Tag Archives: Mocafe

Basic Social Media for Cafes

Solutions for Operators Social media for foodservice and coffeeshops has exploded in the past two years. Is your business taking advantage of this effective communication tool to reach customers and build brand loyalty? For the cost of a few hours a week, a cafe can build new relationships, strengthen existing relationships and increase sales. There’s […]

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Remix – the Spanish Coffee

One of my favorite drinks can be found in Portland, Oregon at a long-lasting bar called Paddy’s. Paddy’s is a gorgeous older bar, with a back bar nearly forty feet wide and sixteen feet tall, replete with two of those rolling library ladders for the bartenders to get to the ultra-premium top shelf. This bar, […]

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Calculating Labor Cost in Cafes – Weekly Forecasting

Operator Solutions Using Mocafe In my prior career as a executive chef, I wrote hundreds of work schedules. Let’s look at some factors operators have to take into account in managing efficient production labor cost: Staff training and abilities Anticipated business volume Local event calendars Potential constraints (risks to the schedule) The question today is, […]

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Why Isn’t There a Good Frappe at Boston South Station?

Saturday mid-day. I’m at Boston South Station, waiting for a bus up to northern New Hampshire. It’s hot. Really hot. Not only that, it’s also wicked muggy. I have a couple hours to kill, so I’ve been outside on Atlantic Avenue. Across the street is a brand new Dunkin’ Donuts – not even open yet. […]

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From Scratch versus Ready To Go Coffeeshop Solutions

Operator Solutions Using Mocafe One of the challenges facing foodservice operators dwells on the question of preparing items from scratch or purchasing products that require minimal labor. This question permeates the foodservice industry at all levels, from quick serve (QSR) to ultra-hyper-local-fine-dining. Attend any foodservice or beverage tradeshow and you’ll see numerous exhibitors offering solutions […]

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Into The Heat

As tough as I imagine myself to be, I’m still… a guy. I can hike twenty-some miles in a day (if I put my soul into it), break back with friends on construction projects and endure tons of mosquitoes. But I’m still… a guy. At the end of the day I can still be accused […]

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The Cool Dad’s Guide to Blistering Heat Wave Mocafe Smoothie Iced-Pops

Ayup, you are a Dad. In modern marketing, you’re the guy. You run that backyard grill with ease, get greasy ala ‘Dirtiest Jobs’, can drive a semi on ice roads and haul king crab in a raging Dutch Harbor sea – all while riding a horse bare chested offering pearls. You’re the dude of the […]

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Summer 2011: Backcountry Fishing

A summer favorite of mine is fishing. I don’t get to make a lot of trips each year, so when I do, I make it count. One of my favorite areas to fish is up in Montana – Big Sky Country – on the upper reaches of the Missouri River, near the headwaters, where the […]

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