• Management versus leadership - Part III

    Management versus leadership - Part III

    Over the course of my 37 year career in the restaurant industry, I have had the privilege of serving in leadership positions at all organizational levels, from restaurant assistant manager to Chief …
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  • The art of building a bank

    The art of building a bank

    It has nothing to do with concrete blocks and mortar. Cranes and bulldozers are not involved, and it has no reference to the facility where you make your deposits or take out a loan. The first time …
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  • The path toward world domination (Part 1)

    The path toward world domination (Part 1)

    After nearly 44 years of careful consideration and study, I have compiled this brief manifesto for success. We all define success in different ways. I don't care what motivates you, if you do all of …
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  • 'Save As' is the new 'Print' Part 2

    'Save As' is the new 'Print' Part 2

    If you haven't realized the need for (mobile) speed or scheduled meetings with your IT team after reading "Save As" is the New "Print," Part 1 you might want to block off your afternoon. Employee …
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  • Millennials' brand preferences shift due to household structures

    Millennials' brand preferences shift due to household structures

    While use of technology and social media among Millennials is legendary (they've never known a time that wasn't digital), new Hartman Group research finds that their relationships with brands is less …
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  • The dangers of PCI tunnel vision

    The dangers of PCI tunnel vision

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) is an excellent set of security requirements with which all of the major Credit Card companies expect merchants to comply. It includes …
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  • Exploring the role food plays in patient health

    Exploring the role food plays in patient health

    What role could food innovation have in pre-operative or post operative patient care? That's the question I never thought about until I met with the lead surgeon and the director of dietetics at a …
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  • Don’t wait ‘til Halloween to ghost hunt

    Don’t wait ‘til Halloween to ghost hunt

    The assistant manager was in charge of inputting hours worked by employees into the back office system. She was very diligent in making sure employees were paid accurately and that the employees were …
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  • Carb Lovers unite: Part 2

    Carb Lovers unite: Part 2

    It is time to celebrate carbs and instead of bashing them. I discussed all the ways carbs are often villainized in part 1 of this series. Now, it's time to learn about all the good that comes from …
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  • Is there a right way to lead? Part II

    Is there a right way to lead? Part II

    Over the course of my 37 year career in the restaurant industry, I have had the privilege of serving in leadership positions at all organizational levels, from restaurant assistant manager to Chief …
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  • Itty bitty is now a biggie

    Itty bitty is now a biggie

    Popping up everywhere you turn in our industry today are new mini desserts. Baskin-Robbins just launched the concept last week, and many new offerings are in place or set to be in place from the …
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  • Make 'thank-you' more meaningful

    Make 'thank-you' more meaningful

    There is no app for appreciation. It doesn't get much more low-tech than shaking a hand, patting a back, writing a note or just saying thank you. But few activities measure up to the high-impact …
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  • Go with the flow

    Go with the flow

    A client who recently read a very powerful white paper written by Greg Collins and Cal Popken asked me to explain the term 'Tributary Supply Chain.' So, I shall paint a picture. Imagine, if you will, …
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  • Carb lovers unite

    Carb lovers unite

    The villianization of foods is not new, and when one evil temptress is not in the spotlight, it is surely because another has captured the media's attention and America's heart. The most successful …
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  • What’s the hottest segment of the restaurant industry? Fast casual. [Infographic]

    What’s the hottest segment of the restaurant industry? Fast casual. [Infographic]

    As leading brands prepare to meet in Chicago for the sixth annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, we thought we'd prepare this infographic that shows how hot the fast casual restaurant segment is. Just …
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  • The Net Promotor Motor

    The Net Promotor Motor

    Restaurant owners and executives are constantly looking for the biggest bang for their buck when it comes to spreading the word about their restaurant. Getting new mouths in the door is an important …
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  • People are getting exciting about mobile payments -- again

    People are getting exciting about mobile payments -- again

    For the past four or five years, we have been hearing about the exciting new world of wireless payments. For the most part, the discussion has been centered around making payments from a mobile …
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  • How Domino's, Shake Shake used 'quality' to galvanize brands

    How Domino's, Shake Shake used 'quality' to galvanize brands

    We know the place, or know of such a place. The quaint restaurant, locally owned by a couple; she's the chef, he runs the front. Menus are handwritten and change constantly based on the local catch …
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  • What’s the worst that could happen?

    What’s the worst that could happen?

    Last Friday, an employee of Long John Silver's in Jackson, Mich., opened the back door to take out the trash after closing. He was confronted by two men wearing bandanas, one with a gun. A friend of …
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  • Is there a 'right' way to lead? Part 1

    Is there a 'right' way to lead? Part 1

    Over the course of my 37-year career in the restaurant industry, I have had the privilege of serving in leadership positions at all organizational levels from restaurant assistant manager to CEO. …
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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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