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Discover the Shocking Truth On How Easy It Is To Plan Your Marketing!

A Marketing Plan is the single most powerful restaurant marketing tool on the planet.

Very few restaurant owners use a marketing plan but those that do, can't live without it. "Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan!"

Let me get right to the point. The single most powerful…

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Added by Jonathan Munsell on June 21, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

Know Your Restaurant Numbers.

Your restaurant operations numbers, your financials, your marketing even measure your customer/guest experience… measure everything so you know how you rate. Quantify it so you can constantly work on and improve it and your profitability.

Don’t forget the basics. Don’t forget what made you successful.

Together with the marketing, you need to concentrate on an important feature. Keep a customer database so that you can market all these things and keep all the pertinent…

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Added by Jonathan Munsell on June 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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The Squirrel and the Entrepreneur

Spent most of the other day in meetings for My Restaurant Posts. On the way from one meeting to the next, I witnessed a scene we all see at least once a day. It went like this…

  1. Sammy Squirrel has plans to get to the other side of the road.
  2. He starts by sprinting about 4 feet into the road, then stops.
  3. Car flies by at 40…
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Added by Matt White on June 5, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments


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Four Reasons Why Your Restaurant Should AVOID Facebook

Still wondering if Facebook is right for your restaurant? We see many restaurants who are waffling – should I or shouldn’t I get involved in social media? Finally, a blog post that sets things straight and gives you four solid reasons why your restaurant SHOULD NOT BE on Facebook.

Here we go. Your…

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Added by Matt White on March 7, 2013 at 9:00am — 8 Comments


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A Good Laugh

Want a good laugh? Watch this…(then come back to read the rest of the post!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CQo2FJPLeQk

I was recently…

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Added by Matt White on March 4, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Make A Wish

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Foundation serves children who reside in…

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Added by Mary Beall Adler on October 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Why I'm a lightning rod & how to pick a social media firm

So it appears that I have stirred up a little controversy on the Internets, this past week. If you haven't read it, I wrote a blog post about …

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Added by Chris Leo on April 9, 2012 at 9:00am — 6 Comments


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Posting Content From Bloggers

There are a great number of excellent restaurant bloggers around the web. Most of these people spend time writing these blogs while also working on starting their own business or holding down a full time job. I personally developed and write seven different blogs related to the restaurant industry. I do this as a method of establishing credibility for my book (Tips²: Tips For Improving Your Tips)…

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Added by David Hayden on January 17, 2012 at 11:36am — 1 Comment


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Restaurant profit per dollar - You need to master this!

What is the profit per dollar in a restaurant? Most owners and managers can't even answer this question right. And they wonder why staff isn't more careful with the business. If everyone understands this in your restaurant you will have a much different operation.


MAKE SURE THEY DO!

Added by Christopher Wells on September 13, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Free recipe food cost tool

I don't think I have to tell you how important it is to know your cost when preparing a recipe. Here is a tool my team and I developed to help figure out those costs. We want to make this the best FREE recipe costing tool with your help. Try our tool and post your suggestions. We want to hear from you!…

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Added by Robert Vasquez on March 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Twitter Bailey in "It's A Wonderful Life" Social Media Edition

“Yes, Clarence.  A man down on earth needs our help.’

 

“Splendid! Is he sick?”

 

“No. Worse. He's discouraged. At exactly ten forty-five P.M., earth-time, that man will be thinking seriously of throwing away God's greatest gift. You will…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on December 21, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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The 3 Steps needed to run a profitable bar

Over at ManageYourBar.com today I spoke about a recent experience I had in a bar where I calculated the bar was losing $200/hr through theft. This wasn’t a flash in the pan, most bars have a level of theft, but the difference between profit and loss can be how you manage loss and what your threshold is for allowing it to happen at all.



What’s your threshold? The most profitable bars follow… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 6:08pm — No Comments


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Be a fly on the wall of a new bar opening

A friend of mine Chris Lenahan is no strange to opening bars. He’s got quite a few under his belt at this stage. He’s also the man behind many of the big bars in Las Vegas.



