Bumps in the Road for Denver Cupcake Truck

Cupcakes

The truck drives all over the Denver metro area, delivering cupcakes to people all over town, all the while posting and tweeting its whereabouts over Facebook and Twitter. A pretty smart operation. It's been up and running since April of 2010, but late last year it hit a speed bump with local zoning laws. And so far this year, the conflict has kept the truck garaged indefinitely until it can sort out the situation.

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Diners Expected to Continue Ordering Dessert in 2011

Posted on December 29, 2010
Chocolate Cake

In October, Technomic put together a consumer dessert trend report, helping restaurateurs, suppliers and manufacturers know stay abreast of current customer favorites as well as evolving trends for the future. Now, I could have told you that dessert will always and forever be the best part of any meal, but these days people aren't really impressed unless there are numbers and data to back up a claim like that. 70% of the survey respondents eat dessert at least once a week, and only 1% do not eat dessert, period.

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President Obama’s Tax Cuts are Designed to Help Restaurants and Other Small Businesses

Posted on December 24, 2010
Pennies

On December 17th, President Obama signed into law the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010,” H.R. 4853. This law comes at a time of the year when many restaurant owners purchase new restaurant equipment and supplies so those acquisitions will show up on their 2010 tax statement. Lawmakers hope this law, with its $800+ billion in tax cuts will ease economic strain on small businesses so they will hire new employees and invest more in equipment and supplies.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Restaurant for Success in 2011

Success

The past two years or so have been tough for many restaurateurs. Trying to sustain a restaurant business, let alone open up a new concept, takes an incredible amount of determination and savvy, and in many cases even the deepest commitment cannot keep the doors open.

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6 Tips for Hosting a New Years Eve Party at Your Bar

New Year's Eve Party

New Years Eve is upon us once again, and a lot of people will be hitting the bar scene to ring in the new year. There are some bars that don't do much to celebrate the new year, and those bars don't see much of a crowd. Bars that are known for throwing great New Years Eve parties, on the other hand, will actually have to turn people away. Here are some helpful tips that will make sure your bar's New Years Eve party will be remembered for the next twelve months.

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