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Online Menu Builders Finally Make Sense

Successful Restaurateurs Use MustHaveMenus to Do A Week’s Worth of Work in A Day

“MustHaveMenus operates like we do: very straightforward, not gimmicky. When I called for help, a real person actually answered the phone.” — Stephanie Copeland, Bimini Bar &…

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Added by Jim Williams on February 11, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments


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Mindfulness Management – Using Latest Practices to Land a Management Job

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

The business world creates new problem solving theories every year. Management training and practice evolves yearly. This can make it difficult for managers to keep up. If you’ve been in a management position for a long time and are just returning to the work play you may find the new interview questions and…

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Added by FohBoh on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in your Restaurant

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Ian Said. You can visit his profile here.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to offer your customers something spectacular. Whilst dining at your…

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Added by FohBoh on February 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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IRS to Roll Out New Program For Small BIz Tax Payers

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Jules Dalsey. You can visit his profile here.

The IRS is planning to roll out a new program that would help small…

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Added by FohBoh on February 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Behavior That Can Cost Managers Their Jobs

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

One of the most frustrating aspects of working in any corporation is being stepped over for a promotion. Another example would be the manager who solves problems, reduces turn over, increases revenue, brings the restaurant out of the dark ages, and then is fired despite their efforts.

1. A Poor Behavior…

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Added by FohBoh on January 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Restaurant Industry Trends that Will Affect Your Dining Out Habits this Year and Beyond

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Cess Padilla. You can visit her profile here.

Now there’s more reason for you to step out and try out new restaurants this year with friends and loved ones, because for sure, following the release of the National Restaurant Association’s Industry Forecast this year, restaurants across the United States will be stepping up their game to provide the best food…

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Added by FohBoh on January 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments


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4 Reasons to Join the California Restaurant Association (CRA)

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

Calling all California Restaurant Industry Professionals: Do you wish you could be more involved in restaurant industry-related legislation? Could you use some help navigating the ever-changing legal landscape of the industry including new labor laws, food safety…

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Added by FohBoh on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments


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How The Interviewer Tests Your Behavior and Personality

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

Many Job Seekers are surprised to find that a job interview is similar to being profiled. The interviewer may be less interested in your experience, and more interested in your behavior, and what your personality type is. They may overlook areas where your education and experience are lacking.

Experienced…

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Added by FohBoh on January 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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4 Things to Know About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA)

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

The hospitality and foodservice industry in Florida employs over 1,000,000 people, the largest segment of Florida’s working population. If you are one of these professionals, you need to familiarize yourself with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association…

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Added by FohBoh on January 16, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Can You Pass an Interviewer’s Interrogation?

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

The first thing you need to understand when preparing for a job interview is that Hiring managers are trained in the art of finding the truth and looking for places where people are trying to hide the truth (masking). Many management candidates fail to land jobs because they are afraid of telling the truth. There…

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Added by FohBoh on January 14, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Digital Marketing Trends for Hotels - Infographic

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Added by FohBoh on January 14, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments


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Top 5 Concerns of Restaurant Owners in 2014

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Joe Welsh. You can visit his profile here.

As we go into a new year, restaurant owners should be developing their restaurant business plan for operational efficiency and marketing strategies to increase sales.

A recent study of restaurant owners in Columbus Ohio cited the top five concerns to be dealt with in 2014. Outlined below are their…

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Added by FohBoh on January 9, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Making Decisions is Getting Tougher and Tougher in a Faster and Faster Business Envionment

Feeling ok about reversing a "good" decision.

It's all a roll of the dice isn't it. There are no absolutes in life or in business, so why do we languish about decisions made or become indecisive when the time comes…

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Added by Michael L. Atkinson on January 9, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments


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5 Top Food & Beverage Trade Shows in North America

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

Looking for inspiration? Great new products? Networking opportunities? Food & beverage industry trade shows are a great place to get the information and make the connections you need to make your restaurant or industry-related business more successful. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of…

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Added by FohBoh on January 8, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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Skills and Abilities Questions Interviewers ask Restaurant Managers

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

There is more to these questions than just wanting to know if a Candidate is skilled enough to hold a job at a particular restaurant. Think of a job interview as if it were a game of chess. Each move determines the next set of questions. The outcome depends on whether the interviewer puts the Candidate in check, or…

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Added by FohBoh on January 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Interviewing Secrets: Strong vs. Weak Management Candidates

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

Weak candidates may have difficulty articulating their experiences and what they learned. Weaker candidates are satisfied with their ability to make it through the day without inciting chaos. A strong candidate will analize the situation and can give examples of how they used their new found skills.

Weak…

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Added by FohBoh on January 3, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Restaurant Marketing Tips for the New Year

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Jules Dalsey. You can visit his profile here.

If you’re a small business owner running a restaurant, sometimes the last thing you feel like…

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Added by FohBoh on December 24, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Things to Come - Foodservice 2014

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Fred Favole. You can visit his profile here.

Fast Profits: Have you heard your customers asking you to Come To Your Senses“ ?

In the New Year consumers will be spending more, which translates to more posteriors in more restaurant seats. And you will need to be prepared. Depending on your industry segment, the…

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Added by FohBoh on December 23, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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How Scheduling Software Can Improve Your Restaurant Operations

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

Emerging from recession with new healthcare laws, wage strikes, …

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Added by FohBoh on December 21, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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Is Your Restaurant Marketing Effective?

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Joe Welsh. You can visit his profile here.

Recently, several casual dining restaurant chains have announced that they are “exploring options” or slowing their growth pattern for additional stores.  The reasons they site are declining customer traffic and the resulting impact on quarterly profits. What’s going on with this trend and how does the restaurant owner react…

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Added by FohBoh on December 20, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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Restaurants may feel the pinch of pricier coffee later this year

Prices for arabica coffee futures hit a 26-month high amid a drought in Brazil, which produces a third of the world's coffee  -More

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

McDonald's breakfast menu accounts for 25% of the chain's U.S.  -More

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 News

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.

CROWD FUNDING

If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.

TED TALKS VIDEO

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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