All Blog Posts Tagged 'restaurants' (206)


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Would 4% Points Make a Difference To Your Restaurants Bottom Line?

With food costs rising every week are your restaurants profits taking a hit?

Almost every day there is something in the news about the price of something going up. Beef, pork, dairy, and coffee are all going up. As a restaurant owner, what is your strategy to handling these increases?

Some chains will be raising prices, others will not. What will work for you? Put yourself in the…

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Added by Joe Welsh on May 6, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments


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OpenMenu

Openmenu 2

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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Foursquare is Overhyped Again!

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Mark Moreno. You can visit his profile here.

The post below was written over 3 years ago and I thought it was worth publishing again after reading …

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Added by FohBoh on September 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Summer Selections: How Restaurants are Cooling Down the July Heat Wave

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-



Wintertime is an excuse to eat crazy-good fattening foods. Everybody wants something hot and full of fat, in fact it’s what you’re body craves when you’re…

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Added by Foodem on July 12, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Restaurants: Capitalize On Foreign Dollars

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

If you’re unaware, foreign tourism has spiked in recent years due to relaxed travel restrictions and the desire to experience the Western culture. This drives millions to the U.S. each year, eager to spend their disposable dollars shopping, dining, and visiting our major…

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Added by Foodem on June 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Foodem Guest Blogger: Ways Restaurants Can Capitalize On the Sustainable Food Trend

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Even in tough economic times, people love to eat out. Whether they are dating, gathering with the family, meeting up with friends or celebrating a special occasion, restaurant dining…

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Added by Foodem on June 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Food Photography: Can You Beat Them or Should You Join Them?

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

The food photography, also known as food porn, craze is far from over. Taking pictures of entrées and sharing them on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is now a mainstream activity.

Currently…

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Added by Foodem on June 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Foodem Guest Blogger: 4 Business Strategies You Can Learn From Your Local Restaurant

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

There is nothing easy about running a business.  It can be an extremely difficult task.  Running a successful business, by contrast, can be nearly impossible to do, especially in an environment where failure is more of a guarantee than success.  Before anything else can be…

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Added by Foodem on May 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Great Article on Mobile Apps in the Restaurant Industry

There is a great article on mobile apps written by Noah Glass, CEO of prominent online ordering software company, OLO. Incorporating online ordering and mobile apps into your restaurant or chain's digital strategy is an excellent way to increase sales and…

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Added by FohBoh on April 16, 2013 at 11:56am — 1 Comment


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How to Use Pinterest: What Bars & Restaurants Need to Know

What’s This Pinterest Business?

Pinterest is an excellent platform to leverage whether you are seeking an innovative way to increase profits for your bar or restaurant or you simply want to keep up-to-date on social media trends. Incorporating what appears to be the fastest-growing social media site into your marketing strategy is an effective tool to add to your arsenal.

With more than…

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Added by Barry Chandler on April 11, 2013 at 7:32am — 2 Comments


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Calling Out No-shows on Twitter - Fair Game or Going Too Far?

Check out this interesting story - restaurant manager decides to shame reservation no-shows on Twitter, resulting in a backlash on Yelp. Is this fair? More importantly, is this even a good idea, regardless of fairness?

Added by FohBoh on April 9, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments


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What Not To Order at a Restaurant

Carrie Stark grew up on her fathers farm and draws a lot of inspiration for her writing from those memories. While she moved off the farm years ago, she still maintains a small garden and loves to teach her friends how to make delicious sweet corn recipes.

Restaurants are a chance to be adventurous, to try new…

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Added by Carrie Stark on March 27, 2013 at 3:47pm — 2 Comments


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How Restaurants Are Responding to the Payroll Tax Hike

By Aprons & Smocks

With all of the anxiety related to the fiscal cliff, the payroll tax holiday has been given little media attention over the last few months. However, the fact that it quietly expired after 2 years could have a negative impact on consumer spending.

 

Although President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, which extends the income tax rates of 2001 and 2003, it does not…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on February 14, 2013 at 8:02am — 1 Comment


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Suing Subway For The Short Footlong? Get A Life!

  • So someone pointed out that Subway's Footlongs aren't really a foot long. They're sometimes a tad shorter, as much as an inch short. And because of that, people are suing this great chain?
  • I say, "get a life." Much like McDonald's Quarter Pounder starts out at a quarter pound of uncooked meat, the cooking process decreases the weight of the burger, Subway's unbaked buns are twelve inches, but…
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Added by Joel Cohen, RestaurantMarketing.com on February 6, 2013 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment


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Restaurants Predicted to Increase Spending in 2013

By Aprons & Smocks

Many positive signs point to an end to the recession in the coming months. But since the economy is recovering at a very slow pace, it means that restaurants and foodservice operators may have to increase their own expenditures during the year ahead. According to the 2013 Restaurant Industry Forecast, this prediction is likely.

 

Cost…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on January 23, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments


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Restaurants: Tips To Gain Market Share After the Holidays

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Now that the holiday season is over, most restaurants may experience a slump in foot traffic. While many Americans kept a close eye on their dining pennies during the holidays, millions chose to enjoy…

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Added by Foodem on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Menu Prices: Why They Matter More to Middle-Income Consumers

by Aprons & Smocks

Many economic indicators signal that the recession is slowly improving. But despite these positive signs, middle-income consumers are still hesitant to spend a substantial amount of money on dining out. According to a survey conducted by Technomic, Inc., middle-income people continue to be conservative in their spending habits, even though the economy is experiencing a…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on January 11, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments


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Deal Driven Restaurant Traffic in Decline

By Aprons & Smocks

One good indicator that the economy has improved is that consumers are not as concerned with discounts when choosing their restaurant meals. According to research by the NPD Group, people aren’t putting value menus over every other consideration when it comes to dining out now. In fact, for the 12 months ending in August of 2012, non-deal restaurant traffic actually increased 1 percent. For the…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on January 9, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments


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How Restaurants Can Source Local Ingredients

By Aprons & Smocks

If you’re in the market for spicing up your menu, you don’t have to look very far. Locally sourced ingredients are right in your neighborhood. From meats and cheeses to grains and even hot sauces, you can find fresh foods without having to negotiate with any middleman suppliers.

The Advantages of Local Ingredients in Your Food

The advantages of purchasing…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on December 13, 2012 at 2:47pm — No Comments


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2013...Are you ready for the changes?

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…

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Added by Tony Martinez on December 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — 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

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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.

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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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