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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

  • Jeffrey Weller was a great help in preparing me for my interview with my NEW EMPLOYER! He coached me on possible questions and answers that might be helpful towards my interview. With his preparation talks and teachings, it eased my nerves.  Jeffrey also kept communication throughout my training and was available for any questions I had.  He was great as a recruiter.  Thanks again for your help!
    Thanks Jeff!
    - Juan Chapa
    Jeffrey Weller was a great help in preparing me for my interview with my NEW EMPLOYER!
  • Vicki Marshall provided excellent services on my job search and made it a smooth process. 

    She took the time to get to know me, which helped her get connected with my future employer. She always followed up between myself and the employer and had excellent response times. Vicki genuinely cares for her client and was there to help at any part of the day. Very satisfied with her skill set and tools to end my job search and get hired!   Warm Regards, Johnathan Meza Vicki Marshall provided excellent services on my job search and made it a smooth process
  • Jodi Baer couldn't have been more helpful and supportive

    Jodi was terrific! Rarely do I answer my phone when an unknown number comes up. I'm really glad I did this time. Jodi was great. She took the time to get to know me on a personal level, which I think is key when selecting appropriate employment for people. She got me an interview within a week of our first contact, and I'm happy to say I'm working there now. Jodi was in constant contact every step of the way. Extremely helpful and friendly.

    Even after my hiring we continue to talk weekly. Like I said - really glad I answered that call!  It was absolutely clear that Jodi truly cared about finding the right spot for me and now I'm looking at a tremendous opportunity due to her help. In short, Jodi rocks!

    Thank YOU so much!

    John Mann

    Jodi Baer couldn't have been more helpful and supportive
  • John Gatewood has been absolutely amazing!

    He has been on point and super helpful! Even though the first job didn’t work out, it was less than a week later he called me and told me about another opportunity and how he reached out to them again! He was the best, just from small talk, to helping me build my resume and just being beyond friendly!
    You're the Best!
    Kerri Fregosi
    John Gatewood has been absolutely amazing!
  • Carol Bullock is kind, knowledgeable and worked as hard as I did to secure my new position!

    Working with Carol Bullock was a fantastic experience. She not only had the detail about the position and the interviewing team to give me all the tools I needed to succeed, but she was encouraging and available throughout the process. From the first screening to my offer letter, she was professional and in constant contact with me during my job seeking journey.

       

    Cheers!

    Angela Tassie

    Carol Bullock is kind, knowledgeable and worked as hard as I did to secure my new position!