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R&I ? Editorial Archives ? 2005 ? Archives

2005 Archives

January 2005

R&I's Industry forecast - what are the prospects for prosperity?
Menu trends for the coming year and beyond.
Innovative recipes for wraps.
Menus, dayparts and demographics?all can bolster revenues.
Technologies for security and the related legal issues.
Managing during the confusion of an emergency.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

February 1, 2005

Chefs enliven menus with exotic grains.
Bottled waters are proven profit producers.
Guide to restaurant financing.
Smart buying strategies for operators.
Maximizing efficiencies at Rush University Medical Center.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

February 15, 2005

Chefs are reintroducing diners to authentic Mexican cuisine.
Strong support for organics.
Profiting from tap beer.
Are central kitchens good for all noncommercial operations?
Controlling beverage costs.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

March 1, 2005

Special Report: McDonald's celebrates 50th anniversary.
Chefs and operators explore five key Asian ingredients.
Contemporary presentations of surf-and-turf.
Balancing the menu.
Interview with new McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

March 15, 2005

Special Report: What do increases in Hispanic and Asian populations in the U.S. mean for foodservice?
Creative breakfasts to capture morning sales.
Hot chocolate drinks soothe body and soul year-round.
Promoting healthful eating in vending machines.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

April 1, 2005

R&I ranks the 100 largest independent restaurants.
Seafood chains are breaking into the mainstream.
Distinctive foods of Italian regions finding own spotlight.
Small plates are the next big thing.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

April 15, 2005

Importance of drive-thru windows to bottom-line results is clear and compelling.
R&I explores new menu ideas for chicken.
Convenience stores are emerging as stealth foodservice players.
Operators make the most of unit space to effiecently store inventory.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

Special Ivy Awards Issue

Past winners share ideas that help them keep the luster alive.
As six new honorees are named R&I?s 2005 Ivy Award winners, learn about the food and philosophy that allow each to reach this pinnacle.
Ivy recipes.
View the Table of Contents.

May 1, 2005

All-American barbecue has moved far beyond its rib-shack origins.
When is it time to make the leap from stand-alone success to multi-unit enterprise?
Salads commanding front-and-center entrée respect and pricing.
Learn how leading operators minimize shrink, including waste and employee and guest thefts.
View the Table of Contents.

May 15, 2005

A variety of shellfish draws diners with tantalizing flavors.
Web sites are strong allies in an operation?s marketing
Three colleges unite foodservice operations under one roof.
A quick primer refreshes basic lessons for warm weather food-safety.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

June 1, 2005

Veal displays its versatility and sophistication in casual preparations.
Learn operators? approaches to encouraging healthful eating.
Higher-quality ingredients set an operation apart.
Promoting from within builds a business and a corporate culture.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

June 15, 2005

Seasonal vegetables improve quality perceptions of all meal components.
Ten proven ideas that engage and educate customers about wines.
The mainstreaming of Asian foods.
Blast chillers are indispensable for efficiency as well as safety.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

July 2005

R&I?s 41st annual ranking of the Top 400 restaurant chains.
What?s hot on chain menus?
Cost pressures have led several chains to seek bankruptcy protection.
Catchy names help sell alcoholic beverages, but nothing beats a trained staff.
How Top 400 chains connect with the communities they serve.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

August 1, 2005

Cheese provides unparalleled richness, flavor and texture.
The rising popularity of Middle Eastern mezze.
Designers lessen barriers between the front and back of the house.
Colorful, flavorful cocktails catch the eyes and favor of women.
Staying open without regrets during space renovation.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

August 15, 2005

As versatile as it is popular, beef is a menu must.
Alcoholic beverages have often-untapped sales potential.
How upselling can enhance a dining experience.
Inventory control for the bar can improve profit while reducing shrinkage.
September is National Food Safety Education Month.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

August 22, 2005

Special Report: 2005 Consumers' Choice in Chains

September 1, 2005

The creative process of pairing pasta and protein.
Sausages cover a lot of global?and menu?ground.
R&I?s course-by-course Menu Census.
Learn how bartenders fill stools with repeat visitors.
September is National Food Safety Month.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

September 15, 2005

Guest-satisfying potato preparations.
Pricey and ever-more-imaginative cocktails.
Front- and back-of-the-house technologies.
Renewed popularity of traditional pasta dishes.
Getting the most from POS technology.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

October 1, 2005

Capitalize on seafood?s popularity.
Bar areas present opportunities to create second menus.
2005 Executive of the Year: Sally Smith.
Operators share strategies that improve guest satisfaction.
Ten-Minute Manager on ... Employee Benefits.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

October 15, 2005

Deep-frying attracts interest from guests and operators alike.
Noncommercial operations discover fresh ways to attract customers.
A retail mindset is transforming the business-and-industry segment.
Grocer Whole Foods sees in-store restaurants as its next step.
Ten-Minute Manager on ... New Menu Rollouts.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

November 1, 2005

There?s always an appetite for better pizza crusts and toppings.
R&I?s annual exclusive ranking of the largest multiconcept operators.
Six very different but delicious short-rib preparations.
Small-batch craft beers are drawing support.
Ten-Minute Manager on ... Cultivating Repeat Guests.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

November 15, 2005

From campus to catering, soup stars. Ideas for a better bowl.
R&I ?s exclusive New American Diner Study.
Syrahs, cabernets and malbecs gain consumer interest.
The latest in college-foodservice renovations.
Portable carts and space-efficient kiosks.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

December 2005

Chefs reimagine the classic club sandwich.
R&I interviews 10 top chefs to watch in 2006.
Pay attention: what?s the right salary for a great chef?
The complexities of staffing during the busy winter holidays.
Chefs across the industry share recipes for signature dishes.
And more?view the Table of Contents.

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