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National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Public Affairs Conference

National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Public Affairs Conference

An expected 500 restaurateurs from across the country will convene in Washington April 17-18, 2012, for the National Restaurant Association’s 26th annual Public Affairs Conference.  The conference will highlight “America Works Here,” a campaign ...

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2012 Trends for Restaurant Operators

2012 Trends for Restaurant Operators

What are the current trends for restaurant operators? As part of The National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast, some trends were identified that might interest both the restaurant owners and their customers ...

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Industry Forecast Says Growth is in the Near Future

Industry Forecast Says Growth is in the Near Future

It's not all doom and gloom for the restaurant industry, at least not according to a report out from the National Restaurant Association. In fact, they are calling for the industry to expand in ...

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Top Ten List: How to Create a Great Website For Your Restaurant

Top Ten List: How to Create a Great Website For Your Restaurant

In a world of stacked food, min-desserts, and appetizers bigger than your meal, it’s easy to see why restaurateurs have gone over-the-top with their websites, too. Somehow we think that the big impact is ...

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Winter Fancy Food Show Underway

Winter Fancy Food Show Underway

The 37th Winter Fancy Food Show is going on this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event is a showcase of new foods and beverages from emerging companies and industry veterans alike.

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NRA's Inaugural Operator Innovations Awards: Nominations Now Open

NRA's Inaugural Operator Innovations Awards: Nominations Now Open

The National Restaurant Association is now accepting nominations of commercial and non-commercial operators for the National Restaurant Association's inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. The deadline for nominations s March 7, 2012.

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National Chicken Council Launches Website Redesign

 National Chicken Council Launches Website Redesign

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has unveiled a redesigned website to improve the functionality and visual representation of the organization. The redesigned site offers a new look and a wider range of resources and information ...

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Baskin-Robbins to Develop in Vietnam

Baskin-Robbins to Develop in Vietnam

Baskin-Robbins has announced a franchise agreement with Blue Star Food Corporation, a Vietnamese food manufacturing company, to develop the brand in Vietnam. The agreement calls for approximately 50 Baskin-Robbins restaurants to be opened in that ...

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Restaurants Getting Ready for Hurricane Irene

Restaurants Getting Ready for Hurricane Irene

Restaurants up and down the East Coast are among those preparing for the expected onslaught of Hurricane Irene. As part of that preparedness, the National Restaurant Association is offering tips for those in areas at-risk.

Kay Logsdon

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Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Richard Berman is president of Berman & Co., a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm. The issues that are addressed by the organizations he represents range from obesity and smoking to mad cow disease and drunk ...

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