OVATION Consulting - Restaurant + Hospitality

Creating extraordinary RESTAURANT + HOSPITALITY spaces. We stand for innovation, profitability and sustainability. - Led by recognized food and hospitality industry leader Bob Burke, Ovation is known for award-winning, profit-generating establishments.

- With 75 years of combined industry experience, Ovation’s expertise includes finance, strategic operations and sustainable operating systems.

- We take it beyond opening.

Operating as usual

http://www.sfgate.com/restaurants/bargainbites/art... 10/26/2013

Tandoor Restaurant: Experience and talent on display

Popularity of #indianrestaurants in the #bayarea...
http://bit.ly/19I8JeH

http://www.sfgate.com/restaurants/bargainbites/art... Owner Hussin (Sunny) Baig, a longtime Pinole-Hercules area resident, opened Tandoor 18 months ago after working in the restaurant industry for 10 years, while chef Pradeep Kumar has cooked at Ajanta in Albany and Little Delhi in San Francisco, after two decades at top Indian restaurants in Australia...

http://www.sfgate.com/recipes/article/Locally-caug... 10/26/2013

'Locally caught?' It depends

With the end of #NorthernCalifornia's #salmon and #halibut, it's harder to fill consumers' plates with #localproducts
http://bit.ly/19I8tMF

http://www.sfgate.com/recipes/article/Locally-caug... "What's local? This," says Kenny Belov, pointing to three small boats filled with the last of the season's salmon. They were docked at San Francisco's Pier 45 outside his wholesale sustainable seafood company, TwoXSea.

http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/lincoln-garden-family-... 10/20/2013

Lincoln Garden Family Restaurant is celebrating 10 years in business

Congratulations #LincolnGarden #FamilyRestaurant on your #10thAnniversary!
http://bit.ly/18AdRBW

http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/lincoln-garden-family-... CHARLESTON — Lincoln Garden Family Restaurant celebrated 10 years in business Tuesday.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-03/pa... 10/20/2013

Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich on Restaurant Industry Competitiveness - Businessweek

What’s changed the most in the #RestaurantIndustry over the past five years?
#RonShaich @panerabread explains...
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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-03/pa... “Technology in itself means nothing if it doesn’t enable a differentiated customer experience”

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/th... 10/20/2013

‘The Chew’s’ Mario Batali on making it in the restaurant business: ‘Offer to work for free’

Want to make it in the #restaurant #business?
@Mariobatali has great tips: http://bit.ly/19lohVF

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/th... “Staffing is more a problem now than it was when we started in the late ’90s,” says Mario Batali of “The Chew.” “It’s an interesting dichotomy: The restaurant business is in vogue -- I talk to an inordinate number of people who aspire to careers in restaurants -- but still, somehow, there’s a lack o...

http://www.pizzamarketplace.com/article/221077/Res... 10/20/2013

Restaurant industry responds to government shutdown with promos, pleas | PizzaMarketPlace.com

How did #RestaurantIndustry respond to #GovernmentShutdown?
Answers are here: http://bit.ly/19lmL5O

http://www.pizzamarketplace.com/article/221077/Res... Pie Five Pizza is the latest restaurant brand to launch a promotion in response to the government shutdown. The fast casual pizza concept is offering free pizza to all furloughed federal government employees with a valid ID from today through Oct.

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2013/10... 10/20/2013

Casual Dining restaurants expected to report lackluster earnings - Louisville - Business First

#Dining decline: #CasualDining slows in third quarter
http://bit.ly/18AdEi8

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2013/10... A restaurant industry analyst believes the casual-dining segment will report lackluster...

http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=00... 10/20/2013

National Restaurant Association Releases Industry Nutrition Report - PerishableNews

@WeRRestaurants “On The Menu: #Restaurant #Nutrition Initiatives” report is indeed very interesting to read...
http://bit.ly/19lkCHe

http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=00... The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the release of its “On The Menu: Restaurant Nutrition Initiatives” report, offering insight into nutrition trends and initiatives throughout the restaurant industry, including children’s nutrition, menu labeling and food safety training.

