I would like to share an up-and-coming entrepreneurship idea (a Fox News video) with you --- The Hotlist, a project that just received a $1 million fund from NYU. The Hotlist provides a service, with which users can discover where their friends are going out or where the “hot” place or party is. Users can sign in by allowing The Hotlist to access their Facebook accounts or using The Hotlist’s iPhone or Android apps.
The Hotlist could be very useful for partygoers. In my opinions, The Hotlist can also become one of those most-have tools for event planners. With The Hotlist, event planner can “spy” what and how their competitors are doing and probably track the traffic of different events. They may also be able to provide on-the-spot updates to attract more traffic to the event.
What strategies are effective in attracting more traffic to an on-going event? What potentials do you think The Hotlist have?
The picture was downloaded from the official website of The Hotlist.
Disclaimer: I do not know anyone working at The Hotlist and have no relationship with the company when writing this post.
McDonald’s Corporation introduced the world’s first voice-initiated job application process called McDonald’s Apply Thru. Now, job seekers can initiate the job application process through McDonald’s Apply Thru by taking to either Alexa or Google Assistant.
How McDonald’s Apply Thru works The job application process
begins with the applicants saying: “Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s.” or “Google, help me get a job at McDonald’s.” Then, the job applicants will
need to answer a few basic questions, including their name, job of interest,
and the location where they want to work. Afterward, the job applicants
will receive a text message with a hyperlink that will take the applicants to
continue the rest of the application process.
Apply Thru serve McDonald’s
Apply Thru is now available in nine countries, including the U.S., U.K.,
Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. It will be made
available to other countries in the coming months. Why McDona…
Operating a restaurant is never easy, but is it particularly challenging for upscale restaurants? Restaurants Unlimited Inc., for instance, which operates 35 fine-dining and “polished casual” eateries, filed for bankruptcy in Delaware last week. Earlier in June, the Four Seasons Restaurant, an iconic spot for power lunch in Manhattan also closed for business after its reopening within less a year.
Are these two examples an isolated case or the tip of the iceberg? Then, if upscale restaurants are struggling to survive in today’s market, what challenges are they facing?
The rising labor cost According to the Bloomberg report, Restaurant Unlimited Inc. hires 50 salaried employees at the chain’s headquarter in Seattle, plus another 168 full-time and 1,885 part-time restaurant workers. The rising wages in Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland have resulted in a total of $10.6 million wage expenses in the fiscal year of 2019. Nevertheless, its revenue for the year ended in May dropped 1%, at $…
A simple, relatively normal thing occurred while in the drive-through at Del Taco with my boyfriend the other day.After placing our semi-high maintenance food order, the person taking my order, in a forced monotone voice, unenthusiastically asks, “Would you like to add our new blah, blah, blah for dessert?”All my sweet-tooth-driven ears heard was “dessert” and I wanted something sugary to complete my four-course drive-through meal. My boyfriend asked if I wanted the donut thing they were trying to push, but I ended up going with a churro.As we received our food, my boyfriend told the server, “Good job on the upsell.”In which we received the same unenthusiastic “thank you” in reply. This all led to a discussion about suggestive selling, how easy it is, how to do it correctly, and how beneficial it is.Of course, this Del Taco drive-through upsell experience did not meet our standards of how to do it correctly, but it worked!
Easy-Peasy Both my boyfriend and I have sales and hospitality