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October 31, 2008
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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.
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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. www.oceangarden.com








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 thinking now?
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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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