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Aaron Allen
Works at Aaron Allen & Associates
Attended Florida State
Lives in Orlando, Florida
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How restaurant-payment apps are 'kind of like back in the '70s, when credit cards started taking over' http://fw.to/8uwCvxl 
Just who will win the “check please” moment in the battle of restaurant-payment apps remains an open question, though dining industry experts agree:
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Great article by +Venessa Wong:  
The company's sales have been falling for more than a year, and its CEO has announced its plan to get things back on track. But specifics are in short supply.
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McDonald's Has More Problems Than A Mathbook: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000373457 
Aaron Allen, restaurant consultant at Aaron Allen and Associates, says McDonald's first-quarter earnings show the Golden Arches lagging behind on every key performance metric.
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What advice would you give the CEO of McDonald's on his first day in the new job? #mcdonalds  
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You may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize. Here's a look at a few ways companies get you to spend (and eat) more than you intended. ...
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Quoted in The Guardian earlier this week on how (some) restaurants cut corners:  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/dec/01/how-restaurants-cut-corners #restaurants  
It’s not just Olive Garden. Many restaurants save costs with a little sleight of hand
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The most bankable word in the restaurant industry is "fresh": 
While gut-busting burgers and five-pound pizzas have been the lunch of choice in Chicago, purveyors of kale salads and quinoa bowls are opening all over the place.
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I've been doing a lot of interviews on the subject of McDonald's lately.  Here's the latest from The Guardian.  Excited to see what they announce on Monday for the turnaround plan. 
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8 Psychological Tricks of Restaurant Menus: https://shar.es/1pGYC0 
Here are some ways restaurants use their menus to influence what you’re having for dinner.
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Smartwatch apps could be a big deal for QSR's and pizza operators...
Got a smartwatch? You're only a few steps away from a Domino's Pizza, starting Monday.
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10 Mistakes McDonald's Made: 
With Don Thompson stepping down March 1st from his role as McDonald's CEO, investors gave a resounding sigh of relief. Steve Eastbrook, formerly McDonald's chief brand officer, still has his work cut out for him as he prepares to step up and fill Thompson's role. Following recent 2014 brand ...
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Did you catch our interview today with CNBC? McDonald's stock jumped on the news of a new CEO: https://lnkd.in/ejmFi9J. My interview with NPR about Chipotle will be on tomorrow afternoons edition of All Things Considered if you have time to catch it.
Aaron Allen, Global Restaurant Consultant, Aaron Allen & Associates, says that in many ways, McDonald's size has become an issue for the company.
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Restaurant Consultant, Speaker & Industry Analyst
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Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Design, Restaurant Concept Development, Branding, PR, Hotel F&B.
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  • Aaron Allen & Associates
    Global Restaurant Consultant, present
  • Quantified Marketing Group
    Founder/CEO
  • Florida Restaurant Association
  • Marriott
  • The Breakers Palm Beach
    Corporate Marketing Manager
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Orlando, Florida
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Panama City, Florida - West Palm Beach - Thailand - Tallahassee - Gainesville
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Global Restaurant Consultant
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Aaron D. Allen is a globe-trotting restaurant consultant that has spearheaded restaurant consulting assignments on six (6) continents representing thousands of restaurants with combined revenues in the tens of billions.  He's a third generation restaurateur that has been to 60+ countries and eats at 300+ restaurants per year.
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  • Florida State
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This is one of the finest luxury hotels in all of the Middle East. They WOW me every time as an SPG member.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Thanks so much to Radi and the team for making every stay wonderful.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
My favorite hotel in the Middle East. The suites ROCK. Please, though, W of Doha, get the F&B team on the same page as the other FOH staff. I can't fathom nicer suites. Awesome property!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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This is place is so poorly managed that I truly believe it is in fact dangerous. The staff drink, do shots in front of the public like they guests aren't even there, and curse like drunken sailors (while they may not be sailors, they are definitely drunk, careless, rude and indignant). The experience tonight was so horrific that I'm actually in shock and planning to write government officials, media and others. There was too much to even explain; but given that this was my 4th time there and all times the staff were drunk, doing shots, cursing, generally degrading the public and then attacked and ridiculed me for meekly asking who the owner was - and responding in a way where I actually felt unsafe - I wanted to write now to try to warn others. I eat at 300+ restaurants per year spanning 6 continents and this is the worst run restaurant I have seen in recent memory (probably ever actually). This place really needs oversight and inspection. The people running (or claiming to run) this place are beyond despicable. It's dangerous. Definitely not a family place. You will not want your kids to hear the language at the bar (or witness the behavior and comments of staff), but should you dare that anyway and have a complaint, don't expect a sympathetic response or concern (expect to be attacked and ridiculed). This was one of the most bizarre experiences I've ever had at a restaurant and I can only hope someone intervenes before something really bad happens out there.
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