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Consumer Reports Evaluates Full-Serve Restaurant Chains

A study done by the prestigious consumer-based magazine shows how tight the competition in the restaurant community really is. Also, blogger Jerry Stiegler takes a look at the continued mixed economic news, exploring jobs data both in and outside of the restaurant industry and a variety of other indicators, as well as some chain expansion news.

Be Prepared When Buying Unknown Equipment

With operator budgets remaining tight due to a variety of economic factors, the temptation remains to buy used or lesser-known foodservice equipment in order to save a few bucks. Here are a few tips to help foodservice operators tell the good opportunities from the bad.

FE&S LEED and Energy Star Webcast Follow Up Questions

More than 500 foodservice professionals registered for FE&S' Webcast: What Foodservice Professionals Need to Know about Energy Star and LEED. The free hour-long webcast featured a lively question and answer segment that saw participants quizzing panelists Tarah Schroeder of Ricca Newmark Design and Richard Young and David Zabrowski of the Food Service Technology Center about all things Energy Star and LEED.

Slight Retreat for the NRA's Restaurant Performance Index in May

Restaurant operators maintained a positive outlook in May, the only catch is that it was not quite as positive as recent months. And that set of mixed results is indicative of the overall U.S. economic climate, foodservice included.

ASBPE Recognizes FE&S in Five Award Categories

Nominations reflect standard of excellence in publishing.

Consultant Partnerships: The Wave of the Sharing Future?

It's not uncommon to see more consultants linking up these days, be it a casual partnership between a management advisory services (MAS) specialist and kitchen designer or full-blown merger combining both. Whereas in years past consultants — and all of us in the industry — may have kept more to ourselves, times are changing; many see forming partnerships as an opportunity to expand their services, segments, and reach.

Let Industrial Engineering Be Your Guide on the Road to Foodservice Design Efficiency

Juan Martinez considers how industrial design principals can inform the design of foodservice spaces and operations.

This Week in Foodservice: The Bottom Line on Satisfaction

Measuring consumer satisfaction can be rather tricky. In fact, what consumers say on surveys and what they do with their disposable income can be two very different things.

AllPoints Adds Western Regional Manager

Foodservice equipment and supplies industry veteran Affani joins AllPoints.

Holmes to Lead Uncommon Ground Culinary Efforts

New chef brings hotel and resort expertise to new position.

The Passing of Mitchell E. Schechter