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Renzi Bros. - Looking out for the independents

John Renzi, vice-president of operations and purchasing of the family-owned broadliner Renzi Bros. Inc., Watertown, NY, bemoans the absence a vibrant...

Cover story part 2: Rooms to let

As though the food business weren't hard enough, some restaurateurs are opting to be innkeepers, too.

I recently read an interesting article on Absence Management. In short, the author documented the high cost of employee absenteeism and the relatively low cost of incentives to keep employees on the job.

"Ahold and U.S. Foodservice (USF) continue to believe in the long-term potential of the foodservice industry and of U.S. Foodservice," Jim Miller, USF ceo,...

There never seems to be enough time in the day. The dynamics of foodservice are accelerating. It's impossible to keep up with all the changes in the competition, training methods, technology, inventory, pricing, and customer needs...

Foodservice operations require a lot of employees. And employees require a lot of paperwork. Whether you have a full-time human resources administrator or you do it yourself, keeping accurate personnel records for each employee is a must.

For some, restaurant security is a daily concern. Many, however, think about it only when locking up each night.

Childrens' opinions are a powerful part of the dining decision, not only for fast-food restaurants, but also for casual-dining chains that appeal particularly to families.

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