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September 20, 2013
No Kid Hungry: Ending U.S. Childhood Hunger
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No Kid Hungry: Ending U.S. Childhood Hunger // One in five children in America struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" campaign works to ensure all children get the healthy food they need every day. September is Hunger Action Month, and thousands of restaurants are participating in the "Dine Out for No Kid Hungry" fundraising effort. Learn more.
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PlotWatt - QSR Testimonial
playPlotWatt - QSR Testimonial // PlotWatt monitors and tracks the energy consumption of your restaurant—appliance by appliance—every minute of the day. Listen as Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Pete Turner talks about Plotwatt's core offerings.
News Today
Q2: A Q&A with QSR's Editors
playQ2: A Q&A with QSR's Editors // The editors of QSR magazine discuss KFC's new fast-casual spinoff, McDonald's chicken-wing product, and the best marketing tools to tap into Millennials in the latest episode of Q2.
Trade Secrets from Food Critics
playTrade Secrets from Food Critics // Current and former food critics of The New York Times share the process behind each review, from taking notes inconspicuously to considering their guests' opinions of the restaurant.
Olive Garden Woos Millennials With Smaller Portions
playOlive Garden Woos Millennials With Smaller Portions // Olive Garden, well known for its Never-Ending Breadsticks, is introducing small plates in an effort to attract Millennials and boost flagging sales. This video from Bloomberg reports the chain plans to add them permanently in December.
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Your Restaurant Needs Restaurant365 Software!
playYour Restaurant Needs Restaurant365 Software! // Restaurant365 is online, restaurant management software, made easy and affordable. Do you have more than one location? We have tight controls and clear visibility specifically for your multi-unit restaurant business.
Brand Marketing
play"The Scarecrow" from Chipotle // This three-minute companion film for Chipotle's new app-based game went viral last week. It depicts a scarecrow starting a farm to combat the conglomerate "Crow Foods," echoing Chipotle's environmentally conscious brand message.
Baskin-Robbins' Soft-Serve Slingshot
playBaskin-Robbins' Soft-Serve Slingshot // Baskin-Robbins sent several stuntmen flying through the air dressed as one of four soft-serve ice cream toppings. Some landed in the giant "soft-serve cup," and some didn't. The spot promotes Baskin-Robbins' 31 Below soft-serve ice cream with mix-ins.
Jack in the Box's
playJack in the Box's "101 Ways to Go Big" // Jack in the Box is experimenting with Vine, a new social video app, as a marketing platform. Here's a compilation of the chain's 6-second Vine videos, showcasing a range of playful ways to get one of the chain's burgers in your mouth.
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Ecolab Hi-Temp Tools
playEcolab Hi-Temp Tools // Proper kitchen equipment cleaning and maintenance are key to improving food quality, extending equipment life and improving restaurant profits. Ecolab has developed an exciting new tool system to make kitchen equipment cleaning easier and safer.
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Uni Omakase in Stop-Motion
playUni Omakase in Stop-Motion // Sashimi seems to make itself in this stop-motion animated video from Uni Sashimi Bar. The Boston restaurant is known for its omakase menu. Watch as some of sushi chef Tony Messina's favorites are prepared.
Munchies Moments: People's Pops
playMunchies Moments: People's Pops // Vendors at Brooklyn's outdoor food market Smorgasburg break down some of their recipes for "Munchies Moments," a September video series. Here, Joel Horowitz and Dave Carrel of People's Pops show how to make ice pops from those extra peaches lying around.
Watch
playWatch "The Mind of a Chef" Online // "The Mind of a Chef," a James Beard Award-winning TV show from PBS, now has full episodes streaming online. Here, in this season's first episode, Chef Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant explores a few of the unique regional cuisines in the South.
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Eco-Products® Plantware™ and Plant Starch Cutlery
playEco-Products® Plantware™ and Plant Starch Cutlery // Learn more about our renewable options for utensils, all made with renewable resources. The Plantware™ line is also certified compostable.
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