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IN PURSUIT OF THE CARROT

Culinary Cues

One of the most important statements about leadership and management I ever heard has stuck with me for decades: “If you are not serving the customer (fan) directly, then your job is to serve the person who is.” Let’s face it – everyone likes to win, and nobody likes to lose.

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Restaurant Trends for 2023

Foodable

Restaurant Trends for 2023" on Spreaker. This is why, in 2023, we're likely to see an investment in leadership through coaching, courses, training, and exposure to diverse strategies that could work. Understanding these predictions for 2023 is key to making your business improve.

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Coffee News Recap, 13 Jan: World of Coffee Dubai 2023 takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre, the Barista League to host 12 events in 2023 & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

Sigep 2023 to host seven Italian National Coffee Championships from 21 to 25 January. Dutch Bros projects total 2023 revenue to be US $1 billion. Specialty Coffee Association announces new Guild Leadership Council members.

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Freddy's COO Scott Redler named National Restaurant Association chairman for 2023

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LeadershipJeff Lobdell, founder of Restaurant Partners Management, becomes vice chairman. Areas USA COO Richard Schneider was appointed treasurer.

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How to Lead Blue-Collar Teams

Discover the COR Leadership Framework for Blue-Collar and Hourly Workers. Download Paycor's guide today!

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Coffee News Recap, 27 Jan: Proud Mary Coffee to sell Panamanian Gesha for US $150 per cup, PRF El Salvador to host 2023 Salvadoran Barista Championship & other stories

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Alliance for Coffee Excellence announces 2023 auction dates. The 2023 auction line up includes 13 Cup of Excellence auctions, four Private Collection auctions, and one Pilot Project. Growing Coffee in the Face of Climate Change to air on YouTube on 8 February 2023.

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Chili’s hires advertising veteran Jesse Johnson as VP of marketing

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe former Wieden+Kennedy director will take on the newly created role as Chili’s ramps up its marketing efforts.

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How Your Business can Adapt as Minimum and Competitive Wages Rise

Society Insurance

Increases are expected to continue, with 13 states having passed legislation to increase their state minimum wage in 2023. In 2022, 25 states raised their minimum wages. Currently, 30 states across the U.S. have minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

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Coffee News Recap, 20 Jan: Last chance to apply for PRF El Salvador Mayorga Scholarship and volunteer positions, World of Coffee Dubai attracts more than 12,000 visitors & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

Mon, 16 Jan World of Coffee Dubai 2023 attracts more than 12,000 visitors from 48 countries. WoC Dubai also hosted the 2023 UAE Barista Championship, with Mariam Erin Pinza of Cosmic Garden Coffee Roastery announced as the winner.

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Focus Brands makes some executive changes

Restaurant Business

LeadershipJulie Younglove-Webb was named chief brand officer for Auntie Anne’s while the brand operator named new heads of design and real estate.

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3 Leadership Behaviors that Drive Loyalty & Engagement

Nothing motivates employees more than a great boss. Learn how to be one. Download your guide today!

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14 Food Festivals Your Food Truck Should Be At In 2023

The Restaurant Times

Your food is perfect; your food truck is brimming with customers day in and day out, and it is time to get your wheels rolling to some of the top food festivals across the world in 2023! . Food Festivals In The United States [2023]. When: February 23 – 26, 2023.

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2022 Year in Review

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Leadership Tips For Non-Management. Community Employees Human Resources Leadership Restaurants & Bars Risk Management Small Business Society Insurance Uncategorized prevention restaurant safety small business Society insurance time management tips

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Leadership Skills in 2023

Foodable

Leadership Skills in 2023" on Spreaker. The key to a successful 2023 is the ability to be agile, committed, and innovative in your approach. Some key trends to watch in 2023: •How to drive business performance •How to think critically and adapt. Listen to "223.

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Here Are the 2023 James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists

EATER

The stated goal in the 2021 audit was also to have at least 50 percent of committee members and judges be people of color for the 2023 awards.

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Sweetgreen COO Chris Carr to step down in 2023

Restaurant Business

SVP Stephanie Traut will take over leadership of operations for the fast-casual salad chain. Leadership

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Nothing Bundt Cakes names Chris Tarrant chief development officer

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe former Starbucks executive will oversee strategic growth and development for the franchise system.

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Carrols Restaurant Group CEO Paulo Pena dies

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe former McDonald’s executive was named head of the Burger King franchisee last year. Anthony Hull was named interim chief executive.

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Clean Eatz names Gary Sachs CFO

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe fast-growing healthy dining chain said it is building out its executive roster as it prepares for expansion this year.

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Zaxby’s names KFC veteran as new chief supply chain officer

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LeadershipCarl Mount, most recently with Starbucks, brings deep experience in both supply chain and purchasing to the position.

