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Pops of color in a sea of stainless steel

While stainless steel still reigns supreme, a number of manufacturers are jazzing up their equipment with bright bursts of color.

The bar goes retail

That’s one Gin Rickey coming right up, and I’ll wrap up the spotted dick to go.” For some forward-thinking operators, selling specialty groceries is a unique way to boost the bar tab and make themselves a retail destination as well. But it takes more than just tacking up a few shelves of merchandise to grab those take-away retail sales. How do you make it work?

A coconut shell, roasted peanuts and a string... for centuries these simple items have been used by some native Africans to trap monkeys using a simple strategy.

While many newcomers are clobbering themselves to assemble huge menus that try to be all things to all people, quite a few entrepreneurs are going the time-honored route of picking just one thing and trying to do it right.

Not so long ago, only a restaurant chain like McDonald's or Applebee's could get a major food manufacturer to produce ingredients just for them.

Smoke is complex. It can be subtle or overpowering. You need to know your stuff to manipulate it for great results. Take a look at the basics and not so basics of smoking food.

Although foodservice has lagged behind the retail sector in getting healthier food products to customers, that's changing as we head into 2007.

An IPO may not be in the cards any time soon, but if you’ve set your sights on growth through unit expansion you’re facing a whole new set of challenges than simply having a great concept and executing it well.

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