Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Deals are Not Just for Retail


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Black Friday is not a nationally-recognized holiday, but 24 states observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” like a holiday for state government employees. Many non-retail employees and schools have Thanksgiving, the day after, and the following weekend off, which increases the number of potential shoppers. As the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, Black… Read more »

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Employee Upselling

Upselling 101 – Give Employees the Tools to Be Successful


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One of the most efficient ways you can increase your sales and at the same time give customers a personal experience is having your employees upsell. It gives your employees a talking point with customers that is not only relevant, but also something they are knowledgeable about. As a restaurateur, you must make sure your… Read more »

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Three Types of Events for Restaurant Word of Mouth


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One of the best ways to get the word out about your restaurant’s great food is to get your food out of the restaurant and in front of potential customers.  The best way to accomplish that is to get your restaurant involved in events that can showcase your food, your specialties, your personality and your… Read more »

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Restaurant Marketing

Marketing My Restaurant: Do’s and Don’ts


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In today’s competitive restaurant landscape, the right restaurant marketing is more important than ever. Customers have more choices, and it’s making them more “choosey.” Great food and service are key to bringing them back, but the right marketing mix is how they first learn about you and how your great food and service stay top… Read more »

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Do You Trust Your Vendors Too Much?


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Watching your business requires diligence in all areas, even with your vendors.  According to a report from the University of Florida, 5.96% of shrink can be contributed to vendor theft. I had a hard lesson during my first days as a manager at TGIFriday’s regarding vendor theft.  I have never forgotten what my mentor Ken… Read more »

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Rewards Network #29 on Top 100 Digital Companies list

Rewards Network Ranks #29 in Built In Chicago’s Top 100 Technology Companies


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Rewards Network, the leading provider of card-linked marketing and rewards programs in the dining industry, was ranked #29 in the 2014 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago report published this week by Built In Chicago. The annual report, announced by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ranks the top digital technology companies in Chicago based on workforce…. Read more »

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How to manage your Chef's persona

A Chef’s Persona: From Reality TV to Reality


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  Perceptions – like anything in life – are affected by a first impression, which matters even in a restaurant with your employees and yourself. For example, after the third episode of Top Chef Season 12, we’re already getting to know the cheftestants, from how they cook to how they act, shaping our opinions of… Read more »

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Increase customer spend at restaurants

Three Ways to Increase Customer Spend in Your Restaurant


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Once a customer makes the decision to dine at your restaurant, you probably depend on your food, service, cleanliness and overall experience to bring them back. But what are you doing to increase their spend while they are still there? 3 Ways to Increase Customer Spend: 1. Sweeten your dessert sales.  Simply asking a customer… Read more »

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Dan Kazan Rewards Network

Rewards Network Names Dan Kazan Chief Executive Officer


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Rewards Network Inc. announced on October 21, 2014, the appointment of Dan Kazan as Chief Executive Officer. Kazan has also been named a member of the company’s Board of Directors. An experienced media, marketing and information services executive, Kazan will be responsible for setting the company’s strategy to drive growth and leading the day-to-day operations…. Read more »

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Rewards Network at Feast Portland

Restaurant Advice: How to Connect with Customers at Live Events


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How can your restaurant stand out in the crowd and get in front of both new and loyal customers in an exciting way?  According to Daniel Nguyen of Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen restaurant in Portland, OR, food events such as Bite of Oregon and the most recent Feast Portland, where Bambuza participated at the Rewards Network… Read more »

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