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IFDA Honors Mac Sullivan of Pate Dawson Company for Industry Leadership and Vision

In an award presentation on October 30, Malcolm “Mac” Sullivan, Jr., CEO of the Pate Dawson Company, was noted as a man of integrity, of constant curiosity, and as an exceptional leader when he was presented the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Cornerstone Award in recognition of his contributions to the foodservice industry.

Restaurants to mitigate health care costs by cutting hours

Operators evaluate money-saving options before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect.

5 ways to grow your off-premise catering sales

For any restaurant operator looking to layer a catering program on top of their existing business, they must first make room for organizational growth by understanding how an increase in catering sales will impact the big picture of the company.

Report: Menu deals no longer driving restaurant visits

According to new research from The NPD Group, consumer-perceived deals – such as combined item specials and dollar/value menus – that enticed consumers to visit restaurants during the height of the recession no longer serve as an impetus for driving traffic growth.

Simple deterrents to late night restaurant robberies

Approximately 3:30 a.m. on a Friday morning, a robber described as 6' 5", 245 lbs., entered a quick-service restaurant, forced the manager at gunpoint to open the safe. He then forced her and co-workers into the store's freezer before exiting the building. One of the crew members called 911 on her cell phone from inside the freezer. Police stated that the robber got away with about $1,000 in cash.

Restaurant industry sounds off on re-election of President Obama

Source: Paul Frumkin    Restaurant and association executives agree that compromise will be key to moving the nation forward. Whether they threw their support behind President Barack Obama and the Democrats or former Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republicans, restaurant and association executives agree it’s time for the two feuding parties to put aside their differences and find ways to build common ground on the critical issues facing the nation.

Trending: Food predictions for 2013

The fourth quarter has just gotten started, but predictions are already starting to trickle in about what will be the hottest food/beverage trends for 2013.

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