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

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    I'm so appreciative of Rick Weaver's help in connecting me to an amazing Restaurant Group. Rick and I talked on the phone and he gathered all my information from my previous experience and designed an amazing resume. Rick quickly set an interview for me to meet with the General Manager and now I am with my dream team and dream restaurant. Thank you Rick for everything you have done in helping me to get connected with a great restaurant group and team.  


    Rick Weaver is so AMAZING!
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    His knowledge and expertise helped me tremendously in landing the perfect position. I am truly grateful to Ed and Patrice & Associates, I highly recommend this service.    

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    Keira Johnson

    Ed Carroll is an extremely kind and patient person!
  • Recruitment & Hiring for Sales Jobs - Patrice & AssociatesThank you Chris Bovio for everything! 

    Chris Bovio did a great job helping me find my job. He was constantly in contact with me and the several opportunities he helped me get. Chris gave me lots of encouragement and was genuinely happy for me when I got a new career.    

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    Thank you Chris Bovio for everything!
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    I am grateful that I used Patrice & Associates to help me out with this job opportunity and would like to thank you for the assist!          

    Le Prophete

    Joan Mastropaolo was a great help in the process!
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    Brenda who is a recruiter for Liz Costa, found me through LinkedIn and from the first contact made me feel that it would be possible to resume my career in a correct company and with plans for my growth in the future, she helped me to define what would be the ideal profile of vacancy and did a great job in my resume and portfolio.  Brenda was with me in each of the stages and vibrated with each achievement.  

    I just have to thank Brenda for all her effort and dedication!


    Brenda Falusi was my guardian angel!