• 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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  • The sustainability playground: sustainability defined

    The sustainability playground: sustainability defined

    When a trend is born that is all encompassing, ties in with many other trends, and has very little chance of ever diminishing or is the opposite – virtually unstoppable – we call it a …
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  • Protect yourself as well as your customers

    Protect yourself as well as your customers

    More and more restaurants have designed special menu items for patrons with food allergies and gluten sensitivities. Many make a concerted effort — from reworking recipes to training staff in …
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  • Why my employees won't steal from me: 5 myths

    Why my employees won't steal from me: 5 myths

    The statistics are staggering. The latest National Retail Security Survey states that 45 percent of losses to retailers are attributed to theft by employees. The Association of Certified Fraud …
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  • Restaurants offer silver lining to today’s economy

    Restaurants offer silver lining to today’s economy

    Last week's Jobs Report, issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, echoed news we've all grown accustomed to hearing — U.S. job growth is weak. But is that the whole story? If you take a …
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  • Nielsen research, restaurant CEOs say ‘Mobile is it’

    Nielsen research, restaurant CEOs say ‘Mobile is it’

    Sports and politics are dissected endlessly in the media, but it's my hunch that Americans spend significantly more time talking about food. Big games happen once a week and—thankfully—…
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  • Just like dominos this menu item shall fall

    Just like dominos this menu item shall fall

    Last week I had the privilege and honor to go to my daughter's college campus and share with the hourly dining service workers all about food allergies, celiac disease and food intolerances. As many …
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  • How many loyal, card-carrying customers do you really have?

    How many loyal, card-carrying customers do you really have?

    I've seen a lot of people on Facebook lately posting statements, "You'll never hear anyone say...." I'd like to add this one to that list: ""You'll never hear anyone say, I love getting flyers in the …
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  • It’s not a chicken-and-egg scenario: quality comes before sales

    It’s not a chicken-and-egg scenario: quality comes before sales

    When it comes to driving growth in your restaurant, you may find yourself asking a lot of chicken-and-egg questions. Do you need increased sales before adding a new concept? Or do you add a new …
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  • Restaurant Social Media Top 10 [Infographic]

    Restaurant Social Media Top 10 [Infographic]

    Next month, restaurant marketing, communications and customer service professionals will gather in Chicago for the second annual Foodservice Social Media Universe (#FSMU) -- the first and only …
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  • To acquire customers, you must engage them

    To acquire customers, you must engage them

    Customer acquisition isn't rocket science. It's actually harder. At least astrophysicists have the predictability of planetary movement and math going for them. By comparison, restaurateurs have to …
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  • Game changers and shapers inspiring product development and innovation – Part 2

    Game changers and shapers inspiring product development and innovation – Part 2

    Continued from Part 1... Translation Consumer's inspirations during a recovery then translate to new expectations on the plate. During a recovery meal types and settings, foods and flavors, and …
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  • Redecorating with loss prevention

    Redecorating with loss prevention

    "I'd like you to paint this room," she said to the painter. "OK, let me ask you a few questions," he replied. "Before you ask questions, let me tell you what I want to do. I want these two walls …
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  • This Olympian doesn’t want to be on a Wheaties box

    This Olympian doesn’t want to be on a Wheaties box

    Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer took gold in the 100-meter butterfly in world-record time at the 2012 London Games. The 24-year-old first competed in Athens in 2004 as part of the silver-medal winning …
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  • Game changers and shapers inspiring product development and innovation – Part 1

    Game changers and shapers inspiring product development and innovation – Part 1

    Think of where you look to for inspiration. Is it the news that comes across your desk each morning or the chatter around the water cooler? Or are you the type that has to leave your desk and step …
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  • Spread of hours in New York

    Spread of hours in New York

    Are you familiar with the regulation regarding the spread of hours in New York? It applies to virtually every restaurant in the state and failure to adhere to it can lead to sanctions by the state's …
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  • How does a restaurant pop the question?

    How does a restaurant pop the question?

    Look down at your left hand. Focus on the infamous ring finger. Do you have a metal band on the digit in question? If so, at some time you have probably been asked, "How did [he/she/you] pop the …
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  • Credit Card Skimming – A business and customer nightmare

    Credit Card Skimming – A business and customer nightmare

    "Hey man; how do like your job at that fast food place?" "It's alright. It gives me a bit of cash for some bills, and I get to eat for half price." "So, do you work much in the drive-thru?" "Yeah, I …
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  • Glass is half full hiring: it’s all about perspective

    Glass is half full hiring: it’s all about perspective

    Some employers take months, even years, fine tuning their hiring approach to ensure they can build an hourly workforce that will drive growth. And then new trends come along and impact the efficacy …
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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
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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