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Plan: 1. Quit Job, 2. Win Lottery

Then he popped into the Wolf Den Restaurant and felt an urge to use the four quarters in his pocket to buy a Lotto ticket.


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Niche Restaurants: Mac & Cheese

Homeroom specializes in macaroni and cheese made with artisanal cheeses from local cheesemakers, but we’re much more than a mac and cheese shop.



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Small By Choice

The couple wanted to start a business that reflected their values: a neighborhood shop that purchases top-quality ingredients directly from farmers, makes every pizza by hand and serves great food at affordable prices.


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Menu Mind Tricks

NY Mag: “In his new book, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It), author William Poundstone dissects the marketing tricks built into menus—for example, how something as simple as typography can drive you toward or away from that $39 steak.”


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Trends: Hooters-Style Dining

Twin Peaks is part of a booming niche in the beleaguered restaurant industry known as “breastaurants,” or sports bars that feature scantily clad waitresses.


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McWeddings?

Sure, McDonald’s move doesn’t have immediate implications for hotels; initially, McWeddings will most likely lure couples who considered restaurant weddings.


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Online Reviews are Crucial to Restaurants

It is something every restaurateur and hotel owner knows: good reviews boost takings while terrible ones can close you down.


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Menus of the Future

The two co-founders — who founded the BJ’s Restaurant chain — plan to place 100 iPads in each restaurant.


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Biz Ideas: Allergen-Free Dining

Placing allergies at the forefront of their business, however, is French restaurant Mon Histoire dans l’assiette, whose menu is entirely free of 11 of the most common allergens, ensuring that most people with a food intolerance of some kind can still have their pick of the restaurant’s selection.


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