All Blog Posts Tagged 'social' (282)


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Digital Marketing Trends for Hotels - Infographic

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Added by FohBoh on January 14, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments


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The Fight Against Trans Fat & What It Could Mean For Your Restaurant

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Jules Dalsey. You can visit his profile here.

Last month, in November, the Federal Drug Administration proposed a plan to ban partially hydrogenated oils. These oils, also known as trans fats, are linked to several health issues such as heart attacks, heart disease, and other cardiovascular implications. According to the …

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Added by FohBoh on December 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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Twitter’s Biggest Problem – and How It Affects Your Restaurant

Twitter’s been in the news a lot recently for its IPO, in which it will have a 10-figure valuation (even though it operates at a significant loss). Despite this momentous milestone, Twitter faces a significant issue – and it affects every single Twitter user.

Twitter is simple – you follow people and their tweets show up in your stream – and that’s a large part of its appeal. However, as time goes on, users naturally start following more and more people. What started out as a…

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Added by Stewart Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Why Restaurants Should Use Social Photo Sharing

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Savanna Eckenrode. You can visit her profile here.

Restaurants are constantly striving to attract new customers and to retain former customers. In our social media…

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Added by FohBoh on November 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Should Your Restaurant Have a Social Media Policy for Employees?

Social media — you may have heard a little about it recently. Between Facebook, Twitter and their fellow networks, restaurant operators have a number of tools in their arsenal to help market their business and get customer feedback, but social platforms pose their own set of challenges for operators as well.

As major brands like Domino’s have discovered, all it takes is one misbehaving rogue employee and you can have a major crisis on your hands. YouTube and Instagram, unfortunately,…

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Added by Stewart Anderson on October 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Speaking in Orlando on Restaurant Social Media

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Matt White. You can visit his profile here.

In a couple weeks, I’ll be representing My Restaurant Posts in Orlando for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, taking place Sept. 22 – 24 at…

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Added by FohBoh on September 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Posting on Social Media - How Much is too Much?

As I’m sure you already know, we here at FohBoh place a great deal of faith and confidence in the ability of social media to enhance a restaurant’s marketing and chances for success. Facebook, Twitter and other social networks provide new avenues for restaurant operators to connect with potential…

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Added by Stewart Anderson on August 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments


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B2B Social Media

The foodservice industry is discovering that the best way to connect with their customers and generate new leads is using the social web.  Having a voice and syndicating that voice across the social web takes time, effort and a strategy. It’s different fro B2C social media marketing. It’s about becoming a thought leader and optimizing partner relations while curating new interest without being advertorial.

Here is a quick idea how to get started:

1. Objective:…

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Added by FohBoh on August 12, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments


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4 Mistakes Your Restaurant is Making in Social Media

No one is perfect. And, when it comes to restaurant social media, the same is true. While perfection isn't necessarily the goal (you'll never get there, and neither will I!), there are certainly some mistakes that can and should be avoided. …

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Added by Matt White on July 30, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments


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Daily Deals and Coupons vs. a Strong Loyalty Program

 

We’ve all seen Groupon, LivingSocial, Restaurant.com and other "deal" programs popping up left and right during the last few years or so.  Some restaurants, usually new ones, think it’s a great investment. They believe that once they get these coupon-toting patrons into their restaurant, those same patrons will return and gladly pay full price based on the quality of the restaurant’s food and their overall…

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Added by Susan M. Merlo on July 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 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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5 Common Restaurant Facebook Page Mistakes

Facebook is certainly NOT the “end-all, be-all” of online marketing. But, it sure can play an important role. And, if it’s not done well, a poorly managed Facebook page for your restaurant can result in missed opportunity, to say the least. Worst case…it could be providing wrong information or representing your…

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Added by Matt White on April 9, 2013 at 6:16am — No Comments


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Customer Engagement on Social Media Sites

So your business has a Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn account, etc. Now what? Social Media experts from all over have set etiquette guidelines, content strategies, tips for building a following, and tips for keeping them. There’s a lot of information out there, so I’m going to try and make it easy for you by summing it all up.

Let’s start from the beginning. First, Social Media Consultant Jeff Bullas says you need to ‘define and understand the target market.’  Ask yourself…

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Added by MenuDrive on March 27, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment


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Google+ for Restaurants

“Real-life sharing, rethought for the web” is this growing social networking site’s slogan. With your business’s involvement in Google+’s circles, hangouts (video chats) and more, you can give your customers another place to experience your business in “real-time.” But, besides its goals for…

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Added by Matt White on March 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


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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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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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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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How Facebook Can Influence Restaurant Referrals

by Aprons & Smocks

A new feature on Facebook called Graph Search has the potential to be a big influence on restaurant referrals and word-of-mouth. While this Facebook function is still in the beta testing stage, experts believe it could be a powerful partner with search engine optimization strategies. Furthermore, Graph Search might even become a fierce competitor with Yelp.com.

 

The Way Graph…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on March 6, 2013 at 8:34am — No Comments


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The Basics of Google+

We found a great list of videos that explain all the basics of the Google+ social network, from a personal perspective. If you’re interested in exploring Google+ for restaurants, I’d suggest taking 30 minutes to watch these simple, explanatory videos as Google+ 101. These are more…

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Added by Matt White on March 5, 2013 at 5:05am — No Comments

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Taco Bell takes on fast casual with U.S. Taco Co.

Taco Bell will test a new fast-casual concept called U.S. Taco Co.  -More

Avocados From Mexico: All New Recipe Brochure
Looking for the sweet spot between indulgence and fresh appeal? Say yes to fresh Avocados from Mexico, all year long. So rich and creamy, use them as a substitute for mayo to create a craveable crab salad sandwich that will make others green with envy. Discover more culinary inspirations and recipes here!

Ronald McDonald gets a makeover for social media debut

Ronald McDonald is giving off less of a clown vibe with a makeover that keeps the color scheme but adds a blazer, a yellow ve -More

Animal fats ramp up flavor

Chicago hot spots are serving up savory dishes flavored with animal fats such as Stephanie Izard's confit goat belly at Girl  -More

JOBS & CAREERS

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National News

Dunkin' Brands Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 1.2% - Added 96 net new restaurants worldwide including 69 net new Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S. - Revenue increased 6.2%

Hurricane Grill & Wings Signs Franchise And Multi-Unit Development Agreements For Additional 22 Units

Hurricane Grill & Wings, a restaurant franchise known for its never-frozen jumbo wings and more than 35 signature flavors, announced today the signing of five multi-unit development agreements, representing 22 new locations. The Florida-based brand opened two locations in early 2014, with plans for a total of 14 new units by the end of the year.

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 20 New Restaurants In South Orange County And The San Fernando Valley

Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 20 new restaurants in South Orange County and the San Fernando Valley area over the next several years.

Brinker International Reports Increases In Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 EPS And Comparable Restaurant Sales

Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increased 16.7 percent to $0.84 compared to $0.72 for the third quarter of fiscal 2013

Togo's Inks Deals In Idaho And Utah To Develop 13 New Restaurants

Togo's Eateries, Inc. announced it has signed franchise agreements to develop five restaurants in Eastern Idaho and eight locations in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, the brand will also mark its entry into Colorado, Idaho, and Utah with restaurant openings planned over the next few months.

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: James Patten: The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands - James Patten (2013)

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way to bring your thoughts and ideas to life in the digital world, taking the computer interface off the screen and putting it into your hands.

TED: Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - Hamish Jolly (2013)

Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.

TED: Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion - Michel Laberge (2014)

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

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