Tuesday, February 08, 2011
When I started at Yale, we participated in the Bayside Home Show. Then, we upgraded the showroom about 13 years ago, and the thought was: Why not bring people here? The industry is forever evolving, so now you can compare 6 different brands with actual chefs using the products. We have a good line up this year: Jason Santos of Hell's Kitchen and Andy Husbands of Tremont647 to mention a few plus a few guys you should definitely see: Billy Strynkowski of Cooking Light Magazine and Steve Shipley of Johnson and Wales. If you want more information or want to register for our gift card giveaway, see our Home Show page or you can subscribe to our newsletter.
Yale is Best of Boston Home 2011. We have won that award every year there has been the category. We were Best of Yelp and AngiesList as well. Have to admit, I am a little proud as these are not paid awards.
We now accept American Express. Why do merchants have an aversion to this mode of payment. Simple. It is more expensive than the other cards by 50(.005)basis points. It doesn't sound like much but it adds up quickly.
However, you have to weigh that versus people who only use that card. The AMEX rep thinks its everyone. Being a Visa cardholder, I have my doubts. Certainly worth an experiment...
Posted by Steve Sheinkopf at 9:00 AM