So what’s the best part of a restaurant menu? Going along with what Mom used to recite, “you have to eat all your vegetables before you get dessert” —  dessert truly is the crowd-pleaser and can be a profit-center if you stay attuned to customer tastes... continue reading

Greetings! This month, We’ve got some news for you: If you think that it’s only other restaurants that are your competition, think again. Consumers can buy food that’s ready-to-eat—or nearly so—in all kinds of places these days, from supermarkets and c-stores to... continue reading

You don’t necessarily need to see census data to know that the profile of the “typical consumer” has changed over the past 10 years. But the data now being released on 2010 population, race and ethnicity (economic and household demographic data will be arriving later... continue reading