Last week I wrote about the big, exciting changes that facebook was making to their business fan pages.As I mentioned at the end of my article: As with all exciting upgrades, there is always a downside. In this case, it has to do with the disappearance of the default landing tab. You will no…
Facebook recently rolled out some new metrics that are going to make your Restaurant's Fan Page Rock! The new insights are going to help you grow your fans and your fans interactions in ways you never imagined possible.
Obviously it's important to monitor your facebook statistics, but the new metrics make it even easier to monitor your Facebook Fan…
It happens, food makes us sick all the time. Most times it just gives us gas and bloating. Here is one of my all time tricks to relieving gas and bloating.
Marcus Guiliano is the chef & owner of Aroma Thyme Bistro located in the bountiful Hudson Valley of New York. Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 10 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed over a handful of medical conditions… Continue
The chart of the week is weekly chicken production and the boneless skinless chicken breast market. Chicken producers have pretty much kept chicken output curbed throughout 2009 thus far. However, as the chart indicates, chicken production has edged upward since July. Broiler egg set numbers during the spring and early summer, which give us an indication of pending chicken production levels, did trend ever so slightly upward from earlier in the year which is partially behind the increase in… Continue
The chart of the week is the 6 week moving average for broiler egg sets which is a solid indicator of forthcoming chicken production levels. From the time a broiler egg is set it takes roughly 10 weeks for the chick to be hatched, fed to an appropriate weight and then slaughtered for the chicken meat supply. So looking at the most recent broiler egg set data can give us an indication of chicken slaughter 10 weeks from now. As one can tell, the 6 week moving average for broiler egg sets has been… Continue
Added by David Maloni on July 9, 2009 at 2:06pm —
Chicken cacciatore was the first dish I fixed for my boyfriend who eventually became my husband. And after all these years together he remembers that was the dish I prepared. If it sealed the marriage deal I don’t know but it surely helped.
Nowadays people eat skinless, boneless chicken breast and restaurant chicken cacciatore offerings are just that, the boneless chicken breasts that have been seared off and tossed in a sauce at the last… Continue
Added by Dara Bunjon on June 23, 2009 at 5:42pm —
The chart of the week is ARA weekly chicken wing and boneless skinless chicken breast index prices. Boneless skinless chicken breast prices typically trade well above the chicken wing market. The chief reasons are pretty simple. The meat yield on a boneless skinless chicken breast is much higher than on a chicken wing. Additionally, most chicken consumers in the US prefer the white meat of a chicken. As of late though, the chicken wing market has traded at or above the boneless skinless breast… Continue
Added by David Maloni on June 19, 2009 at 9:47am —
The chart of the week is annual chicken production. As stated in the latest issue of the Weekly Commodity Report, chicken production in 2009 as an annual average is forecasted to decline for the first time in 34 years. Why? It’s well documented that chicken producer margins have suffered during the past 18 months or so which has caused them to cut production. Chicken production for the better part of 2009 has been trending 5% plus below year ago levels. 2009 will almost certainly mark only the… Continue
Added by David Maloni on May 22, 2009 at 6:46am —
The chart of the week is various chicken market trends for the next 11 weeks. It’s been well documented that chicken producer margins have been historically poor leading to a downturn in chicken production. So just like economists look at prior economic recessions and not any other normal year to gauge the current recession we are in, I have a tendency to model expectations for the current chicken markets comparing them to other years where production has been cut. And the latest year that we… Continue
Added by David Maloni on April 24, 2009 at 12:08pm —
The chart of the week is the estimated hog farmer breakeven level and the upcoming hog futures market prices. Hog farmers, like the rest of the protein industry, have struggled with profitability which has led to curbed production levels. Typically when hog farmer profitability is poor like it has been it causes a surge in the breeding herd slaughter (sows) so less piglets are produced leading to a tighter hog supply. The effect is to influence hog prices higher so profitable margins can… Continue
The chart of the week is the change in annual chicken output. On Wednesday the USDA once again lowered their expectations for total chicken production for 2009. Chicken production this year is now forecasted at 35.4 billion pounds which if realized would be 3.1% less than last year and the smallest since 2006. Why is this occurring? Well, as I have mentioned in previous notes, chicken producer margins have been challenged by inflated feed costs and relatively depressed chicken breast prices. So… Continue
Added by David Maloni on March 13, 2009 at 4:30am —
The chart of the week is weekly beef, pork and chicken cutout changes versus the 5 year averages. As one can tell from the chart, the major protein markets have been trending well below their 5 year averages for most of 2009. February has been a particularly difficult month for protein prices. As of February 25th, key restaurant protein items 90% beef trimming (10%), choice beef strip (18%), boneless skinless chicken breast (11.5%), and pork belly (8.3%) market prices were well below the same… Continue
Added by David Maloni on February 26, 2009 at 4:00am —
The chart of the week is chicken-feed cost ratio and the boneless skinless chicken breast market. The chart below is busy, but it tells the tale how as boneless skinless chicken breast prices trend, so does chicken producer profitability. And as the chart depicts, both are historically depressed. The producers have made unprecedented cutbacks as of late. During the last 3 weeks, chicken production is estimated to have been 6% plus below year ago levels. This follows various weeks during the end… Continue
Added by David Maloni on February 20, 2009 at 7:26am —
The chart of the week is Broiler Egg Sets. First we remember that broiler eggs are typically set 10 weeks before the chick hatched from the egg comes to slaughter for the US chicken supply. Thus broiler egg set data is a solid indicator of forthcoming chicken production levels. As the chart suggests, chicken production cutbacks will likely intensify soon. The current 6 week moving average for broiler egg sets is 8% less than last year which suggests that chicken output could trend 6% plus below… Continue
Added by David Maloni on November 20, 2008 at 10:16am —
The chart of the week is major protein market trends. What kind of influence has the recent financial market turmoil had on the protein markets? As one can tell from the chart below, choice beef, pork and chicken prices have all moved significantly downward since the financial markets debacle intensified in mid September. Why you ask? Demand particularly from the food service sector but also from retail has been sluggish to say the least. Yes the pork and chicken markets are typically declining… Continue
Added by David Maloni on October 24, 2008 at 4:06am —
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Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing family entertainment center in America, is celebrating its new center opening in Pharr, Texas, a suburb near McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley. Doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. on August 6.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Darden's Board of Directors has appointed the Company's current Independent Lead Director, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. The Company also announced that it has amended its corporate governance policies to provide for the separation of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer roles.
Today the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision asserting McDonald’s Corporation is a joint employer of its franchisees:
Rising India, Inc. (OTC: RSII), announces today it will immediately begin work toward the acquisition of up to 5 profitable stores in the popular Quick Serve Pizza Restaurant segment. Current targets are currently earning about $450,000 in revenues per year, per store. Acquisition of targets would provide immediate cash flow identified from profitable longstanding, absentee owner operations with proven model success.
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Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.
When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.