Added by Michael L. Atkinson on November 29, 2007 at 7:48am — No Comments
This is a very interesting topic and one that I hear discussed often. Depending on your perspective, timing, growth strategy, the amount of capital required, type of concept, sensitivity to risk, geography, personal financial situation, unit-level economics, corporate structure, and capital requirements, among other prerequisites, the answer is different. And, so will the answer for each business cases.…Continue
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Added by Michael L. Atkinson on November 12, 2007 at 10:27am — No Comments
P.F. Chang's seemingly came out of nowhere years ago to take a leadership position as the first national Chinese restaurant chain. Darden did the same thing years earlier with Olive Garden in the Italian segment. Even before that (now I'm showing my age) Victoria Station in the steak segment. So, I ask, who is it going to be in the Hot Hot Sushi segment.
Added by Michael L. Atkinson on November 4, 2007 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Why is it that some restaurants just keep plugging along; year after year. How can they keep improving and stay fresh, stay relevant and comp year over year? Why is it that some restaurants lose steam, even if they are still relevant and still offer good food and service in a clean, inviting atmosphere?
I was in Campbell, California last night looking for a new dining experience. I found an interesting Mexican fast-casual restaurant that was packed at about 7:30 PM. It was brightly…Continue
Added by Michael L. Atkinson on November 3, 2007 at 10:31am — No Comments
FohBoh shrinks the world and enables global access to resources.
Your favorite wine may be from a small town in Washington, or Near Lyon, France...you just don't about it know yet.
You are thinking about your next location in San Francisco, but a broker tells you about a AAA site in San Jose.
You find a supplier in China that reduces your food cost by 1%.
You need a job and find one.
You need a manger and hire one, verifying her background online, with all…Continue
Added by Michael L. Atkinson on November 2, 2007 at 4:53pm — No Comments