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Happy with your distributor?

What’s your distributor done for you lately? If nothing comes to mind besides dropping off cases of product and supplies at the back door, then maybe it’s time to start asking some questions. Or even consider looking for another distributor.

The week’s 5 head-spinning moments: Shifting service edition

Years from now, the industry may look back at this moment as the point where restaurant service shifted to science fiction.

The retail and health care industries are luring good foodservice employees away by paying them higher wages.

Late-night dining is the rage, so maybe it’s time to think about keeping the doors open a little longer.

The restaurant industry should say yes to a minimum-wage hike, and focus its energies on determining the size of the increase and the schedule for implementing it.

Are you a real restaurateur? Here's a self-assessment quiz. Answer the questions truthfully...no one but you will see your final score.

5 places to look for timesaving operational solutions.

Operators are using public demands for a higher wage to make their case for letting tips count toward a $15 minimum wage.

"What part of your job is the most unnecessary, dissatisfying, unproductive, or just plain dumb?" Ask that question of your employees and get ready for some fantastic feedback.

The financial health of the nation’s restaurant industry is improving, according to statistics from the StarChefs.com Salary Survey. Executive chefs made 6.1 percent more in 2009 compared to 2008. And pastry chefs enjoyed a pay increase of 5.7 percent in the same time period.

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