Restaurant turnover has just dipped from historic highs in the summer, and they aren’t getting much better. According to research firm TDn2k, turnover is getting a little better—38% of companies surveyed by the firm saw decreasing turnover rates. But that’s little solace to the restaurant owner who’s searching for a new manager or the overworked manager daydreaming of office jobs as they churn through hourly workers.
Union Square Hospitality Group has closed on a $220 million fund targeting restaurants and restaurant technology. But the fund comes with a little extra twist for portfolio companies, being plugged into the Danny Meyer empire. The Enlightened Hospitality Investments LP (EHI) fund will primarily make minority investments of $10-20 million in growth companies with a special nod to companies that fit USHG’s vision of enlightened hospitality.
How often do you make a donut burger at home, crafted a mac and cheese donut? Despite the lines at places like Glam Doll Donuts in Minneapolis for that mac and cheese donut or the extreme demand for a venison steak sandwich at Arby’s, people don’t make this stuff at home. According to Nancy Kruse, principal of The Kruse Company and restaurant analyst and writer, that’s a key advantage for restaurants.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".