Recently an online portal pitched something similar to the following offer:
“Give 20% discount to online orders coming from our portal and we’ll promote your restaurant to 70,000+ of our customers”.
As a restaurant owner, you:
a) Sign-up (what’s there to lose?)
b) Ignore the promotion because you already get PLENTY of orders from the portal
c) Ignore the promotion because you get VERY FEW orders from the portal
d) Wonder what the right… Continue
Added by Atul on May 21, 2008 at 12:31pm —
Making Money With The Media
Howard Appell Publisher of Today's Restaurant News
Whether you are a restaurant owner, a foodservice equipment dealer, a food broker or a manufacturer you can make more money by using the media skillfully. The media is a tool which if handled in the proper way can increase sales, increase your target market's awareness of your product and lend credibility to your business.
When I had my equipment dealership on New York's Bowery I advertised… Continue
Added by Howard Appell on May 21, 2008 at 10:33am —
WHERE IS YOUR 'BACK-UP'?
We like our customers. We really, really do. But I have to say that some of them, not all, but some are like our children.
We really have to wonder if anyone out there listens to us or reads our email. How many times do we have to repeat "Make sure you are Backing Up your data"?
It reminds me of the time my son, who was 4 at the time decided that Dad didn't understand how great it would be to climb the tree in the backyard. After he got… Continue
Added by ACT-POS on May 21, 2008 at 5:01am —
I just wanted to give a listing of June's Food Events across the World
May 28-June 1, 2008 Mondial de la Biere
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Montreal Beer Fest.
May 28-June 2, 2008 Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
May 30-June 1, 2008 Good Food & Wine Show
May 30-June 1, 2008 World Tea Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 30-June 1,… Continue
Added by The Tortilla Guy on May 21, 2008 at 4:23am —
Just announced the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Alcohol Program has extended its 2008 NRA Show Special. What does that mean for you?
Purchase 10 Pack of ServSafe Alcohol Books for $160 thats a 25% savings, order using product code FMX10PACK
Purchase ServSafe Online Courses for $24.95 each. Use coupon code 2495onl
Both products can be purchased on www.servsafe.com
If you have any questions feel free to email me at… Continue
Added by Sam on May 20, 2008 at 7:18pm —
So What Happened to Matt’s finger?
They cooked it~
What another poor showing but at least I am laughing.
I have the answer for their undercooked food~
A thermometer, time and temperature, basic cooking 101
Has anyone noticed that no one washes their hands and no one has a thermometer?
With such a poor showing the chef should give them ServSafe 101.
What are your thoughts?
Added by Sam on May 20, 2008 at 7:12pm —
When I made the decision to change careers I knew what I wanted to do and who I wanted to work for. Feeling the urge to do the responsible thing, I decided I should at least look at what else was out there.
Here are the not so random steps I took….
Went to my family and loved ones.
My favorite 6 year old (hottest guy I know) offered me his 5 dollar bill. We seriously considered starting our own rock band but he has kindergarten and I have a BMW… Continue
Added by Amanda Hite on May 20, 2008 at 12:54pm —
Here's a recent posting from Tim Sander's
"Today I read an article about Ted Turner's chain of 'green restaurants'.
He's got the right idea -- clean up one of the biggest eco-offenders in business America, the eateries. They produce incredible amounts of solid waste, bring food in from long distances and purchase products produced in unsafe or unsustainable manners. For decades, we've focused on the nutritional issues… Continue
Added by Alan 'Brand' Williamson on May 20, 2008 at 1:22am —
Today was the first day of the first ever International Wine Spirits and Beer Show held in part with the NRA Show in Chicago.
I thought this a GREAT event. A tremendous amount of positive energy filled the room. The NRA did an outstanding job of prequalifing attendee in part to match buyers with sellers.
In addition there were two great sessions. My favorite was moderated by Donna Hood Crecca from Cheers Magazine with a great panel discussing how you… Continue
Added by Sam on May 19, 2008 at 8:36pm —
This year has just been plain crazy for me! I'm not talking since January, but since a year ago, at least for myself in my professional surroundings. It seems like every time I turn around, someone who I work for or with is gone. In some cases, they have sealed their own fate... being late, being lazy ( scamming my company I work for out of money), or just not performing to the standards that they need to be. In better cases, they are or in the process of making their own dream a reality, which… Continue
Added by Cindi Digiantonio on May 19, 2008 at 8:25pm —
I have heard this buzzword a lot recently and I get it but how do you “manage” talent? Talent can’t be managed, it has to be lead! As soon as one starts managing talent, it will go away. Here are some tips on what “talent” needs to stick around in your business!
– if “talent” isn’t getting constant direction and a clear path to the outcome, “talent” will leave you. Look for ways to help them improve their skill sets. If you don’t, they, or someone else… Continue
Added by Andy Swingley on May 19, 2008 at 7:48pm —
I was wondering about the recent statistics and opinions that were tossed about at the recent Specialty Coffee Association trade show.
FOHBOH may be a great place to research a few opinions of restaurant and foodservice folks......
Are you seeing a change in drinking habits from coffee drinkers? Less cappucicno and cafe latte's and more drip brew orders?
Are you still reeiving inquiries from consumers for cappuccino, espresso and cafe latte?
Are your… Continue
Added by Spencer on May 19, 2008 at 3:26pm —
Hi fellow bloggers,
I just joined the FOHBOH community today at the NRA Show!
We're blogging about all the interesting attendees and innovative exhibitors at the Show, as well as speakers, education sessions and the International Wine, Spirits and Beer Event.
Tell us what about the trends you've seen on the floor, whom you think we should meet and what ideas you're taking back from the Show. Check us out at www.restaurant.org/blog.
And have fun… Continue
Added by blog-grrl on May 19, 2008 at 2:30pm —
With people starting to be more aware of what they are putting into their bodies now is a great time to offer health conscious beverages to your customers. One choice that is seeing an increase in news coverage and popularity is tea.
According to an article by United Press International
a new study shows that green tea, a popular variety of tea, has been found to… Continue
Added by Restaurant Supply Guru on May 19, 2008 at 1:46pm —
Sorry to announce we had to postpone this meeting, because of the holyday.
As soon as we have a new date, I will be posting it….
Thanks for your understanding.
Added by Carolina Brook on May 18, 2008 at 5:17pm —
Hey All! Im very new to this site. I was hoping to connect with some other cooks in NYC area. I am looking to work alot more than I am right now.
I work for Hudson Yards Catering in NYC, I love what I do, so I want to do it more. If you are in catering and know of any companies looking for prep cooks or cooks for parties please let me know! It would be much appreciated!
Added by Signe on May 18, 2008 at 2:05pm —
May 17-20, 2008. Well this was fun! Setting up the booth and gearing up for the over 73,000 that are expected to visit McCormick Place in Chicago from May 17-20th.
We met a lot of FohBoh members and added quite a few new ones as well today. Attendees were generally excited to know about FohBoh and delighted that we have a global audience. Our goal for this show is simple: Meet current members, make new friends and connections, promote the FohBoh brand while learning what our members… Continue
Added by Michael L. Atkinson on May 17, 2008 at 7:38pm —
The Tortilla Guy & Chef Craig W. Priebe
Added by The Tortilla Guy on May 17, 2008 at 4:24pm —
Having some fun at the NRA 2008
Added by The Tortilla Guy on May 17, 2008 at 4:11pm —
Check out this week’s Leadership
group “Best Practices” on our continued search for your best ideas in the area of Leadership.
You would pay $1,000’s of dollars for this kind of advice but you get it free here in the Leadership
Thanks to… Continue
Added by Andy Swingley on May 17, 2008 at 5:57am —