• 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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  • A great find…and loss

    A great find…and loss

    He was a great find. An experienced fast food manager walked in and applied for an open shift manager position. He interviewed well and obviously had a great deal of experience. All of the favorable …
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  • 'Ma'am, it’s not a cup holder': Proper brand use of social media

    'Ma'am, it’s not a cup holder': Proper brand use of social media

    Back in ancient times when we were all rocking our first PCs, I got an e-mail from a friend that listed some of the outlandish calls fielded by computer help center technicians. One involved a woman …
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  • Raw explained: Tips and tricks for offering raw dishes on your menu

    Raw explained: Tips and tricks for offering raw dishes on your menu

    So what do you feed diners who request a raw meal? While salad is a staple of most raw diets, raw dishes can go far beyond that. It just takes some creativity, skill and know-how to whip out a fab …
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  • Has Pizza Peaked?

    Has Pizza Peaked?

    As the U.S. economy improves, it is interesting to look back at how the pizza industry performed during the "Great Recession". In this economic slowdown, pizza sales fell rather than increased. …
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  • Gluten-free is not so free for restaurants

    Gluten-free is not so free for restaurants

    In the beginning of March, I had the pleasure of attending a hospitality trade show for both hotels and restaurants in Ocean City, Maryland. It was an outstanding show on many levels. I had been …
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  • Use Menu Engineering to Increase Profits

    Use Menu Engineering to Increase Profits

    What if your top line revenue remained flat and your bottom line profit grew by 3-5%? How do successful independents and chains grow so rapidly, the answer is through menu engineering. Menu …
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  • Cut costs by trimming fees

    Cut costs by trimming fees

    In these trying times, every penny added to the bottom line counts heavily toward profitability. We search in ways to cut costs while still giving the customer the experience that will keep them …
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  • Breakfast: The most innovative meal of the day

    Breakfast: The most innovative meal of the day

    You've heard it from your mother a thousand times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know that as of late, it's also been the most innovative? Over the past six months, we'…
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  • Innovation in the name of charity

    Innovation in the name of charity

    What do the Love Kitchen, Panera Bread, and Cafe 180 all have in common? They provide affordable food to those who can't regularly pay full price for a meal. A week ago, the Oprah Winfrey show came …
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  • Cha-Ching 2.0: Transaction as Communication

    Cha-Ching 2.0: Transaction as Communication

    A little over a year and half ago, I had never heard of Twitter and, aghast, did not even have a Facebook page. But times are a-changin' and we are not in Kansas anymore. In the blink of a digital …
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  • Of mice and men … and pizzerias

    Of mice and men … and pizzerias

    Business ethics, or lack of them, apparently has made its way into the world of pizza in a Philadelphia suburb. A pizzeria owner had a problem with mice that, for whatever reason, he blamed on two …
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  • A trend is more than one

    A trend is more than one

    For the last few months I have read over and over that menu labeling does not have an effect on ordering or calorie reduction. These articles have all been based on one single study across 10 …
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  • Hold the salt: 5 quick tips for serving low sodium menu items

    Hold the salt: 5 quick tips for serving low sodium menu items

    Cutting out the salt to make dishes healthier is no new concept; however, cooking without the salt can be a challenging and daunting task. That's why we compiled this list of five quick tips for …
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  • The brand you live is the only one they'll love

    The brand you live is the only one they'll love

    The brand you live is the one they'll love. It sounds complicated, but it's not. It boils down to this: sincerity. And it's fundamental when it comes to your efforts at community involvement. Before …
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  • Keep your customers out of the ER For dessert

    Keep your customers out of the ER For dessert

    Does it seem to anyone else that almost out of nowhere, all of a sudden, people are expressing food allergies in amazing numbers? According to the FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network) "…
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  • Excessive exposure results in sunburn, frostbite, … violent robbery

    Excessive exposure results in sunburn, frostbite, … violent robbery

    Exposure to the elements for any length of time can lead to devastating consequences. Skin unprotected from the sun may result in serious sunburn. With extended exposure to freezing temperatures, …
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  • Be allergy aware:  A quick guide to the most common food allergies

    Be allergy aware: A quick guide to the most common food allergies

    Eight foods are responsible for 90% of food allergic reactions. I've assembled this guide to help you (and your kitchen) be on the lookout for a food allergy. MilkMilk allergies are caused by an …
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  • Create low calorie dishes with these 12 tips

    Create low calorie dishes with these 12 tips

    As we continue into 2011 there seems to be a stronger theme of healthy eating. Is all the attention being stirred up by Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign? Or, could it be that with this new …
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The Digital Diner: Tactics, Tools & Trends that Restaurant Marketers Can Use
Red Mango CEO discusses social media strategy
Menu Labeling, Food Allergies and Gluten Free
Menu labeling final regulations on hold: What's the beef?
Customer Experience on the Move
Modular construction and ROI
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)
Selling Digital VS Traditional Menu Boards
Where are the traditional menu board companies?
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