• Mobile is eating your restaurant

    Mobile is eating your restaurant

    I have devoted the last eight and a half years to the idea that smartphones would fundamentally change the way consumers and restaurants do business. It wasn't that a cashier scanning a smartphone …
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  • Social Restaurant Podcast: Motivating employees with Eric Chester

    Social Restaurant Podcast: Motivating employees with Eric Chester

    In this episode of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I talk with Eric Chester, founder and CEO of the Center for Work Ethic Development on the topic of igniting passion, building solid work ethic and …
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  • IKEA's fast food intrusion

    IKEA's fast food intrusion

    IKEA doesn't just sell furniture. They also sell a lot of food, and have become a competitive player in the global QSR foodservice industry. According to a Wall Street Journal article (October 17, …
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  •   6 ways mobile apps connect customers to restaurants

    6 ways mobile apps connect customers to restaurants

    Imagine walking into your favorite restaurant, skipping past the long peak-time rush lines, picking up your food and walking out the door. Now imagine it only taking a few taps on your mobile device …
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  • The rising popularity of foodservice mac and cheese

    The rising popularity of foodservice mac and cheese

    Pasta and cheese casseroles have appeared in cookbooks as early as the 14th century's Liber de Coquina. It is a French dish of Parmesan and pasta. A cheese and pasta casserole known as makerouns was …
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  • Mythbusters: Asian cuisine as a gluten-free food

    Mythbusters: Asian cuisine as a gluten-free food

    Being gluten-free and eating Asian food should be easy. After all, most of the ingredients commonly associated with Asian cuisine are staples in the gluten-free diet and that means rice, tofu and …
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  • Improve kitchen production efficiency to grow restaurant catering sales

    Improve kitchen production efficiency to grow restaurant catering sales

    When it comes to selling and marketing your catering products and services, reliability, predictability and scalability are three key elements required to ensure long term success. Until you …
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  • The hidden costs of delivery

    The hidden costs of delivery

    Did you hear the one about the restaurant company that had 14 different cheese suppliers for 14 different styles of cheese? While that joke may be a bit exaggerated, it is true, too often we forget …
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  • Dunkin vs Starbucks hinges on loyalty, rewards

    Dunkin vs Starbucks hinges on loyalty, rewards

    Dunkin' Donuts is like many chains that see product innovation as key to sales increases. Its ever-evolving line of beverages, baked goods and hot sandwiches is widely credited with the company's …
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  • Food and Money in 2020

    Food and Money in 2020

    Eight years after launching my company OLO - the first of its kind to combine mobile commerce and food ordering - I found myself sitting on a conference stage in Las Vegas, addressing a crowd that …
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  • Social Restaurant Podcast: Talking Italian with Carl Howard

    Social Restaurant Podcast: Talking Italian with Carl Howard

    In this week's episode of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I'm talking Italian with Carl Howard, CEO of Fazolis. Carl is a restaurant 'lifer' and has held the title of Chief of Fazoli's since June 2008.…
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  • Are you ready for a potential ICE storm?

    Are you ready for a potential ICE storm?

    If the United States Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE) showed up on your company's doorstep today, would you be worried? Would a complete audit of your employment files easily weather an ICE …
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  • The myth of confidentiality

    The myth of confidentiality

    In my travels around the foodservice world, I have found that many buyers believe collective buying leads to the loss of one of their most prized possessions: price confidentiality. Most foodservice …
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  • Menu labeling: Here we go again!

    Menu labeling: Here we go again!

    Boy, I wish I had a crystal ball. For more than three years I've been discussing menu labeling and just when I think menu labeling legislation regulations are about to be announced, I'm still waiting,…
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  • McDonald's wins game of chicken

    McDonald's wins game of chicken

    McDonald's wins the latest "Game of Chicken," while KFC is left holding their "Cup of Fries," Burger King customers are left holding their "French Fry Burger," and Buffalo Wild Wings waits for "March …
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  • Is your app ready for Apple's iOS7?

    Is your app ready for Apple's iOS7?

    Apple's recent release of iOS 7 has several changes, and with any new software update, there are bound to be a few glitches. Since your restaurant's app is useless if it's not useful, it's important …
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  • Mobile is ideal for Millennials

    Mobile is ideal for Millennials

    When it comes to mobile marketing in fast casual restaurants, it's all about Millennials—at least that's the belief of several restaurant operators we listened to at last week's Fast Casual …
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  • Not so scary Halloween

    Not so scary Halloween

    I remember being a kid and looking forward to Halloween. So much hesitation and agitation over what costume to wear; Batman, GI Joe, hobo or a ghost, the classic white sheet with eyes cut out. …
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  • They said what? Top quotes from Fast Casual Exec Summit

    They said what? Top quotes from Fast Casual Exec Summit

    Nearly 150 restaurant operators gathered last week in New Orleans for our eighth annual Fast Casual Executive Summit. We were honored to meet leaders of some of the industry's leading fast casual …
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  • Mobile websites made easy – tips and tricks for restaurant operators

    Mobile websites made easy – tips and tricks for restaurant operators

    Looking to attract more prospects into your restaurant? Already have a desktop website and don't know if it is the right time to create a mobile optimized website? How to create it with a minimum of …
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BLOGGERS
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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