Tag Archives: United States

Geolocation – Facebook Shelves Facebook Places – Are you using Foursquare?

In observing the social media adoption by the foodservice industry, Facebook Places was never a competitor to Foursquare. This begs the question – have you been using Foursquare or some other geo-location app to help drive customer loyalty and sales?

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The Zen of Motorcycle Mocha

On a summer afternoon, not much rivals a motorcycle ride. The wind cools you down, and there’s not usually much traffic. Yesterday we took a ride. As we were preparing to go, I prepared, and packed Mocafe Original Mocha Frappes. Here’s a trick for keeping frozen drinks cold longer – a very McGyver solution. Take two of those […]

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Blame It On The Location

Location, location, location. What if your cafe location is wrong? One of the most important criteria in the foodservice industry is putting your business in a strategic location. Old school restaurant startup consultants will gather as much data on location as they can, including government vehicle counts and even spot counting in person at possible […]

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Summer Thunderstorm Brew

Thunderstorms seem to be a regular event in summer across the northern USA. I remember growing up in Montana that it seemed like clockwork – about 4pm five days a week a good thunder/lightning storm would blow through and an hour later it was clear again. I’ve always loved watching lightning storms. Standing on the […]

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Daughters, Oil Changes and Hot Chocolates

A few nights ago I was with a good friend, hanging out in the garage, as he taught his young teenage daughter how to change the oil on a SUV. They were both under the truck, poking around, as he explained everything about oil’s function in engines. This time they spent together was pretty awesome […]

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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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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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