The elections are behind us, Thanksgiving has come and gone and many of you are embroiled in the Christmas/New Years rush! Hardly time to think of all of the changes coming on line in 2013. However, as savvy business men and woman who run operations on shoe-string budgets and penny margins, don't you think it's time to at least put the thought on the burner?
As an individual who went from running multi-unit, multi-million dollar operations to building a business development firm… Continue
Added by Tony Martinez on December 11, 2012 at 1:00pm —
I recently stumbled upon this article from Health magazine: America’s Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants. As a secret lover of fast food (a treat that I only enjoy on road trips) I was intrigued. Surprisingly, there were more restaurants listed that I haven’t I have never even heard of, much less visited.
Time to investigate.
Added by Alyson Mar, RD on October 19, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Fast-food hasn't ever (seriously) been associated with slim and trim. If the doctor prescribes you visit fast-food institutions no more than once a week...should that suggestion change with the increasing presence of healthier options?
I'm not sure how long places like McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, and all the rest have been pitching healthier alternatives, but how much do these change your perception of them? More importantly, do they influence your… Continue
Added by Josh Hersh on July 23, 2010 at 9:38am —
We’ve been going steady for a long time, but now I’m writing to tell you that we are through. I’m older now than when we first met, and frankly, I’m tired of the way you treat me. Do you even remember when we first met? I was 10 and on a family vacation to… Continue
Added by Chase Leblanc on July 14, 2010 at 9:17am —
The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that bans most toys and other incentives for children in restaurants in the unincorporated area of the county on April 27. The California Restaurant Association strongly opposed the ordinance, which was authored by Supervisor Ken Yeager. A CRA-commissioned poll of county residents revealed that a strong majority of them were against it, as well. The board acted in total disregard of its constituency, however, passing the… Continue
Added by Angelica Pappas on May 4, 2010 at 4:00pm —
What is your go to food? You know the food you make when you have been stuck in traffic for the past hour or two and get home STARVING but still want something good to eat that you can make yourself…My go to food is TACOS!
In my humble opinion tacos are the bomb! They are super easy and fast to make. You can personalize them in a bazillion different ways. For instance you can make:
Ground beef tacos
Buffalo chicken tacos
BBQ pork tacos
Added by Kelly on January 15, 2010 at 8:40am —
This is an interesting notion that there is a cross generation shift occurring in our society. The point that Umair Haque is trying to make is that the old guard is doing things consistently wrong in today's business climate. Much of this of course is driven by the emergence of the internet technology over the past 12 years and the awareness of the masses.
Information is no longer controlled nor are the introductions to the power players in the industry. Your rolodex is out the… Continue
Added by paul barron on July 9, 2009 at 5:48am —
Tripping the light fantastic (the web) has turned up two humorous items to be shared with you. While managing my videos, I clicked on Evian’s street-wise dancing babies. Just uploaded to the web five days ago it has already hit the two million mark in views.
Watch the video and read the complete story at the Dining… Continue
Added by Dara Bunjon on July 8, 2009 at 2:04pm —
Sometimes as you go through life your observations provide evidence that things that you thought were true aren’t true. For example, I once thought that government could solve all of our problems.
On the other hand, some beliefs are strengthened by evidence gathered over the years. I’ve always thought that the notion that Americans wanted healthier food when going out to eat was a media-generated myth. And the more I see, the more evidence I have that this is… Continue
Added by Rich Tandler on May 26, 2009 at 2:30am —
We seem to be a country of list makers; the ‘top ten’ has been one of David Letterman’s cornerstone segments in his show.I have to admit, I get sucked in watching and reading these list. This morning’s e-mails brought a new list to taunt me, 'World’s top fast food restaurants.' Not being a selfish soul, I thought I would share.
Read more at Dining… Continue
Added by Dara Bunjon on May 18, 2009 at 8:17pm —
Often I get the chance to challenge my editors to the theory of Fast Casual. Is it a segment or is it something even more? Many of my years tracking this segment were dedicated to the differentiation of itas it deals with challenges like its competitive counterparts of QSR and Casual Dining.
The real test of a segment often involves the awareness level of a consumer, how they perceive the segment, how they address it and how they interact with the segment. QSR is clearly identified… Continue
Added by paul barron on March 17, 2009 at 5:25am —
If you missed it, yesterday MarketingDaily(.com) ran a piece by Karlene Lukovitz, on the sudden rush of free meal promotions linked with Social Media. Following Denny's Super Bowl deal earlier this month, IHOP and Quiznos have followed suit with their own version of the free Grand Slam, with iHop raising money and corporate citizenship with a big buck donation to charitable causes. Both of the ladder… Continue
Added by Michael Albert on February 27, 2009 at 3:36pm —
I think it’s time to start checking McDonald’s for steroids.
While the rest of the industry is scrambling just to hold onto business (remember, flat is the new up!), Mickie D’s posts a 4.5% rise in November comps for its U.S. restaurants. Uh-huh.
The home office lamely rationalized that nice pop, coming during what was a stretch of hell for everyone else, to increased breakfast, chicken and bargain-item sales. Right. Those being totally new for the chain and… Continue
Added by Peter Romeo on December 8, 2008 at 1:06pm —
If you're a "second career chef" and live in the NYC area, this is a wonderful media opportunity for you.
But you have to ACT FAST !
The deadline to send in this info is 5 pm EST TODAY!
Here are the details you need to know; and good luck.......
Name: Mildred L. Culp, Ph.D.
Media Outlet/Publication: NY Daily News
Deadline: 5:00 PM EASTERN - May… Continue
Added by Roy MacNaughton on May 16, 2008 at 10:17am —
Following are some
of the typical interview questions you should be prepared to answer truthfully, confidently, succinctly, and intelligently when interviewing for a management position. Remember, these questions are used not only to elicit a direct response, but also to assess your thought processes, work ethic, personality, perception of your self and others, etc. You should always try to answer in a positive fashion or with an answer that will indicate a positive resolution or outcome… Continue
Added by Tony Lyons on March 22, 2008 at 6:06pm —
So Wendy's kicks their agency,
Saatchi & Saatchi, to the curb along with the wacky red wig
campaign. It's a shame. Even Wendy's admits that while the campaign
didn't cause sales to sky rocket it did get noticed and stimulated
discussion about the brand for the first time since "Where's the… Continue
Added by Garrick Arnold on February 6, 2008 at 12:55pm —
Owners and general managers should use all their senses and be total
sponges of what is going on in their restaurant. One method is to
make hourly perimeter checks that begin with walking the outside
of your restaurant just like a guest patron arriving for the first time.
This enables you to have a guest's perspective of the total
restaurant experience. After all, your diners begin forming
impressions the minute they drive into your parking lot.
Added by Tony Lyons on January 8, 2008 at 9:46am —