• Three organizational challenges that hinder innovation (and the solutions to resolve them)

    Three organizational challenges that hinder innovation (and the solutions to resolve them)

    In a recent McKinsey study, 70 percent of corporate leaders profess that innovation is among their top three priorities for driving growth. But the way companies manage and govern innovation doesn't …
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  • The one left off the list: hourly employees' influence on consumer decisions

    The one left off the list: hourly employees' influence on consumer decisions

    The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast recently identified the top five elements that drive a consumer's decision when choosing which quick-service restaurant (…
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  • The concept of 'Reverse Innovation' in the food industry

    The concept of 'Reverse Innovation' in the food industry

    First, what is Innovation? And second, what is "Reverse Innovation'? I have been discussing innovation within the food and beverage industry for about a year now. I have also quoted heavily from two …
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  • Green spotlight on... Pizza by Certe

    Green spotlight on... Pizza by Certe

    On East 56th Street in New York City, just off of the food wasteland that is Park Avenue, sits a hidden little gem that is deserving of attention: Pizza by Certe, a 3-Star Green Restaurant Certified …
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  • Want to Facebook? What are you waiting for

    Want to Facebook? What are you waiting for

    Ninety five percent. That's right, 95% of all consumers are on Facebook, according to our latest research findings across both North America and the UK. We asked more than 12,000 consumers from all …
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  • Top 5 things we didn't know we should be afraid of - part I

    Top 5 things we didn't know we should be afraid of - part I

    They stared at each other, not with indifference but one with caution, the other with interest. "Teddy, get over here" Lily hissed. Teddy came across the bridge still munching hay, "What ... oh yes, …
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  • If it's Monday, this must be meatless

    If it's Monday, this must be meatless

    Do you sell a lot of salads at the beginning of the week? Do your T-bones go unordered until Tuesday? Then your patrons may be part of the Meatless Monday movement — and you can join them for …
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  • Don't you know it's time to get on board ... the cross-train

    Don't you know it's time to get on board ... the cross-train

    Picture this, it's 5 o'clock on a Friday and orders are starting to stack up. Your phone is ringing, and since your counter girl never showed up, you answer it and it turns out to be one of your best …
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  • Top 5 all-time 'contrasting' food flavor pairings

    Top 5 all-time 'contrasting' food flavor pairings

    When you think about flavor pairings, do you think first about 'compatible flavors' or do you think first about 'contrasting flavors?' Historically, food products with contrasting flavors have …
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  • Improving efficiency through call reporting

    Improving efficiency through call reporting

    An in-depth awareness of your pizza business can open up a range of opportunities for increased revenue and cost savings. This awareness becomes easier with the right data and analysis – both …
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  • Bistro offerings complement hospital's mission of health and wellness

    Bistro offerings complement hospital's mission of health and wellness

    A hospital is the last place most of us think of when it comes to good food. We're more likely to envision standard cafeteria fare or awful coffee and plastic-wrapped items from sketchy vending …
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  • Could be deadly, but essential for restaurant operations

    Could be deadly, but essential for restaurant operations

    It's a gas consumed by millions every day. Plants need it for survival. In fact we exhale it with every breath we take. Virtually every restaurant uses Carbon Dioxide (CO(2)) in bulk form to put the …
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  • Three things you need to know about Facebook Timeline for brands

    Three things you need to know about Facebook Timeline for brands

    If Facebook is a marketing tool that your restaurant uses, you're probably quite aware of the mandatory change over to the new Facebook layout, Facebook Timeline. Whether you like it or not, it seems …
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  • Waking up at 40,000 feet

    Waking up at 40,000 feet

    I was on my way back from an important client meeting in Dallas when the enormity of technology and the enormity of my ignorance merged. Thunderstorms had delayed my arrival in Dallas by 5 hours, so …
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  • Clothes can make the employee

    Clothes can make the employee

    Earlier this month I ran across an article in Freakonomics referencing a study that showed "wearing a white lab coat — a piece of clothing associated with care and attentiveness — …
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  • Culinary Tide's 2012 top trends

    Culinary Tide's 2012 top trends

    Culinary Tides, Inc. released the report: "Top 10 Trends Analysis - Shifting Sands 2012: A cross analysis of predictions across Government, Technology, Health, Consumer, Travel, Beverage, and Food &…
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  • Social media: A necessary evil?

    Social media: A necessary evil?

    Market Force just completed a consumer study of social media usage. Not surprisingly, every year we've looked at usage we've seen the numbers going up. About half say they 'like' to use social media. …
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  • Do you really offer gluten-free dishes?

    Do you really offer gluten-free dishes?

    I know many chefs and restaurant managers think they are doing their diners a great service by developing gluten-free recipes and highlighting those dishes on their menus. But when you really look at …
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  • Pop-ups threaten food trucks

    Pop-ups threaten food trucks

    I have long believed in the food truck business as an incubator for new restaurant menus and innovative restaurant concepts. They also provide a lower cost venue for getting into the foodservice …
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  • What I learned working in a kitchen

    What I learned working in a kitchen

    I had my first restaurant job at age 14 and have never left the business. It was the heyday of the early 70's when restaurants really became so much a part everyday American life. I've been in a back …
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Loyalty Marketing For the Masses
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Shift vs. Hourly & Meal Credits. The more you know, the more you can add to your bottom line.
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Listen, learn and leverage
Next Generation Supply Chain Management
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