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How to grow your restaurant business with digital signage
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Insider Guide: The Flatiron District
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How To Control Portions And Reduce Food Waste
How To Control Portions and Reduce Food Waste 140 This article is co-written with Jonathan Bloom , my fellow food waste fighter, author of the award-winning book "American Wasteland" and the creator of the Wasted Food site. Since Jonathan and I joined panel appearance at the Scanpack conference on food waste in Sweden last fall, we agreed to put a focus on these portion sizes -- Is bigger always better? The people running most cafés, restaurants and supermarkets seem to think so, serving…
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Food Truck Franchise: 10 of the Best
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Five Productivity Tips for Franchise Owners
SPEAK!’s productivity expert Laura Stack shares 5 tips that help maximize your franchise’s success Five Productivity Tips for Franchise Owners By: Laura Stack As a franchise owner, you may already be well steeped in the art and science of business productivity—whether through education, experience, or a combination of both—whether you’ve just opened your tenth Jani-King franchise, or your hometown’s very first Chick-fil-A restaurant. Here are some…
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Why Web Design is Dead
High quality templates, mature design patterns, automation, AI, and mobile technology are signaling the end of web design as we know it Article No :1448 | June 8, 2015 | by Sergio Nouvel Web design is (finally!) dying of irrelevance. Web pages themselves are no longer the center of the Internet experience, which is why designers need to move on to the next challenges—products and ecosystems—if they want to stay relevant. Web design has no future—a risky statement I know, but this article…
How retired meter maid cars became a favorite among SF residents
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Why Tabletop Tablets Can't Replace Servers
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7 Locations And Growing w/ Goodfellas Pizza
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7 Unique Marriage Proposal Ideas
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Gordon Ramsay's Restaurant Tips
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3rd Party Panel Discussion: The Pros and Cons
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