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Aaron Allen
Works at Aaron Allen & Associates
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Lives in Orlando, Florida
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25 Scary Things Keeping Restaurant CEOs Awake at Night: http://aaronallen.com/blog/restaurant-ceo
These are just a few examples of the real bear traps, trip wires, land mines, and hungry tigers waiting in the woods for restaurant CEOs these days.
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How to Diagnose a Restaurant Brand Identity Crisis: http://aaronallen.com/blog/restaurant-brand-identity-crisis
Most companies know that a brand is not a “one and done” investment, here's how to diagnose if your brand is having an identity crisis.
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20 Most Common Restaurant Service Mistakes: http://aaronallen.com/blog/20-most-common-restaurant-service-mistakes
Wait staff should be courteous, welcoming, warm and should represent a restaurant above all else. Here are some of the most common service mistakes we see.
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One of the most common restaurant start up mistakes is underestimating the capital budget requirements involved in opening a restaurant.
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Chipotle: A Love Story or Competitor Cruelty? #chipotle  
We anticipated a heart-tugging video from Chipotle this summer, but not quite this one criticizing competitors rather than giving us someone to root for.
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25 Fears Keeping Restaurant CEOs Awake at Night:
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25 Questions that Can Lower Your Restaurant Food Costs #restaurant-costs 
The better the question, the better the answer. Here are 25 questions that can help lower food cost.
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We anticipated a heart-tugging video from Chipotle this summer, but not quiet this one. Surely, after the loss of nearly $12 billion in market capitalization from a series of food safety blunders, the
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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.
Employment
  • 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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Restaurant Marketing
This is one of the finest luxury hotels in all of the Middle East. They WOW me every time as an SPG member.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Thanks so much to Radi and the team for making every stay wonderful.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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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