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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is bringing on Michael Coyne as chief financial officer, effective October 1. Coyne arrives with more than three decades of leadership experience, including a six-month stint as interim CEO at Potbelly Corp. last year before Alan Johnson assumed permanent duties. He served as CFO of the fast casual since 2005… read more

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Finding the right way to market one’s private dining space can be tricky. “That’s a funny thing,” Scott Shor at Edmund’s Oast says, “we don’t really go out of our way to market.” Instead of paid advertising, the restaurant group relies on its reputation as a dining destination, which is built from the restaurant, bottle… read more

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Margins in this industry are tight, and, to help boost the bottom line, restaurants need to get creative. Events—participating in and putting them on—are a great way to give guests reason to walk in the door, whether it be for a grandparent’s birthday party, a blind wine tasting, or to support a local charity. On… read more

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Over the past several years, there’s been a technological revolution happening at the restaurant table. Eateries ranging from quickservice to fine dining are employing technology both to connect customers with staff members and to entertain them. Tabletop technology runs the gamut from small, sometimes indiscreet buttons to tablets with all the bells and whistles. The… read more

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Whether you operate a large chain or a small independent restaurant, receiving product from suppliers is increasingly complicated. Ingredients can be sourced around the block or the world, and suppliers have different procedures for getting them to you safely. As National Food Safety Month continues, we’re examining how to keep your food supply safe. It’s… read more

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Chef Robert Wiedmaier is an avid fisherman and has been out on boats with his seafood suppliers. He’s checked out the processing plants in Alaska where much of his fish comes from. He has a top-notch relationship with his fishmonger. He’s even visited their docks to see where the fish comes from, what it looks… read more

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The iconic sandwich may no longer be at your local restaurant. Trevor Haynes, current CEO of the Milford, Connecticut, company, told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview that starting this month, each franchisee will be allowed to decide whether to sell the sub that is so famous. Or infamous. When the chain brought back the $5 Footlong last… read more

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Domino’s Pizza claims it has surpassed Pizza Hut to become the largest pizza chain in the world. The company reported $12.2 billion in global sales for 2017, edging out the former title-holder, which had $12.03 billion. Theirs is truly a comeback story. In 2009, executives at Domino’s reevaluated their business model in light of an… read more

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By Gifford Thomas – LinkedIn In 1937, Napoleon Hill wrote his book Think and Grow Rich as a personal development and self-improvement book. This book is a must-read for anyone who aspires to great leadership because the philosophies in this book is really eye opening and it can help anyone succeed in any line of… read more

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By Rachel Premack – Business Insider UK Successful people know how to excel in a new workplace. A key way to lay the groundwork for a successful run in your new job is by establishing achievable goals. You should also take the time to establish social ties throughout the office.   Your first three months on the… read more