Foodable Drops Chef Todd English From Top 100 Social Chefs Guide

Foodable Drops Chef Todd English From Top 100 Social Chefs Guide

Earlier this year, Foodable released its first Top 100 Social Chefs featuring the top-performing U.S. chefs in the digital space. As Foodable gears up to release the anticipated rankings for 2018 in January, a new policy has been implemented.

Foodable is dropping Chef Todd English from its Top 100 Social Chefs ranking due to sexual harassment allegations that arose in November.

This is what Foodable’s editor-in-chief, Paul Barron, had to say on the subject as he detailed the new Foodable policy:

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DigitalCoCo Will Present 2nd Annual RIZMYs at 2014 FSTEC NexGen Conference in New Orleans

DigitalCoCo Will Present 2nd Annual RIZMYs at 2014 FSTEC NexGen Conference in New Orleans

The 2nd Annual Restaurant Social Media Index Awards, or RIZMYs for short — a play on the GRAMMYs and Emmys — will partner with the FSTEC NexGen conference again this year, held in New Orleans on September 22nd, 2014. The Awards are the pinnacle of digital and social media performance for restaurant businesses around the globe. 

DigitalCoCo, founder of the RSMI and the RIZMYs, will continue this annual partnership with CSP, the new organizers and owner of FSTEC NexGen, recently operated by Rob Grimes and ConStrata. The partnership gives exclusive access to these industry awards at the conference, which has experienced amazing growth, as it now focuses not only on technology, but marketing topics, as well.

“This is the natural evolution of technology in the restaurant business where data, social, mobile and location begin to intersect with technology, both on front-facing consumer applications and back-of-house technology,” said DigitalCoCo Founder Paul Barron. “We think this is a bold new frontier, and we are excited to be part of this great partnership."

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McDonald's Plugs in to San Francisco's Market Street

McDonald’s is building corporate presence in San Francisco. With a new office on Market Street, the fast food brand is plugging into the epicenter of digital development as McDonald’s continues to build a stronger presence in the Digital Age.

Amidst the wave of fast casuals threatening the fast food segment, big QSR brands like McDonald’s have been forced to step up their game in food quality, digital/social media/mobile presence, and in-store technology. Blame it on the Millennials.

Since January, McDonald’s has not only announced that it’ll be rolling out sustainable beef patties in 2016, but it has also begun testing a Build-Your-Own-Burger model and is offering pastries at breakfast to compete with brands like Starbucks and Taco Bell. Read More