28 March

March 2011 Newsletter

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Greetings! This month, our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Japan and the trials they are continuing to endure. It’s hard not to imagine the devastation that would ensue if a catastrophe like that happened here on our shores. As the industry has shown so many... continue reading

20 March

The Recipe for Success

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By Joan Lang BJ’s Restaurants, Five Guys, Panda Express… what do they have in common? For one thing, Technomic’s recent Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report named these three among their Top 10 Fastest Growing Chains in 2010, racking up year-over-year sales gains... continue reading

12 March
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Recently we saw a menu that offered, among other things, Ciopino and Shitake & Artichoke Dumplings. Granted, even the correct spelling of shiitake mushroom is regrettable, and there are more egregious ways to misspell cioppino (it’s even been spotted phonetically:... continue reading

4 March
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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. food prices will jump 3 to 4 percent this year. Processing food is so expensive thanks in part to rising gasoline prices and rising foreign demand in U.S. agricultural commodities. In fact, prices of corn, wheat and soybeans,... continue reading