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Publisher’s insight ....................................... 4 Chef Profile: Yani Sanchez....................... Page 6 Diner x.................................................. Page 8 national news...................................... page 20 Spotlight on Chicagoland gourmet bakery cafe operations....................... page 13, 22, 26, 30 , 40 people selling the industry................... page 27 travel: michigan................................... page 28 around chicago: Omango........................ page 32 Chef Profile: cameron grant.................. Page 37 directory....................................................41 classifieds..................................................44

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From the Chef ’s Table: the 35th Annual Restauranteurs for Education fundraiser benefited the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, whose mission is to build the hospitality workforce through career exploration, development programs, and student scholarships. Above are: Sam Toia, President of the Illinois Restaurant Association; George Loukas, The Cubby Bear; Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board; Everett Rand, Midway Wholesalers and previous Chairman of the IRA; and Johnny Colletti, Gibsons Restaurant Group and Chairman of the IRA. The event was held in Chicago’s historic Union Station, 500 W. Jackson. Event sponsors included: Corporate Sponsors US Foods Sysco Heartland Payment Systems Reinhart Foodservice Pepsi Edward Don Gordon Food Service Farmers Insurance Coca-Cola Connoisseur Sponsors American Express Little Miss Muffin Mahoney Environmental Texas de Brazil Turano Baking Company US Foods Patron Sponsors Blackman Kallick & Plante Moran Choose Chicago Connie’s Pizza Cubby Bear

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Time for Change? Consider these New Years Resolutions A new year is upon us again. Here are a few resolutions you might consider for 2013: n Set aside at least 15 minutes of quality time for yourself every day. n Exercise at least three times a week for 30 minutes at a time. n Learn from your prior stressful experiences and improve your stressbeating skills. n Establish a personal journal to record positive events, quotes, and experiences. n Take time to listen to good music. n Read a good book, every month if possible. n Laugh more, and try to see the funny side of life. n Find a realistic balance between work and pleasure. n Celebrate every day.

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When you give orders, remember that you’re more likely to get results with a positive turn of phrase. A negative approach may cause resentment, and work won’t get done. For example: Negative: “If you can’t get the project done on time, our entire schedule will be thrown off.” Positive: “We can stay on schedule if you’re able to finish the project on time.” Negative: “Don’t get lost on your way to the meeting.” Positive: “Follow these directions to the meeting site carefully so we can begin on time.” (Pamela S. Beeson and Patricia A. Williams, Technical Writing for Business and Industry, Scott Foresman & C0., Glenview, IL)

Performance Food Group Acquires Fox River Foods

Performance Food Group, Inc. (PFG) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fox River Foods, Inc., an independently owned broadline foodservice distribution company serving customers in seven states throughout the Upper Midwest. “The addition of Fox River Foods will significantly strengthen our position in the region and in several key metropolitan areas, particularly Chicago,” said George Holm, PFG President and CEO. “This acquisition supports our strategic growth plans and will offer added value to existing Performance Foodservice and Fox River Foods customers.” Fox River Foods began operations in 1956 and currently serves more than 7,000 customers in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri and Minnesota. Its customers range from fine dining establishments to family restaurants, schools, health care facilities, child care centers, hotels and concessionaires. “ Fox River Foods is based in Montgomery, Ill., where recent warehouse expansions there increased its storage capacity to 326,000 square feet, including dry, refrigerated and frozen storage areas.

Publisher’s Insight Jim Contis

It may be 2013, but there are cracks in ages-old customer service popping up in the damndest places. A recent call to find a lost package got me this: “When did you send it?” That, and then a wait while the person checked, and returned with no answer. My package was lost. When a customer is already on the line, don’t you dare tell us “you can check online.” No, I can’t. I’m here... and waiting. The correct response is, “I’ll be glad to help you. May I have the date of your order?” When a customer is angry, upset or unhappy, it is vital to put the situation back on track properly. Train your staff to use empathy and good eye contact, a sincere voice and a courteous preface to everything they say. It might be fine for a local dive to allow a cashier to ask, “Is that it?” But to any quality business, a top-flight cashier will smile, greet the customer, ask if they’ve found everything and if not, call up someone to help. A recent trip to a local butcher ended with, “Enjoy this weather!” I turned and thanked them. If you can’t know every customer’s name, greet them like you do.

A list of customer pet peeves:

Staying at home waiting for a delivery that shows up late or never arrives. 2. Wrong information. 3. Waiting in a long checkout line when there should be more of them open. 4. A checkout person chatting to other workers, on a cellphone or texting when you are there. 5. Apathy from the personnel. 6. A wrong price. 7. Feeling patronized by a cocky worker. 8. Finding the sale item out of stock. 9. Asking for information from a sales rep who doesn’t know, doesn’t care or hands it off to someone and vanishes. 10. Cashier is snacking, sipping or gum-smacking. Remember that all complaints are requests for service. People only complain when they want your business. Remind your staff and remind them often: Customers are what all of us want to serve and we are all customers. Treat customers as you’d like to be treated and you improve something for everybody. The next time I’m told to “hold on...” I’ll hang up for good. Impress upon staff that appearance is crucial. Attitude and appearance go hand-in-hand. If the job is dirty, act twice the gentleman. Now there’s an old term: Gentleman. It shows class: Use it and become one. Terminology: Many women hate the term “Ma’am.” Whenever possible, use it correctly: “Madam” or “Miss.” There is a million dollars difference between “Hey, you” and “Pardon me, Miss.” The wait for an order at Portillo’s (8832 West Dempster Street, Niles) might have customers stacked and impatient, but suddenly, a friendly face across the counter begins to quip, pun and perform small feats of magic... customer magic. The jokes are relentless, and the fun is fast-paced, silly and sweet. In an era of faster-is-better, a bit of showmanship and a bit of a nudge to acknowledge that waiting is sometimes uncomfortable makes this location, and one stellar worker, noteworthy. Kudos to you, Ron Jadcznski; you’re at the top end of the curve. –Jim Contis

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Spotlight on Chicagoland Gourmet Bakery Café Operations

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Chef Profile NAME: Yanitzin “Yani” Sanchez RESTAURANT: Cine PHONE: 630.590.5655 ADDRESS: 29 E. First Street Hinsdale, IL 60521 BIRTHPLACE: Toluca, Mexico CURRENT POSITION: Executive Chef FAVORITE FOOD: Indian AWARDS/HONORS: Michelin 2 Star FIRST FOODSERVICE JOB: Ritz Carlton Paris MEMORABLE CUSTOMERS: Damian Alcazar, famous Mexican actor WORST PART OF JOB: The worst part of the job is being in the kitchen all the time, but that is also my favorite part, so it really isn’t the worst! MOST HUMOROUS KITCHEN MISHAP: Things can go wrong in a kitchen at the drop of a hat. It’s how you deal with it that really matters! PART OF JOB THAT GIVES MOST PLEASURE: I love the creation aspect of the industry- the idea that you can be so technical from start to finish and create a culinary masterpiece. IF YOU COULDN’T BE A CHEF, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY: I am really dedicated to meditation and Buddhist practices. If I could meditate all day, I would! BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: The best advice I have ever received was to recognize the construction of the dish. It is the most important part and can affect the way it is perceived. FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Anywhere by the beach! I love the beaches of Mexico, but if I can be by the water, I am happy.

A reputation is what we gain when we’re too busy being ourselves. –JC

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6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Chicago, IL 60634 Eli’s Cheesecake was the dream of Chicago restaurateur Eli Schulman. Over his almost 50-year career, he developed a reputation for serving up great food, providing outstanding service and making every customer feel important. Eli’s first venture in the restaurant business began in 1940 with the popular Chicago coffee shop Eli’s Ogden Huddle, later followed by Eli’s Stage Delicatessen. In 1966 he opened Eli’s the Place for Steak, a celebrity hangout for the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. Working in his restaurant’s kitchen in the 1970’s, Eli created a cheesecake so rich and creamy that his customers proclaimed it “Chicago’s finest.” In 1980, Eli’s Cheesecake made its public debut at the Taste of Chicago (America’s largest food festival) and it was a hit! Since then, it has grown from a local favorite to one of the country’s largest specialty cheesecake bakeries. Eli’s desserts are now enjoyed throughout the world and their Original Plain Cheesecake was served at President Obama’s Inaugural Commander-in-Chief’s Ball in 2009. Although The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, still a family-owned business, has grown a lot since 1980, they still take their time to create the highest quality desserts by slow baking in small batches, and allowing the finest ingredients to develop to their optimum flavors – the key to achieving Eli’s unique taste and texture. Eli’s uses the best ingredients like pure Madagascar vanilla, cultured cream cheese and sour cream, fresh Michigan apples (never frozen or processed), fine chocolates, real key lime juice and more. Eli’s desserts are certified kosher and are decorated by hand. It is their mission to support local farmers, vendors and small businesses whenever possible.

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New York State Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office is heading up relief efforts in New York for those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and are in need of food and beverage products as well as cleaning supplies. The governor has named Secretary of State Cesar Perales as the state’s Coordinator of Corporate Contributions, who will oversee and facilitate donations from private organizations. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has been asked to play a role in coordinating CPG donations for families affected by the hurricane. Organizations interested in providing donations are urged to visit the governor’s website at http:// w w w .gov ern or.n y .gov / sandycompanydonations. If your company has -- or will -- make donations to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, please notify GMA by contacting GMA’s Vice President of Industry Affairs and Collaboration Elise Fennig at efennig@gmaonline.org.

