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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Jump start their appetites with this fabulous flatbread appetizer topped with beets, goat cheese, arugula and California Walnuts. For this and more great recipes, visit http://www.walnuts.org/food-professionals/trending-recipes/.

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Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes Certified As Nation's Largest 'Green' Restaurant Chain

National Group Salutes Country's Only Large Restaurant Group to be 'Certified Green Restaurants®'

National Restaurant Association and EatStreet Release Online Ordering Guide

The National Restaurant Association and EatStreet have released a free educational guide focusing on online ordering and emerging restaurant technology trends.

Boyd's Coffee Launches Single-Cup Coffees For Retail And Foodservice

The coffees come in a variety of roast levels and include organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ options: French No. 6®, Red Wagon® Organic Coffee, Good Morning™, Hi-Rev® (delivers more caffeine), and Lost Lake™ Decaf Organic Coffee.

Arby's Announces Development Deals With New And Existing Franchisees

ARG recently sold 14 company-operated restaurants in Tampa, FL to Mosaic Investments, Inc. (Mosaic), a fully integrated investment firm based in Atlanta. In addition to remodeling existing locations slated to commence at the end of 2014, Mosaic has committed to build 13 new Arby's restaurants in the Tampa area over the next nine years.

Smoothie King Appoints Vice President Of Business Development To Drive Brand's Expansion Across The U.S.

Prior to joining Smoothie King, Bruno served as vice president of retail sales, operations and franchise development for Fannie May Fine Chocolates, a division of 1800Flowers.com, where he oversaw a $69.5 million retail division that included 100 corporate stores and 45 franchised stores.

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TED: Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion - Michel Laberge (2014)

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" positioned 50,000 km from a telescope to enable imaging of planets about distant stars. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

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