November 2010 Blog Posts (45)

Facebook Places and Deals - Is Your Restaurant Using These Tools?

I just wrote a quick blog post at our website regarding yesterday's launch of Facebook Deals and wondered how many FohBoh enthusiasts are utilizing Facebook Places?

Facebook Places rolled out in August and now any retailer can claim their Place from their Business Page. Hopefully a lot of you have already done this but if not, it takes just a moment and once done, your customers can check in (a la Foursquare) at your location via Facebook's IPhone app or other access-ready mobile… Continue

Added by Mindi Cabe on November 4, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Dietitian’s Ode to the San Francisco Giants (World Champions)

For those of you who haven’t heard, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series on Monday and are 2010 world champions. And, by now most of you have figured out that I am a Giants fan. I was getting ready to write a lovely blog post about the thrilling topic of government money devoted to improving American wellness. Alas, the wellness grants will have to wait because I just got back from watching the Giant’s victory parade, and have baseball on…


Added by Alyson Mar, RD on November 3, 2010 at 4:52pm — 2 Comments

Five Lessons to Learn From McRib

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, McRib is back at McDonald’s this week. And for the first time, the gloppy McRib pork sandwich is a limited-time offer nationally rather than just in a few locales.

This strategy is a mistake, I think. There are several marketing lessons to…


Added by Scott Hume on November 3, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

How to Engage with Your Guest via Mobile

There are a few different ways to create an interactive experience for your guests with mobile. Two will be mentioned here. One of them is more common than the other. One of them is cutting edge. One of them can bring in a crowd on a slow night. One of them will create buzz and engage with your guests on an unseen level.

SMS Messaging. Engage with your guests via text messaging. The… Continue

Added by Matthew G on November 1, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Business Anniversaries

Interesting things, these anniversaries. We celebrate personal and family anniversaries and of course, the wedding anniversary. Some work anniversaries are important to track too, like the first, fifth, tenth, twenty-fifth and the one most people look forward to, the retirement anniversary - 30 years.

We celebrated our first year in business in 2008 and many within the FohBoh community, celebrated with us. We announced our second but no one seemed to care but us. I guess that's just… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on November 1, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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McDonald's rules out all-day breakfast in push to simplify

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Easy ways to use 5 uncommon spring greens

As light, crisp greens arrive at farmers markets and grocery stores, chefs are finding creative ways to add them to spring me -More


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National Restaurant Association Offers Training DVDs on Harassment Prevention, Social Media Use, and Customer Service

The National Restaurant Association has released three new DVDs that offer best practices in dealing with harassment and discrimination, customer service training, and the first of its kind video guide on the use of social media.

Yum! Brands Reports First-Quarter EPS Growth of 24% Excluding Special Items

China Division System Sales Increased 17% with Operating Profit Growth of 80%; Yum! Reaffirms Full-Year Guidance of at Lea

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.


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TED: Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - Hamish Jolly (2013)

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.

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.

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