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BAKER HILL PANCAKE HOUSE 1279 Dundee ELGIN, IL 847-888-8119. Celebrating their 18th anniversary. Great place for breakfast. If you choose a skillet or omelet you can have an order of pancakes instead of toast. I like the Fox River skillet; hash browns, ham, onions, mushrooms, peppers and cheese topped with two eggs. BO-BO’S DINER 280 Hawthorne Village VERNON HILLS, IL 847-680-8900. Good food and a great value. Create your own combo sampler. Start off with the homemade Italian Beef sandwich with gravy, the BBQ skirt steak sandwich with grilled onions and an order of their famous BBQ ribs which are customer top rated. CENTRAL CONTINENTAL BAKERY 101 S. Main MT. PROSPECT, IL 847-870-9500. Danger! There are so many good things to eat in here. They have old fashioned double chocolate donuts, amazing pecan coffee cake, sweet rolls, cookies, pies and the biggest apple turnover I’ve ever seen. If you order a dipla they top it off with a little love. DUNKIN DONUTS 2120 Miner St. DES PLAINES, IL 847-8274278. The staff here is so nice and friendly. My day starts with a cup of nice hot Dunkin Donuts coffee. DD is my No# 1 favorite coffee. I prefer getting my cup of coffee from the shop instead of making it myself. G T GISH & OYSTER 531 N. Wells CHICAGO, IL 312-329-3501. New brunch menu available Sat. & Sun. from 10:00am until 2:30 pm under the direction of Chef/Partner Giuseppe Tentori. For the seafood lover they have biscuits & lobster gravy, lobster potato hash, crab Benedict and shrimp and grits. KALINOWSKI EUROPEAN BAKERY & DELI 901 E. Rand Rd. MT. PROSPECT, IL 847-255-5751. This place has an old world feel to it. They offer a huge variety of homemade sausages, deli meats, specialty groceries and pastries. The selection of cakes will definitely get your attention. Pick up some of the prepared food dishes too. SOMETHING SWEET 891 Main St. ANTIOCH, IL 847-838-9350. Cute candy and ice cream shop, offering homemade fudge and chocolates. I tried some of their chocolate peppermint crunch bark which was absolutely delicious and picked up an assortment of salt water taffy. TAPAS BARCELONA 1615 Chicago Ave, EVANSTON, IL 847866-9900. Extensive wine list & menu. Start off with a glass of sangria. For your entrée, choose a variety of items for sharing. My choices included the baked bacon wrapped dates, grilled sirloin with roasted potatoes, tomato basil pizza, and the grilled chicken breast with leeks. WINGSTOP 47 W. Division CHICAGO, IL 312-465-2369. Fast food. Boneless and classic wings are the specialty of the house and there are so many flavors to choose from I like how you can mix & match the flavors. I usually get the lemon pepper and Louisiana rub wings. ZOBA THE NOODLE BAR 1565 Sherman EVANSTON, IL 847328-9622. Known for their homemade noodles. Start off with an order of cucumber salad and chicken egg rolls. For an entrée spice it up with an order of spicy basil calamari and the Thai spicy noodle. Great for take out!

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Simplify Writing and Design to Hold Marginal Readers

Why You Should Treat 1 Million People the Same As 1 Person By Richard Branson It’s incredible that more than one million of you have got involved and started following me within the past six weeks. While it’s difficult to comprehend such a huge number as one million, the same can be said when thinking about customers in your business. When you start a small company, it may be hard to imagine getting to a few hundred customers, let alone millions. The key is to think about customers as individuals and to treat them that way, rather than just looking at a mass of statistics.

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It is important to get feedback from individuals so you stay in the loop and can pick up new suggestions and nip potential problems in the bud. This week I have spoken to customers while on a Virgin Atlantic flight and in a Virgin Active gym to get firsthand feedback on how we are doing and what we can improve on. Hearing on-the-spot opinions can give you a real insight into what is going on, both positive and negative. Also, if you are anything like yours truly then you will know the

delight of meeting new people. While it is great to talk to large crowds, you can’t beat the intimacy of one-to-one conversations. There are many similarities on social media. Although it is impossible to reply to everybody all of the time (though I try to reply to as many of you as possible!), I make sure I look at your comments and learn how we can improve. There are great ideas being shared on LinkedIn every day, so have a look at what other people are saying to pick up some fresh inspiration.

When you post your own ideas, it is worth imagining that you are speaking to one person, not broadcasting to the whole world wide web. Try to talk to the online world in the same way as you would your friends in the office or down the pub. Everyone loves a personal touch, whether it is going the extra mile to help somebody, or simply saying thank you. One other thing: apparently the only continent none of you are from is Antarctica. Having travelled there earlier this year, I can thoroughly recommend visiting to anyone who gets the chance. And if you do, remember to log on while you’re over there!

No matter how fine your prose, you’ve failed as a communicator if your letter, email or ad isn’t read or understood. The fact is that millions of Americans read at a fifth- to ninth-grade level; if you want these people to absorb anything from your message, you can’t put obstacles in their path. Here are some tips for writing to marginal readers: n Present information in the logical order. Put the purpose of the message first. Don’t sidle into the story with a smooth but irrelevant introduction- skip the literary quotation or the historical reference. Insert unessential material in a sidebar, which the reader can look at later. n Use the active voice. The more directly you address readers, the better chance you’ll have of gaining their attention. “Actions have been identified which may help concerned parents prevent their adolescent children from acquiring certain contagious diseases” is not going to work as well as “What can you do to keep your teenager safe from AIDS?” Simplify sentences. Avoid complex syntax and difficult vocabulary. n Break up over-long sentences; use bullets and subheadings to lead readers through the text. n Use a large (12 point for best results), serif typeface; limit line length to 40 picas; put in plenty of white space; and be sparing with italics. Simple illustrations or photos help, but stay away from hard-to-interpret charts and graphs. n Always keep your audience’s reading level in mind. If you’re not sure what that level is, do a survey and find out.

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Sell Your Way to Success in Any Career

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In times of transition, the auctioneer is a valued friend. –CM

Momentum Machines has created a robot that makes burgers, and the San Francisco company aims to open a quickservice eatery where all the food preparation is automated. The machine can turn out up to 360 customized burgers per hour, doing everything from grinding the meat to bagging the order, the company said. You won’t get much customer service in a place like this, but at least it’ll be fast.

Every career calls for a degree of sales skill. Whether you’re selling products to customers or ideas to your boss, remember these tips: n Know your “customers.” Get into the mind of your buyer—what does he or she really want? n Solve their problems. Match whatever you have to contribute to your buyer’s biggest problems and show you can solve them. n Stay close. Customers buy on their schedule, not yours. Your best bet is to contact them frequently (without getting annoying) so they learn to think of you when they have a problem you can help them solve.

– Adapted from Business Insider

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Ba Le Sandwich and Bakery 5014 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60640 Ba Le is a fusion of generations, cultures, and cuisines. Their objective is to provide contemporary Vietnamese fare made from scratch for those who crave a piece of home, as well as those who want a taste of Vietnamese culture and history. Founder, Le Vo opened a Ba Le bakery in San Jose, California in 1982, but found the rapid growing Vietnamese community housed a lot of competitors, which drove Vo to the opening of Ba Le in Chicago in 1988 and now serves as the headquarters of Ba Le products. Today, Vo’s daughter has taken it upon herself to honor the traditional methods of preparing Vietnamese food by supplying her guests with fresh, authentic, handmade food that her father taught her how to make at Ba Le Bakery in Chicago, Illinois. In April of 2010, she remodeled and moved into what used to be a Thai grocery store. With a larger kitchen and more counter space, she has been able to incorporate her education at the French Pastry School in downtown Chicago by offering mousse cakes, gourmet chocolates, financiers, and handcrafted desserts in exotic flavors. Ba Le Bakery is now a delicate mix of old and new, sweet and savory, and Vietnamese and French.

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Quickservice restaurants are likely to boost their egg offerings in 2013, driven by the growing popularity of breakfast, according to the American Egg Board and NPD Group. Eateries are expected to put more fried-egg offerings on the menu, as well as internationally-inspired egg dishes such as Taco Bell’s Grande Skillet Burrito and the Santa Fe Sandwich from Bruegger’s Bagels.

Savage Bros. Co. introduces The Carousel Cream Center Extruder & Cutter. This machine extrudes and cuts creams, ganache, fudges, marzipan, truffles, cookie dough, and more. This allows increased productivity of operators by more than 300% over any hand method of forming centers. Make round, oblong, egg shape, diamond, square, or heart shapes using interchangeable nozzles. It maintains uniformity of weight and shape better than any other extruder on the market. It also feature independent adjustable rates for extrusion and for cutting – repeatable sizes at the rate you want, and can cut 20-25 lbs. per hour. www.savagebros.com

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Michelin Guide - Chicago’s Best Restaurants

Alinea, which achieved Michelin’s three-star distinction in 2012, maintained top honors this year. Three Michelin stars is considered the ultimate international recognition in the culinary world; only one hundred restaurants in the world currently have this distinction. This year’s guide, however, sees all-new names in the highly revered two-star selections. L2O and graham elliot were promoted from one to two stars. This year also saw plenty of changes in the one-star selections. Three restaurants—Acadia, Goosefoot, and Mexique—earned their first one Michelin star distinctions, a significant culinary accomplishment. After a one-year absence, Sixteen returned to the one-star category. All in all, there are 16 Chicago establishments in this category for 2013. The inclusion in the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013 is an acknowledgment of culinary excellence and quality. A total of 433 restaurants are included in the selection, which spans Chicago’s downtown neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. Michelin inspectors embraced a total of 44 different cuisines this year, reflecting the tremendous diversity found across the region. The release of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013 comes one week after Michelin announced that 64 restaurants earned the distinction of Bib Gourmand. These Bib Gourmand establishments offer two courses plus a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (excluding tax and gratuity) and are known as the Michelin inspectors’ favorites for good value. Starred restaurants and Bib Gourmands are only two of the categories within the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013. Others include the popular “Under $25” category. There are also symbols for restaurants that serve brunch and those that stay open for late dining. In addition, restaurants with notable wine, sake and cocktail lists feature symbols for easy reference. New for all MICHELIN Guide 2013 editions are two new symbols for highlighting notable beer lists and one for indicating restaurants with a dim sum offering. Chicago is one of three cities in the U.S. where Michelin publishes an annual guide. Both the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2013 and the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2013 went on sale in November. For more information on the inspectors and the guide go to www.michelinguide.com

