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Over the last few years, food delivery apps have become popular in the restaurant industry. In the past, delivery was only expected for parts of the restaurant industry, such as pizza shops. Today, with the rise in companies like UberEats , GrubHub , and OrderUp , delivery service is becoming the norm across the entire restaurant industry. Customers expect it to be an option when they are searching for takeout options Should your restaurant partner with a food delivery app? How should your restaurant use a food delivery app? 1. Consider if a delivery app is on brand for your restaurant. Partnering with a food delivery ...
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What a great start to our new Mid-America Restaurant Expo! Lots of great exibitors.Plus great presentations by Cameron Mitchell, Greg Ubert and as great keynote address by Richard Blais.. Looking forward to another great day tomorrow
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Lets Talk EMVKey Questions to Ask by Heartland July 9th, 2015 Your merchant acquirer plays a big part in your decision as to whether you should implement and roll out EMV payment acceptance . Per Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover, it is not mandatory for a business accepting credit and debit cards to implement EMV. It is also important to understand that every EMV card issued in the U.S. will continue to have a magnetic stripe, with no plans to sunset this feature. In other words, youll still be able to accept card payments after the October 2015 liability shift , even if you have not implemented an ...
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Our baby is home! Now what? When our first baby, Connor was born, we were filled with excitement and thankfulness. We were also very scared and nervous. Reality set in when we carted him out of OSU hospital and into our Subaru wagon, gingerly placing him in the not-infant-sized car seat. We felt we had already failed. His little peanut head could barely see over the car seat bar. He screamed all the way home. CONNECT is the ORAs newborn. The pregnancy was not without complications: skeptics, operational and resource challenges. But, thanks to the delivery team; namely John Barker (understanding the value of this member benefit), along with Cara ...
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We are fast approaching the 2016 election date. It is imperative that we exercise our right to vote. Get informed. Understand the issues. Realize what is at stake. VOTE
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We need your help to tell the story of the restaurant industry in Ohio. Why? When there's a news story about minimum wage, the first industry that gets singled out is the restaurant industry. I've read remarks such as "unfair labor practices in restaurants" and "wage theft" by foodservice operators. Doesn't this make you mad? Turn that anger into action and let's get your positive stories out there. From the people I talk to, the reason they get into the industry is varied, but people who've made it their careers love the flexible hours and being in control of making more money through excellent customer service! Furthermore, most of our part-time, ...
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My friends call me "Shell." Hello, friend. If you are part of the CONNECT community, I consider you my friend. Shells symbolize peace, harmony, healing, and inspiration. Now I don't want to overpromise and underdeliver. But I believe as part of the team managing CONNECT content and services, we can make your restaurant life a bit more harmonious and peaceful! CONNECT is going to inspire all of us. You are going to hear war stories, victories, best practices and S.O.S. requests. Dip your toe in the water. Climb on board. Catch the wave . It's only going to be as good as you make it. -She
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We've had a bun in the oven for nine months and it's about to be born! It's a "CONNECT", our first-ever online community for Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) members. It's going to bring joy, satisfaction, and pride to your life, because it's going to make your restaurant life easier. You are going to L-O-V-E this baby. This baby will be up all hours of the night! You can access it 24/7. We've started dilating. We need your help to "PUSH!" Set up your profile. Tool around. Spread the word. Welco
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