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CDF Webinar:  Predicting the Direction Under President Trump: Insight for California Employers Last month, our webinar discussed immigration developments under the Trump administration.  On March...
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OC Gives Back

OC Gives Back Orange County’s restaurant industry is a stronghold of community engagement and philanthropy. It is evidenced most recently, in the hundreds of Chefs...
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Americans Concerned About Sugar Industry Influence

By Eric R. Gustafson AMID REPORTS THAT THE SUGAR INDUSTRY MANIPULATED SCIENCE TO ITS OWN END, a substantial majority of Americans say that disclosure has left...
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Restauration Announces Partnership with Chef Philip Pretty

Chef Pretty joined Restauration as executive chef in October 2015, hired by Tanner with then partner Rob Robertson. Chef Pretty acquired Robertson’s share of...

Lucille’s hosts Autism Speaks Fundraiser

In April, dig into plate of ribs at Lucille's and know you are making a difference. Throughout April, Lucille’s is donating the Round It...
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Healthy Dining: Vegetarian Variety

By Maryrose Marbella THE NATIONAL PURCHASE DIARY (NPD) GROUP STATES THAT “ONE PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION IS VEGETARIAN, one percent is vegan and eight...
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Orange County Chefs raise over $680K for Homeless

On March 12, 2017, thirty-two of the county’s top chefs came together at the county’s most exclusive culinary fundraiser at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel...
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Hot Off the Press | Great Taste Magazine Jan|Feb 2017

Great Taste Magazine Jan|Feb 2017 issue is Hot Off the Press! Starting the year off right, we’re highlighting the ways the Orange County Restaurant...
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SOCA – Sherman Oaks – March 2017 – Just Opened

Debuting his sophomore restaurant, SOCA, veteran L.A. restaurateur and Executive Chef-Owner Aaron Robins, alongside General Manager-Partner Rory Snipes, are introducing a refined dining destination...
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“Electric Fundraiser” for Farm Lot 59

Belmont Shore eatery Roe Seafood will host an Electric Fundraiser to benefit Farm Lot 59 on Wednesday, March 22nd from 4 – 7pm, organizers announced...

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Mar 26 @ 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.
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Mar 26 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Apr 2 @ 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.
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Apr 2 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Apr 9 @ 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.
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Apr 9 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          

Business

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CDF Webinar

CDF Webinar:  Predicting the Direction Under President Trump: Insight for California Employers Last month, our webinar discussed immigration developments under the Trump administration.  On March...
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6 WAYS to Show Your Employees Some Love

By Sagi Rochman RECENTLY, I WROTE ABOUT THE VARIOUS WAYS RESTAURATEURS COULD MAKE THEIR RESTAURANTS SMARTER IN 2017. While it’s easy to focus on the efficiency-boosting...
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What Restaurant Owners Should Expect From an IT Provider

By: Sam Darwish, President and CEO of Skinny IT Let’s say you’re opening a new restaurant. You’ve hired and trained the staff, the space has...
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HED: How to Grow in the New Economy

Steve Starr: HED: How to Grow in the New Economy One measurement of a restaurant’s success is the return on investment (ROI), which is...
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8 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Smarter in 2017

By Sagi Rochman 2016 HAS BEEN A TUMULTUOUS YEAR FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY. Food contamination scandals. Joint-employer battles. Changing labor laws. And now we’re hearing...

Marketing

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CDF Webinar

CDF Webinar:  Predicting the Direction Under President Trump: Insight for California Employers Last month, our webinar discussed immigration developments under the Trump administration.  On March...
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Change for Change: Round It Up America

By Ashley Cherry BEING A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURATEUR REQUIRES MORE THAN RUNNING A PROFITABLE RESTAURANT, responsibilities range from overseeing fair treatment of employees, to sourcing locally,...
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Marketing Tools: Anniversary Celebrations

Check out how Buono's Authentic Pizzeria has used their anniversary celebration to attract more customers and gain more social media presence: During the month of...
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RECIPE: Gift Card Sales

By Linda Duke GIFT CARDS ARE ONE OF THE BEST WAYS RESTAURATEURS CAN INCREASE SALES and get new people to try their restaurant and they are...
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5 Tips for Creating a Great Wine List

By John Terlato WHETHER IT’S A LEATHER-BOUND BOOK, A SLEEK COPPER CLIPBOARD, or a wine list that appears on the back page of a food menu,...