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RestaurantHospitality RHExtra for August 31, 2010
 Breakfast Food Costs Soar, Full Service Reacts
 Trouble At Tony Packo's
 Older Boomers: Bad For Business

Breakfast Food Costs Soar, Full Service Reacts

Wholesale egg prices are up 40 percent because of the current recall. Pork bellies—that’s where bacon comes from—just hit an all-time high of $1.42 a pound. The price of raw coffee beans now sits at a 13-year peak. Breakfast, the fastest-growing part of the foodservice business, once provided full-service operators with their best margins. Now what?

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Trouble At Tony Packo's

Thanks to the enduring popularity of TV sitcom M*A*S*H, Toledo, OH, restaurant Tony Packo's has worldwide name recognition to go along with a 73-year track record of solid operations. It's a level of stability that any operator would envy, but it's not quite enough for lender Fifth Third Bank, which is foreclosing on the place. If you think a bottomless well of free publicity means smooth sailing for a restaurant, think again.

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Older Boomers: Bad For Business

The aging of America isn’t simply straining the Social Security system. It’s also likely to curtail restaurant visits, according to market research firm The NPD Group. A recent NPD report, “A Look into the Future of Foodservice,” projects that, while the U.S. population should grow 1.1 percent a year over the next decade, annual visits to restaurants will grow by only 8 percent total during that period.

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