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When Giorgio Kolaj came to the United States from Italy in 1970 with dreams of opening a pizza shop, he never imagined he'd one day fly to Hong Kong to open franchises

The Future 50 2010

Restaurant Business Magazine's annual ranking of the fastest growing small chains in America.

Jay Siff, Founder and CEO of Moving Targets, is committed to helping you make more money. With his 18+ years in retailing and 18+ years in direct marketing,...

GLENN ALLEN, VA (December 30, 2011)—Zakky Foods, Inc. is the newest distributor member of Legacy Foodservice Alliance, effective January 1, 2012. Zakky...

Imagine if the course of food trends was reversed and home kitchens suddenly became the source of the best and most interesting culinary ideas. In that alternate reality, restaurants would be the followers, not the innovators, hoping to catch up with customers who were routinely more inventive and advanced.

Here are some of the ideas, trends and smart strategies we heard that could help all foodservice operators, regardless of their channel.

Used to be, quickservice meant a cheeseburger, some roast beef on a bun, or a slice of pizza, consumed from a molded plastic chair bolted to the floor, under lighting better suited for FBI interrogations...if the guest opted to eat in at all.

Milk, cheese and butter—as both stand-alone products and recipe ingredients—all play a prominent role on the menu.

Wine drinkers are looking for fair pricing in these cash-strapped times. Although there are plenty of wine pricing formulas out there—some simple, some requiring arithmetic acrobatics—consider a few intangible factors before you get out your calculator.

Starting in 1984 with a takeout-only sandwich shop specializing in fresh-roasted turkey sandwiches, Michael Baker has expanded his sphere through the years into a full-service café/retail store and an extensive catering business generating more than $12 million in annual sales.

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