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Welcome to the Georgia Restaurant Association May Meeting<br />
Kat Cole, Vice President, Hooters of America, Inc.<br />Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Committee<br />Cha...
Charles Hoff, Interim CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />General Counsel, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />CEO, L...
Hilton Atlanta<br />Kevin O'Leary, Director of Food & Beverage<br />Thank Our Meeting Host<br />
AFLAC<br />We’ve Got You Under Our Wings<br />Thank Our Sponsors<br />
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution<br />The Media Solution To Deliver Your Audience<br />Thank Our Sponsors<br />
Georgia Power<br />Thank Our Sponsors<br />
<ul><li>Heartland Payment Systems
The Highest Standards | The Most Trusted Transactions</li></ul>Thank Our Sponsors<br />
<ul><li>Martin & Associates PeopleSource
Putting People and Companies Together</li></ul>Thank Our Sponsors<br />
<ul><li>U.S. Foodservice
Your Partner Beyond the Plate</li></ul>Thank Our Sponsors<br />
Kat Cole, Vice President, Hooters of America, Inc.<br />Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Committee<br />Cha...
The Purpose of “On the Menu”<br />Membership Update<br />
Thank You to Our Volunteer Membership Committee Leaders<br />Chair: Joey Powell<br />On the Menu Chair: Andrea Busse<br />...
Previous On the Menu Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forums<br />Feb 2009 – 4th & Swift – Chef/Owner Jay Swift...
Upcoming On the Menu Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forums<br />June 15th Rosebud Restaurant with Chef/Owner ...
Keisha Carter, Public Affairs Director,  Georgia Restaurant Association<br />Political Advocacy Update<br />
Federal Legislature<br />Health Care Reform<br />State Legislature<br />SB 308 Gun Bill<br />HB 1456 Credit Card Interchan...
Events<br />May 20, 11:30AM-1:30PM Gov. Affairs Committee<br />June 21st Atlanta/Fulton County Hospitality Day<br />Cobb C...
Kelly Hornbuckle, Director of Marketing,                                            Georgia Restaurant Association<br />Pr...
The mission of the Georgia Restaurant Association Institute for Professional Development (GRA ipd) is to create a more suc...
Food Costing Workshop<br />Doug Maranci, Atlanta Restaurant Exchange, Kevin Thompson, The Rebate Group<br />PCI Compliance...
Special Session: Heath Care Reform<br />When: June 7, 2010 from 2-4:30pm, Location TBA<br />Speakers: <br />Kat Cole,  Hoo...
Legal & Tax: How Best to Grow & Protect Your Concept<br />Speakers: <br />Charles Hoff, Hoff Hospitality<br />Bob Wagner, ...
Are You At Risk? A PCI Compliance Update<br />Monday, 05/24/2010 2:00PM - 3:30PMTechnology Pavilion<br />Charles  HoffInte...
The GRA Helped Our Members Raise Over    $1.6 Million for Our Community Partners<br />Chocolate for Cystic Fibrosis Founda...
Q&A<br />Please Complete Question Cards<br />Hold Them Up – We Will Collect Them<br />Questions We Don’t Get to in Today’s...
Chef Jay Swift, 4th & Swift<br />One the Menu Host: February 17, 2009<br />Shoe Leather Marketing – Thriving in a Challeng...
Chef Alison Lueker, Sun in My Belly Catering & Event Design<br />One the Menu Host: June 23, 2009<br />Catering for Restau...
Ryan Turner, Muss & Turner’s<br />One the Menu Host: October 20, 2009<br />Transparency — The New “Local”: A timeless rout...
Brian Lyman, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q<br />One the Menu Host: February 16, 2010<br />Spinning Plates – Being Up in a Down Mar...
Chef Ron Eyster, Rosebud<br />On the Menu Host: June 15, 2010, 2-4:30 pm<br />The New Era of the Neighborhood Restaurant &...
Q&A<br />Please Complete Question Cards<br />Hold Them Up – We Will Collect Them<br />Questions We Don’t Get to in Today’s...
