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Fun consumer data from Square - THROWDOWN

Here at Square we took a look at how Americans order (Extra mayo, pickles on the side, whole milk, etc.) and have the national list, as well as data for Chicago, NYC, SF, and other major cities. (Spoiler alert: they love bacon and fries.)
We also did a "throwdown"-- where we pitted the frequency of certain modifiers against others. We came up with some interesting insights. For example,
  • People are 500% more likely to order whole milk v…
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Added by FohBoh on July 17, 2014 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Priceline buys Open Table for $2.6 billion

Priceline Group Inc. PCLN -2.58% agreed to buy restaurant booking service …

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Added by FohBoh on June 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

KFC adding online ordering apps that add another sales channel

Ordering platform provider Tillster Inc. announced today that it has been selected by Pizza Hut and KFC as the preferred partner for its global reference ordering applications. Through these agreements, the company will support regional Pizza Hut and KFC franchisees with Web applications that ensure a consistent user…

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Added by FohBoh on June 10, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Chili’s and Ziosk Install 45,000 Tabletop Tablet's at 823 Restaurants

Ziosk, makers of the world’s first ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablet, and Chili’s® Grill &…

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Added by FohBoh on June 10, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

No Kid Hungry has record night of giving at Summer Brand Camp

Truly inspiring after a full hotel scavenger hunt and after a full on talent show that delivered some amazing music, dance and big ass rap, the tribe at #sbrandcamp in Dallas contributed more than $30,000 to No Kid Hungry. This will feed 300.000 kids, amazing and so generous.

If you are a restaurant and want to learn how you can become a partner in solving childhood hunger in the U.S, please contact the folks at Share our Strength.

Added by FohBoh on June 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Summer Brand Camp Experience with TDn2K as the host

So, it's summer, hot in Dallas and it's TDn2K's annual gathering of over 300 restaurant marketing and HR executives. Day one was truly amazing and fun, energizing and facilitating great professional networking. How? With a scavenger hunt team building exercise. Picture 300 competitive campers running around a hotel, up escalators and down elevators, tossing horseshoes, bean bags and eggs,stuffing marshmallows in their mouth and crowding into a single women's bathroom stall. Got it? Insanity and… Continue

Added by FohBoh on June 4, 2014 at 9:21am — No Comments

User Generated Content Increases Customer Engagement by 28%

The folks at Offerpop have put together an infographic pull of ideas, such as using photos and videos from customers to aggregating customer reaction to your social campaigns. Cool idea. 

FohBoh is one of those social media companies that uses User Generated Content (UGC) almost exclusively. It's one of the ways we distinguish ourselves from other restaurant and foodservice digital media companies. We don't have a…

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Added by FohBoh on May 30, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

Food Tech Funding Fuels Growth

NoWait Inc., a Pittsburgh-based app for restaurant waiting lists, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Drive Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers like Birchmere Ventures. www.nowaitapp.com

Added by FohBoh on May 25, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

In Memoriam of Mike Nahkunst

Mike Nahkunst 1950-2014

FohBoh lost one of its biggest supporters and the restaurant industry lost a true leader when Mike Nahkunst passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 in Austin, Texas. 

Mike worked as a restaurateur and executive for such restaurants as The Cheesecake Factory, BJ’s Restaurants, and Kona…

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Added by FohBoh on May 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Google Glass for Chefs

Found this on Eater and wanted to share...As the turf war between Google Glass enthusiasts and everyone else is heating up, LA food truck king Roy…

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Added by FohBoh on March 17, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

The non-egg egg



Josh Tetrick, founder of Hampton Creek Foods, understands that there are people out there who can't consume eggs (and other foods associated with them). After working with more than 344 prototypes and studying about 287 different types of plants, his San Francisco-based company has successfully created…

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Added by FohBoh on February 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mindfulness Management – Using Latest Practices to Land a Management Job

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

The business world creates new problem solving theories every year. Management training and practice evolves yearly. This can make it difficult for managers to keep up. If you’ve been in a management position for a long time and are just returning to the work play you may find the new interview questions and…

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Added by FohBoh on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in your Restaurant

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Ian Said. You can visit his profile here.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to offer your customers something spectacular. Whilst dining at your…

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Added by FohBoh on February 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

IRS to Roll Out New Program For Small BIz Tax Payers

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

The IRS is planning to roll out a new program that would help small…

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Added by FohBoh on February 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Behavior That Can Cost Managers Their Jobs

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

One of the most frustrating aspects of working in any corporation is being stepped over for a promotion. Another example would be the manager who solves problems, reduces turn over, increases revenue, brings the restaurant out of the dark ages, and then is fired despite their efforts.