http://ktla.com/2013/10/16/toilet-themed-restauran... 10/20/2013

Toilet-Themed Restaurant Debuts in City of Industry

the country’s first bathroom-themed #restaurant, #MagicRestroomCafe features toilets for seats!
Read more: http://bit.ly/19li7op

http://ktla.com/2013/10/16/toilet-themed-restauran... Southern California diners may think they've seen it all in this region with cuisine from across the globe. But have they munched on stinky tofu while seated atop at toilet?

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/mcdonalds-wont-be-lo... 10/16/2013

McDonald's Won't Be Lovin' This NYC Sidewalk Art Piece by Banksy

#McDonald's Won't Be Lovin' This #NYC Sidewalk Art Piece by Banksy Shoe shine hits chain's locations
http://bit.ly/18myfGJ

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/mcdonalds-wont-be-lo... Anti-Ronald McDonald art has a long, proud, often vomitous history. Banksy adds to that tradition today, unveiling a menacing Ronald having his giant shoes shined as part of his "Better Out Than In" artist residency on the streets of New York.

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2013/... 10/16/2013

Chipotle testing shredded tofu items in Philadelphia - Philadelphia Business Journal

Will shredded tofu sell in a cheesesteak town?
Chipotle Mexican Grill is about to find out.
http://bit.ly/195CaXR

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2013/... Will shredded tofu sell in a cheesesteak town?

10/16/2013

Checkers®/Rally’s® Selects CARDFREE’s Merchant Commerce Platform to Launch 1st End-to-End Digital So

Checkers®/Rally’s® Selects CARDFREE’s Merchant Commerce Platform to Launch 1st End-to-End Digital Solution
http://bit.ly/195BEck

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/201310150051... CARDFREE, the leading mobile commerce provider to large merchants, announced today that Checkers/Rally’s will leverage its full commerce platfor

http://bestofluxury.com 10/15/2013

Rankings of Best Luxury Automobiles, Boats, Yachts, Aviation, Concierge Services, Luxury Goods and S

Top San Francisco luxury restaurants for October 2013!
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http://bestofluxury.com View the Rankings of the Best Luxury Automobiles, Boats, Yachts, Aviation, Concierge Services, Luxury Goods and Services, watches and Jewelry, Fashion, Travel, Fine Dining, Wealth Management Services, Wines and Liqueurs, Fitness and Sports.

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2013/10/06/ranking... 10/07/2013

Rankings of Best San Francisco Luxury Restaurants Revealed by for October 2013 | Virtual-Strategy M

#Rankings of #Best #SanFrancisco #Luxury #Restaurants #Revealed #October2013
Read more at http://bit.ly/18INFV0

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2013/10/06/ranking... The independent authority on luxury, bestofluxury.com, reveals the ratings of the top San Francisco restaurants for the month of October 2013. | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.

http://www.sfgate.com/food/insidescoop/article/Kap... 10/07/2013

Kapur, Jossel, Hanak seal deal for Sutter St. spot

match made in #sanfrancisco !
http://bit.ly/17LvU7M
#newrestaurant

http://www.sfgate.com/food/insidescoop/article/Kap... For the last two years or so, Kapur has been taking a break from restaurant work after spending nearly a decade cooking at Boulevard and sister restaurant Prospect, including as the latter's executive chef. Original brick walls line the street-level dining room and kitchen, with skylights illuminat...

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/02/travel/copenhagen-tr... 10/03/2013

10 things to know before visiting Copenhagen

#Copenhagen is glittering with #Michelinstars
http://bit.ly/18vMXds
#Denmark #happiestcountry

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/02/travel/copenhagen-tr... Copenhagen: not only the capital of the happiest country on Earth -- officially -- but also probably the center of the designer goods universe.

