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    A rundown of the sights, sounds, and eats at the 2013 NRA Show.
    The best restaurant stories of the past year.

    One of the first things I would suggest someone in the restaurant business do is ready, aim, fire. You absolutely have to know where you want to go before you begin anything. People often make the mistake of starting out without a specific plan of what they’d like to accomplish by the end of the day. Then they feel guilty that they haven’t accomplished everything they wanted.

    How did you set out to create an industry icon?

    One on One with Jim Skinner

    Since taking over the burger giant, which now has 32,000 restaurants worldwide, CEO Jim Skinner has restructured McDonald’s, redesigned the restaurants, and revolutionized the menu.

    2010 Chef Survey

    While the old adage says there’s nothing new under the sun, the new decade brings fresh takes on traditional menu items while ethnic, vegan, and local ingredients make farther inroads into the quic

    Site Selection

    There’s a treasure trove of information located in the existing location via the customers. The key to successfully finding your next site is mimicking the success you have in your first site. You want to look at the customer base in general—who the customer is and who the customer isn’t. Sometimes finding out who the customer isn’t is almost as important as knowing who the customer is.