Eric Stoessel What’s next in social media? We asked a dozen chefs, execs and social media stars from around the country, and we still don’t have an answer. It’s hard to know what’s coming down the road in a space that changes by the day.
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When budgeting is tight, every dollar is scrutinized. In this environment, it is understandable why so many companies look at the price of acquisition of POS (point of service) terminals first when considering what to upgrade for their customer transactions.
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Eric Stoessel Personality matters, say mystery shoppers who have found many restaurants are forgetting the basics. Here are five tips based on the Coyle Hospitality's 2013 data from more than 6,000 unique evaluations at 755 restaurants.
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By now, you're probably well aware of Instagram, the popular photo app, and its incredibly engaged user community. Even if you haven't used it yourself, you've probably seen your diners pulling out their phones and snapping up tasty photos of your culinary creations to share on the social network.
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More than 90 percent of restaurant chains plan to increase menu prices this year to offset higher food costs, but price hikes will remain minimal despite an expected rise in health care and labor costs, according to a report from supply chain co-op SpenDifference LLC.
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Business guru Keith Cunningham, author of "The Ultimate Blueprint for an Insanely Successful Business", preaches a very simple message with respect to business success. He says there are only three things to do in order to have a successful business:
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Q: What is a "brand positioning," and do I need one for my restaurant? A: A brand positioning is a strategy statement that explains whom you are selling to, what your business scope is, and what you do to create value for your customers. A clear, definitive, and competitive brand positioning is essential to developing a great brand. So, yes, you need one.
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