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RestaurantHospitality RHExtra for November 3, 2009
 Hell's Kitchen Winner Gets Cool Reception Up North
 Toxic Assets, Restaurant Real Estate Division
 Reach Out And Text Someone

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Hell's Kitchen Winner Gets Cool Reception Up North

Whoever's left standing after a season's worth of cooking competition on Fox's ever-brutal Hell's Kitchen deserves a big prize. But what the winner typically gets is a job that, upon closer examination, has an impressive title but not much responsibility. It's no different for Season Six winner Dave Levey who, it turns out, will have to prove himself all over again when he shows up to claim his prize as "head chef" at Araxi Restaurant in Whistler, British Columbia, just in time for the start of the Winter Olympic Games.

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Toxic Assets, Restaurant Real Estate Division

Bargain-hunting vultures are circling around real estate like never before, so let’s take a look at two premier restaurant-related properties now up for auction. Note that we’re not talking about commercial spots that would make great restaurant locations. Nope, we’re aiming higher: Trophy properties once controlled by foodservice industry players whose incomes were in the stratosphere. One is Copia, the now-bankrupt wine and food center originally backed by Robert Mondavi and Julia Child. The other is Southways, a palatial $53 million residence that housed the family last seen trying to manipulate the Kona Grill casual dining chain for its own financial benefit.

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Reach Out And Text Someone

If text messages aren’t part of your marketing strategy, you may be missing a chance to reach a big chunk of your potential audience, according to a recent study. A survey done by Harris Interactive for 1020 Placecast found that 42 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds and 33 percent of those 35 to 44 years old are at least somewhat interested in receiving opt-in mobile alerts from their favorite businesses. Their favorite source of these alerts: restaurants, mentioned by 53 percent of the surveyed group. Other foodservice related categories that drew interest include pizza, fast food and happy hour specials or bar and nightclub offers.

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