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Closing of Prego Ristorante in Irvine

Prego Ristorante in Irvine has enjoyed more than 3 decades of success and has a place in the hearts of many Orange County residents. We...
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Last call at California bars could be 4 a.m. under proposed law – LA...

Source: Last call at California bars could be 4 a.m. under proposed law - LA Times Closing time might get a little later at your...
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Denny’s Corporation Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016

Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today reported results for its fourth quarter and full...
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Burger Boss – Newport Beach – Summer 2017 – Opening Soon

The beloved, create-your-own American burger restaurant, Burger Boss, is opening soon in Newport Beach in Summer 2017. Check back for more info and visit Burger...
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Burger Boss – Tustin – Summer 2017 – Opening Soon

The beloved, create-your-own American burger restaurant, Burger Boss, is opening soon in Tustin in Summer 2017. Check back for more info and visit Burger Boss's...
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2017 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th annual James Beard Foundation Awards. Selected from...
Vibe Conference February 2017

VIBE Conference, Feb. 27-Mar.1, Lawrence “Laddie” Weiss

Taking place Feb. 27 – Mar. 1 in San Diego, the 2017 VIBE Conference offers chain beverage executives and operators access to interactive and...
Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

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

Juice It Up! Hires John Bifone as VP of Operations

Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, has hired John Bifone as its new Vice President...
Anaheim White House Burned

Historic Anaheim White House Destroyed in Fire

One of Orange County's culinary gems, the Anaheim White House, burned down in a fire early Saturday morning, leaving Restaurateur and philanthropist, Bruno Serato,...

Farmers Markets

Feb 19 @ 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.
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Feb 19 @ 10:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Join us for Sunday Industry Night at Chianina 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. www.chianina.com          
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Feb 20 @ 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 city employee, or are in the hospitality industry, you and one guest will[...]
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Feb 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.
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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          
Feb 27 @ 7:30 am – Mar 1 @ 9:30 pm Sheraton San Diego and Marina
VIBE Conference is coming to San Diego from February 27 – March 1. This conference will hold several sessions and workshops talking about how beverage executives and operators may improve their business strategies.  Celebrity mixologist[...]
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Feb 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 city employee, or are in the hospitality industry, you and one guest will[...]
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm SoCalGas Energy Resource Center
Trying to keep your natural-gas equipment from burning out? Find out how at Beyond the Flame: Maintenance 101 February Seminar.  This seminar will teach how to properly maintain your cooking equipment from learning how to check[...]
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Jacob Javits Convention Center
Mark your calendar for the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York The only show in the New York region exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry — join them, and 16,000+ of your[...]
Mar 5 @ 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.

Business

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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...
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Is Technology the Secret Ingredient?

By Sagi Rochman AS A RESTAURANT OPERATOR, HOW OFTEN DO YOU STOP AND LOOK AT THE EMPLOYMENT LANDSCAPE from the side of the job seeker?...
ServSafe

Upcoming Servsafe Food Safety Manager Classes

Click on links below to register online for the upcoming Servsafe Food Safety Manager Classes. NOVEMBER CLASSES Mission Viejo - Nov 16th, 2016 Long Beach/Lakewood - Nov...

Marketing

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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,...
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Making the Most Out of Fourth Quarter Sales!

By Linda Duke How can restaurateurs make the most of the upcoming holidays and 4th quarter sales?  With the Presidential election less than 50 days...
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...

6 Big Advantages Print Advertising Gives B2B Professionals

Why Print Advertising Works for Business to Business. A more engaged audience, for one, is one of the many advantages print advertising offers your business. Source:...