Deborah Schwartz Griffin, VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances,                                            Geo...
On the Menu: Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forum<br /><ul><li>Tuesday, October 19th, 2:00-4:30 pm
PacciRistorante with Executive ChefKeira Moritz</li></li></ul><li>20% Discount on Restaurant Membership for New Members th...
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Alison Lueker, Sun in my Belly
Brian Lyman, Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Jay Swift, 4th & Swift
Ryan Turner, Muss & Turner's

Moderator: Ron Eyster, Rosebud

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  1. 1. Welcome to the Georgia Restaurant Association May Meeting<br />
  2. 2. Kat Cole, Vice President, Hooters of America, Inc.<br />Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Committee<br />Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association PAC Board<br />Welcome<br />
  3. 3. Charles Hoff, Interim CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />General Counsel, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />CEO, Law Offices of Charles Y. Hoff<br />Updates<br />
  4. 4. Hilton Atlanta<br />Kevin O'Leary, Director of Food & Beverage<br />Thank Our Meeting Host<br />
  5. 5. AFLAC<br />We’ve Got You Under Our Wings<br />Thank Our Sponsors<br />
  6. 6. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution<br />The Media Solution To Deliver Your Audience<br />Thank Our Sponsors<br />
  7. 7. Georgia Power<br />Thank Our Sponsors<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>Heartland Payment Systems
  9. 9. The Highest Standards | The Most Trusted Transactions</li></ul>Thank Our Sponsors<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Martin & Associates PeopleSource
  11. 11. Putting People and Companies Together</li></ul>Thank Our Sponsors<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>U.S. Foodservice
  13. 13. Your Partner Beyond the Plate</li></ul>Thank Our Sponsors<br />
  14. 14. Kat Cole, Vice President, Hooters of America, Inc.<br />Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Committee<br />Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association PAC Board<br />Membership Update<br />
  15. 15. The Purpose of “On the Menu”<br />Membership Update<br />
  16. 16. Thank You to Our Volunteer Membership Committee Leaders<br />Chair: Joey Powell<br />On the Menu Chair: Andrea Busse<br />Membership Update<br />
  17. 17. Previous On the Menu Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forums<br />Feb 2009 – 4th & Swift – Chef/Owner Jay Swift<br />June 2009 – Sun in My Belly – Chef/Owner Alison LuekerWren<br />October, 2009 – Muss & Turner’s – Owner Ryan Turner with Executive Chef Todd Mussman<br />February, 2010 – Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Brian Lyman<br />Membership Update<br />
  18. 18. Upcoming On the Menu Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forums<br />June 15th Rosebud Restaurant with Chef/Owner – Ron Eyester<br />October 19th – PacciRistorante with Executive Chef Keira Moritz<br />Membership Update<br />
  19. 19. Keisha Carter, Public Affairs Director, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />Political Advocacy Update<br />
  20. 20. Federal Legislature<br />Health Care Reform<br />State Legislature<br />SB 308 Gun Bill<br />HB 1456 Credit Card Interchange Fees<br />Local Government<br />Increase in permit and Licensing fees<br />New requirements for retail/foodservice industry<br />GRA Public Affairs Department<br />
  21. 21. Events<br />May 20, 11:30AM-1:30PM Gov. Affairs Committee<br />June 21st Atlanta/Fulton County Hospitality Day<br />Cobb County Hospitality Day<br />Rooftop Politics<br />August 2010-Gubernatorial Debate<br />3rd Annual Public Affairs Conference Jan 31st-Feb 1st2011<br />GRA Public Affairs Department<br />
