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Restaurants Should Engage in Partnership Marketing to Engage Local Communities

Restaurants Should Engage in Partnership Marketing to Engage Local Communities
Partnership Marketing might be a force to be reckoned with. "What are the big trends in the restaurant industry?" Plug this question into Google or ChatGPT and you'll see hits for Read more

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How Have Home Intelligence and Automated Shading Solutions Improved Home Energy Efficiency and Comfort?
February 6, 2023

On today’s episode of the Draper at Home podcast, host Michelle Dawn Mooney, speaks with Scotty Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of Josh.ai, Maryellen Oswald, Custom Integration & Partnerships Channel Manager, Somfy USA, and Tyson McDonald, Director of Business Development, Motorized Solar Solutions for Draper, Inc., to talk about how the effect of home intelligence […]

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How Royal Caribbean is Elevating Entertainment At-Sea
February 6, 2023

— Live stage productions and musicians play a crucial role in making the experience of a Royal Caribbean cruise truly unforgettable. Behind the scenes, there’s a whole team of professionals dedicated to bringing top-notch entertainment to the passengers. The process starts with a creative team that conceptualizes the shows, selecting songs and choreography to […]

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2022 Gas Costs More than Doubled the Average Cost in 2020. Prices Have Dropped but are Still High in 2023…Why?
February 4, 2023

Last year, eyes were popping as the price per gallon of gas passed the five-dollar mark in most places. This is more than double the average gas cost per gallon in 2020, which was $2.17 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Administration. While prices are down from that five-dollar mark now, they have […]

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Restaurants Should Engage in Partnership Marketing to Engage Local Communities
December 15, 2022

Partnership Marketing might be a force to be reckoned with. “What are the big trends in the restaurant industry?” Plug this question into Google or ChatGPT and you’ll see hits for organic and plant-based foods, fast-casual dining, and technologies like at-the-table tablets, self-serve options and automation. While these are certainly noteworthy developments that restauranteurs should […]

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Opportunities Available for Women in Franchising
November 30, 2022

It may come as a surprise to some, but entrepreneurship is experiencing growth after the pandemic as many people have decided that they want to work for themselves. A great way to become your own boss is to start a franchise. However, the rate of women who own franchises is falling behind their male […]

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Why Restaurants Doubled Down on Thanksgiving Promotions This Year
November 29, 2022

Restaurants pushed for a seat at the table for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner with Thanksgiving promotions, convenience, and lower prices for families. As grocery store prices rise and convenience becomes more valuable to consumers, restaurants across the country are seeing an opportunity to put on their own Thanksgiving promotions for Thanksgiving dinner. Businesses like Bob […]

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Consumers Continue to Dine Out Amid Inflation. How Should Restaurants Respond?
August 3, 2022

June’s high inflation numbers on both the consumer and producer end have reshaped customer-business dynamics across basically every industry. Various compounding issues, from geopolitical turmoil to lingering pandemic-era disruptions to the supply chain, have put people in a position to become more cautious with their money. The domino effects of inflation onto grocery stores, restaurants, […]

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Burnout is a Concern in the Hospitality Industry But How Does Your Team Address It?
May 16, 2022

Healthy Pour is a consultancy whose mission is to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals, communities, and organizations within the hospitality and adjacent sectors through education, coaching, intervention development, and research. Laura Louise Green, Founder of Healthy Pour, joined Barbara Castiglia to talk about this critical concern in the restaurant and hospitality […]

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Using Data to Create a Smarter Restaurant
May 9, 2022

Jessica Valenzuela conceptualized the GoGoGuest system while using the free wifi at cafes around Europe. What started as a wifi marketing solution has evolved into a more significant consumer connection. The company’s capabilities connect the consumer to the restaurant amenities and leverage their information back to the restaurant. Today, GoGoGuest services over 300 customers across […]

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As Eating Patterns Shift, Does Breakfast Still Have Traction?
May 2, 2022

Americans love breakfast. A recent survey indicated that 62% of Americans chose breakfast as their favorite meal of the day. That sounds like an opportunity. Kirk Ruoff, Founder and CEO of Turning Points Restaurant, thinks so as he embarks on turning his award-winning restaurant into a franchise concept. He spoke with The Main Course […]

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As Delivery Apps Spread, Innovating the Last Mile Remains an End Goal
January 17, 2022

Host Barbara Castiglia welcomed to The Main Course Yariv Bash, CEO of Flytrex, to discuss an innovation in food delivery that has long been on the radar, but whose growth has been exacerbated by the pandemic: drones. While his company was founded in 2013 under different circumstances, it only took until 2016 for Bash and […]

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Data Shows Digital Orders are Here to Stay. How Can Restaurants Capitalize?
October 4, 2021

Most of us contributed in some way to the $26.5 billion dollar revenue for food delivery businesses in 2020. With exploding success, new questions arise, like· what ways can hospitality brands can improve retention and bring in new workers to address hiring challenges and labor shortages? And what’s next for contactless ordering and payments now […]

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