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Tastykake maker Flowers Foods is said to be a likely bidder for the assets of Hostess Brands. Though Flowers, the nation’s second-largest baker behind Grupo Bimbo, has not publicly announced interest in Hostess, it has renegotiated its lending terms to free up cash for a potential purchase. – Adapted from The Wall Street Journal

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A guide to saving your corporate neck

Stop Business Crises Before They Create Havoc By John Graham “During the Great Recession, more Americans have become entrepreneurs than at any time in the past 15 years,” states the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. Even with the nation’s economy in a persistent slump, more individuals opted for business ownership. As history tells us, many of these fledgling enterprises will fail. Yet, even taking the step to “go out on your own” is an act of incredible optimism, particularly since others often talk about “going into business” but never act. It shouldn’t be surprising that any talk about a downside is intolerable to the entrepreneurial spirit. Optimism trumps all challenges, including recessions. While a positive attitude is essential in business, ignoring the downside can spell trouble and even worse –– and the best way to avoid crises is to head them off before they take their toll. In 2011, the Massachusetts-based 54-store retailer, iParty, was more than ready, having rented extra space in malls. Then came a major storm that wrecked sales. Having gone through this devastating experience, it was somewhat surprising that the retailer was not better prepared for Halloween 2012 when hurricane Sandy wiped out sales. Although management evidently considered buying business interruption insurance, it dropped the idea due to the cost, as reported by The Boston Business Journal. CEO Sal Perisano said they “hoped lightning would not strike twice.” The company’s future remains in question. One of the best ways to think about the unthinkable is to ask “what if” questions. Here are a few worth considering. n What if we outlive our value? It can and does happen. Even though we see it in other enterprises, we have great difficulty in recognizing it in ourselves. While a “nothing can stop us” attitude is both commendable and useful, it’s easy for companies to blind themselves to a creeping loss of relevance. It’s prudent that every business ask, “What should we do to make sure we never outlive our value?” n What if we drag our feet with technology? It seems as if the vast majority of small- to medium-sized businesses are close to clueless about their customers. They act as if customer data is unrelated to their success, let alone their continued existence. What these businesses don’t “get” is that customers know when they are being ignored and taken for granted. n What if a new competitor moves in on us? Staying on the offensive is critical, but having a defensive strategy is equally important. Getting caught off guard can lead to negative consequences. n What if we lose a major supplier? Nothing is forever, so make sure your options are always lined up. n What if we don’t know what we don’t know? Businesses are often “closed systems,” more akin to “solitary confinement” than they are to classrooms. Employees know the topics that are “off limits” to open discussion, while “impenetrable walls” guard against the threat of fresh ideas. n What if a key person leaves? Count on it because it always happens. But that actually may be the person who specializes in maintaining the status quo, who impedes change, who makes it difficult for the business to make the right moves.When the indispensable person makes an exit, the door of opportunity opens wide. n What if our market changes? Acknowledging change isn’t easy. GM did it for decades and Research in Motion had to hit the ropes before admitting they were faced with a life threatening problem. n What if we have a serious problem that impacts our customers? Plan on it. It will occur. That’s why having a plan ready is absolutely necessary. And, by the way, denial is not a plan, neither is trying to put a “spin” on it or hiding from the media –– “no comment” doesn’t make the cut. Tell the truth. It’s the stuff of which trust is made. n What if marketing and sales don’t get along? In a recent Corporate Visions survey, two-thirds of the responding companies “struggle” with collaborative efforts between marketing and sales.

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One solution for overcoming this pervasive problem may be marketing automation technologies that allow flexible, response-appropriate actions based on where the customer is at the moment so data flows seamlessly from marketing to sales and vice versa. n What if your largest customer leaves? It may be closing its doors, being sold or moving to a new vendor. Whatever the cause, it can instantly raise doubts among employees who fear for their jobs. The effects often extend to customers and other business relationships. Ask the serious question: What steps should we be taking to mitigate the effects of losing a large customer? n What if we drop the ball or mess up a customer’s order? An excuse is the last thing a customer wants to hear when this happens. Make clear what we’ll do to assure customer satisfaction. n What if we get a negative online business review? It can happen and the smartphone is driving it. Consumers can “do it now” before anger cools. If you have good reviews, a poor review should not be a problem. Customers are suspicious of 100% great reviews. One negative is understandable since you can’t please every customer every time. The key is to monitor sites regularly so there are no surprises. While every business is faced with overcoming challenges, avoiding unnecessary damage is more than worth the effort to think about the unthinkable. Ironically, focusing on the “what if” questions may be the path to getting over the hurdles and reaching your company’s objective. John R. Graham of GrahamComm is a marketing and sales consultant and business writer. He publishes a monthly eNewsletter, “No Nonsense Marketing & Sales.” Contact him at johnrg31@ me.com, 617-774-9759 or johnrgraham.com

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Professional Manners

Online Affairs Rise Jenny McCarthey wrote in SPLASH: during an interview with an attourney, sixty percent of his divorces involved Facebook. He said he even used his clients’ private messages as evidence. The quick ability to click and chat make it a top temptation.

Bollingbrook, Illinois based Zepole Restaurant Supply recently unveiled its new look for their fleet of trucks. The sleek new graphics look like they designed by a fashion expert and portray their commitment to the ever evolving expertise and experience they work so hard to deliver their customers. The firm is celebrating its 32nd year, and began when Nicholas Thiakos, Sr. began delivering paper products from the trunk of his car. Today, in addition to their fleet of trucks and product sales specialists, they have a large, fully stocked wholesale cash and carry outlet located along I 55 just North of the Route 83 exit.

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When you disagree with a colleague, remember that one of the most constructive ways to handle disagreement is to try to agree. Encourage others to explain their opinions. Ask questions that will help you understand their point of view. If you still don’t agree, try asking if there’s any more information available that might help you change your mind. People won’t be offended by your disagreement as long as you’re open-minded and considerate of their feelings. –The Roadrunner, Nebraska Department of Roads

CARLUCCI ANNOUNCES NEW CHEF AND MENU

Carlucci is pleased to announce the arrival of award-winning Executive Chef, Jonathan Harootunian, who comes to Carlucci with over thirty years of experience, four of which have been with Carlucci Hospitality Group as a consulting chef. Most recently, Harootunian was Executive Chef at Menecat in Western Springs and previously held the position of Executive Chef at Michelin-starred eatery, Courtright’s in Willow Springs, which during his tenure received an astounding four stars from both Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. Throughout his career, Harootunian has been a part of Meritage Café, and Vivere Restaurant which were both awarded three stars during his time at each. After having completed stints in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Napa Valley, Chef Harootunian joins Carlucci with an abundance of knowledge ranging from meal preparation to presentation and plans to immerse his guests’ senses through his menus. Much of Harootunian’s time has already been dedicated to adding seasonal creations to the menu, and will continue to change items every few months with the changing of the seasons. While acknowledging what his guests desire, he has also added his own flair to many withstanding dishes by preparing them in a new “fun, rustic, and engaging” manner.  According to Harootunian, “I look forward to creating seasonal dishes that will appeal to all of our guests, while also intriguing their senses to perhaps step outside of the box and try something they may have not normally tried.”

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Etiquette is one of the most powerful forms of communication between people. Etiquette expert Christine Nolan-Taylor shares these pet peeves that can hurt you: Failure to perform introductions. Always introduce visitors to members of the group. Failure to rise and offer a hand when being introduced. Inconsistency in addressing colleagues of equal rank. For example, referring to a male client as “Mr. Smith” and a female client of the same rank as “Chrissie.” Failure to respond to a business letter. As a rule, a reply should be received within 4 days if the matter is important, and within 2 weeks at the outside if less vital. Inappropriate attire. For example, failure to put on your jacket for a meeting with your supervisor or when greeting visitors. Rudeness in business meetings, such as lateness, not sticking to the meeting’s agenda, and drinking a soft drink directly from the can (pour it into a glass). Failure to identify yourself when you answer the phone. Don’t force the caller to guess your name. Failure to return calls promptly. Call back the same day, if possible, or early the following day. Interrupting a phone call for another conversation. The person you’re speaking with first should take precedence, especially if you have call waiting. Using a speakerphone unnecessarily. This is an invasion of privacy, since the outside party doesn’t know who might be in the room and able to listen. Failure to unlock your guest’s car door before your own. Even if your car has power locks, a considerate guest will unlock your door for you. Failure to hold a door first. Failure to write a thank-you note for a luncheon, gifts, etc. If you’re unsure of whether a thankyou is required, send one anyway. Unawareness of etiquette in a foreign culture. Knowing the local customs is your responsibility. Criticizing others in public. If you absolutely must chastise an associate, do so in private to keep embarrassment to a minimum.

