February 2010 Blog Posts (105)

Food Network's Chef vs City casting call Baltimore, DC & Philadelphia

The Food Network’s Chef Vs City is casting is in Baltimore today, tomorrow (February 3rd) and Thursday (February 4th) , they are moving on to Washington DC this weekend and then on to Philadephia the beginning of next week. If you haven’t watched the show it is Amazing Race meets Iron Chef. As a team of two chefs representing your city, i.e. Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia, you are put through challenges which could be eating unusaly food items to a related challenge that represents… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on February 2, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Do customers say to you: "I couldn't find you on my GPS"?

Do customers say to you: "I couldn't find you on my GPS"?



How is your business mapped in a potential customer's search on Google or Bing? How about when that customer searches on an iPhone or GPS device?



The answer is becoming more critical every day to the success of restaurants, retail outlets and any other business that serves customers at a physical location. Business owners need to review the way their businesses are listed online, correct any omissions or… Continue

Added by BizMappers on February 2, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

"I" before "You"

Most of us own, operate, or assist other businesses in being successful and evaluation of the effectiveness of the business is the culminating point to our individual success. When evaluating my own operating situations some of the things I hear from my team are:



“I have some folks on my team I am going to replace with an upgrade”



“My manager or employee just doesn’t get it.”



“Right bus wrong seat.”



“The work ethic of today’s generation…so much…
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Added by Andy Swingley on February 1, 2010 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment


Non-Operator
We Just Bought A Horse (an amazing wild mustang}

Greetings all,

We have been on a journey for soooo long to find different ways to give back. First step was to feed the hungry every day for almost 2 years, we only stopped because the local goverment said we could not do it unless we were a part of a church group already feeding the hungry. Second step was to aquire land to set up an urban youth sancuary and rescue animals and grow n organic farm, well we now have the land and we now have our first horse.

We want the youth to know… Continue

Added by Miftah on February 1, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Restaurant Leadership

You may have noticed that FohBoh is promoting and advertising the upcoming Restaurant Leadership Conference April 19-21. You may also have heard that FohBoh was selected by CSP (owners of the Restaurant Leadership Conference) as its exclusive partner for social media; basically powering the event and providing pre-conference promotion, at-conference thought leadership and post-conference, continuing education and community management for the new… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on February 1, 2010 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

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Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

Restaurant Sales Bounced Back in March

Restaurant sales posted a solid gain in March, and bounced back completely from the recent soft patch. Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in March, up 1.1 percent from February's upward-revised sales volume of $46.8 billion, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

McAlister's Deli Signs Franchise Agreement to Expand to Cleveland

McAlister's Deli announced it has signed a development agreement with an experienced multi-unit operator to develop three restaurants in the Cleveland, Ohio, area - the brand's first locations in the market.

Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity April 16, 2014

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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Announces CFO Departure in May

The company has commenced a search for Mr. Hope’s successor, reviewing both internal and external candidates. Mr. Hope will assist in the transition of duties to an interim CFO and will remain a consultant to the company through the summer.

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TED TALKS VIDEO

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.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

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.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

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