Tag Archives: restaurants

Heck, Don’t buy my stuff, BUY MY STUFF!

Yesterday I was at my monthly Chamber of Commerce Ambassador’s meeting and a brief discussion sprang up about the personal side of Facebook. In a nutshell people don’t want to see game posts and sales pitches. Several hours later I … Continue reading

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Restaurant Productivity and the age of Social Distraction

I recently did a productivity audit on a restaurant, and found some interesting observations that I thought it would be worth it to share. The restauranteur in question was having an issue with prep not getting done in time for … Continue reading

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Guest Post: When Will The Restaurant Industry Finally Get Labor Right?

by Greg McGuire, It was taken as a good sign recently when the Nation’s Restaurant News reported that employee turnover in the restaurant industry was on the rise for the first quarter of 2011.  This means more jobs are being created … Continue reading

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Open Mouth insert Anti-Gluten Free Comment Here

Or (As a restaurant owner a prime example of why you should be monitoring your brand) I became aware of this a few days ago when I saw a tweet posted by a B&B twitter friend of mine linking to an … Continue reading

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Leveraging your business cards for the hospitality industry

I collect, through networking, probably about a hundred or so business cards monthly. Approximately 5/6 of them don’t have anything printed on the back. I recently went through my card file and pulled out all of the inns and bed … Continue reading

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Why I loathe being called a Foodie

I wrote this for my Toastmasters speech tonight and thought I’d post it for a snark or two, as a few of you I talk to on twitter, know much I just “love” being called a foodie. LOL I think … Continue reading

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Interview tips for chefs and cooks

I recently co-interviewed a possible Executive Sous Chef for a client. The interviewee showed up in a T-shirt, jeans with holes in the knees, long long hair (while in a ponytail, it was all over the place) a ball cap … Continue reading

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