly competitive restaurant business requires both industry know-how and first-hand knowledge of the local trends, cuisine and culture. Pacific Coast Hospitality has the experience and deep connections to help restaurants and other hospitality organizations across the western U.S. and British Columbia hire the most qualified talent for their management and executive restaurant positions.
Added by Greg Knudsen on May 14, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments
One common question a Recruiter asks at a job interview is for the Candidates expected pay. One of the major challenges each Candidate faces is to determine how much they are worth. It can be difficult to assess your net worth when making a career change. There are several things you must take into consideration before you can negotiate a competitive salary.
The first step is to forget what the college/university professor told you. No…Continue
Added by Robert Krzak on May 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Barry Chandler on May 13, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments
Happy Monday to everyone on FOHBOH! Last week, new President Stewart Anderson introduced himself and discussed an upcoming revamp of FOHBOH. This "relaunch" has been planned for a long time, and we are now mere weeks away from seeing it live on the web. Every Monday leading up to the relaunch, I'll be writing about important information regarding the new platform - new features, major changes, the transition, etc. Today, I'd like to give everyone an overview of the new platform so you all…Continue
Added by FohBoh on May 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments