Voice of the Restaurant Industry
Remember that the person writing this is a former banker. Remember also the whole point of this blog from the day I started it, which is that (at least in our restaurant industry) all parties in any financial transaction and subsequent relationship would be much better off if they understood not only each other’s motivations and needs but how each party gains and…Continue
Back in March, I posted 64 Suggestions for Bar Customers. Number 36 declares, Bringing in beverages from outside of the restaurant is a no-no. My long-standing conviction about this practice led to a spirited discussion on Yelp Talk (Boston) recently when I posted the following:
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I like to work out. I like it so much I joined a gym and I actually use it – 5 days a week since the Talent Revolution 30 Day Challenge, thank you very much! I don’t want to mention any names but the gym I joined is huge – it has all the amenities you’d expect in a workout facility. Free weights, every machine you can imagine, big mirrors to watch your biceps inflate with every pump of iron (yours not mine), TV’s,…Continue
Restaurant Owners or Managers. Please join me in my Be Kind To Food Servers Awareness Month
National Blood Drive. This is to celebrate the food servers awareness month in January.
January is also National Blood Donors Month. The food servers blood drive will be from January to March,2011.
March is American Red Cross Month.
I am asking for food servers to volunteer and donate blood at the blood drives.I am contacting restaurant
owners and managers all across…Continue
Independant operating restaurants are constantly surprising me with their business operations. I would be interested in doing a research profile on how many of my customers actually do a monthly inventory (weekly?), track their labor costs related to sales (revenue/labour hour), or even understand their margins item to item.
This is a common theme among restaurant dreamers.
"I know how to cook & I have alot of friends & my husband can operate the foh because he…
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I was reading a blog about Share Our Strength and my 13 year old Julia is hanging over my shoulder with curiosity. I asked her, "Did you know that there are more than 17 million children, nearly 1 in every 4, that struggle with hunger? When you are home having your daily bowl of ice cream there are other children that may not even have access to a meal of any sorts." She…Continue
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Business owners and managers talk a big game when it comes to supporting their employees, but unfortunately, many of them cower during moments of truth when customers are dead wrong. Smart leaders treasure great employees because they are much more valuable than horrific customers.…Continue
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Hi from Sybil Presley-Lifetime waitress!
I am asking for FohBoh members to send me an email of support for my
Be Kind To Food Servers Month to be nationally recognized by Congress.
Congressman Steve Cohen is helping me to get this Bill passed.
My email is email@example.com
You can call me at 251-656-5613
I need to hear from individuals,businesses,restaurants,associations and social…Continue
I’ve been a little lost the last couple days without a bucket list. Today is September 13, 2010 and it’s time to start anew. Hmmm… So I guess my life is going to be a continuing series of 30 day bucket lists. I’m sitting here thinking that’s a good thing. Several quick things I learned over the first 30 days:…Continue
One of the things that I like to do when I I travel is to devour a diverse portfolio of books, magazines and websites. I clearly have some favorites magazines and sites; Success, Fortune, Forbes, Pink, Franchise Times, Nation's Restaurant News and the vast majority of trade magazines and websites. This week I came across a great article by Richard Branson, the founder of the mega brand Virgin. I thought this article was so powerful because of his amazing job of synthesizing 40 years of…Continue
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This month I joined Amanda Hite, Founder and CEO of Talent Revolution in her company’s 30 Day Personal Revolution Challenge. The 30 Day Personal Challenge is a public commitment of creating positive change to improve yourself, your life, your business or anything else that is important to you.
I love that quote by Ghandi, “be the change you want to see in the world.” I happen to be one of those people who love change for the positive. I have found in my life that I can not speak, ask or…
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