• POS system hackers are caught and prosecuted

    POS system hackers are caught and prosecuted

    Subway has been the subject of intensive scrutiny and media attention since it came to light that its POS system was found to be vulnerable and that several credit cards had been electronically …
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  • 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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  • McDonald’s global pipeline: Could we ever see McNoodles in the U.S.?

    McDonald’s global pipeline: Could we ever see McNoodles in the U.S.?

    There are several new products on the menu at McDonald's restaurants around the world. Makes sense, right; being the biggest burger chain and all. But what's particularly interesting now about the …
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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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  • Restaurant industry's summer of accidental politics coming to an end

    Restaurant industry's summer of accidental politics coming to an end

    As the summer of 2012 winds down, it may very well be remembered as one of inadvertent politics caused by the restaurant industry. First there was the Chick-fil-A firestorm caused by COO/president …
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  • Will leading QSRs start selling organic baby food?

    Will leading QSRs start selling organic baby food?

    When will QSR restaurants start selling branded (organic) baby food? And how young is too young for marketing food to children in our restaurants? Both questions came to mind after meeting with …
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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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  • Restaurants take the lead in hunger crisis aid

    Restaurants take the lead in hunger crisis aid

    If you've been looking for an issue to build a cause marketing platform around, some sobering news was released last week that may help illuminate the light bulb. A new Gallup poll shows that nearly …
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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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  • Top 5 benchmarks for new restaurant chain start ups

    Top 5 benchmarks for new restaurant chain start ups

    What is one of the most common mistakes new restaurant start ups fail to do? BENCHMARKING! Within the past two weeks, I have been approached by three different investor groups wanting to start new …
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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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  • Common food truck execution mistakes

    Common food truck execution mistakes

    Most food truck product ideas that fail do so because they are never synchronized with a well thought out 'Menu Execution Strategy!' Since "ideas" are a dime a dozen, rarely do menu ideas cause a …
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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
Selling Digital VS Traditional Menu Boards
What are the major limitations in your business?
Next Generation Supply Chain Management
The path toward world domination (Part 1)
Public relations and marketing strategies
Lo Siento, Taco Bell
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