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/burger-kings-name-ch... 10/02/2013

Burger King's Name Change to Fries King Is Making People Hungry and Confused

Are you #hungry , #confused or both?
http://bit.ly/18uTplb!

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/burger-kings-name-ch... Between the French Fry Burger and the new Satisfries, Burger King has been really into fries lately. Now, the chain is taking this obsession a step further by pretending to change its name to Fries King—and posting a load of photos to Facebook showing the unveiling of a new corporate identity. There...

[09/29/13]   RIP #MarcellaHazan. A huge loss!

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/custom/consum... 09/29/2013

Get a latte free coffee on Sunday for National Coffee Day

Celebrate #NationalCoffeeDay with these amazing offers! http://bit.ly/19h91FV

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/custom/consum... It's been a long month of celebrations.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/b... 09/26/2013

Marshmallow Fluff Was Invented in Somerville

What the Fluff?
http://bit.ly/19Cvi2V
#marshmallow

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/b... Somerville is celebrating the invention of Fluff, which was concocted in the city in the late 1900's. The annual Fluff Festival mixes food and history.

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2013/09/20/se... 09/25/2013

Seven vintage San Francisco menu designs from a bygone era

Seven vintage San Francisco menu designs from a bygone era
http://bit.ly/18pX0BF
#vintage #menudesigns #creative #typography

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2013/09/20/se... For your Friday viewing pleasure, presenting Cool Culinaria, a lovely little website for restaurant geeks and longtime San Franciscans alike. The website sells vintage restaurant menus from San Fra...

http://www.heraldsun.com/lifestyles/x249846098/Foo... 09/24/2013

'Foodist' offers ideas for healthy weight loss | The Herald-Sun

creative tips for #weightloss
http://bit.ly/18nBehF

http://www.heraldsun.com/lifestyles/x249846098/Foo... Darya Pino Rose likes creating new words like "foodist" and "healthstyle," and loves to eat and write about food — healthy, real food. Rose also makes lists; lots of 'em (more about that later).

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/... 09/24/2013

Book selects world's top 100 restaurants

Check if your #favoriterestaurant made it in the list of world's top 100 restaurants!
http://usat.ly/19x3ZHc

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/... 47 79 Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutFacebookEmailTwitterGoogle+LinkedInBook selects world's top 100 restaurantsPost to Facebook Incorrect please try again Try Another Audio Captcha Image CAPTCHA Help CancelSendPosted!A link has been posted to your...

http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20130924/FE... 09/24/2013

Americans increasingly hungry for hipster foods [Online Extra]

So #SanFranciscans, do you stand in lines for #toast? http://cjky.it/19x2etx

http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20130924/FE... So maybe the chance to taste the flaky spawn of a doughnut and croissant won't get you lining up at the crack of dawn. Maybe you're holding out for a burger nestled between fried ramen noodles. Or perhaps it's the elusive McRib that moves you.

http://bit.ly/18dE4G3 09/19/2013

Traci Des Jardins' grand plans for Presidio bistro

@chef_traci we are very excited about your new project at #thepresidio of #sanfrancisco! Good Luck! http://bit.ly/18dE4G3

http://bit.ly/18dE4G3 When considering new projects, restaurant industry veterans find a way to make calculated bets, and more often than not, that means surrounding themselves with established cohorts and similarly minded people. Des Jardins is joining forces with the Presidio Trust to create a food program for the nat...

http://www.sfstation.com/2013/09/17/fillmore-stree... 09/19/2013

Fillmore Street Welcomes New Izakaya Restaurant

Everyone is excited about this #newrestaurant in #sanfrancisco! Are you? http://bit.ly/19i5SaD

http://www.sfstation.com/2013/09/17/fillmore-stree... Izakaya Hashibiro Kou is a brand new food option for those looking to grab a bite to eat before or after a show at The Fillmore or Kabuki.

http://sf.eater.com/archives/2013/09/17/10_best_sp... 09/19/2013

10 Top Spots for Indian in San Francisco

live in #sanfrancisco and love #indianfood ?? then, this is for you! http://bit.ly/19dtyNa

http://sf.eater.com/archives/2013/09/17/10_best_sp... The East Bay and Peninsula are riddled with excellent Indian eateries, but when Indian cravings hit within city limits, the options can sometimes feel a little less inspired. Sure,...

