A recent article in TechCrunch characterized nascent upstarts in the restaurant industry as wide-eyed idealists with little reality of the harsh, high-touch operating environment in which they operate. Having worked in the tech, food and health worlds for most of my career, I believe the article misrepresented the significant progress being made across the industry. On almost every front within hospitality — be it point of sale, loyalty, delivery or sourcing — change is in the air.
Monthly Archives: February 2015
Manama: Saudi authorities have arrested 16 expatriates after they were caught gambling inside a house in Makkah.
Police said that all of those arrested in the case are from Bangladesh. They said 16,000 riyals were seized in the raid conducted on Monday and that the accused had been using cards to gamble.
Reports said that the police monitored the house after receiving information that Bangladeshi expatriates were gathering there during the weekends, particularly on Thursday evenings, local news site Sabq reported on Tuesday.
The suspects were transferred to the police station in the Ajyad area before being referred to a court
A Saudi cleric denies that the Earth revolves around sun, teaching students that the Earth is “stationary and does not move.”
When answering a student question on whether the Earth is stationary or moving, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari replied: “stationary and does not move,” in a recently released video.
Manning became the newest franchisee for Papa John’s pizza, signing a deal to own 21 stores in the Denver area Friday, the same day the pizza maker also announced it had signed a multiyear contract to continue as the official pizza of the NFL and the Super Bowl. Terms were not disclosed.
“He’s the kind of partner we’re looking for, not only in marketing but in business,” Papa John’s chief marketing officer, Andrew Varga, said.
Manning connected with Papa John’s for a promotion at the 2011 Super Bowl and vhas been featured in commercials with founder and CEO John Schnatter. The most recent ad shows the quarterback goading Schnatter into offering a total of 2 million free pizzas to fans who win weekly drawings, doubling the number of freebies the CEO gave away last year.
A millionaire hotel owner and his girlfriend were killed when their private plane ran out of fuel, an inquest heard.
Gary Vickers, 58, and Kay Clarke, 42, were returning from a shopping trip to Paris when their twin-engined Cessna smashed into the ground as they came in to land.
Mr Vickers, who was described as ‘sensitive to fuel economy’ had discovered he could get fuel for 9p a litre cheaper in Britain than in France.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2949675/Millionaire-hotel-owner-girlfriend-flying-home-Paris-shopping-trip-killed-private-plane-ran-fuel.html#ixzz3RUfQM18x
Three members of a Muslim family were shot to death Tuesday in their home near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.
The suspect, 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks, surrendered and was arrested on charges of first-degree murder. He is accused of killing Deah Barakat, 23, Barakat’s wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 23, and Yusor’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 21.
Police responded to reports of gunshots at about 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, when they found the victims’ bodies. The shooting happened in a neighborhood that is mostly rental apartments where students live, and crime there is low, according to the News and Observer.