• Simple deterrents to late night restaurant robberies

    Simple deterrents to late night restaurant robberies

    Approximately 3:30 a.m. on a Friday morning, a robber described as 6' 5", 245 lbs., entered a quick-service restaurant, forced the manager at gunpoint to open the safe. He then forced her and co-…
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  • 5 ways to grow your off-premise catering sales

    5 ways to grow your off-premise catering sales

    For any restaurant operator looking to layer a catering program on top of their existing business, they must first make room for organizational growth by understanding how an increase in catering …
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  • An industry of choice again

    An industry of choice again

    When I was a teen in the 70's, restaurant jobs were highly sought after by young people. Restaurants were a fun place to be where you could meet new friends and work nights around a school schedule. …
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  • Engage customers with social tools to bring in their friends

    Engage customers with social tools to bring in their friends

    It's been said that it takes a village to raise a child, but restaurateurs know it takes at least a community that large to grow just one business. It makes sense, therefore, to do all you can to …
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  • Fast Casual Executive Summit: 'Gangnam Style'

    Fast Casual Executive Summit: 'Gangnam Style'

    Last week in San Diego was the Fast Casual Executive Summit. Great conference, and great people. In our typical MonkeyStyle, we shot our annual "fun video" for the conference. …
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  • 7 must-have software tools for delivery restaurants

    7 must-have software tools for delivery restaurants

    When you add delivery service to your restaurant business, you've added a new level of complexity to manage. The right technology can help you keep control of your delivery operation - and make it …
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  • Why isn’t there more pizza innovation?

    Why isn’t there more pizza innovation?

    Where can you find the latest pizza innovation trends – and what are they? Is it merely "back-to-basics' – or more than that? And what can be done to make these innovation trends …
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  • Fast Casual gaining mainstream attention as we gear up for Exec Summit

    Fast Casual gaining mainstream attention as we gear up for Exec Summit

    The fast casual industry is hotter than ever. Just this month, several mainstream publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Time, have reported on its success and the fact that a variety of …
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  • Got gluten-free? There’s an app for that

    Got gluten-free? There’s an app for that

    More and more diners are searching for restaurants that serve gluten-free meals. More and more restaurants are adding gluten-free dishes to their menus – and making the effort to ensure those …
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  • The sustainability playground: consumer fatigue

    The sustainability playground: consumer fatigue

    There are three parts to consumer fatigue in regards to sustainability: fatigue itself, consumer disconnects and combating fatigue. Fatigue can lead to consumers becoming less tolerant to a topic, …
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  • 6 reasons why robbers will pick your business

    6 reasons why robbers will pick your business

    Armed robbery. The very combination of those two words makes one shudder. Within the justice system, the act of armed robbery is a felony and a conviction carries serious consequences. Yet many, …
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  • Be the social media 'prom queen' at your restaurant

    Be the social media 'prom queen' at your restaurant

    Restaurateurs who really understand social media are a bit like a jealous prom queen: They want to own the conversation about what they do and how they're perceived by admirers and detractors. Sadly, …
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  • A great idea is not enough

    A great idea is not enough

    You might have a great idea for a new product, a wonderful new concept for a restaurant, an amazing new design for a production system, maybe even an interesting new stirrer for drinks. You raise the …
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  • Marketing departments going for the jugular

    Marketing departments going for the jugular

    Things are getting pretty heated in the restaurant industry lately. Have you noticed? By 'heated,' I don't mean more jalapenos on the menu. I mean chains are taking direct aim at their competitors &…
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  • An idea that’s catching on

    An idea that’s catching on

    I'm in the business of helping restaurants keeping their kitchens safe for all their patrons, especially those with food allergies and intolerances. I rarely write about food sensitivities from the …
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  • The Sustainability playground: consumer drivers

    The Sustainability playground: consumer drivers

    Regarding sustainability, trust and loyalty among consumers is not something the food industry can spare as it is in short supply. In the past several years, consumers have experienced BSE (mad cow …
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  • The great bacon shortage

    The great bacon shortage

    In December 1973, Johnny Carson, the famed late-night talk show host, threw out a joke about a pending toilet paper shortag. The next day, panicked consumers created an actual shortage. You see, …
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  • POS system hackers are caught and prosecuted

    POS system hackers are caught and prosecuted

    Subway has been the subject of intensive scrutiny and media attention since it came to light that its POS system was found to be vulnerable and that several credit cards had been electronically …
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  • Own reviews; control content

    Own reviews; control content

    It seems the new four-letter word in the restaurant business is Yelp. The open-forum review site has empowered diners to share opinions online with a potentially unlimited audience. While good …
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  • What is the role of 'thought leadership' in new product innovation?

    What is the role of 'thought leadership' in new product innovation?

    "Thought Leadership" has become a trendy concept, but how can (or should) it be applied to new product innovation? Old School Model Early in my career, Management by Objectives (MBO) was the trendy …
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