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RestaurantHospitality RHExtra for October 6, 2009
 Watch Out Kogi: Full Service Embraces the Food Truck
 The Food Police Have A New Agenda...And Restaurants Aren't On It
 Don't Mess With My Burger!

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Watch Out Kogi: Full Service Embraces the Food Truck

How about this for a super-smart move by full-service restaurants in Los Angeles? First, the better to drive pre-holiday business in these troubled economic times, they doubled up on the ever-popular restaurant week concept by rolling out a fall edition. Second, to publicize it, they cashed in on the food truck craze by slapping the dineLA Restaurant Week logo on one and having five prominent chefs serve out of it during the week prior to the event. Genius marketing move, no?

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The Food Police Have A New Agenda...And Restaurants Aren't On It

At last. The New York City Department of Health—the people who caused you to purge trans fats from your kitchen and to worry about (or to actually post) calorie counts on your menu—has a new initiative that doesn’t involve restaurants. It’s all about elevators, as in making people use them less and climb stairs more. Finally, they’re acknowledging that personal responsibility and a minimal level of exercise can address health issues just as well as giving restaurant operators a hard time about what their customers voluntarily choose to eat.

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Don't Mess With My Burger!

Consumers may be cutting back on their restaurant spending, but one menu item seems untouchable: the high-quality hamburger. According to a new study from Technomic, diners “expect to pay more for a higher quality, better burger, and are willing to do so because the value proposition is heightened,” says Darren Tristano, the firm’s executive v.p.

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