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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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The Alcatraz Restaurant

I have never had the desire to dine in a prison, but apparantly there are people who love the experience.  You are handcuffed and led to a table set up in an actual prison.  This would not lead to a romantic evening with me! This adds a whole new dimension to a restaurant manager's job - "Are the handcuffs clean?"

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Hardees Adds Fried Bologna Biscuit

Tapping into Southern traditions, Hardee’s restaurants on Monday introduced a Fried Bologna Biscuit at participating locations. The new item features a thick-cut slice of grilled Oscar Mayer bologna topped with American cheese and a folded egg served on Hardee’s signature biscuits. The price is a recommended $1.89, but it is also available as part of a combination meal for $3.59 including Hash Rounds — a side dish that has been brought back in response to customer requests — or country potatoes and a drink. Fried bologna is popular throughout the South, said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing for…

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After 48 years, Julie Child has a best seller – butter and all!

Almost 48 years after it was first published, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child is finally topping the best-seller list, bringing with it all the butter, salt and goose fat that home chefs had largely abandoned. The book, given a huge lift from the recently released movie “Julie & Julia,” sold 22,000 copies in the most recent week tracked, according to Nielsen BookScan, which follows book sales. That is more copies than were sold in any full year since the book’s appearance.

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KFC Confirms Test of Meaty Double Down

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2009) Sister chain Taco Bell may use the tag line “Think outside the bun,” but KFC actually is putting that philosophy into practice with the test of a new product: the Double Down. The “sandwich” replaces bread with two Original Recipe fried-chicken fillets that enclose bacon, Swiss and pepper-Jack cheeses, and the Colonel’s sauce. The test of the Double Down comes on the heels of KFC’s most recent product launch of Kentucky Grilled Chicken, which the chain introduced after years in test to offer more healthful options to its customers. Television ads for KFC’s grilled chicken feature…

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People Are Talking

It's nice when other blogs are talking about Patrice & Associates.  Francorp is one of the top companies world-wide that help people franchise their business.  Here is what was said on their blog. "When Patrice Rice came to meet us nearly a year ago, she had an extremely opportune situation.  Rarely, do we have a client that has numerous prospective franchises showing serious interest before they even franchise their business. In Patrice's situation, she provides a unique placement service for restaurant owners and managers.  She is essentially brokering top level restaurant management.  It helps the restaurant owner deal with a challenging…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I want to say thank you to Lilliam, without her help I wouldn't of been able to land this great job and opportunity. She sought out the best job that fix my job set and skills. I'm very grateful and excited about working with Romano's Macaroni. Thank you very much. Stanley Edouard Lilliam, a top performing recruiter in the Miami office, helps Stanley find a job!
  • Bob Zadrozny is truly a miracle worker.  His professionalism and dedication to his craft not only landed me my "dream job", he went above and beyond ensuring that my specifications were met as well, things like compensation, distance to travel.  I have since given several of my colleagues Bob's information so that he may help them find their dream jobs as well. Thank you Bob, I truly appreciate everything. Kind Regards Michele Tucci Bob helps Michele find a job!
  • My entire experience with Marilee was exceptional. As someone who as worked with recruiting services in the past both in the hiring manager and job seeker role, she is the most knowledgeable, most well prepared and the most responsive recruiter I’ve had he pleasure to work with. She was truly professional throughout the process, offered coaching resources and consistently inquired with both my new organization and with me following my acceptance of my offer to make sure all is well. I highly recommend working with Marilee to help solve your recruiting challenges. Billy Derham   Marilee helps Billy find a new job!
  • I would like to say that my experience working with Karl Busch was awesome.  He made me feel like we were on a team, coaching and leading me. We kept in touch on a daily basis, making sure all my questions were answered and I understood everything. He is the best and I will miss talking to him. His business will be successful. HE IS THE BEST! He is compassionate, a good leader, and a great motivator. Deirdre Mallard Karl helps Deirdre find a job!
  • Liz Costa reached out to me via email to inform me of opportunities available for hire. She treated me more like family than a candidate! When my first interview ended up with me getting passed over, she pushed me to keep looking. Liz definitely gave me the confidence to keep searching for something better, and never settle. She set up my second interview where I was hired and am now making my highest salary to date. I will forever be grateful for the time and effort she put in to help me.   Thank you! Veronica Haley She treated me more like family than a candidate!