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Online Orders Growth Boom

Online ordering in all types of hospitality venues is credited as the number one growth vehicle to increasing sales. A recent Cornell University study conducted by Professor Sheryl E. Kimes, with the research support of Nation’s Restaurant News, confirmed that nearly half of US consumers have ordered food online. Research results show that consumers like the convenience and the control of the ordering process. Online food ordering is a feature that restaurateurs can offer directly from their own websites or Social Media Networks. Websites to look for should offer: • Easily accessible and easy to use • Encourages repeat customers • Increases the size and frequency of individual orders • Expands your business without additional overhead • Keeps your staff off of the phones and taking care of dine-in customers • Free setup and installation • 24/7 Free Support • No long term contract • Zero percent over interchange • Unlimited menu changes • Get paid instantly by bank deposit – Menu1 (Their ad appears on page 47)

PLAN YOUR 2013 ADVERTISING! Call Food Industry News. Talk to us for ad guidance; we can help: 847-699-3300 Nick J. Nicholas, age 83, Executive Vice President of sales for The Alpha Baking Company, passed away suddenly on December 9th 2012. Nick was a fixture in the Chicago baking industry for 57 years. As co-founder of Alpha Baking Company, Nick felt privileged to work with the outstanding people at Alpha and the many great customers he served throughout the years. Nick had an illustrious and successful sales career with the Wonder, Mary Ann and Alpha Baking Companies. Nick will be remembered for his positive attitude and warm demeanor. Nick was a senior member and past president of the Food and Beverage Equipment Executives of Chicago, a networking group for many of Chicago’s top industry suppliers. Nick was born on December 7, 1929 in Chicago and graduated from Crane Technical High School. His warm handshake and smile will be missed.

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David E. Schmitz, 54, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at home surrounded by his family after a courageous 2½ year battle with melanoma. David started his career at Stoelting Manufacturing in Kiel, WI. David had a gift like no other, and was known as the guy who could “fix anything.” This gift, combined with his honesty, integrity, and genuine concern for others ultimately enabled him to build his own commercial refrigeration service company called Kool Technologies of Streamwood, IL. He enjoyed taking care of his customers and setting a good example for his employees (who have become family). He had been known by his customers as “Alpine Dave,” “Kool Dave,” and “Ice Cream Dave.” David was the beloved husband of Kristine, who with him built Kool Technologies to be the finest soft serve dessert and ice cream freezer dealership in the Chicagoland market. He will be missed.

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“Salespeople who’ve been schooled in cold-call selling have an edge in competitive situations over those who scoff at cold calling and ignore it,” says veteran sales trainer Lee Boyan. Fear of rejection prevents many salespeople from making the first move. Boyan offers practical advice on successful cold calling. Ask yourself: “Why should this prospect listen to me?” Learn as much as you can about the prospect’s needs before the call. Read trade publications and attend professional association meetings. This will help you identify common problems and focus a sales call to fit the situation. Lead off with the prospect’s needs and interests. If you tout your product or service too quickly, the prospect will lose interest. Begin by addressing current issues and new developments in the prospect’s field. Potential customers will listen when they realize that you understand what they want and offer a product or service of real value. Ask permission to tour the prospect’s facilities. This helps you learn about a company’s problems and demonstrates your interest in helping the prospect. “Usually,” says Boyan, “a salesperson will receive permission because he or she is offering to provide free information that consultants charge a great deal for.” If calls don’t work, write. If you don’t get an appointment immediately, send a letter every few days with a useful suggestion or an article from a trade magazine. Don’t send a product brochure, though—-this allows the prospect to make up his or her mind without talking to you. Remember that you’re doing more than trying to sell a product. You’re offering to share information gained from your experience helping other customers face similar situations. You’re also willing to share your own time whether the prospect buys or not. This knowledge should give you the poise and the confidence to succeed in cold sales calling. (Lee Boyan & Associates, Inc., 11813 Crawford, Rd. W, Minnetonka, MN 55343)

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On the Road To take the stress out of traffic jams, road construction, or bad weather, plan ahead. Be realistic. Don’t try to repeat your commuting record of ten minutes door to door from two years ago. Allow yourself plenty of time to get to your office or to your first appointment in the morning. Have an agenda. You can use your traffic time constructively by setting goals to accomplish during traffic jams and tie-ups. Rehearse a speech, plot a sales promotion, solve an office problem. Keep a book or two handy to read in case you need to pull off the road for bad weather or some other reason. Study. Audio programs are bigger sellers than ever: popular fiction, classical literature, improving your golf game, learning a foreign language. Listen and learn while you stop-and-go in rush-hour traffic. Practice relaxation. Take a moment at a stoplight to close your eyes, visualize a relaxing location or activity, and take a few slow, deep breaths and let the tension drain out as you exhale. Laughter. Keep a tape of some old radio comedy shows, or a comedian’s performances. A good belly laugh can relax you more than three dry martinis, without risking an arrest for drunk driving. Go smartphone. If you do the majority of your business on the phone, or spend lots of time away from the office, a smartphone can save you time and annoyance when you’re running late for work or an appointment. If you want connectivity to everything from music to email, recorded programming, text messages (NOT while driving) or a camera, smartphones provide a wealth of “personal assistance.” Go wifi. Laptops and tablets can turn your car into a mobile branch office. A sales rep driving to and from customers 90% of the time may need to be able to send and receive up-to-the-minute information on prices and availability of merchandise. (Canadian Banker, 2 First Canadian Pl., Suite 600, Toronto, Ontario, MSX IE1 Canada)

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Medicine. The top 10 list also ranks Chicago O’Hare International as the most improved. – Source: ABC News McDonald’s will spend $29.5 million on Baltic expansion— McDonald’s and franchisee Premier Capital Ltd. plan to open restaurants in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in the next two years. The three Baltic countries have the fastest-growing economies in the European Union. – Source: Bloomberg Businessweek Big brands are downscaling— Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack and Red Robin’s Burger Works are smaller versions of their full-sized counterparts. – Forbes Blacklash against CEOs who make negative views known to the media. Franchisees now taking legal action when top brass “trash talk” and harm their brand.

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Gluten Sensitivity: What It Is Gluten Intolerance, aka Celiac disease is a disorder resulting from an immune reaction to gluten. It can affect, genetically, predisposed people of all ages, but often begins in middle infancy. Symptoms include chronic diarrhea, weight loss and fatigue, but in some cases the disorder can be asymptomatic. Celiac disease is caused by a reaction to gliadin (a gluten protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats). There is no cure for celiac disease. The only effective treatment for this disorder is a gluten-free diet. Signs and symptoms of celiac disease may range from severe to mild. It is also possible to have celiac disease without any symptoms at all. Many adults with subtle disease only have fatigue and anemia, or may have only vague abdominal discomfort such as bloating, abdominal distension and excess gas. Celiac disease is a permanent disorder and its effects may change from time to time during a person´s lifetime. Signs and symptoms associated with celiac disease can include: n Abdominal cramps, gas and bloating n Bone and joint pain n Depression n Diarrhea n Easy bruising n Failure to thrive in children n Flatulence (gas) n Fluid retention n Foul-smelling stools n Gastritis, gastrointestinal symptoms, including hemorrhage n General weakness, fatigue n Increased amount of fat in the stools n Infertility n Persistent hunger n Iron deficiency anemia n Irritability n Malnutrition n Mouth Sores n Muscle wasting, muscle weakness, muscle cramps n Nausea, vomiting n Nerve damage (tingling in the legs and feet) n Nose bleeding n Nutrient Deficiencies n Obesity n Osteoporosis n Panic Attacks n Red urine n Skin Rash n Stomach Discomfort, stomach rumbling n Unhealthy pale appearance n Vertigo n Vitamin B12, D, and K deficiencies n Weight Loss n A degree of lactose intolerance may develop n Dermatitis herpetiformis (rashes typically on the elbows, knees and buttocks) n Sometimes symptoms are not clear, and the patient just generally feels unwell Consumers with the disease should avoid all products that contain gluten for the rest of their life. This is the only actual treatment. Strict observance to the diet allows the intestines to heal. This leads to the end of all symptoms in most cases. It may be difficult avoiding gluten. Many products have hidden

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Drink Sales Up According to Technomic’s 2012 BarTAB report, sales of spirits, wine and beer in restaurants, bars and other licensed onpremise locations increased 4.9 percent to reach $93.7 billion in 2011 and projections call for continued growth in 2012. – Techmomic

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gluten in them. Generally, the advice of a dietitian is requested. It is essential for patients to educate themselves. Cereals such as corn, millt, sorghum, teff, rice, and wild rice are safe for patients to consume. Non cereals such as amaranth, quinoa or buckwheat are also harmless. Non-cereal carbohydrate-rich foods such as potatoes and bananas, tapioca, garbanzo beans are safe to consume. They do not contain gluten and do not trigger symptoms. It is recommended to take vitamin and mineral supplement to alleviate deficiencies caused by the disorder. Also, strict gluten restrictions can also lead to nutritional deficiencies. Many of the gluten-free foods are not fortified or enriched with vitamins or minerals. Recipes can be converted into gluten-free recipes by substituting ingredients and adjusting time and temperature used for baking.

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Calorie Labeling – A Big Financial Hurdle A study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which says calorie labels are “feasible” for prepared food at supermarkets, does not take into account financial and regulatory challenges, FMI Regulatory Counsel Erik Lieberman says. “We’ve estimated it’s a $1 billion cost for the first year alone, for the industry,” he said. “It’s a huge burden.”

1303 Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 Baker & Nosh is the creation of Bill Millholland. After spending many years working and teaching in the culinary industry, he decided that baking was his true passion. So, why not combine what he loves with his experience and bring it all together under one roof. Thus, Baker & Nosh was created. All of their breads and pastries will be made by hand daily. “If it’s for sale today, it was made today” is their motto. Their location is 1303 Wilson Avenue, at the corner of Wilson and Malden, in the historic Wilson Apartments Hotel building. Bill chose this building for several reasons: Architecture, location and an available outdoor seating area. This building was built in 1921 and all of the original stonework still remains today. In the spring, summer and fall, they have outdoor seating available in their garden area. They will also have an accessible herb garden. When you stop in for a purchase, feel free to pick some fresh herbs to help you prepare your amazing meal. Bring your own bottle of wine or beer and try one of their cheese and charcuterie boards. Choose from a selection of cheeses and pâtés and relax in their garden with your favorite beverage.