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Masses-of-fo... 09/19/2013

Masses of food wasted - 'use by' dates mislead

SF collects 600 tons of food scraps every day. Let's feed the hungry! http://bit.ly/19hirTH #foodwaste

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Masses-of-fo... Americans throw away 40 percent of the food they buy, often because of misleading expiration dates that have nothing to do with safety, said a study released Wednesday by Harvard University Law School and the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group. [...] sell by" dates are used b...

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/78151/wine-... 09/17/2013

Wine: North Coast growers seek homes for extra grapes – North Bay Business Journal - North San Fran

more #wine for #winelovers!
http://bit.ly/198JoJ5

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/78151/wine-... Suspicions in the industry that the 2013 North Coast winegrape crop would be sizable are gaining greater weight as many of the grapes for sparkling wine are past that early round of harvest are in the winery, picking white wine grapes is under way and the first red wine grapes are approaching ...

http://streetfightmag.com/2013/09/16/7-local-logis... 09/17/2013

7 Local Logistics and Delivery Platforms for Restaurants | Street Fight

"Guidelines for #Restaurants 2013"
http://bit.ly/196FaSi

http://streetfightmag.com/2013/09/16/7-local-logis... Retailers can get away with one-day or two-day delivery timelines, but restaurants are held to a different standard. Meals need to be easy to order, easy to pay for, and they need to be delivered while they’re still hot. A number of local logistics vendors are stepping in with platforms meant to sim...

http://www.hospitalitynet.org/column/global/154000... 09/16/2013

Hospitality Net - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces Plans for a Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh

@Kimpton expands into #Pittsburgh with the conversion of a Beaux Arts-style building into a new Hotel Monaco.
http://bit.ly/197kjOK

http://www.hospitalitynet.org/column/global/154000... Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today it will expand into Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with the conversion of an historic, Beaux Arts-style building into a new Hotel Monaco.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/educ... 09/13/2013

SF high school students learn restaurant management skills

Long way to go!!!
http://bit.ly/18VruJC
#restaurants #food #education #students #SanFrancisco

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/educ... Some high school students in San Francisco are testing more than their culinary skills in a program this fall.

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2013/09/12/ki... 09/13/2013

Kin Khao: San Francisco's forthcoming Thai restaurant from Pim Techamuanvivit

Congratulations @chezpim !!!
#ThaiFood lovers in #SanFrancisco are #Superexcited!
http://bit.ly/17TSBGG

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2013/09/12/ki... The headliner in this week's Inside Scoop print column is Kin Khao, the Thai restaurant that Pim Techamuanvivit (Chez Pim) has been quietly working on for several months. From chef Michael Gaines (...

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/09/yelp-is-post... 09/12/2013

Yelp Starting to Post Restaurant Health-Inspection Scores | Food Safety News

Previously #SanFrancisco and now #Louisville, @Yelp is educating people about food safety. http://bit.ly/17Ruvwk

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/09/yelp-is-post... Yelp Starting to Post Restaurant Health-Inspection Scores By Lydia Zuraw | September 10, 2013Louisville’s Hillbilly Tea has a 95 out of 100 health score.Yelp.com is starting to make it easier for diners to find a place to eat without getting sick.In August, Louisville became the second city to incor...

http://kalw.org/post/olive-branch-sfs-street-food-... 09/12/2013

An olive branch for SF's street food scene

News for #StreetFood lovers in #SanFrancisco!
http://bit.ly/18RNTaH

http://kalw.org/post/olive-branch-sfs-street-food-... Audio available after 5pm. Signs of the uneven economic recovery are popping up everywhere in San Francisco: new businesses are moving into developing

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