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May 15, 2008

Bloggers, We Will Bury You

Had it up to here with self-appointed critics who trash your restaurant on the Internet? Disgusted by how anonymous reviewers slam it on Yelp, Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites? You can't stop these people from voicing their opinions. But you can make their negative comments about your restaurant a lot harder to find by hiring an online reputation management company. It's one of the fastest-growing services in the digital world–and Google's okay with it!
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Blame It On Ethanol

Food riots threaten to topple governments in Haiti, Bangladesh, Egypt and Mozambique. Grain hoarding in the U.S. and Canada causes Sam's Club and Costco to put a ceiling on customer's purchases. And for restaurant operators, prices for the food commodities that matter most are still going through the roof. When the world is worried about what food costs and whether there will be enough of it to buy, it could be time to panic. But let's check out the U. S. Department of Agriculture's 2008 Prospective Plantings report first. It will give you an idea of where food pricing pressures might come from this year.
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Food & Flicks: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

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