Does Organic Make a Difference? A balanced, nutritious diet is essential to good health. But are organically grown groceries a vital ingredient to a healthy lifestyle? A recent study suggests that the answer may be: Not so much. Medical researchers at Stanford University reviewed studies of nutrients and contaminants in a wide range of food, including fruits, vegetables, meat, grains, and dairy products. They found scant evidence that organic foods make any difference in the health of those who eat them. “Natural” fruits and vegetables do expose hungry consumers to less pesticide residue, but the study found that pesticide exposure in non-organic foods was well below levels set by regulatory agencies. Organic milk was found to have slightly more omega-3 fatty acid levels (a health benefit), and non-organic meats appeared to pose a 33 percent higher risk of resistance to antibiotics, which may contribute to the spread of infection from germs and bacteria. But overall the Stanford team concluded that organic foods aren’t particularly healthier for consumers, a conclusion that surprised even them.

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Good listening skills can make you a more productive worker. Take this quiz to see whether your skills need some honing. Give yourself four points if the answer to the following questions is Always; three points for Usually; two for Rarely; and one for Never. 1. Do I allow the speaker to finish without interrupting? 2. Do I listen “between the lines”; that is, for subtext? 3. Do I actively try to retain important facts? 4. When writing a message, do I listen for and set down the key facts and phrases? 5. Do I repeat the details of an interview to the subject, in order to get everything right? 6. Do I avoid getting hostile and/ or agitated when I disagree with the speaker? 7. Do I tune out distractions when listening? 8. Do I make an effort to seem interested in what the other person is saying? Scoring: 26 or higher: An excellent listener. 22-25: Better than average score. 18-21: Room for improvement here. 17 or lower: Get out there and practice your listening right away.

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Are you rewarding the right behavior in your employees? Here are some guide- lines for what to reward and what to discourage. Do reward: n Real solutions to problems. n Taking risks. n Creativity. n Decisive action. n Smart Work. n Simplification. n Quiet efficiency in your employees. n Quality work. Don’t reward: n Quick fixes that don’t really solve problems. n Avoiding risk. n Mindless conformity. n Paralysis by overanalysis. n Busy work. n Unnecessary complications. n Employees who complain instead of produce. n Fast work. –Michael Leboeuf, The Greatest Management Principle in the World

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People Selling the Industry

This month I am proud to be pictured with Chef Chris Solare, Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Gurnee, which recently completed a major remodeling project. Chris is the chef responsible for the hotel’s menus, restaurant and leadership of its culinary team serving their 10,000 sqft. convention center. Anthony Granatelli, Director of Regional and National Chain Accounts with TriMark Marlinn and has been serving the food industry for over 12 years. His focus is on providing these customers with consistent products and services, highlighting the “brand awareness” that each customer hopes to create and build upon. “It is all about helping each organization build their brand and assist in creating consistencies throughout the organization.” Trimark has become the area’s leader serving local and regional chains as well as independents and institutions with their equipment, supply and disposable needs. The company was founded in 1946. For more information, see their new website www.trimarkmarlinn.com and see their ad on page 4. Tim and Patricia Coonan are the founders and owners of Big Shoulders Coffee Company, a small batch, artisan coffee roasting company serving chefs, upscale restaurants and coffee shops across the city. Through Tim’s years of experience managing restaurants, he learned firsthand about the coffees his customers came to love. He applies this knowledge daily and you can taste the richness in every sip. If you have not tasted Big Shoulders Coffee yet, you should. You can find his phone number in the Buyers Guide section of Food Industry News. Call him today. Julie Lesak is an Account Executive with Comcast Spotlight. Comcast is our area’s leading Cable TV provider. Julie helps restaurants and other businesses target local consumers in their area. For retail food businesses, cable TV is effective and affordable, and Julie is a specialist at delivering value. If you think you can’t afford local cable TV spots, you might be wrong. Contact Julie to see how affordable her advertising can be. Marek Wolanowski is the founder and owner of The Emporium of Balsamic, a firm specializing in importing and distributing all types of premium balsamic vinegars. In addition to flavored balsamic vinegars, he also imports the very rich and prestigious, 10 year or 25 year Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena P.D.O. If you are ready to add more flavor to your menu by upgrading your balsamic vinegars contact Marek. Marty Petlicki is with Northwestern Cutlery “the candy store for cooks”. Northwestern Cutlery has been sharpening knives for over 50 years, and has evolved into a full service store for professional and amateur chefs. They even sharpen knives while you wait. And they have all types of hard to find gadgets as well. Their store is located 810 W Lake Street in Chicago. Bob King is the founder and owner of Bob King Auctions. Bob has become the first name in local food industry auctions, because from the initial call to completion, they do all the work. They specialize in the food industry. Their services include auctions, appraisals, liquidations, warehousing, sealed bid sales, consignments, professional set-up, free on-site consultation and a successful performance. Auctions create urgency and also competitive bidding situations to get the seller the highest prices. Check out Bob’s ad on page 12 of this issue.

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Provide positive reinforcement by giving awards for good performance. Offer different awards in separate categories: a letter of commendation for improved performance, a cash bonus for a money-saving suggestion, or gift certificates at a nice restaurant for most sales in a month. Be consistent: don’t offer dinner at a fancy restaurant one month, then a cash prize the next. Present your awards as promptly as possible. –Fronlline, Holiday Inns, Inc.

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Convenience Stores Find Foodservice Sales Profitable Foodservice is a key area of opportunity for convenience stores. As revenues from gasoline and tobacco products fall, foodservice sales are increasingly becoming convenience stores’ most profitable category. C-store foodservice is an $11 billion industry and the second largest retail host foodservice category behind supermarkets. The c-store segment comprises about 29 percent of retail foodservice and almost 2 percent of the total foodservice industry. Technomic projects that c-store foodservice will grow nominally by 2.5 percent over each of the next two years. C-store chains are looking to better position themselves for continued growth in foodservice. Some chains are upgrading their facilities by integrating technology to enhance their offerings and the consumer experience. Differentiating themselves from the c-store crowd could better position themselves to compete with limitedservice restaurants. Technomic industry and chain data enables Technomic’s new Market Intelligence Report: Convenience Stores to define the c-store foodservice segment, identify the leaders, analyze performance and identify trends. Noteworthy findings include: l More than half of today’s consumers (52 percent) pick up snacks from prepared-food sections of convenience stores or mini-marts, compared to 37 percent in 2010. l Almost one in four consumers (22 percent) occasionally has breakfast from a c-store during the week, compared to only 12 percent three years ago. Furthermore, 13 percent purchase breakfast from c-stores on the weekends versus 7 percent previously. l While c-stores score well with consumers in terms of convenience, portability, and speed of food preparation and service, their Achilles heel seems to be the healthfulness of the food, which gets satisfactory marks from just 28 percent of those surveyed. l During the week, just one in five consumers surveyed indicated that they purchase lunch from retail foodservice locations such as grocery stores (20 percent) and convenience stores (17 percent), while 56 percent purchase lunch from a fast-food restaurant. Technomic’s Market Intelligence Report: Convenience Stores helps operators and manufacturers stay on top of current trends and evolving consumer needs by mining Technomic’s exclusive consumer, menu and industry data to uncover insights and opportunities in convenience-store foodservice. This report includes data from Technomic’s MenuMonitor online trend-tracking resource, which analyzes the menus of the top 40 c-store chains on a continuous basis. Consumer data culled from Technomic’s Consumer Trend Reports and other Technomic studies is also included. To learn more about this report please visit Technomic.com.

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Dealing With Failure Why do any of us fail? No one can avoid failure, but sometimes we bring it on ourselves by repeating the same mistakes. See if you recognize yourself in any of these descriptions: An inability to get along. Poor interpersonal skills are the biggest causes of executive failure, especially when dealing with subordinates. The “Me Only” syndrome. Caring only about your own success, and the credit you get for the work of your department, can lead to disaster. Failure to adapt. Hanging onto a strategy or management style that used to be successful, after it stops produc- ing results, will decrease your influ- ence and effectiveness. Fear of action. Indecisiveness because you’re afraid of making a mistake can be a major mistake in itself. Running in place may keep you busy, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Inability to bounce back. When failure does strike, some managers are unable to admit it and move on. Instead, they become defensive and waste valuable time justifying their decisions when they ought to be fixing the problem. Failure has positive aspects, too. Nobody likes to fail, but sometimes failure can have positive elements. Here are four: 1. Failure strengthens us and makes us more resilient. Snap this code, visit 2. It helps us learn what we www.elicheesecake.com/valentine need to do to succeed. or call 800.999.8300 to learn more 3. It leads to success—if you keep trying. Like the famous Thomas Edison quote, you’ll learn 999 ways NOT to get the 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Chicago IL 60634 results that you want. 800.999.8300 . sales@elicheesecake.com . elicheesecake.com 4. It keeps us humble. Everything eventually falls down; the lesson is in how to get back up. Are you prepared for Valentine’s Day? Love, like business, has endless possibilities! –JC – Managing & Fleetlines

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Gourmet Bakery Café Operations Labriola Bakery & Café

3021 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523 Rich Labriola started Labriola Baking with his first taste of authentic artisan bread. Rich not only knew that baking his own bread was what he had to do, but that he would do it better than anyone else. It didn’t matter that he didn’t know how to bake because what he lacked in hands-on experience, he made up for with pure passion. Working with Masters from French, Italian and German methods of bread making, Rich gleaned what he needed from each to create his own style. Being different and unique never scared Rich; but not being the best did. So he built his bakery his way with quality and authenticity as the foundation. Starters that were unique to each bread were made and tended, and only the purest ingredients would do. Rich began to age his own flour and brought in special Italian ovens all in the name of taste. Rich found others who shared his passion and work ethic to help him build the business that he has today. Labriola bread is now served in many of the finest restaurants and grocery stores in the Chicago area. In November, 2008, they opened their Bakery Café in Oakbrook, IL. The menu celebrates European tradition - a thoughtful mix of hot and cold sandwiches, freshly tossed salads, Neapolitan pizzas, pastas, pastries, artisan breads and our house-made gelato. Everything they do is made from scratch, fresh baked throughout the day in full view of their guests who can see each ingredient go into the mix.

