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TasteCasting News Story - TrendyMinds and YATS Indianapolis

Trevor Yager and the team at Trendyminds in Indianapolis decided to launch a team in Indy and they are already producing results for several of Indianapolis' restaurants. KingDogs and now YATS. Check out the coverage. If we have a team in your city invite us out to help you get the word out. Request a Tasting here You can also… Continue

Added by Dan Harris on July 17, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Would You Like To Know If Your Establishment is Mentioned Online?

Alerts Are Great Tools

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on names, words or content your interested in monitoring. As a restaurant owner, operator, supplier or chef wouldn't it be nice to know if you're mentioned online?

Alerts Provide Invaluable Information

Some handy uses of… Continue

Added by Dan Harris on June 13, 2009 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Google Can Help Patrons Find You Online

Make It Easy For Patrons To Find Your Locations



I have had the opportunity to work in and work with restaurant owners and one simple and easy way to improve your chances of enticing patrons to your locations is to make sure they can find you.



Online Maps Make Finding Your Establishment Easy


Google is one of the most used online directory-based mapping tools. Best of all the directory listing is simple. You can add pictures, hours of operations, coupons… Continue

Added by Dan Harris on June 13, 2009 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

Social Media Strategy - How To Become A STAR



SHOULD I INVEST TIME INTO SOCIAL MEDIA?


Having a twitter account, facebook page, linkedin profile, YouTube video or other social media assets without a strategy is a bad idea.



As an owner of a restaurant, or really any business you have to understand why you would invest time and in some cases money into a campaign, site, or service before jumping into.



A MOTHER'S WISDOM


As my mother always said..."If Bobby jumped off the bridge would you… Continue

Added by Dan Harris on June 12, 2009 at 4:18pm — 2 Comments

Dip Your Toe Into Social Media with TasteCasting





DIP MY TOE?

That's right. Not sure you want to invest money into social media. Don't have time to build out your own Twitter following, Facebook page, Linkedin profile. This fast growing group of socially networked people that… Continue

Added by Dan Harris on June 12, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

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Smartbrief

Fast-casual growth comes from new openings as market matures

Sales at fast-casual eateries are growing at a pace similar to that of quickservice and sit-down restaurants as young, high-i -More

Taylor® Grills. Cooking made Easier, Faster, and Smarter.
With efficiency and food safety top of mind, the Taylor® L810 two-sided grill is a foodservice industry favorite. Optimize profits and cooking efficiency with three separately controlled cooking zones, programmable cook times, pre-set temperature and automatic gap settings. To learn more click here.

In the swim: Gulf state seafood catch safe for now

Businesses fighting to preserve commercial access to seafood fished in the Gulf states scored a big win this month when the G -More

Ruby Tuesday revitalization prompts sales growth

Maryville, Tenn.-based Ruby Tuesday posted gains in same-store sales in the fourth quarter, with a 5% rise at franchised rest -More

JOBS & CAREERS

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National News

Main Event Entertainment to Open First Center in the Rio Grande Valley

Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing family entertainment center in America, is celebrating its new center opening in Pharr, Texas, a suburb near McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley. Doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. on August 6.

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

Today the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision asserting McDonald’s Corporation is a joint employer of its franchisees:

National Restaurant Association Issues Support for Clearer ACA Definition of Seasonal Employment

The bipartisan legislation will align the definitions of seasonal employment in the Affordable Care Act and streamline the applicable large employer determination process.

Rising India, Inc. Announces Acquisition Strategy Toward a Sizable Slice of the QSR Pizza Pie

Rising India, Inc. (OTC: RSII), announces today it will immediately begin work toward the acquisition of up to 5 profitable stores in the popular Quick Serve Pizza Restaurant segment. Current targets are currently earning about $450,000 in revenues per year, per store. Acquisition of targets would provide immediate cash flow identified from profitable longstanding, absentee owner operations with proven model success.

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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