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Restaurant Week, bad service and Internet memes

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Every week, Restaurant SmartBrief editors scour the Internet for the breaking news and best-practices stories that restaurant owners and managers need to make their businesses smarter. However, every week, hundreds of fascinating food, beverage and restaurant stories don’t make the cut. Here are a few of my favorite stories from the past week that didn’t make the newsletter:

  • 4 ways to spice up January restaurant sales, courtesy of
  • How the Internet is influencing your restaurant’s customers — and what you can do about it, according to The Bar Blogger.
  • The Guardian’s Word of Mouth blog: Is there a relationship between bad service and pay?
  • delves into the history of Restaurant Week in Washington, D.C., and asks restaurateurs if the effort is worth it. This piece features a quote from former “Top Chef” contestant and the former executive chef for Zaytinya, Mike Isabella.
  • What you need to know about dating a vegan, thanks to Grist.
  • Not directly restaurant-related, but certainly food- and marketing-related: The Hairpin offered an homage to stock photos of “women eating salad” that tickled the blogosphere.

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