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Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena derives from the fermentation of boiled must by particular families of acetobacter, very often organised in bacterial colonies called “mothers”, and of the subsequent slow maturation by enzymes over a long drawn out period, with mainly chemical–physical type transformations. The method used to obtain Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena comes from crushed “Trebbiano” and other traditional grapes of Modena, for example “Lambrusco”. The grapes are pressed and the separate uncooked grape juice or “must” is poured into open cooking vats. It is then boiled over an open fire where it is reduced and slowly concentrated. Boiling evaporates a variable quantity of water and devitalises the microbe load present at the start of the must causing it to lose its natural tendency to transform into wine. The cooked must is dark, distinctly tasty and perfumed, with an elevated sugary content. After boiling the must is cooled, decanted and placed in a series of casks of decreasing volume and different wood (oak, chestnut, mulberry, cherry, juniper, etc.). ABTM has gained a place, in every respect, in the Italian agricultural-alimentary market sector: it is a unique very high quality product in its sector strictly tied to its territory of origin. Extension of its possible market is restricted by the parallel characteristics of quality and high costs, it is thus aimed at a select public who appreciate good wines and cuisine, gastronomic shops, high level restaurants and wine cellars; it is sold all over the world and has the advantage of being easily conserved, without deterioration, in glass bottles.

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Break Tasks Down for Better Feedback

Employees value recognition from their superiors more than many managers realize. Here are some ways to show your staff that you know they’re doing a good job: ‘Tell them: Praise their efforts immediately; say “good job” or “thank-you”; congratulate them on an accomplishment. Tell somebody else: Write a letter to your superior, or to the company president, explaining what good work your employee is doing. Show them: Send a card; leave a flower or small gift on the person’s desk; take the employee out to lunch.

Breaking a task down into short segments for an employee builds self-confidence and pride. People can measure their progress more easily when they can complete a series of brief tasks and receive feedback more quickly. This also helps you, as a supervisor, by giving you a chance to correct mistakes before they lead to other problems. Helping employees do the job right as they go along is better than having to go back to the beginning and to start the job over again. –Better-Work Supervisor

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Best day to fire someone? Two-thirds say Friday. Is there ever a good day to fire someone? In a recent survey of human resource professionals, 56% said they believed no day for termination is better than any other. Among those who did express an opinion, though, nearly two-thirds felt that a Friday firing would be most appropriate. Twenty-two percent would opt for Monday as the best day so the person can start looking for new work right away and have immediate access to support services. Do it in person, and with an HR person as witness. There are few things more frustrating than being a loyal employee of a company for years and years only to be let go via email. Having an HR witness reduces any incorrect words.

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 Local sourcing, healthful kids’ meals to be top menu trends; onsite barrel-aging, food-spirits pairings to be top drink menu trends 

(Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association (NRA) each year prepares its “What’s Hot” culinary forecast of menu trends for the coming year. The NRA surveyed more than 1,800 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – to find that children’s nutrition and local sourcing will continue to be the hottest trends on restaurant menus in 2013. This year, the NRA also surveyed nearly 200 professional bartenders – members of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) – revealing that onsite barrel-aged drinks, food-liquor pairings, and culinary cocktails will be the hottest trends on restaurant drink menus in 2013.

 What’s Hot chef survey - top 10 menu trends for 2013: 
 1. Locally sourced meats and seafood 
 2. Locally grown produce 
 3. Healthful kids’ meals 
 4. Environmental sustainability as a culinary theme 
 5. Children’s nutrition as a culinary theme 
 6. New cuts of meat (e.g.

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Denver steak, pork flat iron, teres major) 
 7. Hyper-local sourcing (e.g. restaurant gardens) 
 8. Gluten-free cuisine 
 9. Sustainable seafood 
 10. Whole grain items in kids’ meals 

“It is encouraging to see that children’s nutrition remains a top priority for chefs and that they continue to put their creativity in healthful kids meals to work on restaurant menus,” said Joy Dubost, Ph.D, R.D., director of Nutrition & Healthy Living for the National Restaurant Association. “We have seen an increasing interest in health and nutrition among consumers over the last several years, and that interest is also extended to children’s menus, which has helped make our Kids LiveWell program so successful.”

 
What’s Hot bartender survey - top 10 drink menu trends for 2013: 
 1. Onsite barrel-aged drinks 
 2. Food-liquor/cocktail pairings 
 3. Culinary cocktails (e.g. savory, fresh ingredients) 
 4. Micro-distilled/artisan liquor 
 5. Locally produced spirits 
 6. Locally sourced fruit/ berries/produce 
 7. Beer sommeliers/Cicerones 


8. Regional signature cocktails 
 9. Beer-based cocktails 
 10. Locally produced beer 

 More than half (55 percent) of the chefs surveyed said they always make efforts to adjust dishes and recipes to be more healthful, while 37 percent said they cook with nutrition in mind, but that not all recipes are easily adjusted. 

 When asked how to best handle the increasing cost of ingredients, one-third (32 percent) of the chefs said changing menus, one-quarter (25 percent) said adjusting plate composition, and another quarter (24 percent) said exploring new sourcing options. When it comes to technology trends, just over one-quarter of the chefs (27 percent) ranked tablet computers, such as iPads, as the hottest technology trend in restaurants in 2013, followed closely by smartphone apps (25 percent), and mobile/wireless/ pay-at-the-table (19 percent). Among the bartenders, two out of five (40 percent) ranked social media marketing and loyalty programs as the hottest technology trend in 2013, followed by tablet computers, such as iPads (29 percent), and smartphone apps (14 percent). 


OMANGO Flavors of India OMango is a new restaurant concept that offers authentic Indian cuisine. Inspired by experiences of owners Sandeep Bhargava, Karen Powell, Davi Vick & Ravi Kumar. OMango shares the energy and vitality of India with dishes from various regions and creations designed by Chef Anne Fitzgibbons. Menu choices include: Mango Lassi – smoothie, mango & yogurt drink Naam Bread – homemade Indian bread cooked in the Tandoori clay oven and brushed with olive oil. Quinoa Salad: high protein grain tossed with mixed veggies, lemon cilantro & Indian spices. Curries – Indian flavored dishes with traditional & incentive sauces Mango coconut- mango coconut sauce, ginger & mustard seeds Makhani-silky tomato based curry Masala –Indian spiced sauce of tomato& onion Vindaloo-spinach puree cooked with Indian herbs Choice of Chicken Tikka, Shrimp, Paneer, Tofu or Veggie Nirvana. Hyderabadi Biryani – basmati white rice cooked with boneless Amish chicken or vegetable & paneer. Samosas – traditionally served deep-fried, OMango’s baked samosas are potato & pea filled pastry. Served with tamarind & cilantro chutneys. Tandoori – Amish chicken marinated with a blend of Indian spices then fire-roasted in a traditional Tandoori clay oven to seal the flavors. Wraps – homemade whole wheat paratha loaded with your favorite flavor & filling combo with fresh kale, cucumber & shredded carrots.

OMango offers its guests a healthy, delicious, nutritious meal in a casual atmosphere. Order your meal and watch it being prepared in the display kitchen. The dining room is beautifully appointed and henna art designs are showcased on the walls. OMango is located at 1056 N. Route 59, Suite 100 in Aurora, Illinois. eatomango.com.

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BEVERAGE Tippling Bros., a leading beverage consulting company founded byPaul Tanguay and Tad Carducci, has played such a significant role on the success of Mercadito Hospitality that the duo recently become official partners of the restaurant group. In 2013, Tanguay and Carducci - who bring decades of award-winning expertise in the wine and spirits industry - gear up for a year of big, bold flavors. Beer cocktails: With millennials embracing the craft beer explosion, they expect to see more breweries popping up around the country. The current beer trend is pushing the envelope of traditional styles through the addition of unique flavors, lots of hops, (using specialty strains) and high alcoholic content. Craft sodas: The use of creative cocktail mixers, including craft sodas, will gain momentum in 2013. Savory juice and smoothie cocktails: The trend toward consumption of juice and smoothies for healthy living is growing exponentially. It is beginning to infiltrate the alcoholic beverage world and will grow rapidly. Coffee and teas: Hot a few yeas ago, proprietary coffee and tea blends are coming back as cocktail ingredients, in the form of infusions and concentrated syrups. Specialty roast coffees will also become a popular ingredient used more in cocktails. INDUSTRY Alfredo Sandoval, Managing Partner of Mercadito Hospitality, foresees restaurateurs casting a wider net in 2013. According to Sandoval,

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whose 30 years of industry experience have led Mercadito’s brand, the aim will be to provide a broader customer experience in terms of both concept and price. “Restaurateurs will expand the dining experience to further emphasize elements such as atmosphere, design, and beverage, rather than just food,” said Sandoval. “The industry will continue to see an uptick in casual, everyday spots in lieu of fine dining destinations and with that will come price consciousness and less up-selling to stay within diners’ anticipated budgets.” CULINARY Chef/Partner Ryan Poli oversees oncept development and culinary execution for the group’s restaurant projects. His impressive resume is punctuated with previous career experiences at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, Jean Banchet’s Le Francais, and in Spain, Sergi Arola’s La Broche, El Celler de Can Roca, and Martin Berasategui. Poli developed Tavernita, Mercadito’s highly successful restaurant concept, and will also oversee the soon-to-open Little Market Brasserie. He anticipates the following trends in 2013: Quinoa: There will be an overall increase in usage of this and other ancient grains on menus nationwide. Chicken: Chicken is going to continue to play a major role on menus. Thighs, livers, hearts, skin; all parts of the chicken will be a hot topic in 2013. To that point, rotisserie will also become a popular style of cooking. Fresh juices: To build on the Tippling Bros.’ prediction, more and more juices are finding a way onto menus. Cucumber juice, cilantro juice, and other vegetable juices will continue to emerge.

