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Evaluate What Your Restaurant Is Lacking to Become More Successful

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

For business owners, it’s easy to sit back and examine the successful parts of your business. You may applaud your…

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Added by FohBoh on December 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Career Development Questions Interviewers ask Restaurant Managers

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

Many job seekers search the web looking for the right answers to their interview questions. As a career coach I understand the motivation, but this is the wrong thing to do.

Each management candidate is a unique person. They have their own strengths and weaknesses. Their skills sets are unique…

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Added by FohBoh on December 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Top 5 Features of the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA)

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

An advocate, advisor, community, and resource for foodservice organizations in Texas, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) represents the food & hospitality industry state-wide. Founded in 1937, its focus is on advocating for and improving overall profitability of Texas…

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Added by FohBoh on December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Personal Questions Interviewers May ask Restaurant Managers

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

Even managers with experience can be caught off guard by some of today’s Hiring Managers or company reps. The manager’s ability to handle these questions in a professional and calm manner can mean the difference between landing a dream job and hitting a ceiling in your career.

It is not the Hospitality…

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Added by FohBoh on December 10, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments


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Turn Your Customers Into a Community

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

Marketing today is about selling to your customers by learning to listen to them. Digital interaction between customers and brands is dramatically changing the face of marketing. Today, customers have more opportunity to influence the products and services available to them. In the age of social…

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Added by FohBoh on December 10, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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Tip and Tax Compliance

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Jerry Prendergast. You can visit his profile here.

I have been opening restaurants for almost 25 years.  Over time the ability of operators to skirt the tip allocation laws and under report income for their staff has been reduced.  With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the need to subsidize under income producing citizens it has become even more…

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Added by FohBoh on December 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments


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The Fight Against Trans Fat & What It Could Mean For Your Restaurant

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

Last month, in November, the Federal Drug Administration proposed a plan to ban partially hydrogenated oils. These oils, also known as trans fats, are linked to several health issues such as heart attacks, heart disease, and other cardiovascular implications. According to the …

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Added by FohBoh on December 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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Restaurant Marketing with Your Menu

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

Restaurant Marketing Plans 2014 – Your Menu

As you move forward into 2014, there are many ways to improve the profitability of your restaurant. One of them is with your menu. It is your highway to profitability. Every one of your customers and potential customers looks at it.

If you keep that…

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Added by FohBoh on December 6, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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40 Personal Job Interview Questions for Managers

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

Even managers with experience can be caught off guard by some of today’s Hiring Managers or company reps. The manager’s ability to handle these questions in a professional and calm manner can mean the difference between landing a dream job and hitting a ceiling in your career.

It is not the Hospitality…

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Added by FohBoh on December 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Holiday Wine Buying Tips

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

As a foodservice professional I feel an obligation to share 9 inside the bar tips, insights and educational quips about buying wine & spirits during the Holiday Season.

 

1.Beverage purchasing agents should not buy everything they sample.                                              …

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Added by FohBoh on December 5, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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More or Less Suppliers: Which is Better for your Restaurant?

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

In the foodservice industry a vast number of critical decisions have to be made. One of those decisions owners must decide on is how many suppliers they are going to utilize for their restaurants. Is it better to have a few, select suppliers or a vast number of them? The following points will assist in answering this…

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Added by FohBoh on December 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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2014 Food Trends: What You Should Expect In The Year To Come

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

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Although there are trends in every industry, food and restaurant trends seem to be the most unique, exotic, and interesting to follow. Every year, we think we’ve seen it all; fried Twinkies, cronuts (croissant/donut hybrids), and bacon wrapped…

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Added by FohBoh on December 2, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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What Goes on behind Closed (Kitchen) Doors: A Guide to the Restaurant Inspection Process and How Keep Your Restaurant Open for Business

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

The food inspection report that is posted on a restaurant’s premises may mark the beginning of a fruitful client-customer relationship. It can pave way for another visit, or send customers running for the hills. Unless you’re conscious about your health and that of your family, whatever is written in the said report…

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Added by FohBoh on November 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Riding Purchasing Off the Rails

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

You would be surprised  (unless you get to see as many procurement departments as I do)  just how many companies today are not able to identify savings opportunities.

Many of these…

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Added by FohBoh on November 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Restaurant Marketing Trends for 2014: Mobilizing Your Website

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

According to new survey data gathered by the email marketing giant, Constant Contact, the ‘mobile-ready website’ train has already left the station. By this, we mean that business trends for 2014 are pointing towards, yes you guessed it: mobile compatibility.

In fact, an estimated 58% of…

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Added by FohBoh on November 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Sports – A Restaurant’s Best Friend?

You’ve got plenty of material related to your restaurant to post about on Facebook, Twitter, etc., but you can’t just post about your food and specials – you have to vary it up to connect with more customers. So what else is there to talk about? The best topics should (a) not be controversial, (b) appeal to the vast majority of your audience and (c) capture your customers’ (and potential customers’) attention and passion. One topic fits the bill in spades – sports.

People, by and…

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Added by Stewart Anderson on November 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Twitter’s Biggest Problem – and How It Affects Your Restaurant

Twitter’s been in the news a lot recently for its IPO, in which it will have a 10-figure valuation (even though it operates at a significant loss). Despite this momentous milestone, Twitter faces a significant issue – and it affects every single Twitter user.

Twitter is simple – you follow people and their tweets show up in your stream – and that’s a large part of its appeal. However, as time goes on, users naturally start following more and more people. What started out as a…

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Added by Stewart Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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OpenMenu

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Just wondering how many restaurants understand the power of OpenMenu.

OpenMenu is a free service that allows a restaurant to enter your menu in a space that integrates with your existing website as well as your Facebook page.…

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Added by Mark Moreno on November 14, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments


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Why Restaurants Should Use Social Photo Sharing

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Savanna Eckenrode. You can visit her profile here.

Restaurants are constantly striving to attract new customers and to retain former customers. In our social media…

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Added by FohBoh on November 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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What's Your Menu Strategy? Our Top 3 Tips

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

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A menu represents the most important aspects of your restaurant– the cuisine and your unique culture– and can indicate to a customer what to expect in the quality of the food and service. A menu is a representation of your brand and all of the factors…

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Added by FohBoh on November 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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In its continuing effort to promote more nutritious and flavorful children's menu options, the NRA will hold a Twitter party  -More

Starbucks could become top on-premise wine seller in U.S.

Starbucks is planning to slowly expand its evening sales of wine, beer and small plates to thousands of selected stores throu -More

The evolving nature of snacks

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National News

Wahlburgers Announces Expansion Plans Including Franchise Agreement in Philadelphia

Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 24.4%

Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New St. Louis, MO Location

Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

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: 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.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

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.

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