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New “Social Media and Restaurant Topics” Course Offered
at Stratford University in Falls Church, Virginia



FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA – (May 17, 2011) – With millions of people signing up to use a variety of social media sites, restaurant managers are learning just what an important tool these outlets can be. Now, with a new course being offered through Stratford University, students can learn how to leverage the power of social media in the restaurant field.

“It is essential that every restaurant know how to tap into using social media in order to keep in contact with their customers and stay on their radar,” explains Patrick O’Rourke, an adjunct hospitality instructor at Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “This course is exactly what is needed to learn everything a restaurant manager needs to know about using social media.”

The course is offered completely online and will cover hospitality topics in regard to using social media outlets, such as Twitter, Yelp, Open Table, and LinkedIn. The course has been designed so that students will be able to build their professional network, be able to practice problem solving, and have the opportunity to engage one another.

The Social Media and Restaurant Topics (S.M.A.R.T.) course is ideal for those working in restaurant management, social media management, and others who would like to learn more about effectively using social media in their business.

“Social media is here, it’s now, and it is certainly the future,” adds O’Rourke. “The good news is that using it can be highly effective and affordable. You just need to know how to leverage it the right way, which is exactly what we show you how to do.”

To learn more about the Social Media and Restaurant Topics course or to enroll, visit the site at www.stratford.edu.

Stratford University offers 31 degree and non-degree programs, including non-degree culinary workshops. They also offer a variety of degrees in culinary arts and hospitality management. Degrees offered include advanced culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, hotel and restaurant management, and hospitality management. Many programs are offered completely online. Additionally, Stratford offers a variety of business-related courses, including those in management, accounting, and entrepreneurial management.

About Stratford University:
Stratford University operates campuses in Tysons Corner, Richmond, and Woodbridge. It offers 31 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the areas of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Health Sciences, Business Administration, and Information Technology. The degree programs are offered both on campus, as well as online. For more information on the competition or Stratford University, please visit www.stratford.edu.
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