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Kids LiveWell restaurants celebrate initiative’s 4th birthday with special kids’ deals and birthday-themed Twitter chat
(Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association announced today its award-winning Kids LiveWell initiative is marking its four-year anniversary this month with a growing list of restaurants offering healthful children’s menu choices to families in every state.
In four short years, the voluntary program has expanded from 19 to over 155 participating restaurant brands, representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide. New restaurant brands include Baja Fresh, Hard Rock Café, Red Robin, Schlotzsky’s and Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar, among other regional chains and independent restaurants. The initiative includes quickservice and tableservice concepts, as well as theme parks, resorts and museums.
For an overview of Kids LiveWell, watch our new video: https://youtu.be/SUSQFfacb9k
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Marketing your restaurant is the one of the most important factors ensuring it takes off and takes root.
In fact, not properly marketing your business is one of the common restaurant mistakes we outlined in a previous post.
There’s no doubt among the seemingly hundreds of other tasks crowding your day, marketing your restaurant is hard to fit in.
Our suggestion? Find a dedicated person on your team who is marketing-savvy to handle each aspect of your marketing. This gives your staff a chance to shine, takes the burden off you, and draws attention to your restaurant.
So once you have staff members dedicated to your restaurant marketing, how do you know what strategies, channels and tactics to use?
Here’s a breakdown of three sure-fire marketing secrets that will get your restaurant noticed.
The Taste of Chamblee 2015 will be Sept. 12th. We need restaurants to participate and vendors. The pricing has been reduced and volunteers are needed as well. Restaurants and vendors can sign up online and get more information at: http://tasteofchamblee.net.
The third annual Classic City BBQ Festival will heat up Aug. 14-15 at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga. The family-friendly festival attracted 2,400 people last year. The event will feature three barbecue contests, local barbecue restaurant vendors, an outdoor music stage, classic car show, tailgate tradeshow, kids zone and more.
Additionally, click here to sign up for the backyard BBQ competition as well as the restaurant competition. There are also vendor spots available for the Tailgate Tradeshow.
The festival is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and is an official Georgia BBQ Championship 2015 Tour Event.
ImNotAtWork.com is a new website that allows you to feature your restaurant or bar and promote all of your specials and events. By allowing customers to search for exactly what they're interested in (such as live music this weekend, a seafood special next Monday, or craft beer and an outdoor area tonight), your presence on the site will help new customers find you and will keep them coming back.
Plan to spend August 30 - September 2 in Savannah for the state's best educational and networking travel conference, the 2015 Governor's Tourism Conference! The Governor's Tourism Conference is a once-a-year opportunity for tourism professionals throughout the state to come together and share ideas, hear from industry experts, learn about trends and issues facing the industry and educate themselves on the latest tools and techniques to promote tourism.
Source: National Restaurant Association
The Food and Drug Administration has pushed the effective date for a new federal menu-labeling regulation for chain restaurants and similar foodservice establishments to Dec. 1, 2016, the agency announced today.
The FDA had originally set Dec. 1, 2015, as the compliance date but said today that it is extending the compliance date in response to requests and in order to further clarify the rule’s requirements. The FDA's formal announcement will be published in the July 10 Federal Register.
After successfully serving up the city's best fare for more than a decade, Taste of Atlanta is back with bigger features and bolder flavors in its 14th year! The legendary three-day food festival returns to Midtown at Tech Square Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27, 2015.
From July 8 - August 31, 2015 use promo code GRA when purchasing Taste of Atlanta tickets using this link to make a $5 donation to the GRA!
Atlanta (July 6, 2015) – ASAE has announced that Karen Bremer, executive director of the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.
Source: Food Safety News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued supplemental information to the 2013 Food Code on Thursday. The modifications expand the duties of the Person in Charge in a food establishment.