Increase in same-store sales helps buoy the Restaurant Performance Index.
Tavistock Restaurants' co-founder joins the Mexican-themed restaurant chain.
From the 2015 Performance in Tabletop Awards to the feature on cook-chill to the facility design project of the month (64 Degrees at the University of California San Diego) and countless other articles, examples of collaboration are plentiful in this issue.Read more...
So what is really innovation in foodservice?Read more...
The NRA says January was a good month. Restaurant wages are heading up. Family dining chains are coming on strong. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week In Foodservice.Read more...
One of the younger members of the industry and yet already a veteran, Eric Norman decided to go the foodservice consultant route at the young age of 22, joining his father Ed Norman’s full-time at the family consulting business. Now as vice president of the firm Norman oversees a plethora of projects both locally and nationally, including many K-12 school foodservice jobs. Eric is an active member of FCSI, including having earned his FCSI professional designation and leading the next generation of consultants through the Association’s ICON group for emerging professionals. He has also contributed opinion articles and blog posts to FE&S in the past.
Eric Norman: The people. I have met and had the chance to work with so many amazing people, many of whom I believe will be lifelong friends.
Eric Norman: I would definitely encourage my son to work in this business. My father encouraged me and became my mentor and I will definitely do the same with my son.
Eric Norman: My father. He brought me into this business as an intern right out of high school and through college. I then started full time with the firm right after college and he has been my teacher and mentor ever since.
Eric Norman: I get the greatest sense of accomplishment from seeing a project go from conception through to successful completion. This process can take years in some instances so the payoff can take a while but it is very gratifying to see the results of all the hard work put in by the project team.
Eric Norman: The best advice I ever received was to actively meet and socialize with people and build a solid network. This advice has afforded me the opportunity to meet some amazing people and listen and learn from these individuals which has only helped me in my career.