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4 Tips for Mother’s Day Restaurant Planning

Mother's day restaurant planning is important. Why? Because on Mother's Day, many people plan a special meal for their mothers, grandmothers and mothers-in-law. According to the National Restaurant Association, 38% of consumers dine out on Mother's Day, making it one of the most popular days of the year to go out to eat. Many Americans celebrate the occasion ...

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Daylight Savings Bar and Restaurant Tips

3 a.m. is the new 2 a.m, with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii. That's right, this Sunday, March 11, 2012 is the the day to spring ahead and set all your clocks ahead one hour. The practice of setting clocks back in the fall and ahead in the spring was born from an idea that Benjamin Franklin had when serving as the U.S. ambassador to France. He realized ...

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Super Bowl Party Planning

Whether you are watching the game, the commercials or the half-time show, this Sunday is the day to gather around the tube with friends and fans. Super Bowl Sunday is only a day away and it's not too late to plan a winning menu for the gathering at your home or restaurant. Creative culinary offerings have been dreamed up, ranging from beer pairings to twists ...

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What It Will Take To Run A Successful Fast Casual Restaurant In 2012

FastCasual.com recently ran an article on the top food service executives to watch in the coming year. This list is based upon successful food service executives over the last year, especially during the down economy. Based on these and other insights, we'll round out a list of the most promising traits required to run a food service business in the year 2012. ...

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Recession Planning: McDonald’s Dollar Menus!

Should you still be recession planning? Or, should you be planning a recession-proof business model? According to the guys who tell us what’s actually going on with the economy these days, the recession is over, and has been over since last year. While that may be true, it’s still hard to believe it when restaurants and other businesses are struggling to get customers in the seats, or worse, closing the doors altogether. Still, some businesses and business models are experiencing just the opposite—that is, they have actually seen improved sales this year. McDonald’s is one such fast-food chain that is showing gains through it's clever recession planning. Its sales rose in August, 4.6 percent in the U.S. This beats the figure from the previous year, which was only 2.2 percent. Sales also rose slightly in Europe. And globally, sales were up 4.9 percent in August.

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