  22. 22. Kelly Hornbuckle, Director of Marketing, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />Professional Development & Community Involvement Update<br />
  23. 23. The mission of the Georgia Restaurant Association Institute for Professional Development (GRA ipd) is to create a more successful restaurant operator. <br />We leverage our resources to offer affordable workshops and training.<br />Workshops Available On Demand<br />Discuss-GRA.com/Training<br />About the GRA ipd<br />
  24. 24. Food Costing Workshop<br />Doug Maranci, Atlanta Restaurant Exchange, Kevin Thompson, The Rebate Group<br />PCI Compliance & Data Security<br />Charles Hoff, Hoff Hospitality<br />Multicultural Management- Understanding Latino Culture<br />Patty Smitherman, Communicata language Services, LLC<br />Social Media & Networking<br />Kelly Hornbuckle, GRA, Carl Muth, Foodservice Resource Associates<br />Recent Worshops<br />
  25. 25. Special Session: Heath Care Reform<br />When: June 7, 2010 from 2-4:30pm, Location TBA<br />Speakers: <br />Kat Cole, Hooters of America, Inc.<br />Stan Stout, Popeyes/AFC Enterprises<br />Patrick Cuccaro, Affairs to Remember Caterers<br />Kevin Slater, Blue Moon Pizza<br />Menu Labeling<br />When: June 29, 2010 from 2pm-4pm, Taco Mac Prado<br />Speaker: <br />Charles Hoff JD, MBA, Law Offices of Charles Y. Hoff, PC<br />Media Training & Crisis Management<br />Speakers:<br />Ellen Hartman, Fitzgerald + Co. PR<br />Anne Reeves Reich<br />Franchising Your Brand for Long-Term Success<br />Speaker:<br />Shawn Spencer, Fran-Systems, LLC<br />Upcoming Workshops<br />
  26. 26. Legal & Tax: How Best to Grow & Protect Your Concept<br />Speakers: <br />Charles Hoff, Hoff Hospitality<br />Bob Wagner, Net Financials<br />Increasing Sales & Cutting Expenses<br />Speaker:<br />Bob Wagner, Net Financials<br />How to Avoid EEOC Complaints<br />Wage & Hour, Tip-Pooling<br />How to Avoid EEOC Complaints<br />Speaker:<br />Joe White, Fried & Bonder<br />Media Training & Crisis Management<br />Speakers:<br />Ellen Hartman, Fitzgerald + Co. PR<br />Anne Reeves Reich<br />Franchising Your Brand for Long-Term Success<br />Speaker:<br />Shawn Spencer, Fran-Systems, LLC<br />Upcoming Workshops<br />
  27. 27. Are You At Risk? A PCI Compliance Update<br />Monday, 05/24/2010 2:00PM - 3:30PMTechnology Pavilion<br />Charles  HoffInterim CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />Compost: The Quiet Hero<br />Monday, 05/24/2010 10:00AM -11:30AMRoom S402A<br />Holly ElmoreCEO & Founder, Elemental ImpactDirector, Zero Waste Zones<br />Honing Your Edge: Cutting Edge Media Skills For Culinary Professionals<br />Monday, 05/24/2010 12:00PM - 1:30PMRoom S402B<br />Virginia WillisPresident, Virginia Willis Culinary Productions, LLC<br />Winning Share Of Heart – Strategies For Building A Cause Marketing Campaign<br />Saturday, 05/22/2010 12:00PM - 1:30PMRoom S402A<br />Sheila G. BennettDirector, Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out<br />Georgians at The NRA Show<br />
  28. 28. The GRA Helped Our Members Raise Over $1.6 Million for Our Community Partners<br />Chocolate for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation<br />June 17th, 6-10 pm – www.chocolateforcf.com <br />Great American Dine Out<br />September 19-25, www.GreatAmericanDineOut.org<br />Restaurant Neighbor Awards<br />Deadline: June 11th<br />$5,000 Prize<br />www.restaurant.org<br />Community Involvement<br />
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  30. 30. Q&A<br />Please Complete Question Cards<br />Hold Them Up – We Will Collect Them<br />Questions We Don’t Get to in Today’s Presentation: www.discuss-gra.com/recap<br />GRA Community Forum: Archived Presentations with Q&A<br />