What’s so great about Chris is that he shares what he does so openly and for his latest venture. a dueling piano bar, he has videod every step of the planning process, pre-opening and opening of the bar. This is really informative stiff and great for anyone thinking of getting into the bar… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 14, 2010 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Foodservice is making a comeback.

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Added by Tony Treadway on June 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Making Facebook make a difference for a restaurant

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Added by Tony Treadway on June 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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The Top 10 Things To Do To Keep You & Your Staff Safe During A Robbery

Unfortunately, being in the bar business puts you at a greater risk of robbery than virtually any other profession and that means that you need to be prepared and ready (if that’s ever possible) should the unthinkable occur. Your first priority will obviously be to protect yourself and your staff and there a number of steps you can take to make sure that no one is harmed and the chances of the perpetrator being caught increase.



Here are the top ten things to do in the event of a… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on March 25, 2010 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment


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Need More Customers? Host a Wine Tasting!



Many bar owners steer away from offering more than a handful of quarter bottles of wine or the occasional wine by the glass due to lack of knowledge or experience with this drink of the Gods. However, ignoring the opportunities that wine offers your business means you could be turning away business without even knowing it.



One way to increase your customer numbers midweek or during the slow season is to host a wine tasting event. Now… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on March 2, 2010 at 6:42pm — No Comments


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How to Deal with Staff Who Can’t Be Trained!

We got a question in at Ask Barry about how to deal with staff members who have been there for 25 years and can’t be trained! It seems like the question comes from a bar owner who has recently taken over a premises complete with staff.

Here are the points you need to consider before making a final… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on January 25, 2010 at 9:26pm — 2 Comments


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How to Increase Footfall in your Pub Despite Competition

I was recently asked my advice by the owner of a small town center pub in Yorkshire, England (at http://www.thebarblogger.com/askbarry) about what to do to increase footfall in the premises despite the presence of a large chain pub on the same street that had dropped their prices considerably.



Here are the strategies I gave… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on January 19, 2010 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Be Honest - How Many Service Jobs Have You Had Up to Now?

My longest time I worked with a company was in the 90's when I did 5 contracts of 6 months each with Renaissance Cruises. The longest I have worked anywhere after that was about 2 1/2 years at a couple of places.



I have never been fired from any job and have gone back to work for a few. Not to toot my horn but I can only think of maybe 1 where I left on not such good terms.



Altogether I can probably name off the top of my head 36 jobs and then you can probably add on a few… Continue

Added by Steve Nicolle on January 5, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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Darden Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Darden's Board of Directors has appointed the Company's current Independent Lead Director, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. The Company also announced that it has amended its corporate governance policies to provide for the separation of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer roles.

National Restaurant Association Statement on NLRB Joint Employer Decision

Today the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision asserting McDonald’s Corporation is a joint employer of its franchisees:

National Restaurant Association Issues Support for Clearer ACA Definition of Seasonal Employment

The bipartisan legislation will align the definitions of seasonal employment in the Affordable Care Act and streamline the applicable large employer determination process.

Rising India, Inc. Announces Acquisition Strategy Toward a Sizable Slice of the QSR Pizza Pie

Rising India, Inc. (OTC: RSII), announces today it will immediately begin work toward the acquisition of up to 5 profitable stores in the popular Quick Serve Pizza Restaurant segment. Current targets are currently earning about $450,000 in revenues per year, per store. Acquisition of targets would provide immediate cash flow identified from profitable longstanding, absentee owner operations with proven model success.

Panera Bread Company Reports Q2 2014 Diluted EPS of $1.82

Q2 2014 Revenue increased 7% to $631 million - Q2 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe transactions up 0.4%

CROWD FUNDING

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TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: Ze Frank: Are you human? - Ze Frank (2014)

Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let's begin …

TED: Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime - Heather Barnett (2014)

Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.

TED: Shih Chieh Huang: Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea - Shih Chieh Huang (2014)

When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.

TED: Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery - Nikolai Begg (2013)

Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.

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