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3 Easy Ways to Tame The Social Media Beast

Brian Gatti, TableSites.com

Ah, social media. It's awesome! Who doesn't love Facebook? You connect with your friends, your colleagues, your clients, and potential customers. And you can play Farmville (or Castleville or Whateverville) for hours on end. And then there's Twitter, which is like the Attention Deficit Disorder kid in the social media classroom. Millions of tweets blasting by, all begging for your attention. Then there's LinkedIn. Then there's Google+. 

What…

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Added by Brian Gatti on March 13, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments


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How to Schedule a Post on Facebook

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve got a great idea for a Facebook status update, but it would be better to post it TOMORROW instead of RIGHT NOW? Never fear, Facebook offers a simple (yet, somewhat unknown) tool that allows you to schedule posts in advance – or even back date them. Today,…

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Added by Matt White on March 12, 2013 at 5:40am — 6 Comments


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Three Essentials for Employee Engagement

Three Essentials for Employee Engagement

Did you know your employees set the tone for your restaurant and your brand? Did you know that fully engaged employees can reduce costs by making fewer mistakes, have increased productivity, and reduce turnover? Engaged employees make work awesome.

Unfortunately, according to a recent study by MSW Research and Dale Carnegie Training, only 29% of…

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Added by Jessica Arnal on March 11, 2013 at 7:50am — 1 Comment

Part 7 How to Identify Your Career Path

Career coaching helps people start the job search by looking at their wants and needs. These insights help people identify a job skill set where they posses natural talent.

1. What salary do you want?

There is more to answering this question than just writing down a figure on paper. What are you willing to sacrifice to reach that income level? Are you willing to work long hours? Are you willing to take courses in management, marketing, analysis and other topics that may be…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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5 Reasons Why Yelp Can’t Replace A Restaurant Website

by Brian Gatti, TableSites.com

I’m staging an intervention. I gathered all of your friends and family, we discussed the situation and we

all agree you have a problem. You need a website for your restaurant. Just being on Yelp…

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Added by Brian Gatti on March 7, 2013 at 4:28pm — 8 Comments


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Build a Better Wine List: Part One

If you’re like me, wine plays a big role at picnics, cookouts, holiday dinners, date nights, and days that end in “y”. You probably have a good handle on grape varietals, food parings, and intensity. If you’re not like me, keep reading and learn how to build a better wine list for your restaurant, bistro, or…

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Added by Jessica Arnal on March 8, 2013 at 6:43am — No Comments


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Build a Better Wine List: Part Two

As mentioned in Part One of this series, below is my suggested list of must-have wines for the beginner winos out there. I’m a long time wine lover, so I’ve done my…

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Added by Jessica Arnal on March 8, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

The World of Foodservice Supply Chain Must Change

It may look like the world of foodservice is controlled by 10 giants, but is it? Beyond the giant category killers are the brands restaurant operators and consumers know well and use every day. But, beyond these products are the collective voices of the consumer and the restaurant operator who vote with their wallets every day.

While B2C social media and social web analytics is helping businesses connect and engage more with their customers, what are businesses like Kraft, P&G and…

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Added by Michael L. Atkinson on March 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

How Does Your Restaurant Bring Customers Back?

Restaurant owners are constantly looking to improve their restaurant marketing and for new ways to attract customers, often looking towards the deep discounts of daily deals as a quick fix. As a restaurant owner, you may start with a flood of new customers, but eventually they…

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Added by Ola Ayeni on March 7, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Are Smartphone Apps Right for You?



It’s no secret that being online increases your company’s visibility. Burkett Restaurant Equipment can attest to that. In 2002 we created our first online store and spurred…

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Added by Jessica Arnal on March 6, 2013 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

5 St. Patrick's Day Ideas For Your Restaurant

Last year, according to a survey done by BIGinsight, 54.4 percent of Americans said they would be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and 3 out of 10 of the individuals would be attending a party at a restaurant or bar. This is a great time for you to plan your big…

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Added by Ola Ayeni on March 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Webinar: Google & Location3 Talk Franchise Digital Marketing This Thursday at 3pm EST

Marketing your franchise system online in 2013 and beyond requires using a variety of channels and methods that combine to create an integrated approach for reaching target customers. However, franchise systems face unique challenges in balancing the important issues of corporate…

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Added by John Harris on March 6, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

What Google’s Enhanced Campaigns Means for Marketers

Guest post from my associate Sam Bedford, SVP Of Online Media at Location3.  

Google recently announced the newest upgrade to the Google AdWords product, Enhanced Campaigns. According to Google’s official blog post, “Enhanced campaigns help you reach people with the right ads, based on their context like location, time of day and device type, across all devices without having…

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Added by John Harris on February 28, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Social Media and SEO: How your pages can help you get to the top of search results

One question I get a lot when I talk to restaurant owners about social media is “Will Facebook get me on the first page of Google?” My answer is always the same: yes and no. Let me explain why.

First of all, I want to make clear that SEO/SEM (search engine optimization/search engine marketing) is a whole industry of its own, and it’d be simplistic of me to say that by having social media pages, you’ll rank higher in searches. SEO is complex, and it involves a lot of algorithms,…

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Added by Natalia Morais on February 28, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments


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Look at the latest 2013 food trends

http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/01-16-13-the-10-biggest-food-trends-of-2013-expect-donuts-exotic-meats-beer-deserts-and-more/

 

I found this very interesting. I will sya I am glad that Popcorn is a trend..Yummm its my favorite!

Added by Kristen Leigh Gregg on February 22, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments


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Nail Your Next Foodservice Interview

To get you prepared for your dream job interview as wine buyer or sommelier intern, lets review answers given over the years by applicants that you should not use in your job interview. Then we’ll look at 9 top tips for success while on the job!  

  1. Working with the FBI investigative unit I didn't mean to hit the reply to all button.
  2. I like working late at the bar,  you have less clowns telling you not to…
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Added by Fred Favole on February 26, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments

Identify Your Dream Restaurant Manager’s Position

Not every restaurant offers the same environment. There are some basic questions you need to answer before you know which restaurant jobs you need to apply for, and which you need to let pass to another candidate.

Write a description of a typical day in your life when employed in your dream position?

Is your view of the job realistic? Have you gained enough experience to know whether you understand the job?

Do you know the job Tasks on a daily basis? Have you watched…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How Gen Y Eats

How Gen Y Eats

By: Craig LaRosa, Continuum

The economy and a soft job market have left a new generation of college grads moving back home to help make ends meet. According to a recent Pew study, 61% of adults aged 25 to 34 have friends or family members who have moved back in with their parents over the past few years…

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Added by UCLAExtensionFood&Wine on February 22, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

2013 Social Media Predictions for Small Businesses

If you are wondering what will happen with social media in 2013, you are not alone. Everyone is wondering what Facebook will do next or if a new social network will surge. While no one can really foresee the future, there are some trends that will probably be stronger in 2013.

The first trend I want to…

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Added by Natalia Morais on February 21, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

How to develop a Restaurant Manager Career Strategy

Each Restaurant Candidate’s Manager Career Strategy will be unique. While the Restaurant Manager Job Description is fairly standard, how you prepare yourself for that job position will vary depending on your talents and learning style.

Before registering in post secondary education, or taking courses, then it is necessary to work backwards. It will be impossible to clearly identify what type of manager you will be. Restaurant manager candidate in training have a limited view of what…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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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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