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Texas Roadhouse names Gina Tobin president

Restaurant Business

LeadershipTobin assumes the post from Jerry Morgan, who remains CEO. The company said the move will enable Morgan to spend more time in the field.

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Applebee’s President John Cywinski is leaving to be CEO of another chain

Restaurant Business

LeadershipCywinski oversaw a strong period at the casual-dining giant since joining in 2017. He’ll be replaced by Tony Marolejo, president of international and global development for Applebee’s parent Dine Brands.

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A Delaware court hands a big loss to McDonald’s former HR chief

Restaurant Business

LeadershipA judge ruled that David Fairhurst, the company’s former head of human resources, had a duty to report actions by former CEO Steve Easterbrook that led to its ouster.

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Burger King taps a former Pepsico executive to head U.S. marketing

Restaurant Business

LeadershipPatrick O’Toole will be the burger chain's CMO in the U.S. and Canada as it works to revitalize its brand.

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Panda Express chef Jimmy Wang shares steps for success

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe executive director of culinary innovation offers four lessons learned as top toque at the Asian quick-service chain.

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Culver’s names Julie Fussner CMO

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe six-year company veteran becomes the first C-level marketing chief in the burger chain’s history.

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Walk-On’s CEO Brandon Landry steps down

Restaurant Business

LeadershipLongtime COO Scott Taylor will take his place and Landry will become chairman of the sports bar chain he founded nearly 20 years ago.

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Focus Brands President Beto Guajardo named CEO of Blaze Pizza

Restaurant Business

LeadershipGuajardo replaces Mandy Shaw, who led the fast-casual chain through the pandemic.

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Joey Simons takes helm of growing Montclair Hospitality Group

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe parent to Ani Ramen House, Sushi by Bou and upcoming PastaRamen has explosive growth plans.

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Texas Roadhouse CFO Tonya Robinson retires

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LeadershipShe had been with the chain since 1998. VP of Finance Keith Humpich will take over while the company looks for a permanent replacement.

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Dave & Buster's co-founder Buster Corley dies at age 72

Restaurant Business

LeadershipPolice reports suggest that his death was the result of suicide, but that cause has yet to be verified by the authorities.

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At Applebee’s, John Cywinski brought eatin’ good back to the neighborhood

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe outgoing president helped the chain reclaim its identity as well as its status as a premier casual-dining brand.

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Beto Guajardo’s plan to build on brand love at Blaze Pizza

Restaurant Business

LeadershipThe chain’s new CEO sees opportunities for evaluation and renewal as it prepares for a next trajectory of growth.

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Coffee News Recap, 4 Nov: PRF to return to Colombia in 2023, more than a third of UK hospitality businesses at risk of closure due to rising costs & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

Sucafina will offer IMPACT-verified shipments in early 2023, and plans to verify all of its direct supply chains by 2025. PRF to return to Colombia on 6 and 7 July 2023. Minus will officially launch its cold brew in 2023. The 2023 Paris Café Festival to be held from 13 to 15 May.

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Ben Fordham named CEO of MaieB Hospitality Group

Restaurant Business

The Austin, Texas-based parent to Olamaie’s, Maie Day and Little Ola’s Biscuits has plans for growth in 2023. Leadership

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Black Box Intelligence™ Announces GuestXM, Defining [the] Next Generation of Customer Experience Management for Restaurants

Black Box Intelligence

The GuestXM Platform will be generally available in January 2023. Black Box Intelligence executives and product leadership will debut the full power of the platform during next year’s Best Practices Conference, Jan. 2, 2023. .

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Restaurant Conferences to Attend in 2022

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Who knows what's in store for the 2023 event, already scheduled for next April? Restaurant Leadership Conference. Website: Restaurant Leadership Conference. Topics: Leadership, Thought Leadership. Pizza Leadership Virtual Summit. You've waited long enough.

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Developing The Future Through Mentoring

Foodable

She says in the past the conversations would address leadership competencies and now she finds the one big thing that can make a huge impact when working with an individual. Listen to "Developing The Future Through Mentoring | Season 1, Ep. 7: Carin Stutz" on Spreaker.

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Coffee News Recap, 16 Dec: ICO lowers coffee consumption growth forecast to 1% to 2% until 2030, CEPEA says more rainfall needed in Brazil for successful 2022/23 harvest & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

Costa Coffee to open first Austrian store at Vienna Airport in early 2023. Specialty Coffee Expo 2023 to take place in Portland, OR from 21 to 23 April. Fairtrade America announces five key trends expected to drive coffee consumer choices and brand action in 2023.

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Coffee News Recap, 18 Nov: PRF El Salvador announces speaker line up, arabica futures drop to 16-month low & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

PRF El Salvador will take place on 16 and 17 March 2023 at the San Salvador Exhibition Centre. Coffee Roasters Guild appoints five new members to Leadership Council. Specialty Coffee Association opens nominations for 2023 Sustainability Awards.

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