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Restaurant Strategy: 4 Tips for Winning in Today’s Marketplace
From The Buxton Co

Once upon a time, defining a restaurant strategy was a fairly straight forward process. Competition was clearly defined. Distribution channels were limited to in-person dining and perhaps some catering. Consumers spent a growing portion ...

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MARINATE
Catering company announces first brick-and-mortar in Hollywood, CA

Edited by Michael Blahy

After a failed business turned into a successful catering company, two knuckleheads take one more stab at a storefront.
With a successful catering company spanning from downtown Los Angeles, all the way to the Westside, partners Mat Yuriditsky and Scot Rogers make a second attempt at brick-and-mortar store.

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Bumper Carts
by Michael Blahy

In December 2012, Barbara Rieger and Ruth Kurka were shopping at a Giant Eagle grocery store in Brook Park Ohio. Ruth Kurka was using a motorized cart, and while driving by the bakery counter, she collided with Barbara Rieger’s push cart which knocked her ...

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Prioritizing Retail Recruitment Strategies

Retail recruitment requires a multi‑faceted strategy so that when the economic development team approaches a targeted retailer, they’ve done their homework. The team needs to understand the company, its culture, and its expansion goals, and to report with confidence how . . . 

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MOD Pizza
Sets Aggressive Growth Plan

In mid-2016, MOD Pizza announced it had achieved a planned funding infusion intended to buffet the company’s growth plans leading into 2017. At that time, the company operated ...

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Exculpatory Clause Declawed

A tenant sued its landlord for not having adequate parking. The landlord’s attempt to limit its liability failed.

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3 Steps for Success in Moving Healthcare Services to Retail Centers

Healthcare providers have been gradually moving into retail centers for a number of years now, but the trend has finally gained . . .

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LIDS
It’s Regarded as The Destination for Hats

The company playfully implores customers, “No matter where you’re at, wear a hat.” By serving the needs of a broad market base, encompassing everyone from core sports fans and fashion-conscious, trend-savvy teens to customers ranging in age from their 20s on up through retirement age, LIDS has become ...

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Locating Adult‑Oriented Businesses

Cities throughout the world have had the ability to dictate how land within their boundaries are used. Further as circumstances require, additional restrictions are imposed on certain businesses for the protection of ...

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Thinking Beyond Residents: Defining Your Community’s True Consumer Base

No matter what your industry, defining who your customers are and how many of them there are is a critical process in planning for your next move. Without that crucial information, you end up ...

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Chipotle
A Consistent Fast Casual Segment Leader

Denver, CO based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has consistently ranked among the restaurant industries’ best performing companies. When it was founded in 1993, the goal was to provide tacqueria-inspired, affordably priced menu items, of a quality on par with fine dining, but delivered ...

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A Matter of “Degree of Foreseeability”

The public has an expectation of safety and security when visiting a shopping center, but what level of care does a shopping center have a duty to provide?

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Where Should You Grow? Identifying Healthcare Market Opportunity

Opening new healthcare facilities isn’t the same process that it used to be. The old “If you build it, they will come” mantra is no longer a guarantee, which means providers need to take a hard look at ...

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CHARLOTTE RUSSE
Represents Savvy Retailing

Those familiar with formerly popular confections will recognize Charlotte Russe as a dessert invented by a noted French chef in the late 1700s, who named it in honor of his Russian employer, Czar Alexander I. It consists of a rather elegant ...

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Misrepresentation "Negotiation Skill"

The “negotiation skill” of a salary plus commission employee landed a California leasing agency in court.

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