Its About The Chefs and Their Brands
Feb26

Its About The Chefs and Their Brands

A recent article in the print  Wall Street Journal asked the question in its title “Does This Look Like Fast Food to You?” The article went on to report on the “tidal wave of top chefs and restauranteurs  suddenly flooding into the fast food market.” They note that what they are really talking about is called “fast casual” or “quick serve” because this tidal wave is something more like...

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Free Valentine’s Day Social Media eBook
Feb13

Free Valentine’s Day Social Media eBook

Valentine’s Day reminds us social media is more than just a few tweets and Instagram selfies. At the heart of both, social media marketing and Valentine’s Day, it’s about nurturing relationships. Both take time, effort and a bit of ingenuity. People who succeed in restaurants and food businesses intuitively get it. In the digital world content marketing is a way to open doors to building important business  and...

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Social Media Tip: Content Galleries
Jan27

Social Media Tip: Content Galleries

Love or leave it … social media, as a communication tactic, is here to stay. That’s not to say the direction it takes or what it will look like will stay the same. However, one aspect that is a universal truth, social networks/blogs, are hungry content beasts. As technology evolves so will how we bring content into the digital world. The challenge, as always, is how to bring relevant content in a cost effective way to your...

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Food Bikes – Food Peddle Power
Jan25

Food Bikes – Food Peddle Power

You want to open a restaurant — can’t afford it. You want to buy a food truck — can’t afford it. You want to buy a food bike — way to rock it! Food bikes = innovative mobile ‘restaurant’ + peddle power is environmental friendly and great exercise + less risk Traditionally food bikes have been associated with  ice cream, hot dogs and prezels. Today a food bike might be mobile coffee bar....

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USDA Certified Organic or is it?
Dec11

USDA Certified Organic or is it?

Most of us will agree that consumer interest in organic foods is continuing to increase. This interest is fueling changes across all corners of the food business from farming to grocery aisles, to home delivery trends to new product launches and business acquisitions to restaurant menus. At the center of the US Organic food business is the little green label that says, USDA Certified Organic; and the first milestone for organic food...

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Make Phone Use in Your Restaurant Win-Win
Dec09

Make Phone Use in Your Restaurant Win-Win

You may have read or heard about the recent “anonymous Craig’s list post” making its way around the internet that says a review of surveillance tapes in 2004 compared with 2014 indicated that the perceived declines in service quality in 2014 is attributable to customer pre-occupation with their phones especially involving servers with photo taking. As a restaurant owner or manager you may be grappling with the...

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