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By Megan Conniff on January 31st, 2011 | 16261 comment on this postWhy+Greenz+renamed+its+Southwestern+Shrimp+salad+%22The+Joe%22+for+a+day2011-01-31+14%3A27%3A48Megan+Conniffhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Frestaurants%2F%3Fp%3D1626
SmartBlog on Restaurants editor Megan Conniff interviewed Casie Caldwell, founder, president and CEO of Greenz Restaurants. Caldwell is responsible for the direction of the Greenz concept, including building the Greenz brand and handling all marketing initiatives, as well as oversight of all operations including cost and quality controls. Casie has more than 15 years’ experience in the areas of marketing, advertising, and interactive communications, with an emphasis on consumer marketing.[…] Continue Reading »
By Jesse Stanchak on January 31st, 2011 | 1447610 comments on this postSocial+media+Super+Bowl+showdown%3A+A+tale+of+3+pre-game+contests2011-01-31+13%3A21%3A08Jesse+Stanchakhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Fsocialmedia%2F%3Fp%3D14476
The Super Bowl turns us all into ad critics. It’s the only night of television where the ads are really considered part of the show. Some of the most innovative, most beloved ads of all time have debuted during Super Bowls past — but then again so have some of the lamest. The debate over what worked and what didn’t can go on long after the final score is in the books.[…] Continue Reading »
By Brooke Howell on January 31st, 2011 | 66008 comments on this postAmericans+love+entrepreneurs+--+but+don%26%23039%3Bt+want+their+children+to+be+them2011-01-31+11%3A15%3A49Brooke+Howellhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Fworkforce%2F%3Fp%3D6600
Have you noticed how much Americans love wildly successful entrepreneurs? Just look at the blogs on leadership and business strategy, and you’re sure to find something about the genius of Steve Jobs or Richard Branson. ” The Social Network,” the blockbuster film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was just announced as a best picture nominee for this year’s Academy Awards.[…] Continue Reading »
By Guest Blogger on January 28th, 2011 | 220905 comments on this postRecord+snows+punish+restaurants+large+and+small2011-01-28+13%3A21%3A29Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Frestaurants%2F%3Fp%3D1598
This post is by Restaurant SmartBrief contributor Janet Forgrieve.
Mother Nature piled on this week, hitting many parts of the Northeast with two storms in one day.
7 bright spots in the snow
By Megan Conniff on January 28th, 2011 | 1584Comment on this postMeatless+Mondays%2C+the+garbage+challenge+and+what+Americans+think+of+chain+restaurants2011-01-28+13%3A10%3A38Megan+Conniffhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Frestaurants%2F%3Fp%3D1584
Every week, Restaurant SmartBrief editors scour the Internet for the breaking news and best-practices stories that restaurant owners and managers need to make their businesses smarter. However, every week, hundreds of fascinating food, beverage and restaurant stories don’t make the cut. Here are a few of my favorite stories from the past week that didn’t make the newsletter: