The Power of Madness on Restaurant Marketing

Written on March 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm, by

Last week my travels took me to Nashville Tennessee to work with one of my clients. It was a good trip but one thing struck me clearly, the power of NCAA Basketball on the local economy. The NRA reports that business in the restaurant industry was off dramatically during January and February. My clients have expressed […]

Do Restaurant Owners Trust Food Distributors

Written on March 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm, by

An interesting week it has been! Several of my conversations this week centered on whether restaurant owners trust their food distributor. Surprisingly, each distributor I spoke with said….. No they don’t and with good reason. Do food distributors create this sense of mistrust? Broken promises, missed deliveries, and questionable billing issues are some of the […]

Sequestration and Restaurant Marketing

Written on March 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm, by

February has ended and the consumer is still feeling the effects of the increase in the payroll tax and rising gasoline prices. the Commerce Department has reported that personal income plunged 3.6 percent in January, the biggest drop since January 1993. That’s a tough nut for any restaurant to handle. Now the government has signed into effect “Sequestration”. […]