Comcast Business Launches Partnership with Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, and Business Entrepreneur, Robert Irvine

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:00am EDT

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Comcast Business and Chef Robert Irvine team up to spotlight how technology can
help improve workplace efficiency and enhance the guest experience within the
hospitality industry
PHILADELPHIA--(Business Wire)--
Comcast Business today announced a partnership with celebrity chef,
restaurateur, and entrepreneur Robert Irvine. Through a series of traditional
and experiential marketing initiatives, Comcast Business and Irvine will work
together to educate hoteliers and restaurant and bar owners on the importance of
integrating technology into their operations to help improve efficiency,
increase revenue and reduce costs - while also enhancing the overall guest
experience. 

As more people continue to rely on technology as part of their everyday lives,
it is critical for the hospitality industry to provide high-speed communications
to their guests and also integrate technology into their businesses. Whether
technology is used to track inventory, handle online reservations or provide
high-speed Internet connectivity for a guest`s mobile device, it is important to
have a reliable, high-performance network that helps keep businesses running
smoothly. 

The multi-media partnership will include print, online and digital assets. In
addition, businesses will have an opportunity to interact with Irvine directly
at a series of in-person and online experiential events that will bring to life
the connection between technology, business efficiency and customer
satisfaction. 

"Robert`s direct experience as a successful restaurant owner and his passion for
helping businesses succeed by integrating technology into their daily workflow
aligns well with the vision for the Comcast Business Hospitality suite," said
Alexandra Sewell, executive director of Hospitality Services and Strategic
Verticals at Comcast Business. "By working with Robert, we are providing our
hospitality customers with an opportunity to learn from a true industry expert
who has a proven track record of turning around businesses across the country." 

Comcast Business Hospitality provides a suite of Ethernet, Internet, HD video
and voice services packaged in an integrated offering that is customized for the
hospitality industry. Comcast`s product suite enables hotels, restaurants and
bars to leverage advanced technology from a single provider so that they can
utilize cloud computing and other web-based resources to improve back-office
functions and manage costs. 

"The hospitality industry has been set in its ways for some time, but this `old
school` mentality has to change if the industry is going to adapt and thrive in
this world of rapidly changing technology," said Robert Irvine. "I believe that
Comcast Business provides the right tools to help businesses stay ahead of the
technology curve, which is paramount to addressing both employee and customer
expectations in this `always on, always connected` world. And that`s true
whether it is a large hotel or the local corner bar." 

The combination of Comcast`s broad portfolio of services, high-performance
network and dedicated hospitality support team make it uniquely suited to meet
the needs of the hospitality industry. Comcast operates and supports its
advanced network, which is separate and diverse from traditional telecom carrier
networks and serves 20 of the nation`s 25 largest markets. The strength and
reach of Comcast`s network, which is a result of decades of investments by the
company, provides hotels with a reliable connection - even across geographically
dispersed properties - and enables them to deliver seamless data, video and
voice services. 

For more information on Comcast Business Hospitality, please visit
http://business.comcast.com/enterprise/industry-solutions/hospitality. 

For more information on Robert Irvine, please visit: http://chefirvine.com/. 

About Comcast Business

Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication
solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives.
Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7 technical support,
Comcast delivers Business Internet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective,
simplified communications management. 

The Comcast Business Ethernet suite offers high-performance point-to-point and
multi-point Ethernet services with the capacity to deliver cloud computing,
software-as-a-service, business continuity/disaster recovery and other
bandwidth-intensive applications. Comcast Ethernet services are significantly
faster than standard T1 lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable
bandwidth from 1 Mbps up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major
US markets. 

For more information, call 866-429-3085 or visit
http://business.comcast.com/enterprise. 

Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at
http://business.comcast.com/social. 

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to businesses and residential customers. Comcast has invested in
technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest
broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and
home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a
global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more
information. 

About Robert Irvine

With more than 25 years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has
cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in
hotels and on the high seas. As the host of one of the Food Network`s highest
rated shows, Restaurant: Impossible, Irvine saves struggling restaurants across
America by assessing and overhauling the restaurant`s weakest spots. Irvine was
previously the host of Food Network`s Dinner: Impossible and Worst Cooks in
America and continues to own and operate two restaurants in South Carolina,
Robert Irvine`s Eat and Robert Irvine`s Nosh. Irvine is also the author of two
cookbooks, Mission: Cook! and Impossible to Easy. Visit www.ChefIrvine.com to
learn more about Robert Irvine, his TV shows, live shows and restaurants.

Davies Murphy Group
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