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Industry News

Olympic Oyster By Coastkeeper

Graduate Students Study Native Oysters

Since the 1990s, more than 85 percent of the world’s oyster reefs have disappeared according to The Nature Conservancy. In 2017, Coastkeeper, a nonprofit, used natural materials...
The Ranch

Harvest Registered as Ocean Friendly By Surfrider Foundation

 The Ranch at Laguna Beach is thrilled to announce Harvest registered as Laguna Beach’s first “Ocean Friendly Restaurant” by the Surfrider Foundation. The program offers...
Summer Heirloom BLT

Mendocino Farms Summer Sandwiches

If the high temps weren’t a giveaway, it’s clearly summer and at Mendocino Farms that calls for a new vegan sandwich, an elevated take on the...
Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where are they now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves...
NRF

Proposed Ethanol Fuel Level Too High

Chain Restaurants Say EPA’s Proposed Ethanol Fuel Level for 2019 is Too High The National Council of Chain Restaurants said increased biofuel levels for 2019...
Christopher Ranch

Purchase and Support California’s Christopher Ranch Garlic

Christopher Ranch, the nation's premier garlic company, has raised its corporate minimum wage to $15/hour, now among the highest in the country. The higher...
Chef Deborah Schneider

Chef Deborah Schneider

Inspired by the diverse culinary regions of Mexico, Chef Deborah Schneider is taking Southern California’s Mexican cuisine back to its roots. Chef Schneider got...
Five Crowns Tommy Martin

A Salute to Tommy Martin

A Salute To Tommy Martin Great Taste Magazine joins Five Crowns in recognizing Tommy Martin for his 50 years of service. Congratulations Tommy, you're amazing! In...
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Kream Kong Soon Hits the Road

Kream Kong Ice Cream announces the upcoming launch of their ice cream truck... and will be appearing at popular foodie driven events and locations around...
Restaurants Care Poster

Restaurants Care Poster Available

Help spread the word about Restaurants Care™ by hanging this poster in the back-of-house. One year ago, the company mailed their first check to a restaurant worker...

Farmers Markets

Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Campus JAX - Newport Beach
Stop by Campus Jax this week and enjoy Happy Hour ALL DAY with $2 off all draught beers, $3 off glasses of wine, and $6 hurricanes! Plus, from 3pm-10 pm it’s Industry Night for all hospitality, airport, and restaurant professionals; just let[...]
Jul 23 @ 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[...]
Jul 23 @ 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[...]
Jul 24 @ 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.
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Jul 29 @ 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[...]
Jul 29 @ 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[...]
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Campus JAX - Newport Beach
Stop by Campus Jax this week and enjoy Happy Hour ALL DAY with $2 off all draught beers, $3 off glasses of wine, and $6 hurricanes! Plus, from 3pm-10 pm it’s Industry Night for all hospitality, airport, and restaurant professionals; just let[...]
Jul 30 @ 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[...]
Jul 30 @ 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[...]
Jul 31 @ 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 1 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Aug 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com

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...
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...

Marketing

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Scaling in the Food Business

Before “food porn” became a thing and the Food Network exploded, culinary schools were pretty much limited to Cordon Bleu, Escoffier and CIA —...
Thank You

Why Incentives Make Sense

by Frankie Di Iorio Upselling extra menu items creates a larger check and therefore a larger tip for the server. Making more tips seems like...
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Restaurant Marketing Tools: Sugar Marketing

  Sweet menu offerings on your menu can serve to create “stick-iness,” a term which marketers define as the creation of a loyal returning customer...
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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...