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Websites on any budget

It doesn’t matter what your budget is, there’s a Website waiting for you to build it. Take a look at our three categories to find where you fit and follow along with our restaurateurs who have already taken the online leap. They'll take your from low budget to high, and offer plenty of tips along the way.

Must-read books from small-business leaders

Small-business leaders share their favorite books and how it's helped inspire them.

Here's the rundown on who to invite to the table from the operations manager to the culinary professional and how to run the process from ideation to launch.

With new indoor and outdoor equipment, grilling and smoking have been made easy. Here are the key issues to consider when purchasing a new grill/smoke setup for your shop.

Big bucks are bubbling up from cold beverages. With customers paying top dollar for drinks, today’s beverage systems are all about delivering a satisfying, consistent pour.

AROS lets the customer choose specific food options and add any special instructions. No staff time is consumed by phone calls or menu questions.

The 2005 Year End Report from People Report, a foodservice consulting firm, shows that recruitment and retention will be more challenging than ever in the years ahead. Smart operators are seeing the advantage of tapping into an older age group for new hires.

Check out these three hot technology trends: multifunction devices, portability and wireless. We rounded up the latest and greatest hardware to show that gadgets aren’t just for geeks anymore.

United States glass manufacturers alone will ship over 2 billion wine bottles this year, according to the Glass Packaging Institute. And that’s nothing; Italy and France each produce about double the amount of wine that American wineries do.

Powered commercial mixers have long been around to lighten the load and handle large volumes, but a new generation of machines boasts the versatility, speed, custom colors and compact design to consider an upgrade.