College is increasingly expensive these days, and that means student debt is on the rise. Almost one in five U.S. households (19 percent, to be precise) carried a college loan in 2010, up from 15 percent in 2007 (according to the Pew Research Center). Forty percent of all households headed by someone 35 or younger have some college debt. It’s not pocket change, either. In 2007, the average outstanding student loan balance was $23,349; in 2010, it had risen to $26,682.

Investigate Workplace Accidents Thoroughly

Accidents will happen, as the old Elvis Costello song reminds us, but that doesn’t mean you can just shrug your shoulders and move on when they occur in your workplace. As a manager, you have a responsibility to your employees and your organization to find out what happened so you can prevent it from occurring again. Follow these steps for a thorough, productive accident investigation: l Take care of your people. Your first priority is to make sure your employees are unharmed, or to get immediate medical help for anyone who’s injured. l Secure the scene. Before cleaning up, examine the site of the accident. Take pictures to document what happened. l Identify and interview witnesses. Make a list of everyone who saw or was otherwise involved in the accident, and talk to each one as soon as possible, when memories are fresh. Have a witness of your own present to back up your notes of each interview. l Gather relevant information. Look at workplace documentation: training records for the employees involved, for example, along with equipment maintenance logs and any other records that may provide pertinent data. l Report your findings. Once you have evaluated all the evidence, write up a report of the incident, outlining what you’ve determined to be the causes behind it. You may want to consult with your attorney before releasing it to ensure you’re on safe legal ground—accusations and admissions could come back to haunt you. l Make necessary changes. Use your report as a basis for improving procedures to prevent future accidents. Your main intention shouldn’t be to assess blame (although disciplinary procedures could be necessary) but to ensure a safe workplace for everyone.

Keep customers informed about the benefits to them for doing business with you. Use social media to create a “preferred list” of supporters. –JC

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Positive Passion Points by Dick Heatherton I just returned from New York’s Long Island; doing consulting work for an organization that assists School Districts. And, many of these Districts were just wiped out by the recent East Coast storms. I also learned that almost all School Districts around the country are experiencing serious financial shortfalls. Parts of Long Island were devastated. Some schools are still closed. And, many of the people in these towns walk around like zombies. They are hurting. They need assistance. They need money. They need a helping hand. But, so do so many of us today. Broadening that observation, I, like you, have noticed that a lot of people are hurting; not just financially but psychically as well. What’s worse is that so many don’t know what to do and have just given up. But, we are Entrepreneurs. We are in the Hospitality Business-The show must go on. But, a lot of people don’t understand our basic genetic make up. Here’s what I’m talking about: Many people think entrepreneurs don’t care. Nothing can be further from the truth. The mission of an entrepreneur is to listen and then find a solution. This is accomplished through due diligence, sober thought and taking pro-active steps. Unfortunately, those who are hurting think entrepreneurs have no heart. Their view is that we are in it just for the bucks. And sure, part of that is true. But, you don’t pay bills on smiles and thanks alone. Most of us are attracted to our line of work because it provides some level of satisfaction, some enjoyment attached to our chosen path. We don’t rush to judgment. That doesn’t serve our clients nor us very well at all. But, our Entrepreneurial nature comes across as re-active and uncaring; especially by those who are hurting. That might be right. But it is not real. What I’m saying is if we buy into this observation, we wind up shortchanging everyone including ourselves. Entrepreneurs are Solution Oriented. We ask questions so we can find answers. Then, we attack the challenge with all the drive we can muster. Here is what I’m suggesting. While in “discovery mode”, finding out what the problem is, entrepreneurs need to present their portfolio, their bag of tricks with some level of passion. Present what you do with “passion points.” Let the customer know you care. Quiet confidence is wonderful, but, today, people need to be uplifted. If you don’t like what you’re doing, then stop doing what you’re doing. But, if you really get some level of satisfaction finding solutions, then make sure your fact-finding discussion and solution-based presentation are put forward with a level of passion. Are you a Motivational Speaker? No. But, your presentation needs to activate the client. Show that you care, that you are on their side. Now, I’m not suggesting “going off the charts.” A client will think you’ve got a case of “The Crazed” and will high-tail it out of your meeting in a New York minute. Match their passion level. You are showing you are on the same page. You get it and want to help. People are scared and need to be assured. Some call it “mirroring.” I call it common sense. Customers need answers. They need assurance. They want some peace of mind. That’s what you have to offer. Listen attentively and present with passion. It shows you’ve been paying attention and want to help. Let’s face it, there are people in Hospitality right now who are numb, shell-shocked and have given up. Sort of like what I saw out on Long Island. You are a breath of fresh air in these unsettling times. Positive Passion Points. It helps your clients and it helps you too. Building on a lifetime of consulting and public relations, Dick Heatherton is an author and empowerment/ motivational speaker who reveals and demonstrates “how to succeed” to thousands upon thousands of people around the country based on his book/CD package, “The Surrender Solution”. Dick Heatherton has served as VP/ General Manager, Regional Manager, Program Director and Marketing Consultant for many of the largest Radio and TV groups in the country including CBS, Westwood One, Salem Communications and Entercom. Dick is the son of big band leader Ray Heatherton, and brother of singer/actress Joey Heatherton. His extensive radio and TV background includes 14 years on ABC-TV’s “General Hospital”

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773.585.3755 Chuck E. Cheese’s Adds Nationwide Gluten-free Menu Options With increased demand from guests and a desire to offer safe food options moms and dads could trust, Chuck E. Cheese’s began researching and developing a gluten-free menu that would uphold its promise to parents. As a result, today Chuck E. Cheese’s introduces two breakthrough food products to its menu – an individual size gluten-free cheese pizza and a chocolate fudge cupcake – addressing the cross contamination concerns of parents with children who have special dietary considerations.  Chuck E. Cheese’s worked with two respected partners to develop an innovative and unique pizza and dessert process. The gluten-free pizza arrives at Chuck E. Cheese’s locations in presealed packaging from Conte’s Pasta’s dedicated, certified gluten-free facility in New Jersey. The Bake-in-Bag® Pizza remains sealed while cooked and delivered, until it is opened and served with a sealed personal pizza cutter at families’ tables by the adult in charge.

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 Under the same gluten-free procedure, chocolate fudge cupcakes from Fabe’s All Natural Bakery remain in pre-sealed, single-serve packaging until opened and served at the table.   In addition to the new gluten-free menu, Chuck E. Cheese’s recently upgraded its traditional pizza recipe with dough made in-store as well as freshly shredded mozzarella and vegetables. In consideration of other food allergies, Chuck E. Cheese’s provides a comprehensive online listing of each ingredient for all menu items to help parents determine the most appropriate foods for their unique family’s dining experience.  The gluten-free cheese pizza can be purchased at more than 500 Chuck E. Cheese’s locations in the U.S. and Canada for $5.99, the same price as its individual size pizza with traditional crust. The gluten-free chocolate fudge cupcake is sold for $2.99 in the U.S. and $3.49 in Canada. Chuck E. Cheese’s encourages families to participate in Gluten-free Diet Awareness Month this November by tasting its new offerings and sharing their thoughts about dining out safely with food allergies on the company’s Official Facebook Page.

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Mama Mucci’s Pasta is now available in the Chicago (land) area! Food Industry News asked Vince Mucci, President of Mama Mucci’s Pasta to tell us a little about the history of their Michigan based company. “Mama Mucci’s was founded in 1989 with the vision of providing authentic Italian pasta to the restaurant industry so that everyone could enjoy this ‘Old World’ delicacy. Margherita ‘Mama’ Mucci is the personification of our company. Born in the Molise region of Italy, she learned the art of creating fresh pasta from her mother, then passing on the family recipes to her sons who for over 24 years have been creating home-style pasta for the food service industry. In our 32,000 square foot HACCP approved facility, our 100 plus products are designed to ensure superior quality with robust flavors, which lead to profitable center of plate delicacies.” So what makes Mama Mucci’s Pasta so special? “We start with 100% #1 semolina flour, whole eggs, and, robust herbs. We use only natural ingredients with no salt or artificial ingredients added. We employ a rolling and sheeting method to create a texture which better holds the sauce. This is impossible from an extruder type machine that the mass pasta producers’ use. Then, we slowly dry our pasta at low temperatures for 15 – 20 hours to retain all the natural flavors. These uncompromising standards make Mama Mucci’s stand out above the rest.” What types of pasta does Mama Mucci’s create? “Mama Mucci’s produces over 100 varieties of fresh, dry, and frozen filled pasta. Our dried long cut pastas are unique because we offer 14 different flavors in a variety of cuts including; Garlic Parsley Linguine, Tomato Basil Fettuccine, and Italian Herb Pappardelle. When it comes to the frozen filled, our Portabella Mushroom Ravioli is very popular. It is filled with rough chopped portabella mushrooms, rich cream, wine and caramelized onions; all wrapped in a black pepper pasta. Our pasta purses called Baci are very tasty and have a shape that the customers love, but my favorite is the Lobster Ravioli with saffron pasta, it is filled with chunks of Maine lobster; the flavor is outstanding. Best of all is that all our frozen filled products are parcooked and shipped IQF guaranteeing maximum efficiency and profit to the operator. We are very excited to have Get Fresh Produce introducing our quality pasta line into the Chicago market!”

Set Up A Buddy System For New Employees You’ve just added new workers and you want them to really get started without wondering where to go for answers when you can’t answer all of them. Set up some personal question and answer time between you and them, but to get them acclimated quickly, and to feel like part of the family, new employees can ease into their jobs more quickly with a “buddy system.” Assign a current employee (or ask for a volunteer) to show the newly hired person around, introduce people, answer questions, explain procedures, and just generally help him or her get more comfortable. New personnel will feel more welcome and better equipped to assume their duties.

