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Bruxie South Korea

Bruxie Opens First International Location with New Restaurant in South Korea

Bruxie, creator of The Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, has taken its concept international with the opening of a restaurant in Seoul, South...
OC Fair By The Numbers

2017 OC Fair By the Numbers

The 127th OC Fair lasted 23 days and included five clowns, five costumed "Foodie" characters and the newest mama pig at Centennial Farm had...
McFadden Public Market Italian Tea

New Curated Art Collection Catered For DSTA Community, Now Open McFadden Public Market

McFadden Public Market has updated its collection of concepts with the introduction of Lost Art. The themed bar is Santa Ana's contribution to the...
Paper Lantern Dumpling House Logo

Paper Lantern Dumpling House – Irvine – Fall 2017 – Opening Soon

Dumpling devotees will soon have a new destination to satisfy their cravings when Paper Lantern opens its doors early September. The modern quick-casual concept,...
Hatch Tiki Cocktail

National Rum Day

Vodka, tequila, and gin, move aside — it’s rum’s time to shine. Whether you prefer white, gold, dark, or a blend of each, rum...
Aloha Poke Co Spread

Aloha Poke Co. – Costa Mesa – Winter 2018 – Opening Soon

Aloha Poké Co., Chicago’s poké pioneer, is thrilled to dive into Southern California with forthcoming locations in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, and San Diego. Aloha...
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Mixed Bakery Wins Big at the OC Fair

Pastry Chef Elyssa Fournier logged thousands of hours in the company of commercial ovens stretching from New York City to the beach communities of...
Bon Appetit Top 50 Finalists

Bon Appétit Announces The 50 Finalists For America’s Best New Restaurants 2017

Bon Appétit announced the 50 frontrunners for The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants 2017. This year's winners of the annual list will be revealed...
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LAWineFest Heads South for 1st Orange County Event: OCWineFest

Coming off the heels of LAWineFest's 12th successful year, the Shout Public Relations team is proud to present the OCWineFest, following in the footsteps...
California Restaurant Association ProStart

California Restaurant Association Foundation Introduces Emergency Assistance Program: Restaurants Care

The California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF) has introduced a new philanthropic branch to its foundation, Restaurants Care, an emergency assistance fund to support restaurant...

Farmers Markets

Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm Campus JAX - Newport Beach
Industry night for employees involved with food & beverage and airline companies at Campus JAX. Specials include Happy Hour drink prices and menu ALL night long! 3pm to close…$2 off ALL drafts, $3 off ALL wines, $5 deep well,[...]
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Every Sunday is Service Industry Night at Chianina. Service Industry members enjoy 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. About Chianina Chianina Steakhouse starts with great steak, but that’s not where it ends. They’re intimately[...]
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm Chapter One: The Modern Local - Santa Ana
H.I.P.ster Night (Hospitality Industry Professionals) All Restaurant & Salon Industry Employees Get 1/2 Off Our ENTIRE Dinner & Late-Night Menus Sundays | 6PM till close! (bring a business card or pay stub to verify your hospitality[...]
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Full Service Mondays: Monday nights, The Cellar will celebrate local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill - Huntington Beach
Cruise on down to Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill in Huntington Beach. Every Monday, starting at 9 pm, Cruisers hosts an Industry Night that features a live DJ, food and drink specials. For more information, visit[...]
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm Campus JAX - Newport Beach
Industry night for employees involved with food & beverage and airline companies at Campus JAX. Specials include Happy Hour drink prices and menu ALL night long! 3pm to close…$2 off ALL drafts, $3 off ALL wines, $5 deep well,[...]
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles
This premier 3-day event encompasses everything you need to master the emerging trends, amp up your profits, energize your business and engage your customers in unique and memorable ways. Join 8,000+ of your peers at[...]
Aug 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Los Angeles Convention Center
Join top restaurants as they compete against each other in a high energy cooking and cocktail competition to benefit the California Restaurant Association Foundation. The 6th Annual Culinary Clash: Battle of LA will be held[...]
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Every Sunday is Service Industry Night at Chianina. Service Industry members enjoy 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. About Chianina Chianina Steakhouse starts with great steak, but that’s not where it ends. They’re intimately[...]
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm Chapter One: The Modern Local - Santa Ana
H.I.P.ster Night (Hospitality Industry Professionals) All Restaurant & Salon Industry Employees Get 1/2 Off Our ENTIRE Dinner & Late-Night Menus Sundays | 6PM till close! (bring a business card or pay stub to verify your hospitality[...]
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles
This premier 3-day event encompasses everything you need to master the emerging trends, amp up your profits, energize your business and engage your customers in unique and memorable ways. Join 8,000+ of your peers at[...]
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Full Service Mondays: Monday nights, The Cellar will celebrate local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]

Business

Sagi Rochman Profile Picture

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...
Robin L Lawton Customer Focused Business Model

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...
Sagi Rochman Profile Picture

5 Ways To Simplify Your Life

By Sagi Rochman On a scale of 1 to 5, how complicated would you rate your life as a restaurateur? 1 - “This is a breeze!” 2...
O.C. Dining

5th Annual O.C. Dining Guide

The Irvine Company has released its 5th annual O.C. Dining Guide featuring more than 60 pages of the best new culinary arrivals to O.C.!...

Marketing

Dragonette Cellars Wine Dinner Friday, August 4th, 2017 6:45 PM $75.50

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...
Great Taste Community Management

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...
Rice & Shine Brunch

Dine LBC launches pop-up style dining

Dine LBC founder and organizer Terri Henry announced an experimental approach for a pop-up chef experience for diners to enjoy. Expanding beyond the annual...
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...
Robin L Lawton Customer Focused Business Model

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...