Monthly Archives: August 2009

Hidden Camera Penny Prank in Restaurant

Many times I've been shopping and had the clerk look at me strangely when I paid my bill in cash. Better yet, buy an expensive item and put $5K cash on the counter and people think you are a drug dealer! It says something about our country when cash is the exception not the norm...and our National Debt is up to what now!

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NYC Restaurant Chains Post Calorie Info

Just when restaurants are starting to recover from the economy they have to post the calorie count on all items on their menu. A TGIF appetizer with 3330 calories! Frankly I'm tired of the government thinking they have to "take care of us".  We can't decide for ourselves if we should wear a seat belt - the government has to decide and punish us with a fine if we don't obey. Now the government feels like they have to fix the obesity in the country.  We pitiful humans cannot be responsible for ourselves.  We are unable to make decisions about…

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Dare Restaurant

Molecular Gastronomy – Where Food Meets Science

This new concept seems to becoming more and more popular. I still prefer real meat and potatoes. Liquid noodles?  To me half of the appeal of a dining experience is the atmosphere and presentation of food as well as the taste.  People may think this tastes good and is an interesting experience, but this not a restaurant where I would like to eat.  I don't find the presentation of these meals appealing whatsoever.

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Chicago Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant Moto

Imagine being the restaurant manager that has to explain this menu!

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Ruby Tuesday Testing Sunday Brunch

Ruby Tuesday will expand its test of Sunday brunch to hundreds of locations.  The move into the breakfast by the dinnerhouse chain could provide a jolt to sales at a time when restaurants are struggling to entice consumers to spend more on dining out.   I think this is a great idea for the growth of any brand.  I live in the Annapolis, MD area and having breakfast on the weekend is almost impossible.  Unless you arrive at the restaurant very early you can plan on standing in line.

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KFC’s First “Float Thru”

I always thought restaurants were missing a market with all the boaters in this country. I'd love to Captain this boat. KFC has set out to feed the fleets! The world's largest chicken chain is launching their newest tasty Value Menu items with a different kind of launch - the nautical launch of the first-ever "Float Thru" restaurant. From KFC-branded potholes to corporate logos visible from space, the brand known for eye-catching marketing firsts is at it again. Now, for the first time ever, boaters who visit the drive-thru window on the water will get a chance to sample KFC's…

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Obama Man Can!

Whether you are a fan or not - this is a funny video!

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview process with my CEO management opportunity. Karen helped and coached me to prepare myself for the interviews. With Karen's help and my experience I feel that it was a perfect fit for Me.  It's pretty awesome to come back to work in my home town and connect to the community again 2o years later.  It awesome to be close to my family and old friends. I'm happy and proud to say that I'm working for a company that values and cares for there employees. I feel like this is a great opportunity that will open doors for my future. Thank you for your time And big thank you to Karen, she is amazing! Ron G Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview processChief Experience Officer, BC
  • I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome! Always easy to reach via texts, emails and phone. It felt like Cara was on my side and wanted what was best for me. Wrote an amazing resume. She helped set me up with all my interviews, provided interview coaching to help me land the job. She also checked on me completely throughout my whole experience. The best part is how she kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, so I was never left wondering and was very supportive throughout the interview process. I'll definitely highly recommend her in the future! Sincerely, Andrea I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome!
  • "I was very lucky to get recruited by Cara and the Patrice and Associates team. From start to finish Cara made me feel like I was the right person for this new step in my career. She was very easy to talk to and brought the best out of me when it came to preparing for my interview. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition and this great opportunity would never have happened without Cara. Thanks!!" - Chuck A I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition
  • I must say at first I was a little skeptical on what Stephanie was doing with my resume but now after seeing the results I am so glad listened instead of reacting. I will definitely continue with this company and I've already started to recommend Stephanie and what she can and is more than willing to do for each individual.

    Eddie Zepeda I've already started to recommend Stephanie
  • During my 20+ years career in hospitality I had the opportunity to work either directly or indirectly with several recruiting firms and individuals. My most recent job search lead me to Bruce Leininger with Patrice and Associates. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines needs of the employer with knowledge and skills of the job seeker. He sees both perspectives, analyses where there is common ground between employer’s culture and applicant’s strengths, then delivers a candid assessment to both parties. Bruce was relentless in pursuit of job opportunities and in finding the “right fit” for my career profile. EVERYTHING that Bruce said and promised in his introduction to me was delivered, and even MORE! Most importantly I truly felt that Bruce was genuine, understanding and caring in regards to my specific needs and goals. As far as I am concerned when it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else. Ned Mirkovic, Hospitality General Manager When it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else.