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Sweetosaur Treats

Sweets That Flashback to the Dino Days

Step aside waffle cones, there's a new king of desserts in town. Sweetosaur™ is a dinosaur themed dessert shop offering gourmet milkshakes, rolled ice...
Karayama Goku Dar Chicken Sandwich

Japan’s Karayama Opens in Los Angeles August 17

To celebrate the grand opening, and as a welcome to the neighborhood, Karayama will offer $2 off any menu item $6.99 and up on Friday,...
El Torito Food And Drink

Real Mex Files for Second Bankruptcy

Real Mex, the parent company of casual restaurant chains such as El Torito, Chevy's Fresh Mex, and Acapulco, has filed for bankruptcy again after...
Valentino Ravioli

Selvaggio and Salisbury Collaborate to Bring Us “Louie’s”

Ron Salisbury of The Cannery who originally envisioned the Pacific Coast Highway space as a steakhouse recently approached restaurateur Piero Selvaggio in order to...
Ocean At Main Chef Craig Strong

Craig Strong Goes Solo With His New Restaurant

Chef Craig Strong, after serving nine years as executive chef at award-winning Studio restaurant, is opening and cheffing his own restaurant, Ocean at Main,...
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King’s Fish House Laguna Hills New Look

WHO: King’s Seafood Company, the Orange County–based restaurant group behind King’s Fish House, announces the completion of its redesigned Laguna Hills space. WHAT: The 20-year-old King’s Fish...
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Plate-A-Cup

OC-based Nancy Kerr of Eco-Eats Partyware. Nancy was a stay at home mom some 7-8 years ago who saw the need for a great party...
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Falasophy In The Mix At Irvine Spectrum Center

The Irvine Spectrum Center, one of the United States’ busiest shopping and entertainment centers, is currently undergoing a $200 million reinvestment project, bringing 30...
Oak Grill Executive Chef Brittany Valles

Brittany Valles named Executive Chef at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge

Huntington Beach native Brittany Valles has been named executive chef at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge – two unique dining and lounge venues offering...
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Wyatt Lash as Exec Chef for Kimpton Pacific Hideaway

Pacific Hideaway, a locals’ favorite restaurant, located at the Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort, announced today the new hire of Wyatt Lash as Executive...

Farmers Markets

Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Campus JAX - Newport Beach
Stop by Campus Jax this week from 3 pm – 10 pm. It’s Industry Night for all hospitality, airport, and restaurant professionals; just let your server know you’re in the industry and receive 50% off ANY regular menu item.[...]
Aug 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 Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]
Aug 20 @ 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 21 @ 10:30 am Los Angeles Convention Center
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 21 @ 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 22 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Aug 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 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
Aug 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
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Campus JAX - Newport Beach
Stop by Campus Jax this week from 3 pm – 10 pm. It’s Industry Night for all hospitality, airport, and restaurant professionals; just let your server know you’re in the industry and receive 50% off ANY regular menu item.[...]
Aug 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[...]
Aug 27 @ 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 28 @ 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 29 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Sep 2 @ 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[...]
Sep 2 @ 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[...]
Sep 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
Sep 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

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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Restaurant Marketing Tools: What’s In A Name?

I will never forget a painful experience I had at Mario Batali’s Babbo in New York City. The boob with whom I agreed to...
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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...