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Industry News

Corner Bakery Now Open

Corner Bakery Cafe – Costa Mesa – Just Opened

Corner Bakery Cafe offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from made-to-order breakfast scramblers and signature panini to handcrafted salads, sandwiches,...
Park James Hotel

Broughton Hotels Awarded Management Contract for Park James Hotel in Menlo Park

Broughton Hotels has been awarded the management contract to operate the Park James, a 61-room luxury boutique hotel in Menlo Park, CA, and Oak...
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Julia Child Foundation Appoints Next Generation of Advisors

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts announced four new members of its Advisory Council. Joining Jim Dodge, Director, Specialty Culinary Programs, Bon Appétit...
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Knife Pleat to Open at South Coast Plaza

Renowned L.A-based chef-restaurateurs Tony Esnault and Yassmin Sarmadi will bring French concept to luxury center’s Penthouse in 2019 South Coast Plaza is pleased to announce that...
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Burger Boss Now Open on PCH in Newport Beach

Burger Boss Invites Guests to Be the Architect of their Own Burger with Interactive Touch-Screen Ordering Kiosk Burger Boss opened its sixth location on 5/15...
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2018 James Beard Foundation Awards Winners

Winners were announced Monday, May 7, 2018, at the James Beard Foundation Awards at Lyric Opera of Chicago. During a ceremony emceed by Carla Hall,...
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Chef Ivan Calderon Earns Surfrider’s ‘Ocean Friendly Restaurant’ Status for Three Locations

Chef Ivan Calderon, the owner of Taco Rosa and Taco Mesa restaurants, continues to make strides in his commitment to honoring the earth. Building upon...
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Anaheim White House to Reopens After Devastating Fire

Just over a year after a devastating fire reduced his beloved restaurant to rubble, Sir Bruno Serato will see its reincarnation rise from the...
SteelCraft

SteelCraft Bellflower Celebrated Their Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Monday morning, May 7, 2018, dozens of people gathered at the project site to celebrate the SteelCraft Bellflower groundbreaking ceremony. The current grassy...
Chef David Fune

Chef David Fune to Lead Culinary Teams in California & New Jersey

Salt Creek Grille, a bi-coastal, premium casual dining concept with five iconic restaurants in California and New Jersey, has appointed David Fuñe as corporate...

Farmers Markets

May 21 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
May 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[...]
May 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[...]
May 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.
May 23 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
May 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,[...]
May 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[...]
May 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[...]
May 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
May 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
May 28 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
May 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[...]
May 28 @ 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[...]
May 29 @ 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.
May 30 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
May 31 @ 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,[...]
Jun 3 @ 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[...]
Jun 3 @ 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[...]
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jun 3 @ 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...