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June 10, 2014
The Old School Soda Fountain
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The Old School Soda Fountain // The Ice Cream and Soda Fountain in San Francisco is a real soda fountain, just like the ones from the 1930s. Soda jerks, like bartenders, mix sodas to order. Watch as soda jerk Leo Piller makes a soda the old way: with tinctures, raw egg, and phosphates.
Delivering on the Made-to-Order Promise
playDelivering on the Made-to-Order Promise // See how the Digital Red Book helps keep every Fatburger location running smoothly and consistently.
News Today
Sonic, Chili's Say No Guns Inside
playSonic, Chili's Say No Guns Inside // 5/30/14: Sonic Drive-In and Chili's Grill & Bar have added their corporate voices to a growing list of restaurants asking patrons to enjoy their meals without their guns.
Seattle Approves $15 Minimum Wage
playSeattle Approves $15 Minimum Wage // 6/4/14: On Tuesday, the Seattle city council voted to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Franchise owners say the ruling puts them in a difficult spot, as it requires them to comply faster than other small businesses.
The New Crop of
playThe New Crop of "Pay-to-Play" Reservation Systems // OpenTable launched last-minute table alerts, Yelp created its own reservation system, and more companies seem to join the space every day. Some new apps are asking diners to pay for seats at popular tables.
Texas Pete TV: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
playTexas Pete TV: Dickey's Barbecue Pit // See how Texas Pete Hot Sauce partners with Dickey's Barbecue Pit to add some heat to its menu. In 2014, the barbecue chain will team up with the hot sauce brand for new menu items its customers will love.
Brand Marketing
Arby's Smokehouse Brisket 13-Hour Commercial
playArby's Smokehouse Brisket 13-Hour Commercial // 5/31/14: Arby's set a world record for the longest commercial ever with this 13-hour ad for its 13-Hour Smoked Brisket. Showing the entire meat-smoking process in real time, the ad aired on a Minnesota TV station.
Half-Off Wine at Romano's Macaroni Grill
playHalf-Off Wine at Romano's Macaroni Grill // 6/4/14: For most of June, Romano's Macaroni Grill is offering half off all wine: "Bottles and glasses, red and white, day and night," as this ad says.
Frozen Arnold Palmer Coolatta from Dunkin' Donuts
playFrozen Arnold Palmer Coolatta from Dunkin' Donuts // 6/4/14: Dunkin' Donuts introduced its latest summer drink, the Frozen Arnold Palmer Coolatta, with this ad drawing from its namesake's storied career as a golfer.
Kronos Greek Yogurt
playKronos Greek Yogurt // Kronos Non Fat Greek Yogurt has a rich mouth feel and offers endless menu possibilities. It is the perfect 1:1 substitute for mayo and sour cream. It also delivers health benefits, consistency, and will not separate over high heat.
Culinary Class
play"Cook It Raw" Gathering of Chefs in South Carolina // Every year, avant-garde chefs and traditional food producers come together in a different location to explore the possibilities of cuisine. Cook It Raw 2013, shown here, was held in Charleston, South Carolina.
Inside San Francisco's Artisanal Toast Craze
playInside San Francisco's Artisanal Toast Craze // Is the artisanal, "new-wave" toast that's being served in San Francisco the best thing since sliced bread, or is it a symbol of San Francisco's overheated gentrification? This video explains both sides of the issue.
Tomales Bay Oyster Company: Farm-to-Table Freshness
playTomales Bay Oyster Company: Farm-to-Table Freshness // Tomales Bay Oyster Company in Marshall, California, harvests and sells the tumbled "Golden Nugget" oyster, which visitors from around the world travel to picnic on the shore and taste.
Attune II Drive-Thru Communications System
playAttune II Drive-Thru Communications System // The Attune II drive-thru communications system was designed to boost customer satisfaction through improved speed of service and order accuracy in the drive thru, and provide managers with ongoing operational support via video monitoring and audio recording capabilities.
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