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RestaurantHospitality RHExtra for September 22, 2009
 Guy Fieri Takes It On The Road
 Panera: Just Say No To Cheapskates
 Every Day’s Sunday at John Besh’s Latest

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Guy Fieri Takes It On The Road

Perhaps out of necessity, details about the actual content of this fall’s 21-cities-in-30-days Guy Fieri Roadshow are a little sketchy. His PR handout describes it as a “two-hour food-a-palooza modeled after a high-energy rock concert, including Guy’s traveling from city to city on two tour buses with his culinary krew.” But give the man some credit. While other chefs are happy to leverage their restaurant success into TV shows, Fieri’s among the first to take his TV fame to the next level: personal appearances in concert halls. It’s the ultimate gig for a chef: he’s cooking for thousands of people, they’re paying a bundle to watch him do it, and he’s not responsible for feeding any of them once the show is over.

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Panera: Just Say No To Cheapskates

Get used to it if your restaurant has begun to rely on buy-one-get-one offers or other discount deals. You might have to live with them for the next couple of years. The eerily accurate industry seers at Technomic are predicting that restaurant sales will continue to decline for the rest of 2009 and all of 2010. But maybe it’s not too late to follow the lead of fast casual kingpin Panera Bread, which has skipped discounting altogether to instead focus on customers who still have jobs and money to spend. It’s working for them; maybe it would work for you.

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Every Day’s Sunday at John Besh’s Latest

Domenica, a casual Italian spot in New Orleans’ Roosevelt Hotel, is John Besh’s newest creation. The name means “Sunday” in Italian, and the concept is designed to evoke the warmth and charm of a traditional Sunday supper in a rural Italian village.

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