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Baby food anyone?

Hello all:

It's been a while since I have been around FohBoh and I miss you guys and all your wonderful help.

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in August, and I would really like to get some great recipes from anyone who has them.

Natural baby foods and toddler foods. Anyone have some great suggestions or ideas for me?

Thank you!!!

P.S. For the baby shower my friend is throwing a Luao and I was wondering what kinds of marinades… Continue

Added by Kristen Siqueiros on June 24, 2009 at 3:29pm — 3 Comments

Things your restaurant is doing to try to keep the guest coming in.

Hey all! I know I've been gone a little while, but I was just curious about how everyone is doing in the restaurants right now? I know times are tough, but what sorts of things are being done to keep the guests coming in the restaurants?

I know my company, a franchise of Applebee's, has extended our happy hour. It is now Monday thru Friday 11-7 and 10-close half off all appetizers and all alcohol except shots and shooters. Then they are serving half off Perfect Draft Beers all day on… Continue

Added by Kristen Siqueiros on November 4, 2008 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

Why is it so hard to be different?

I was learning about the different types of market structures today, and learned that restaurants are Monopolistic Competition markets. Which means, many producers try to make differenciated products. It is so hard to make your restaurants different from others, when really they are all the same. Chilli's, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesdays, T.G.I.Fridays, etc.
McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, etc.

They all try to do something different, but it is all still the same. Why is that?

Added by Kristen Siqueiros on April 15, 2008 at 1:32pm — 6 Comments

True or False?

You can buy a pretzel for .30 cents at the grocery store. A street vendor sells them for $2.00. The street vendor is better off, and you are worse off.

True or False and why?

Added by Kristen Siqueiros on April 1, 2008 at 11:23am — 6 Comments

What would you do?

1. If your server was very rude to you?

2. If your server was very pleasant to you?

3. If the manager never came to your table when he/she said that they would?

As a manager, what would you do?

1. If your guest was unhappy with their service?

2. If your guest wanted to compliment their server?

How are people handling things in the restaurants? I am just curious to see how many differences there are.

Added by Kristen Siqueiros on March 19, 2008 at 12:51am — 3 Comments

Why I love FohBoh! What do you love about FohBoh?

I love that everyday when I sign on, I have many things to smile about!

I love that I can have the opportunity to make other people happy!

I love that it gives me motivation and inspiration!

I love that when I come on FohBoh before work, it gives me that extra energy to make people at work smile, laugh, and think :o)

I love that I have met so many wonderful people!

I love that I can express myself to the fullest and other's… Continue

Added by Kristen Siqueiros on March 16, 2008 at 2:20pm — 6 Comments

The Little Things That You Can Do For People! I hope this can make someone else's day!

I thought that this was a cool thing to talk about today!

This morning when I got to work, I walked to the back of the restaurant to get inside. As I was walking, I passed by a gentleman who was cleaning our parking lot and I said "Hi"! He said Hi back and asked "How are you?" and I said "Great, and you?" He said, "Good".

Then I walked into the restaurant and started opening up the bar. As I was doing that, the man came inside and said to me, "You know what? You made me… Continue

Added by Kristen Siqueiros on March 11, 2008 at 7:06pm — 7 Comments

What's a great bartender?

I'd like to know everyone's point of view on what is a great bartender.

1) Name 3 things that make a great bartender to you.

2) If you were a bartender, if you aren't already, then what would you do to get your guests in a great mood?

3) What is the worst bar experience that you have ever had?

4) What is the best bar experience that you have ever had?

5) Have you ever been to an Applebee's and sat at the bar? If so, what was the bartender… Continue

Added by Kristen Siqueiros on March 9, 2008 at 5:54pm — 18 Comments




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