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Investing in Brazil's Food Business ??

. . Hi dear; . I’m Brazilian, born in Rio de Janeiro, living in Leblon, and lived 8 years in the US, San Diego-CA, working on restaurants a…

Started by Eduardo Felipe

0 Mar 1, 2011

Solar Thermal design for facilities

We are looking for a chain restaurant to size solar thermal systems for stores in various climates across the country. You need the water a…

Started by Mr Solar

1 Mar 25, 2010
Reply by Mr Solar

Opening a Brewpub

Myself and three partners are in the planning phase of opening a brewpub for March 2010. I currenlty co own and operate a deli/espresso in…

Started by Tammy Pearce

4 Jun 25, 2009
Reply by Matthew Tager

The most ambitious and bold design

Hello! I'm looking for someone really experienced in commercial kitchens design in order to get the closest-to-perfection one for my proje…

Started by Ilidio Loureiro

2 Jun 6, 2009
Reply by Stephen J Serva Dei

How do I find the right designer?

I would like to open a Hookah lounge in Brooklyn serviing MIddle Eastern cuisine. I'm in the due diligence phase of my business plan but ha…

Started by Duane Harden

10 Jun 6, 2009
Reply by Stephen J Serva Dei


Restaurant Design Flaws

Restaurants aren't always able to provide adequate waiting areas, which can result in a pile-up near the door. One frequent reader of Bet…

Started by FohBoh

4 Jul 31, 2008
Reply by Stephani Robson

Modern Boutique Custom Furniture

Where do restaurants purchase their furniture from? How is the best way to get in contact with the key decision makers to tell them about w…

Started by Jeannine

2 Jul 9, 2008
Reply by Jeannine

What's Next in Design Themes?

For me it is important to know what designs are up and coming in the restaurant business. Our line of candle lighting needs to suit all dec…

Started by Gary Strat

0 May 1, 2008

So What's Next? Urban Chic? Bohemian Comfort? Themes?

I guess this group could also be about concept design as much as restaurant facility design so let's discuss. Over the past 30 years, I've…

Started by Michael L. Atkinson

0 Nov 20, 2007





Social Wine Club for Craft Wineries


Chains make chicken the star of the menu

High beef and pork prices are making chicken the go-to meat more than ever, boosting wholesale prices for producers and spurr -More

Americans continue to eat less fish

The average American is consuming only 14.4 pounds of fish per year, down from the record high of 16.6 pounds in 2004, Ben Di -More


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National News

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

Restaurant Sales Bounced Back in March

Restaurant sales posted a solid gain in March, and bounced back completely from the recent soft patch. Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in March, up 1.1 percent from February's upward-revised sales volume of $46.8 billion, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

McAlister's Deli Signs Franchise Agreement to Expand to Cleveland

McAlister's Deli announced it has signed a development agreement with an experienced multi-unit operator to develop three restaurants in the Cleveland, Ohio, area - the brand's first locations in the market.

Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity April 16, 2014

Update from on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Announces CFO Departure in May

The company has commenced a search for Mr. Hope’s successor, reviewing both internal and external candidates. Mr. Hope will assist in the transition of duties to an interim CFO and will remain a consultant to the company through the summer.


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TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

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