• 5 common mistakes made with safes

    5 common mistakes made with safes

    We work hard in the restaurant business to provide our customers the food they desire. With efficient operations, we have enough inventory to convert raw products into meals that customers pay for …
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  • A Big Apple surprise – restaurateur shows concern for food allergies

    A Big Apple surprise – restaurateur shows concern for food allergies

    I jumped out of the cab and just stood there taking it all in – the smell of roasted peanuts, the constant honking of taxis and the bright lights of hundreds of billboards. Was this small town …
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  • Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes --  old technology in new packaging

    Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes -- old technology in new packaging

    What makes Duncan Hines' new Amazing Glazes so "amazing?" Does it represent new technology? Or do the glazes represent a new application of an old technology? First of all, the new vanilla and …
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  • Gluten free done right

    Gluten free done right

    Jeff Drake, President of GoRoma, a fast-casual Italian restaurant with six locations in the Chicago area, is glad he decided to feature gluten-free menu options. The chain had always had some gluten …
    1 comment
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  • Pizza Executive Summit slices to the core of industry issues

    Pizza Executive Summit slices to the core of industry issues

    As the newly named editor of PizzaMarketPlace.com, I was looking forward to attending my first Pizza Executive Summit. I was sure the experience, set in Chicago, would be the perfect place for me to …
    1 comment
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  • Leverage social media outlets for your new hires

    Leverage social media outlets for your new hires

    How did most of your applicants find you? Did they use a job board or did they walk in and ask one of your team members for an application? More and more employers these days are leveraging their …
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  • What makes you say that?

    What makes you say that?

    I met with a potential client this past week. It was a referral from a current client that knows I can help this business with their many in-house "issues." The manager of the business said that he …
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  • Is “Jane Q Diner” responsible or is the counter person?

    Is “Jane Q Diner” responsible or is the counter person?

    Recently I had the pleasure and challenge of doing what I would call a "mystery dine" on a concept near the town where I live. This desire to go play Food PD came about because I met the CEO of the …
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  • Are all digital menu boards the same?

    Are all digital menu boards the same?

    In the past few months I have attended several major trade shows to see what's new and visit with my friendly competitors to see how they are doing. I know almost all my competitors and have many …
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  • Slippery when wet – A mop bucket mentality

    Slippery when wet – A mop bucket mentality

    I first noticed the unmistakable sound of a mop bucket being pushed across a tile floor. I glanced over at the shift manager as he rolled the bucket of hot sudsy water toward the doors. It was mid …
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  • When Experience Really Matters

    When Experience Really Matters

    Who has seen the latest reports on the fastest growing restaurant chains in North America? I was struck when I read the following article summarizing the latest Technomic report: http://www …
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  • Pizza Innovation: Small entrepreneurs and food trucks lead the way

    Pizza Innovation: Small entrepreneurs and food trucks lead the way

    Who is leading the way in Pizza innovation? Tell me if you think these products represent pizza innovation: bread sticks, wings (both bone-in and boneless) stuffed cheese crust, and stuffed pizza and …
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  • Street food: Urban foraging

    Street food: Urban foraging

    "Lilly, get over here – she just got that blue box from the garage, where are you?" Teddy yelled – she was always a bit bossy toward Lilly. And it wasn't as if she had far to look as they …
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  • Brand ambassadorship needs to be a top priority

    Brand ambassadorship needs to be a top priority

    In the past month, I've had some very interesting experiences in my small Louisville, Ky. suburb with two of the world's biggest pizza chains. Both – one in which I was an actual customer …
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  • If it looks like a duck …

    If it looks like a duck …

    A friend of mine is a district manager for a fast casual restaurant franchisee who was recently sharing the details of a late night robbery at one of his restaurants. As the closing crew was exiting …
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  • Hot gluten free mess of new products

    Hot gluten free mess of new products

    WestEx was a hot gluten-free mess of new products everywhere you turned. Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the Annual State Restaurant Expo here in Colorado. In Denver it is considered by …
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  • Make the connection to better food cost

    Make the connection to better food cost

    As an industry, we are facing the continuous rise of commodities that adversely affect our businesses. The rising price in grains and feed affect the price of raising cows, pigs, and chickens, and …
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  • 10 popular gluten-free menu ideas

    10 popular gluten-free menu ideas

    For restaurateurs who have decided to offer any sort of gluten-free menu items, the path can be a rough one that will end up creating a win-win situation for your establishment. It seems that …
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  • Food and gas prices up; will consumers raise or fold?

    Food and gas prices up; will consumers raise or fold?

    When I was little, some of the games my brothers and sisters would play were card games – rummy, poker, gin, kings in the corner, etc. Mostly because there was such concentration involved …
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  • Tiki, sangria, kombucha …oh my!

    Tiki, sangria, kombucha …oh my!

    Winter is to spring as the economic crisis is to the recovery. And thank goodness spring is finally here. The grasses and strawberries set out their roots and shoots in search of unconquered ground …
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The Digital Diner: Tactics, Tools & Trends that Restaurant Marketers Can Use
Podcast: Facebook's organic reach limits
Talent, Technology and Trends
Success is a team effort
Loyalty Marketing For the Masses
8 ways to keep your VIPs happy
Restaurant News, Insights & Trends
Pizza representin' on Fast Casual Top 100
Brand Strategy: Delivering On A Promise
The future of the restaurant industry is bright
PCI Compliance & Network Security
Don't let hackers scare off your customers
Shift vs. Hourly & Meal Credits. The more you know, the more you can add to your bottom line.
Lawyers see another way to get a restaurant reservation
Industry Trends & Insights
Listen, learn and leverage
Next Generation Supply Chain Management
The path toward world domination (Part 1)
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