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NRA Operator Survey Paints Optimistic Picture

This is great news for everyone and it's the kind of article we are seeing more and more. I think it's a tribute to entrepreneurs and restaurant managers in all concepts. From innovative menu restructuring to creative customer development restauranteurs have weathered the storm and have reason to celebrate. Read entire article   The latest National Restaurant Association survey of operators showed that although same-store sales remained negative in July, restaurateurs reported an improvement from June’s soft performance. In addition, more operators reported a positive future economic outlook than had three months earlier. The optimism moved the NRA Restaurant Performance Index,…

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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

I think I would pay for my own food!

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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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • ERIC WAS AMAZING

    Eric is very professional, careful and helpful.   He made sure there was constant communication and that I always was ready, well prepared, and well taken care of. Eric is definitely someone that I will recommended to anyone and Patrice & Associates as well.

    Thank you, Vesna Lucic ERIC WAS AMAZING
  • Hezekiah is a true professional in every sense of the word. 

    I'm very excited to get started with my new career.  From the very beginning when he contacted me there has been absolutely no gaps in communication.  Hezekiah matched me with an opportunity that is a true fit for my skill set.  I submitted my resume to him and he completely revamped it, highlighting my strengths.  This translated into the opportunity I have now been afforded.  He ensured that I received tips on interviewing and we even spoke just hours prior to my initial interview.  He has consistently reached out to the HR representative to ensure that I was informed of their thought process and relayed information to them as to my thoughts as well.  Truly, I could not have asked for a better recruiter.  As I type this I am still amazed at how seamless Hezekiah made the entire process.  There would be zero hesitation in requesting his services again, I'd do it in a heartbeat without second guessing.  He's a superstar in my humble opinion and deserves all the best that Patrice & Associates has to offer.  Thank you for having him on the team, he's going to change plenty of people's lives.  He should be proud to know that.
    Very Respectfully,
    Keith A. Ellis
    Hezekiah is a true professional in every sense of the word
  • In a time of a pandemic, I was unable to find a job, and through Tim Keith and his organization, I was able to find a job and really evolve in the workplace in a way I haven’t before.                           Sincerely, John Maas
  • The whole process was fast and simple and he did an excellent job. 

    I feel that Mr. Ed Curry found the job I was looking for.  He listened to me about what type of style of restaurant I was trying to move into and the working environment that would be best suitable for me.  I was given helpful guidance from the initial phone interview all the way to the final interview.  The whole process was fast and simple and he did an excellent job.
    Sincerely,
    Robert McFarland
    The whole process was fast and simple and he did an excellent job
  • Rick was amazing!

    He never stopped working to help me get this position.  I would not have this job if it was not for him. He walked me through every step, gave great tips and advice, and followed up with the company throughout the process to make sure everything was good.  I will never be able to thank him enough for this.  I will send anyone I know who needs help finding a job to Rick Kallsen with Patrice & Associates!!
     Thank you all!!!!!
    Chris Haynes
    Rick was amazing!