The team at FOHBOH would like to wish all of our valued members a happy and safe 4th of July. Today is a truly wonderful day, and we hope all who celebrate it do so with friends and family - and we hope they get to enjoy some good food, too!
For anyone who has to travel today, even if it is a short distance, please remember to do so safely and to never drink and drive.
Happy Independence Day!
Added by FohBoh on July 4, 2013 at 11:44am —
Has your dad overcome adversity and gone the extra mile to provide a better life for you? Do you know a single father who puts in overtime so that his kids can continue with piano lessons? Perhaps you know someone who has taken on the role of father for his many grandkids. Or he's coping with a physical ailment and still able to put food on the table. This Father’s Day, Stonefire Grill is conducting a search for Super Dads across the southland who go above and beyond the call of duty. To…
Here's my quick list of how to capture some Mother's Day traffic for your restaurant:
1. This Saturday - Head to the ball fields. Arm yourself with a little lemonade and about 200 flyers. Talk up that brunch and get Mother's Day brunch plans in the minds of the soccer, t-ball and baseball parents.
2. Hit the neighborhood. Visit your neighboring businesses to hand out some sweet desserts, a few menus/flyers and spread the word. Try salons, day spas, dry cleaners and…
There is an unbelievable amount of activity in the bagel shop recently. We’ve had several break downs of equipment so I haven’t made the time to sit and write. I’ve been out and about big time, from the roof to inside the oven. No joke. I wish I took a picture from the roof. I do not want to go back up:)
Bar Louie in Columbus have a great head turning talking point of a promotion on at the moment. Ignoring the usual love fest that is taken advantage of by every other bar and restaurant, they have instead decided to focus on the demographic without a significant other!
Makes a lot of sense! Will be checking it out to see the results they got with it and will keep you posted!…
Over the last seven days more than 1400 bars and restaurants followed the 7 Day Roadmap to a Profitable 2010. Amazing action has been taken by an amazing group of hospitality business owners. I have been inundated with questions about various parts of the program, so I have decided to use video to answer all of your questions.
You might have a question about Twitter for your bar, or you might want to know… Continue
My daddy, never dad or father but daddy, loved to grow vegetables that along with fishing were his joys. I can’t rant and rave about his cooking skills, he could ruin a steak or burger on the grill in a New York minute but he could grow veggies. It was never one variety of tomatoes it was plum, big boy, cherry, yellow and other varieties or the cucumbers were the regular ones you know from salads, pickling cucumbers and lemon cucumbers. Corn and peppers, you name he grew it, out in our backyard… Continue
Added by Dara Bunjon on June 21, 2009 at 7:09am —
I wanted to thank each of you that participated in our Friend Appreciation Day last week. The day was about building deeper online line connection's (like the one's here at fohboh) through Random Acts of Awesomeness.
There were some really rad and genuine Video Shout Outs recorded. For many of the video stars it was their first time ever recording a… Continue
Every year for the past 40+ years, the Schmidt family bakery in Batesville, Indiana has produced these unique cherry delights called Cherry Thing-a-lings™. Thing-a-lings have an almost cult-like following with shipments being requested months in advance.
It started out to honor George Washington and his fondness for all things, well, cherry. Clem Schmidt, founder and owner… Continue
Just wanted to take the time to give a shout-out to all the fantastic members of the restaurant industry who braved the frigid conditions to go into work today.
Outside my window, a blanket of snow 12 inches deep covers the ground. All area schools are closed today, as well as many doctor’s offices and day care centers. People don’t expect their kids to have school today, and many have opted to work from home rather than endure the freezing temperatures, slick roads and mounds of… Continue
Added by Dani on January 28, 2009 at 12:10pm —
It was the week before the election. I left Lexington, KY and made my way to Dayton, OH. The gang was late. I waited anxiously, texting to confirm ETA's and yelling for Nicole to hurry up. Slowly but surely the crew arrived and, finally, Nicole strolled out looking like "Obama Girl"…
Including bright blue heels.
I asked, "You sure you want to wear those shoes??!! Then, I decided to drop it. We were late and I figured what the hell, maybe it will work to our… Continue
It's really been an incredible and exciting year on so many levels it defies description. For me, one of the most important developments was the financial collapse on Wall Street and the subsequent outrage by the American People.
I think this year, our electorate has been energized like never before with the potential candidacy of Hillary Clinton and the candidacies of "celebrity" politicians like Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. And for those… Continue
According to the event Web site, ‘World Food Day, October 16th, is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger.’ This year’s… Continue
The quote below came from a new employee at a convenience store. She say a lot in one sentence. And we wonder why new employees quit at the end of the first day.
"Be nice to the trainee. Yes, they suck at working the register. Yes they have no clue what they are doing. Yes they are probably slowing down your busy life. But please understand that being a trainee suck, and knowing you suck...will it sucks."
Learn about how you need to treat new employees.… Continue
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.)
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.