I have a theory about how the resturant industry conducts real estate business such as site selection, development and construction management. I is hard for me to understand why chains would want to take on overhead to build up real estate and construction departments in this economic climate. I have extensive experience in all these disiplines and I think outsourcing these functions is the future. I am new to this blog, but I thought I would get the word out about my services.
Thanks for the comment to my blog. Good catch on your part. It was a mistake in transcription and as the hour was late I didn't catch it. The actual number Steve Kron stated was 12,000. I think the point is still the same. I have already posted the correction.
Thanks for reading, following and commenting. I hope you will continue!
Check us out at http://www.pow-now.com. This is the company I founded. We are working with fine dining, casual dining, smaller chains to promote their deals and offers. We distribute the same through sms (text), email, Facebook, iPhone, Blackberry, print, widgets, and affiliates. We also plan to integrate with all the major POS at a later stage. Any ideas/suggestions from you most welcome.
If you have a couple of minutes I would love to talk to you about securing financing for our second/third location and the walls I'm running into. Please email me your number or how I can reach you. Thanks and Have a Great Day!
Rod, Thanks for the comment.
I have been in the travel industry a good while. I enjoy following the industry and studying the buying habits of people and their travel purchases. I also like to see from the supplier's standpoint. Why did they choose a particular ad campaign ? Who are the focus groups ? A lot of peole don't realize that places like resorts and cruise lines market their property as a destination.
For example if you're on a cruise that calls on Cozumel, Jamaica and Nassau. You also have another destination : the ship. Many ships have their own theme.
I 've watched different advertising and marketing forms and how they relate to travel and tourism. I find it very interesting. I am starting to study how each state does its marketing for travel and tourism. I started a discussion on FOHBOH a few days ago
about travel marketing and how restaurants and food outlets come into play. We've had some good dialogue.
I'm Sue Holaday from Foodservice East, an 83-year-old Northeast business publication, and www.foodserviceeast.com and we have a lot of friends in common. Would be interested in connecting with you about your maybe doing a guest column for the website.
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