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Industry News

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Ho Sum Bistro Open After Rebuilding Due to Fire

After a year and a half of rebuilding and navigating the minefield of agencies, permits and codes, it has been announced that Ho Sum...
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Temecula Valley Wine Country Celebrates 50 Years

In 1968, the first commercial vineyard was established in Temecula Valley by Vincenzo and Audrey Cilurzo. The region has since grown, with over 50 wineries,...
Shanghai Pine Gardens

Patriarch of Wahoo’s Fish Taco family has a tale of hard work and good...

  Cheong Kwon Lee founded Shanghai Pine Gardens, the first Chinese restaurant in Newport Beach. The restaurant is one of the oldest remaining businesses in...
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Casting: Best Baker In America

The Best Baker casting team is scouring the country looking for the best and most versatile bakers and pastry chefs for the next season...
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Pace of Food & Beverage Industry for 2018

The food market will experience rapid evolution in 2018, according to sector experts at MSL. A broad array of technological innovations will make it...
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Sajj Mediterranean – Rancho Santa Margarita – January 2018 – Opening Soon

SAJJ Mediterranean, the rapidly expanding Bay Area-based family of restaurants and food trucks known for fresh Middle Eastern eats, will open their first Southern...
Raw Bar By Slapfish

Raw Bar by Slapfish – Huntington Beach – January 2018 – Opening Soon

Orange County residents can now indulge in their favorite crave-worthy seafood dishes and oysters under one roof with the opening of Raw Bar by Slapfish....
Restaurant Equipment

Yale Launches Online Restaurant Equipment Auction

Yale is tasked with removing and finding a new home for the furniture, fixtures, appliances, professional-grade kitchen equipment, and over 1,000 chairs from the...
Chef Sachi Mehra

Chef Shachi Mehra

By Frankie di iorio Shachi Mehra had planned her whole life to become a doctor. Luckily for us, her sister suggested a career in the culinary...
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New Italian Steakhouse – Newport Beach – Fall 2018 – Opening Soon

A new Italian-style steakhouse will be opening in the location of The Ritz Prime Seafood in Newport Beach. They have not yet determined the...

Business

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Holiday Boozing

AS A BUSINESS OWNER, YOU’RE PROBABLY FEELING ANXIOUS ABOUT THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS. It’s not enough that you have to worry about staffing shortages, new overtime laws, or potential drops...
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Technicalities of the Job Interview

WHEN HIRING, YOU WANT TO PULL FROM A DIVERSE GROUP OF QUALIFIED AND TALENTED APPLICANTS; so logically, you would assume that means you should...
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Top 10 Scariest Restaurant Lawsuits

10 THE HOT COFFEE INCIDENT The “hot coffee lawsuit” brought against McDonald’s is pretty legendary in terms of restaurant lawsuits. The jury awarded Stella Liebeck...
Great Taste Magazine

4 Self-Inflicted Missteps That Get Brands Into Trouble

Remember Blockbuster? At one time, the chain of 9,000 video-rental stores seemed to be everywhere and families spent their Saturday evenings perusing the shelves...
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Customer-Centered Culture Could Eliminate Reputation-Ruining Fiascos

Whatever happened to the attitude that “the customer is always right”? The airline industry has been taking its hits lately, thanks to several mishandled passenger...

Marketing

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Restaurant Marketing Tools: How PR Can Make or Break You

IN EVERY BUSINESS, REPUTATION CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU and in the food game, your reputation is everything. Public relations is an almost magical marketing tool through...
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Restaurant Marketing Tools: A Series

MARKETING ANYTHING FROM A RESTAURANT OR FOOD PRODUCT TO A PAIR OF SNEAKERS begins from one central piece of knowledge: the customer profile. From...
Tackling The Business Of Football Season

Tackling the Business of Football Season

By Linda Duke Great Taste Magazine Sept/Oct 2016 Issue ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO BE THE CONSUMER’S PLACE OF CHOICE FOR THE SUPER BOWL is to...
Park Ave

Uber Home for Free

Rossmoor/Los Alamitos & Local Neighbors Park Ave and il garage want to be your neighborhood restaurant. They know that drinking and driving is a major...
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Community Management

IN A WORLD SATURATED BY SOCIAL MEDIA, YOUR DIGITAL REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING. Word-of-mouth is becoming obsolete and how your restaurant brand handles itself on social...