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Best and worst places to open a restaurant: Tourism still reigns in 2014

As the 2014 Restaurant Growth Index shows, consumers continue to loosen their purse strings and indulge in restaurant dining while on vacation.

… And be as smart as a Fox

One by the name of Don shared lessons from a lifetime spent in the business, and how he’s employed them at Firehouse Subs.

The Restaurant Business annual Restaurant Growth Index can direct you to the best opportunities for your next location. But there are may mistakes to avoid after that.

Voicing agreement that the worst is over for restaurants, attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference said they came to the Scottsdale, Ariz., event with an ear cocked for insights into chains’ near-term prospects.

The August 2009 NRA expectations Index reported that “45 percent of restaurant operators plan to make a capital expenditure for equipment, expansion or remodeling in the next six months.” Whether that prediction comes true remains to be seen. But this year’s crop of new products puts the emphasis on helping operators maximize every dollar.