In yesterday's blog we discussed the importance of having a comprehensive marketing plan for your restaurant and ended by saying if you haven’t already done so, take the first step and start building a database of your customers.
Today I want to share with you how to avoid, the…Continue
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Its finally over, turkeys have been eaten, presents have been unwrapped and the last glass of champagne is gone. As a server working at a restaurant located at a very busy mall, I have already felt the change of seasons. For the last…Continue
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When I was a young whippersnapper, attending classes at Ryerson University, what was then and still is called “one of the best hotel schools in North America", the marketing professor gave us an interesting, but quite challenging assignment.…
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I would like to start the year talking about Marketing - its a commonly used word, whose meaning is often confused by small business to have the more restricted meaning given to words like advertising or selling.
But you see, Marketing, is a broad, all encompassing term, which includes a lot more than advertising or selling. A well known expert in the field, Peter Drucker said – “Because of the nature of business, it has just two functions…Continue
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Eating out is about entertainment too. Granted, finding a mouth-watering filet mignon or burger might be enough, but the environment helps, right? I mean I have to down that filet in a beautiful setting, not in a fleabag dive. It’s the visual, aural, taste and smell that does it for me when eating out. Perhaps I’m naïve, but could there be any renewed viability of restaurants or bars built entirely around ultra popular entertainment properties or…Continue
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I saw this today and it resonated with me. It was a loud and clear image that the party was over. At least for 2007. So, what's in store for 2008?
A Florida man was about halfway through a plate of steamed clams when he chomped down on something hard — a rare, iridescent purple pearl. George Brock and his wife, Leslie, had been
spending a day at the beach Friday in…
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I was invited to a Wine and Food show in Baltimore called the Great Tastes Culinary Expo. I am excited about it because Warren Brown who ownes Cake Love and is also on the Foodnetworks Sugar Rush will be there. I will be selling my original items and a few new ones. Take a look at the link just to see what it is all about. This event will take place February 23, 2008 at the Tremont Grand Hotel in Baltimore Maryland.
If you are…
Did you attend a New Year’s Eve party last night to bring in 2008? My wife and I attended a posh party at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. If you haven't been there, it's our town's attempt to compete with Vegas and/or L.A., but it's nowhere close. Many call it an eyesore, but it has become a popular local hangout. It was packed. We opted for the $99 dinner, dancing, open bar package vs. the $35 Nikki Beach meat market with no open bar, no dinner, no…Continue
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