1. A Poor Behavior…

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Added by FohBoh on January 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Restaurant Industry Trends that Will Affect Your Dining Out Habits this Year and Beyond

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Cess Padilla. You can visit her profile here.

Now there’s more reason for you to step out and try out new restaurants this year with friends and loved ones, because for sure, following the release of the National Restaurant Association’s Industry Forecast this year, restaurants across the United States will be stepping up their game to provide the best food…

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Added by FohBoh on January 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

4 Reasons to Join the California Restaurant Association (CRA)

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

Calling all California Restaurant Industry Professionals: Do you wish you could be more involved in restaurant industry-related legislation? Could you use some help navigating the ever-changing legal landscape of the industry including new labor laws, food safety…

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Added by FohBoh on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

How The Interviewer Tests Your Behavior and Personality

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

Many Job Seekers are surprised to find that a job interview is similar to being profiled. The interviewer may be less interested in your experience, and more interested in your behavior, and what your personality type is. They may overlook areas where your education and experience are lacking.

Experienced…

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Added by FohBoh on January 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

4 Things to Know About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA)

This post was originally written by the FohBohists at Waitrainer. You can visit their profile here.

The hospitality and foodservice industry in Florida employs over 1,000,000 people, the largest segment of Florida’s working population. If you are one of these professionals, you need to familiarize yourself with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association…

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Added by FohBoh on January 16, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Can You Pass an Interviewer’s Interrogation?

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Robert Krzak. You can visit his profile here.

The first thing you need to understand when preparing for a job interview is that Hiring managers are trained in the art of finding the truth and looking for places where people are trying to hide the truth (masking). Many management candidates fail to land jobs because they are afraid of telling the truth. There…

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Added by FohBoh on January 14, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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PepsiCo exec Lisa Walsh shares path to leadership

Industry leader Lisa Walsh, vice president of PepsiCo Customer Management, has risen through the ranks at the company since j -More

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Italy has a flavor all its own. When it comes to cheese, chefs who know choose Galbani. For irresistibly savory risottos and pastas, try classic Galbani mascarpone. Its rich, creamy goodness makes it perfect for favorites like tiramisu and cannoli. Galbani mascarpone, one of the fine brands from Lactalis Culinary. For paring suggestions, click here.

JOBS & CAREERS

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National News

Gen Z, the First True Digital Generation, Represents the Future Foodservice Consumer

Gen Z, the first true digital generation, represents the future foodservice consumer. They're a generation on the move that strongly prioritizes speed of service, technology, and having what they want, when they want it. Millennials, more so than older generations, prefer to visit restaurants that offer new and unique foods and flavors. Gen X and Boomers converge on several preferences—such as the importance of a convenient location.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Celebrates Its 500th New Restaurant Opening

Red Robin's 500th new restaurant opening will open on Aug. 4 at 11 a.m., in Milpitas, Calif. at the Great Mall of the Bay Area.

Darden Completes Sale Of Red Lobster To Golden Gate Capital

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) and Golden Gate Capital today announced that Golden Gate has completed the acquisition of the Red Lobster business and certain other related assets and assumed liabilities for approximately $2.1 billion in cash.

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For Seven New Restaurants In Duluth, Minnesota With New Franchisees Brian And Sharon Weidendorf

Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in spring 2015.

Wendy's Names Brandon Solano Senior Vice President of Marketing

The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) announced today that Brandon Solano, 43, a veteran brand builder and product innovator, has been named Senior Vice President of Marketing.

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: 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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