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Quick Service is Data Driven

There’s a massive change underway as best practices from retail and e-commerce find their way into the restaurant industry. These industries were the first to harness data in pursuit of

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Annual Gallup poll shows Americans retain positive view of restaurants

Americans continue to view restaurants in a positive light, according to a Gallup survey released last week. The restaurant industry was again found to be one of the most highly regarded business sectors in America – a position the industry has held since Gallup started its annual poll of consumer perception of industries in 2001.

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Keep business moving in the Skagit Valley

The WRA extends its best wishes to everyone involved in last night’s collapse of the Skagit River Bridge on I-5. Along with everyone else, the WRA is relieved that no

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Distributor claims in article “Looks like liquor prices to go up, over fees from Initiative 1183” have it wrong

In the Seattle Times article “Looks like liquor prices to go up, over fees from Initiative 1183,” a beer and wine distributor was referenced to saying “Although Click and other

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Restaurants Added 24,500 Jobs in December; Fifth Consecutive Solid Gain

Restaurants continued to post robust job growth in December, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Restaurants predicted to have strong quarter

Although the last quarter of the year is usually good for restaurant sales, the dark cloud of a fragile economy has many restaurateurs cautiously optimistic. Fortunately, industry analysts project the historical trend of strong 4th quarter to continue in 2010.

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Menu prices up 1.4% nationally

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest figures revealing an average menu price increase of 1.4% nationally for the 12 months ending October 2010.