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CHēBA Hut Partners with Olo for Digital Ordering

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2015-11-24 17:41
Image Caption: Image Credit: CHēBA Hut chooses Olo as its digital-ordering platform.Exclusive Brief: 0

CHēBA Hut, the fast casual “toasted” sandwich chain, launched a new mobile and online ordering experience for customers with leading digital ordering platform, Olo. Now available via web and mobile app at Apple’s App Store and Google Play, the new ordering program allows customers to Skip the Line at pickup or receive sandwiches delivered to their door in just a few simple steps.

Chains: Cheba Hut

Announcing The Small Business Influencer Awards Champions for 2015

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2015-11-24 16:30

The Judges for the 2015 Small Business Influencer Awards have spoken, and the Top 100 Champions have been selected! The list, as always, is a fabulous mix of up-and-comers and well-known small business enthusiasts, as well as companies and members of the media.

The Champions were selected by a highly-esteemed panel of Judges based on their involvement and influence in the small business community.

The Awards, now in their fifth year and produced by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology, honor the companies, organizations, vendors, apps and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market.

The first two phases of the Awards involved the small business community nominating  those who influenced them, and then picking their choices for Community Choice Honorees. The Judges’ role is the final phase.

Here are this year’s Top 100 Champions as well as the Champions under the two special categories of  Best Growth Story and Best Marketing Campaign:

Growth Story Champion

PeopleFoundry Uses Word of Mouth to Achieve 233% Growth

Marketing Campaign Champion

“Redd’s Barbershop & ReachLocal”

Top 100 Champions Honorable Mention

Aguiar, John Paul


Basic Blog Tips

Kramer, Bryan

Zepernick , Jaclyn

Be sure to view the 2015 Community Choice Winners, too.

This article, "Announcing The Small Business Influencer Awards Champions for 2015" was first published on Small Business Trends

Butter reasserts role in sweet and savory dishes

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2015-11-24 16:27
The ingredient’s comeback aligns with consumer and menu trends The ingredient’s comeback aligns with consumer and menu trends

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Cracker Barrel CEO: Holiday consumer spending difficult to predict

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2015-11-24 16:24
Sandra Cochran cites “very tough environment” in first-quarter earnings call Sandra Cochran cites “very tough environment” in first-quarter earnings call

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U.S. auto sales could break November record, two forecasts say

AutoNews - Tue, 2015-11-24 16:04
This month -- powered by Black Friday sales and a strengthening economy -- could be the best November ever for U.S. auto sales, according to forecasts from TrueCar and Edmunds.
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Red Lobster serving bigger shrimp

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2015-11-24 15:04
Chain uses larger shrimp in its skewers and scampi dishes Chain uses larger shrimp in its skewers and scampi dishes

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Court upholds firing of Irvington officer caught sleeping on the job

Topix - Tue, 2015-11-24 13:37

A state appeals court on Monday upheld the firing of an Irvington police officer caught sleeping on the job in 2012. IRVINGTON - The state has upheld the 2012 firing of a township police officer who was caught sleeping on the job at a local fast food restaurant.

Categories: Today's Food News

8 mission-critical issues foodservice operators will face in 2016

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2015-11-24 12:00
It’s prudent now to scan the horizon to get both a grip and a jump on the key issues we’re likely to face in 2016

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CREAM Celebrates the Season with Holiday Flavors

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2015-11-24 11:55
CREAM gets festive with eggnog ice cream and peppermint sprinkles.Exclusive Brief: 0

CREAM, a San Francisco-based dessert franchise that specializes in high-quality ice cream sandwiches and other confections, will ring in the holiday season with the release of its Eggnog ice cream and peppermint sprinkles topping on November 24.

Joining the previous releases of Pumpkin and Rum Raisin ice cream flavors, CREAM customers can mix and choose items for their seasonal flavor cravings using ice cream sandwiches, CREAM tacos, or just the ice cream itself. Also, to further help customers during the colder months, CREAM recently introduced its new line of coffee drinks.

Chains: CREAM

Wahlburgers Serves LTO Holiday Burger, Eggnog Frappe

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2015-11-24 11:45
Image Caption: Image Credit: Wahlburgers serves LTO holiday burger and two alcoholic beverages.Exclusive Brief: 0

Wahlburgers, the better-burger restaurant founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie, is celebrating all things merry and bright with the holiday-inspired, ’Tis the Season Burger, Eggnog Adult Frappe, and the Hot Mocha Madness cocktail. These specials are available at Wahlburgers in Boston, Hingham, and Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and Coney Island, New York, for a limited time only.

Chains: Wahlburgers

PizzaRev Serves Up $5 Specials on Black Friday

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2015-11-24 11:34
Image Caption: Image Credit: PizzaRev offers $5 pizza, bonus card on Black Friday.Exclusive Brief: 0

PizzaRev is hosting its biggest system-wide deal of the year this Black Friday. The  fast-casual pizza concept backed by Buffalo Wild Wings is serving $5 pizzas at its 28 locations across California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Guests who visit a local PizzaRev will also receive a $20 bonus card (redeemable through December 31) for each $50 gift card purchase. Both offers are valid all day on Friday, November 27.

Chains: PizzaRev

Must-see videos: Chili’s offers service members taste of home

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2015-11-24 11:31
NRN video picks you need to watch this week NRN video picks you need to watch this week

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Nestlé and Red Mango Offer Two-for-One Franchising Deal

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2015-11-24 09:52
Nestlé Toll House Café and Red Mango offer 2-for-1 franchising deal.Exclusive Brief: 1

Two is better than one. At least that is the thinking behind a new franchise partnership. Red Mango and Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip have teamed up to incentivize new and existing franchisees to operate cobranded stores.

Ziad Dalal, cofounder of Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip and CEO of Crest Foods, which is the master franchise of Nestlé, says he has known the Red Mango team for some time and found the two cultures to be similar from the operator standpoint.

Chains: Red MangoNestle Toll House Cafe

Pret A Manger or McDonalds? Who fared best in new food hygiene tests

Topix - Tue, 2015-11-24 09:29

The Food Standards Agency analysed outlets of the 20 biggest high street food chains, giving each a rating on a scale of 0 to five, with five being the best. Wetherspoon and Pret both received a rating of five at 93.1% of their stores, well above the overall average of 83.7%.

Categories: Today's Food News

The Death of the Neck Tie

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2015-11-24 09:05
Uh-Oh. Here’s a major fashion dilemma for uniformed personnel.

Consumers Seek Value-Added Packaging Options

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2015-11-24 08:36
As meat and poultry prices continue to rise, the food industry must ask the question: “Is there a price point at which consumers will shift their buying habits and reduce or eliminate meat and poultry from their diets?”

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JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America Debuts

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2015-11-24 07:04
RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE: RLH) announced today the Cabot Lodge Jackson North, a Red Lion Hotel, in central Mississippi ...

Cabot Lodge Jackson North, a Red Lion Hotel, Converts in Central Mississippi, Furthering National Expansion

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2015-11-24 07:01
RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE: RLH) announced today the Cabot Lodge Jackson North, a Red Lion Hotel, in central Mississippi ...

Hotel Transactions Trending Toward An 8-Year High

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2015-11-24 06:59
Lodging Econometrics noted that through the third quarter of 2015 there were a reported 1,175 individual hotel and portfolio transactions (excluding ...

Introducing Carillon Miami Beach

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2015-11-24 06:56
Paying homage to its iconic address and historic namesake, the oceanfront Carillon Miami Beach hotel unveils a new luxury lifestyle brand ...