Posted

By Judith Humphrey – Fast Co Nobody will tell you that’s why you didn’t get the job. But an apparent lack of interpersonal skills is often the underlying reason candidates get passed over. You may be well versed in interview skills, but it’s easy to let drop a phrase or a comment that inadvertently signals… read more

Posted

By Priscilla Tan – The Muse I still remember the ice breaker my English teacher kicked off our class with nearly a decade ago. It went like this: “I used to study at [Name of Elementary School]. I now study at [Name of High School]. In the future, I would like to study at [Name… read more

Posted

By Sara McCord – The Muse You know that asking someone what he or she does for a living is a surefire conversation starter. Unlike commiserating over the weather or complimenting someone on her necklace, “So, what do you do?” lends itself to follow-up questions that can keep a conversation going. That is, of course,… read more

Posted

By Amanda Berlin – The Muse The question “What do you do?” has basically become synonymous with “Who are you?” There’s a reason it almost always follows “What’s your name?” in polite conversation: It’s helpful. It’s get-to-know-you shorthand. The one-word answer to “what do you do?” allows people categorize us and gives them a snapshot… read more

Posted

By Kat Boogaard – The Muse So, what do you do? Like so many other people, I dread this question. But, the reason behind my trepidation isn’t necessarily what you’d expect. I don’t loathe this conversation starter because I dislike talking about how I make a living—in reality, it’s one of my favorite topics. What’s… read more

Posted

C.H. Guenther & Son L.L.C. has acquired Mid South Baking Co., supplier of buns and English muffins to quick-service restaurants in the southern United States. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1978, Mid South provides buns and English muffins to 3,500 McDonald’s restaurants in 18 states. The company operates two baking… read more

Posted

As emerging eatertaiment brand Lucky Strike enters its next phase of growth, it will have a party familiar with the space backing it. Wellspring Capital Management LLC, which bought Dave & Buster’s for $375 million in 2006 before selling it four years later, announced it closed the acquisition of the 21-unit brand. Terms of the… read more

Posted

WeWork Food Labs will open this year and support growing start-up companies by bringing together entrepreneurs, industry experts and investors. “How we approach food and sustainability today will have an impact on us for generations to come, and as a global community, we are uniquely positioned to drive real change in this industry,” said Roee… read more

Posted

As social media has become a more important tool for brands in general, the stakes are especially high for high-profit services such as catering. Hence, a panel during the recent Restaurant Franchising Innovation Summit in Louisville explored ways to fine-tune social media programs for catering. Chris Grundell, vice president of sales at Soci, a social and… read more