  31. 31. Chef Jay Swift, 4th & Swift<br />One the Menu Host: February 17, 2009<br />Shoe Leather Marketing – Thriving in a Challenging Economy<br />Tips for Success<br />Opening during a recession<br />In-house, low budget marketing plan<br />Small plates<br />Menu writing<br />Seeking a personal connection with the guests<br />Giving a reason to return<br />On the Menu: Recipes for Success<br />
  32. 32. Chef Alison Lueker, Sun in My Belly Catering & Event Design<br />One the Menu Host: June 23, 2009<br />Catering for Restaurants: Boosting Revenue, Profits and Increasing Customer Satisfaction<br />Tips for Success<br />Listen to your client<br />Stay organized<br />Know your time line with all event specifics<br />Hire people who understand the emotional importance of seamless service<br />Communicate, get feedback for future business<br />Constantly look for new ways of doing things<br />On the Menu: Recipes for Success<br />
  33. 33. Ryan Turner, Muss & Turner’s<br />One the Menu Host: October 20, 2009<br />Transparency — The New “Local”: A timeless route to profitability, recession protection and peace of mind. <br />Tips for Success<br />Be transparent with your staff and guests<br />Ask and listen to your staff and guests<br />Give your staff and guests a reason to care<br />On the Menu: Recipes for Success<br />
  34. 34. Brian Lyman, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q<br />One the Menu Host: February 16, 2010<br />Spinning Plates – Being Up in a Down Market<br />Tips for Success<br />Be L-O-C-A-L... Be Involved “IN” your Community<br />The 7 P’s or “Always measure twice – saw only once!”<br />Magic 5 Formula: Happy managers + Happy employees + Happy Guests = Growing Sales 1st, Profits 2nd<br />Perform “random acts of kindness”, provide “Lagnaippes” ( A little something extra), and teach “moments of truth”<br />Read & encourage great books like “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, “Good to Great”, and “The One Minute Manager”<br />On the Menu: Recipes for Success<br />
  35. 35. Chef Ron Eyster, Rosebud<br />On the Menu Host: June 15, 2010, 2-4:30 pm<br />The New Era of the Neighborhood Restaurant & the Role of the Chef <br />On the Menu: Recipes for Success<br />
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  37. 37. Q&A<br />Please Complete Question Cards<br />Hold Them Up – We Will Collect Them<br />Questions We Don’t Get to in Today’s Presentation: www.discuss-gra.com/recap<br />GRA Community Forum: Archived Presentations with Q&A<br />
  38. 38. Deborah Schwartz Griffin, VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />Wrap-Up<br />
  39. 39. On the Menu: Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forum<br /><ul><li>Tuesday, October 19th, 2:00-4:30 pm
  40. 40. PacciRistorante with Executive ChefKeira Moritz</li></li></ul><li>20% Discount on Restaurant Membership for New Members though June 30th<br />Annual Warm Restaurant Referral Incentive<br />Provide (1) Warm Referral and Restaurant JoinsReceive $25 GRA Member Restaurant Gift Card<br />Provide (2) Warm Referrals and Restaurants JoinReceive $50 GRA Member Restaurant Gift Card<br />Provide (3) Warm Referrals and Restaurants JoinReceive $75 GRA Member Restaurant Gift Card<br />Provide (4) Warm Referrals and Restaurants JoinReceive $100 GRA Member Restaurant Gift Card<br />Provide (5) Warm Referrals and Restaurants JoinReceive 10% Discount on Membership Renewal<br />For More Information Contact Deborah Schwartz Griffin at Deborah@garestaurants.org or Ryan Costigan - 404.467.9000 <br />Membership Campaign & Drive<br />
  41. 41. Door Prize Drawing<br />Deborah Schwartz Griffin, VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Georgia Restaurant Association<br />
  42. 42. Networking Reception<br />Join Us at Point of View Lounge for a Networking Reception & Complimentary Food Tasting<br />
  43. 43. Thank You For Attending the Georgia Restaurant Association May Meeting<br />
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