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Top 10 Restaurant Trends in 2018

Each year it seems like the restaurant industry reinvents itself on some level.  It's been interesting to watch this year.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Promotes Jammin’ Jalepeno with a funny ad

Funny ad - even the way restaurants are advertising these days is changing.

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Q3 Workforce Index reveals sustained recruiting, turnover challenges in restaurants

Recruiting remains a challenge for restaurants, and the third-quarter People Report Workforce Index registers how wide and deep the difficulty is.

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Teens have been the focus for decades

If you think Baby Boomers are square, think again. The generation that came of age in the 1960s and ’70s were self-aware enough to work en masse to effect change, and they were arguably the first group of teenagers that were directly marketed to.

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How Organizations Are Harnessing The Wisdom Of Baby Boomers To Combat Skills Shortages

Some organizations are attempting to retain access to this knowledge and experience by setting up alumni networks. One of the most well-known alumni networks is YourEncore, which was set up in 2003 by Procter & Gamble and Eli Lilly to enable them to tap into the wisdom of older employees who still wanted to offer their experience without working full-time hours.

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Is your restaurant ‘all in’ on hospitality?

Hospitality can mean many things, but it does not have to mean expensive. It does not have to mean white tablecloths or a fancy wine list. Those things can be great, sure, but they aren’t hospitality.

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How your brand can tackle unconscious bias

Starbucks. Papa John’s. The Spotted Pig. In the last year, restaurants large and small have made headlines over race and harassment issues, leaving operators to grapple with how to create inclusive company cultures while also preparing themselves to respond if an incident occurs.

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5 emerging brands reveal secrets to success

Instagrammable merchandising. Hyper-focused menu. Sexy vegetables. Gorgeous food. Authenticity. These are the individual attributes of this year’s Hot Concepts Award winners, who were recognized during this week’s MUFSO conference. Leaders from each emerging brand told industry executives why their concepts have resonated with consumers. These are the individual attributes of this year’s Hot Concepts Award winners, who were recognized during this week’s MUFSO conference. Leaders from each emerging brand told industry executives why their concepts have resonated with consumers.

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How Quick-Serve restaurants are scaling the food chain.

Lisa Mason stood outside a Chicago restaurant at 9:15 a.m. on a recent sunny Monday, where she would continue to wait for two hours. She wasn't there for breakfast. She was there to get a $1 burrito. Mason was the first person in line at the new Chicago outpost of Dos Toros, a New York-based fast-casual taqueria opening its second location in the Windy City. By the time the doors opened at 11:30 a.m., more than 200 people stood on the sidewalk in a line that stretched across the West Jackson Boulevard bridge over the Chicago River.

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Restaurant Operators plan to expand

Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News posted an article yesterday highlighting the findings of the 2017 American Express Restaurant Trader Survey. The survey reached out and polled 488 owners, managers, directors, an CEO’s of independently owned restaurants. One surprising finding is the optimism that many restaurant operators still possess despite recent sales trends across the nation.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Recruiters can change your life.

    I worked with James Schwinghammer on my job search that eventually landed me at Mellow Mushroom. James was fantastic to work with.  He always was in contact and very much a huge support. While I understand the companies pay James and he works for them to fill their need but he made it feel like he was working for me the entire time.  He was just awesome!!! Thanks, Scott Gerlach "James made me feel like he was ONLY working with me"
  • Thanks for your recruitment efforts Curtis - you did an amazing job.

    Curtis was such a great resource for my job search and the support he provided me.  I agree that Patrice & Associates is the "Gold Standard" of recruitment.  I highly recommend  Patrice & Associates and Curtis to anyone looking for job search. I have spoken too and worked with several recruiters over my 30 years in the industry but Curtis by far was the best. Sincerely grateful, Oscar Ham Patrice & Associates is "by far the best"!
  • Hospitality Recruiters Change Lives!

    Mike from Patrice & Associates was a god sent for me. He helped me find the perfect fit for a job! He is detailed oriented and got every detail I asked for! I have found a place to start my career and its all thanks to Mr. Mike Buterbaugh! Marquis Le'shawn Cole Mike from Patrice & Associates was a god sent for me.
  • Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment Works!

    Mike Buterbaugh was extremely professional and working around my crazy schedule, with early morning or later calls. He was great with continuous communication and stuck with me after we decided one opportunity wasn’t the right fit and he found the perfect fit for me. My new career felt like home the second I walked into the door and the exact opportunity I was hoping for. He really knocked it out of the park for me and I am truly great full for all his hard work. Courtney Barnes Patrice & Associates "really knocked it out of the park for me".
  • Hospitality Recruitment Finds Jobs for You For Free!

    Chris Giles did a wonderful job in helping me with my transition. He was well-informed about the job and client, kept me in the loop with any updates, and was very quick to get back to me with any questions that came up. He always made time for me, and I never felt rushed during our interactions. His follow-up as I have adjusted to my new position has also been very much appreciated. It is rare to see someone in this industry focus on the long-term relationships rather than the next transaction. I am proud to have worked with Chris, and highly recommend his services. Mike Jackson Commitment is "rare" in this industry - thanks Patrice & Associates