[x] parallel government system for restaurant industry

An example of providing an entrusted parallel government system for only a single product would be when the owner of a restaurant would hire a social entrepreneur to create and maintain a business environment for them to grow in. Within the restaurant industry a social entrepreneur would bring together the consumers with their providers. They would contact the consumer oriented social entrepreneurs that would represent the dinning public and could provide the restaurant with its patrons.

They would also supply the inventory needed to keep their restaurant going by contacting the farm oriented social entrepreneur that could provide them with the inventory that they would need. Through their own farm oriented social entrepreneur, farmers would be able to contact the restaurants that needed their products and offer them to the restaurant for them to choose from.

The social entrepreneurs for the restaurant owner, the farmers that would provide them with their inventory and the patrons that would patronize the restaurant would then come together to determine the best business arrangement between them. Together they would decide how much they would each have to provide in order to have the discount that they would wish to receive based on how many times the patrons would have to patronize the restaurant over a given time.


5 Responses to “[x] parallel government system for restaurant industry”
  1. The concept of a social entrepreneur for a restaurant is a great idea, but it would take much effort and faith to come to fruition. For example, you would have to find a restaurant owner who would be willing to take the risk. This rules out ALL chains, as their formula for success is HIGHLY prescribed, and any deviation from the brand is utterly unacceptable. Therefore, we are left with ‘mom & pop’ shops or perhaps, in rare cases, a franchise. And everything to go according to plan, these owners would have to endow a great deal of trust into their entrepreneur. It does not seem viable that this would occur. Ultimately, it seems most likely that this could only happen from the beginning, with the social entrepreneur beginning the entire process.

  2. Alexander Bernabe says:

    Not only thinking about discounts and where to order the supplies but who’s going to buy it. Today, people are watching what they eat since here in USA obesity is one of our biggest health problems. Not only who’s going to buy it but showing what’s in it is required by law. There are so many variables for the social entrepreneur to think about even he has to think about profit. Profit is usually what the entrepreneur is thinking.

  3. Sarah Barber says:

    To a certain extent this is already being done in the United States. Not a large percentage, but an ever growing one. My family shops for groceries that are ethically treated and organic, along with utilizing restaurants that follow the same principals. We have discovered through local farmers markets, that there is an active movement going on within the restaurant and farming community to unite these to for the consumer. I don’t know if there is need for a social entrepeneur, since the word of mouth and minimal advertising seem to be adequately supplying these restaurants with customers.

    I hope this trend continues and the quality of our food choices increases.

  4. Emily McPeek says:

    I am an ardent believer in upgrading the quality of our food, especially in restaurants. Fast food restaurants in the USA consent to ingredients that are made illegal in countries in Europe. Inklings of cow crap are accidentally slipped into our burgers because during the rush of the meat factories employees don’t have time to attend to “minimal details.” Their employer treats them (illegal immigrants mostly) who work in these factories as cows themselves, and they must deal with dangerous/fatal working conditions (such as all the machinery they work with). The obesity in this country is excessive as well. A social entrepreneur may be thinking about profit, but they must consider the ethical and health aspects of what we (the consumers) will consume. I’m glad we’re of an age when health and moral values are becoming pertinent by uniting restaurants with farming communities.

    I too hope this trend progresses.

  5. Emily McPeek says:

    I can’t find where to comment on your artwork, so I hope it’s fine if I comment here. Your artwork is involved in either negative space or square patterns, but the pale looking sculptures are a tad different. I can’t tell what they are exactly, but an indistinguishable object. What makes it different as well is the fact that they’re not pieces of metal work. Myself not being sculptor I don’t know what the material is, (it looks like a soft stone) but it’s interesting to me how you went from such rigid forms of abstraction to these rounded abstracted bulky objects. I suppose it’s the antithesis of what you were doing before. Either way, I enjoy the sculpture very much; and I can only guess that it’s….. a portion of a human face?

    I’ll soon email you some of my artwork, though most of my best aren’t painted yet.

    Emily McPeek
    Pierce College; 
Art History 101 Monday & Thursday 1-2:30

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