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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Americans continue to eat less fish

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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.

Fuddruckers Reenters New York State With Restaurant In Middletown

introduces its first company-operated New York State site today at 340 Route 211 East in Middletown, which is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 60 miles from Manhattan.

Giardino Gourmet Salads Announces Nine Consecutive Quarters Of Positive Comparable Sales

Giardino Gourmet Salads announced that it has experienced nine consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales after posting an eight percent increase throughout the first quarter of 2014.

Organic Claims Declining on US Restaurant Menus

According to Mintel Menu Insights, while 'organic' is still the leading ethical claim on restaurant menus, its usage declined 28% between Q4 2010-13.


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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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