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 —
Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.
Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.
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.
If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.
Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."
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.)
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.
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?