Accolades

Boston's

"For all the LSM training we had, the local store marketing tactic Duke Marketing created for teachers was the best! They were the most vocally appreciate of any group. Every single one told me how amazing it was that we would do this for them. The good will and continuing good relationship with the school system is priceless. This was another win!"

Long John Silver's

"You and Mike did an excellent job today with our teams! You two are great at what you do and it shows. With your partnership with us, I know that we will build our stores in our communities and thus making us more successful!" "Duke Marketing has cooked up a steady diet of creative LSM ideas for our locations that are helping us to stay focused and positive, as face a long slow uphill climb. The LSM diet works and we are seeing a sales bump and increass in transactions."

Double Dave's

"I appreciate your work immensely and plan to implement many of the ideas you brought forth during our LSM-U session."

Uncle Maddio's

"Our LSM-U session and Duke Marketing's eagerness was infectious. I felt they were on point with their diary of contacts and the monthly LSM calendaring. I plan to execute those strategies immediately withing my location."

"Linda Duke is a very rare individual in our industry because of her excessive level of passion to help organizations and individuals not only improve but also reach outside of their comfort zone. The LSM-U session at Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo with Linda was as valuable to a restaurant operation as finding a 20 year restaurant veteran with proven success ready to grow their business."

 

Ron Mathews, Vice President, Reed Exhibitions

The Food Shows, Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum

Steven's Philly Cheesesteak

"I have been operating my restaurant, Steven's Philly Cheesesteak, for over 20 years and have been to many of Lina's seminars, but LSM-U was the best educational session I have ever attended! My brand is ready for a refresh and Linda's ideas for bringing out the best in your brand and how to create an LSM plan was worth so much"

National Restaurant Association

"Ms. Duke is among the highest-rated speakers by attendee feedback from our previous Shows and is a much respected marketing professional in this industry. We are pleased to have her back as a featured speaker and host her book signing for our 2009 annual conference in May." John Abels, Manager, Education & Culinary Programs National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show

Me & Ed's Pizza

A restaurant chain based in Fresno, CA, purchased 70 Recipes for Restaurateurs cookbooks for each of their restaurants and had Duke Marketing provide a three hour local store marketing training session for their general managers in September 2008. “We wanted to get our GM’s fired-up about the fourth quarter and to get out of their four walls and drive sales,” said Tom Ferdinandi, EVP, Milano Restaurants.  “Recipes for Restaurateurs gave them the tools needed to make sales in their 3-5 mile radius.” Thomas Ferdinandi, Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Milano Restaurants

Boston Pizza of Ontario

The largest restaurant chain in Canada with 300 units, had Linda Duke provide her books and a key note session to their community relations coordinators and franchisees for 130 locations at an annual conference in November 2008.  “There has never been a resource like this marketing cookbook,” said Nya Abel, community relations manager, Boston Pizza, International.  All of our operators, franchisees and community managers will be better equipped to execute sales driving marketing programs in each of their local markets.  The variety of recipes and marketing programs in the book and the easy-to-read format is genius!

 

Dear Linda,

Thanks for making an excellent presentation to our team.  It was very relevant and informative. The books should be mandatory reading for all restaurant owners and managers.

 

Ken Otto, Executive Vice President, Boston Pizza International Inc.

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