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What would you say is the MOST critical position in a Restaurant?Need the feedback for an upcoming blog on CanUStart2day.comLooking forward to hearing your thoughts...Cheers!TamarContinue
Appell Pie Sept. 2014
Behind the Scenes
Does advertising make the phone ring? Does it drive customers to your door? Without any question it does, but maybe not in the timeframe you are looking for. We all are in sales of one form or another even if you are a computer techie you have to sell yourself to get a job, to advance your business and even to get married. It’s all about sales and how you advertise yourself.
When I was a foodservice equipment and supply dealer I…Continue
Appell Pie August 2014
The foodservice industry is an industry of family. Mom and Pop restaurants are the main users of the products supplied by other small businesses, for the goods and services that a restaurant needs to run the business. Mom and Pop restaurant equipment dealers, local food purveyors, contractors, lawyers, accountants, web developers, app builders, cleaning, exhaust systems and many more all depend on the family run business. Sure, the chain…Continue
A message from our member Ian Maksik, “Professor of Service” known as “America’s Service Guru”…
To My Colleagues in Hospitality Sales & Service
“Most of your Servers (both Ala Carte & Banquet) are probably Serving using the wrong procedures for Following, Trailing & Shadowing just doesn’t work for your Servers are only following the mistakes of those who have never been properly trained in The Service Arts” says Ian Maksik, “Professor of Service”,…Continue
Appell Pie July 2014
What a shame
Recently we hosted family members including four children and two adults. I tip my hat to the parents of any family with four children or more. I frankly don’t know how they can afford four children. I’m not only speaking about money but time, commitment, sacrifice and when they are all girls, good luck. The planning for four weddings alone would send me into shock.
Being from landlocked Tennessee they wanted to stay on the ocean and I…Continue
Appell Pie April 2014
When we started publishing in 1997 the world was a different place. If you called someone they likely would get on the phone with you. It was the accepted thing to do. It was the preferred means of communication. If the party you were calling was not there you left a message with the receptionist and the party would most likely call you back. My former partner and friend, Ben Miller always told people to leave a message and he would call you…Continue
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