real estate

Technomic: Industry cautiously optimistic about '04Distributors' role to gain importance for manufa

After poring through economic, industry and consumer trends and statistics, Technomic, Inc., the Chicago-based foodservice industry analyst, concluded that...

Tommy Bahama's real estate hunt

The search for casual-restaurant chain Tommy Bahama's newest unit began way back in 1997

I learned a trick years ago from an old real estate broker.

In a boon to Compass Group and other foodservice employers in the area, Johnson & Wales disclosed plans yesterday to open a culinary college here in 2004.

Two years ago, Phil Freedman wanted to grow.

Sam King is a major fan of the Golden State. King, president of Long Beach-based King's Seafood Company, has built a thriving stable of 11 restaurants—five casual King's Fish Houses along with a handful of upscale seafood and steak concepts—all in Southern California.

Everything is going great. Your staff is professional, talented, and dependable! Your customer base is growing. You've gotten good reviews. Profits are steady. You've made every mistake in the book and you've learned your lessons. So what's the problem?

A well-executed lease is an important asset. It offers protection when problems arise, and adds value when you decide to sell your business. Unfortunately, most operators don't know what makes a good lease, and the typical realtor knows even less.

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