IN CALIFORNIA, A CULINARY CARTEL. YOUR TOWN
MAY BE NEXT.
You’d think your troubles would be over when the Michelin Guide
awards your restaurant one or more stars. The publicity impact is
immediate and widespread; all that’s left is to maintain the
restaurant’s high standards that got you into the Guide in the first
place. But does Michelin star status guarantee a whopping increase in
business? It might for some, but three of the six restaurants honored
with two stars in the 2009 San Francisco guide aren’t waiting around
to find out. They’re banding together to market themselves as a
culinary mini-tour to make sure they cash in now.
Since 1957, Ocean Garden Mexican shrimp has been recognized as the
finest quality shrimp available. The choice of top restaurant chefs,
Ocean Garden All Natural Mexican Shrimp is your guarantee of premium
quality, consistency, and a commitment to environmental sustainability.
PSSST! WANNA BUY A FRANCHISE?
With the global economy in turmoil and banks reluctant to lend to
even the most well-heeled organizations—or even to other banks!—it
looks like next year could be tough sledding for the franchising
industry. And it could be even tougher for chains that have pinned their
hopes on refranchising their existing company-owned restaurants to raise
needed capital. Prior to the financial meltdown, bankers already
regarded lending to restaurants as risky business; what are they
The NAFEM Show, Feb. 5-7, 2009, Orange County Convention Center,
Orlando, Fla., USA, brings together a tantalizing collection of
foodservice equipment and supplies innovators and experts all under one
roof. You're guaranteed to see something new and fresh around every
corner. Visit www.thenafemshow.org.
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