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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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Patrice & Associates Recognizes Top Achievers at Annual Convention

Nation’s Leading Talent Acquisition Firm Serving the Hospitality Industry Celebrates Outstanding Growth and Successes Among its Team of Franchisees and Regional Developers

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Patrice Rice featured in Business News Daily

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year. But if you are a business owner, it can also be the most stressful. Business picking up during the holiday season is great, but days like Black Friday can put a strain on the employees who are left doing the extra work.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Helen knows what she is doing and she is wonderful.

    I am not sure if there is enough nice things I can say about Helen. She was absolutely great to work with.  She was very professional and polite every time we spoke.  She was attentive and always following up.  She always made sure I was prepared and if I had any questions that I could reach out to her at any time. She provided me with a copy of a revised resume that I could take with me on the interview and even offered coaching before the interview if I needed it.  After each interview she followed up and asked feed back and how it went. If I didn’t hear anything from the employer she followed up with them right away.   I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you. Gina Engler Helen knows what she is doing and she is wonderful.
  • Chuck Heldon did a great job finding a opportunity for me in a very difficult time.

    He is professional and honest. He did not waste my time with just any opportunity and worked to find a good fit. Patrice and Associates are lucky to have him on their team. Thanks, Charles   Chuck Heldon did a great job finding a opportunity for me in a very difficult time.
  • Michael was very attentive in expediting my hiring process.

    He did a good job putting me in touch with the necessary people and being a bridge to make sure I had materials needed for my interviews. He would text me reminders of my interview times and offered his help constantly. Maddie Guzman Michael was very attentive in expediting my hiring process.
  • Vicki is one of kind!

    She is very good at communicating and following up on any questions you have regarding the new perspective jobs. Her preemptive interview questions are thoughtful and get you ready for the real interview. Without her I wouldn’t have landed my job! Very thankful of Vicki!
    Elizabeth Pierce
    Vicki is one of kind!
  • Working with James Schwinghammer has been a warm and welcoming experience especially compared to other bigger talent recruiting agencies I've worked with.

    James at Patrice and Associates was not transactional based - he really took the time to listen to learn about you, your company, and the type of individual you're seeking. This was immediately apparent in my working relationship with James. The beginning was a process in which we became acquainted, James listened to the type of person I am, what I'm trying to do with my business, and took all that in consideration when I told him the type of person I was looking for. Recruiting agencies will often look for that experience within a candidate, but James went above and beyond to not only find someone with the right experience but also someone with the right attitude and cultural mix with ours. It's almost like a match making service! Alex Lu Working with James Schwinghammer has been a warm and welcoming experience!