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Friday, Sep 19, 2014

All Consuming

a podcast by Rich Mullins

The Tampa Tribune writer surveys the world of restaurant and retail, focusing on the many things you can buy with your credit card.

Free iPhone6? Not a joke, here’s how

Published:   |   Updated: September 12, 2014 at 04:06 PM
By Richard Mullins

Yes, it’s true, you can get a free new iPhone, but the coolest announcement is actually the mobile payment system Apple Pay.

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Focusing on customer service

Published:   |   Updated: September 6, 2014 at 09:07 PM
TBO.com staff

In this week’s podcast, business reporter Richard Mullins and TBO.com’s Olivia Stacey discuss the importance of customer service and what happens when that focus goes awry.

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Mexican restaurants dominate new offerings

Published:   |   Updated: August 29, 2014 at 07:13 PM
By Richard Mullins

In this week's podcast, business reporter Richard Mullins and TribTV's Ashley Reams Mistretta discuss new restaurants coming soon to the area.

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Luring high rollers to Hard Rock

Published:   |   Updated: August 22, 2014 at 04:08 PM

Rich Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss how the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is tailoring its efforts to lure big-money visitors from around the world.

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How can McDonald's reverse its healthy losses?

Published:   |   Updated: August 15, 2014 at 04:00 PM

McDonald's is an earnings slump, and the owner of the largest franchise group in the Tampa Bay area has an idea why. The restaurant has perhaps an unfair reputation of being a less healthy option than competitors such as Chipotle and Panera Bread.

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Feeling chippy? Lays tests some exotic flavors

Published:   |   Updated: August 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM

How do mango salsa-flavored potato chips sound? How about cappuccino? Rich Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss the effort by professional marketers at Lays foisting a set of experimental flavors on the unsuspecting public, and asking for votes to crown a winner that Lays may or may not keep.

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Cashing in on tax-free holiday

Published:   |   Updated: July 31, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Friday begins Florida’s three-day “Back to School” sales tax holiday, during which you can load up on all kinds of stuff without forking over 7 percent extra. Richard Mullins discusses how consumers can take advantage in this week’s podcast.

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