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Employee Policy Manuals Should Contain These Items Many policy manuals are lengthy, unclear, outdated, and/ or unread by employees. Experts recommend keeping the manual short (10-12 pages), making sure its language is clear, and packaging it in a loose-leaf binder so it can be updated easily on an annual basis. Normal categories for policy matter include: General information: wages, training, job description and responsibilities, performance evaluation, vacation scheduling, and details of the company’s equal opportunity policies. Employee conduct: absences, tardiness, dress, customer relations, smoking, sexual harassment, and other expectations and prohibitions. Discipline: infractions and their consequences, including theft, the use of drugs, and poor job performance. Grievance procedures: details of mechanisms for airing complaints. Benefits: health care, retirement, insurance, sick time, bonuses, stock ownership plans, counselling, paid time off, and other perks. The questions will help you evaluate your employee manual. Negative responses to more than three questions indicate that you should consider revising your manual. Do your employee policies: 1. Appear in written form? 2. Cover expectations regarding employee conduct? 3. Appear in a loose-leaf binder? 4. Require new employees to sign that they have read and understood the manual? 5. Receive an annual review? 6. Appear as the subject of one or more meetings annually? 7. Encourage consistent employee practices? 8. Contain a clearly identified appeals procedure? 9. Explain employee benefits in clear language?

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Choosing the Right Broker to Sell Your Business

You feel it may be time to sell your bar or restaurant, but you’re wondering what’s the best approach. The first question you might ask yourself is “Do I need a real estate agent or business broker to assist in this transaction?” If you are looking to truly maximize the potential value of your business venture and minimize the time and effort involved in identifying and vetting potential buyers, then the answer to your question should certainly be yes. While nobody knows your business better than you do, likewise no one knows the restaurant market like an experienced hospitality broker does. A good agent should be able to help educate and inform you of the selling potential of your business, provide you with a Comparative Price Analysis (which should include a business valuation) and give you their professional opinion about the current market as it relates to your business and/or property. Whether you are buying, selling or leasing, a reputable broker will be able to help you create a market, negotiate favorable contract terms and stay with you every step of the way through the close of your transaction. Not only will the right business broker provide you with a professional valuation of your business and bring you qualified potential buyers, but they will also be able to negotiate the terms of the sale to your satisfaction. While selecting an agent, you will want to find out if they have experience representing both sellers and buyers in negotiations. You’ll also want to verify that they have a proven track record of

success in their field of expertise. That’s why it is important to ask for references and check them before choosing representation. Not all commercial real estate agents are qualified to sell businesses. Picking a representative who has experience in the sale and leasing of real property should also be an important requirement. You will want someone who knows not just the value of your business, but whether your lease is an asset or detriment to that value. If you are selling a business with real estate, an experienced broker will help insure that the real estate asking price is equitable and reflects current market conditions. This will minimize market time as there is nothing that discourages buyer interest more than unrealistic pricing. Having an agent give you a fair and honest assessment should help prevent that from happening. Most importantly, brokers are here to represent you, your business and/or your real estate to the best of their ability. A big part of their job is to reduce the amount of time and effort you’ll spend searching for a potential buyer. The right one will help you list your property/business at a realistic price and market your site to the best potential buyers out there, both locally and nationally. Your agent should bring with them a vast knowledge of both business brokerage and current real estate conditions. They will use this knowledge to qualify buyers, negotiate just sales and leasing terms and, perhaps most importantly, assure a seamless closing. In the end, a good agent will put your interests first and provide you with honest and dependable representation from start to finish.

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1208 W Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Their story began in the kitchen at home, baking traditional comfort desserts for family and friends and watching the joy on their faces as they took their first bite. In May of 2002, Sweet Mandy B’s opened its doors to share that happiness with the community. With its pastel colors and old fashioned décor, this neighborhood bake shop evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia from the moment you enter. Through the years they have had the fortune of taking part in many of their customers’ celebrations. They have truly loved watching their children and families grow, and creating the special desserts that still bring smiles today. Their store offers cakes, cupcakes, morning glories, bars, pies, cookies and much more.

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The ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Association chapter recently held their 31st regional American Academy of Chefs dinner at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel Chicago, hosted by Executive Chef Stephen Henry and was a night to remember. The hors’ doeuvres reception began sipping champagne and wine, fresh canapés served Butler style along with a martini bar. Chefs were in attendance representing the Canadian Culinary Federation, along with Chefs from eight other states including Stanford De Cambria, current chair of the Academy and Tom Macrina, past chair of the Academy and current ACF national secretary were also in attendance. As guests entered the ballroom set for 100, each lady was presented with a long stem rose. Chas Boydston president of ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Association gave each guest an embossed glass as a memento which has become a tradition over the last 30 years. Our master of ceremonies Cary Miller, vice president of Food Industry News,

orchestrated the evening’s event beautifully. After dinner all of the guests gave Chef Stephen and his brigade a standing ovation at which time cochairs John Kaufmann and Joe Aiello presented Chef Stephen and the hotel staff with recognition awards. The award presentation was followed by dancing to the nine piece orchestra. A special thank you to Chef Boris Kirzhner of the

Saloon Steakhouse for hosting the pre-Academy dinner for out-of-town guests. It was an amazing dinner and event. Thanks go to all those who supported, sponsored, and donated to this event and in particular our major sponsors, Sysco Foodservice Chicago and Consumers Meatpacking Company. For more information, please visit http://www.acfchefs. org or http://www.chicagochefsofcuisine.org

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DIRECTORY ACCOUNTANTS

Waco Manufacturing............................................312‑733‑0054

CHEESECAKES

DISHWASHER‑LEASING & RENTAL

Baker Tilly............................................................312‑729‑8100

BAR SUPPLIES

Eli’s Cheesecakes............................. Page 31......773‑736‑3417

Total Management Systems............. Page 22......630‑543‑3666

SS&G...................................................................847‑824‑4006

Ramar Supply Co............................. Page 16......708‑233‑0808

CHICKEN TENDERS

Intelligent Cleaning Solutions..............................312‑399‑5423

ADVERTISING

BATCH FREEZERS

Love Me Tenders.................................................773‑502‑8000

DISHWASHING MACHINES/COMMERCIAL & REPAI

Food Industry News.............................................847‑699‑3300

Kool Technologies................................................630‑483‑2256

CHICKEN‑PROGRAMS

Total Management Systems............. Page 22......630‑543‑3666

AIR CONDITIONING‑SYSTEMS CLEANING

BEVERAGE PROGRAMS

FSI/Foodservice Solutions...................................847‑719‑6088

DISWASHING COMPOUND, DETERGENTS & SOAPS

Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344

Swanel Beverage.................................................800‑279‑2635

CHOCOLATES‑WHOLESALE

Total Management Systems............. Page 22......630‑543‑3666

AIR FILTERS‑SALES & SERVICE

BEVERAGES

The Cocoa Cabana..............................................847‑851‑8775

Intelligent Cleaning Solutions..............................312‑399‑5423

Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344

Lifestyle Beverages.......................... Page 06......630‑941‑7000

Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287

Skyline Distributors...............................................630‑834‑1111

APPETIZERS

BLENDERS

Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991

Blendtec...............................................................800‑253‑6383

ARCHITECTS

BOOTH‑MANUFACTURERS

Joel Berman Architecture & Design.. Page 23......773‑275‑5968

Precision Booth....................................................773‑407‑9296

Panto Ulema (Dearborn) Architects.. Page 10......312‑939‑3838

BOOTHS

Dacre & Youngquist LLC Architects.....................312‑477‑0773

Chicago Booth.................................. Page 24......773‑378‑8400

ASIAN FOOD PRODUCTS

Selected Furniture...............................................773‑379‑7777

Kikkoman International..................... Page 18......630‑954‑1244

BOOTHS‑UPHOLSTERERS

ASSOCIATIONS

Chicago Booth.................................. Page 24......773‑378‑8400

Illinois Restaurant Association.......... Page 10......312‑787‑4000

Precision Booth....................................................773‑407‑9296

Randolph Fulton Market Assoc............................312‑458‑0789

BREAD & ROLLS

ASSOCIATIONS & TRADES

Gonnella Baking Co.......................... Page 24......312‑733‑2020

Chicago Chefs of Cuisine................. Page 10......312‑285‑4191

IL Mulino di Valenzano Bakery.......... Page 20......773‑934‑1625

NAFEM............................................. Page 38......312‑245‑1054

Labriola Baking Company................. Page 06......708‑385‑4884

Illinois Dept of Agriculture....................................217‑785‑7799

Michele Baking Company................. Page 27......847‑451‑9481

ATM MACHINES

Red Hen Bread....................................................312‑433‑0436

Meirtran ATM..................................... Page 25......800‑382‑5737

BUTTER‑CLARIFIED

Payment Alliance International............................630‑368‑1833

Danish Maid Butter Co.........................................773‑731‑8787

ATTORNEYS

BUTTER‑PREPORTIONED‑WHIPPED

Russel G Winick and Associates P C..................630‑548‑5800

Danish Maid Butter Co.........................................773‑731‑8787

AUCTIONEERS

CABLE TV‑SALES & INSTALLATION

Bob King Auctions............................. Page 20......847‑458‑0500

Prime Time Sports...............................................847‑637‑3500

AWARDS

CARRY OUT PACKAGING

Classic Design Awards........................................847‑470‑0855

Bulldog Packaging............................ Page 03......630‑458‑1152

AWNINGS & CANOPYS

CASH & CARRY‑WHOLESALE

Chesterfield Awnings...........................................312‑666‑0400

GFS Marketplace.............................. Page 37......800‑968‑6525

BAGS‑CUSTOM PRINTED

CASH REGISTERS & SUPPLIES

Bulldog Packaging............................ Page 03......630‑458‑1152

Schmaus Cash Register & POS..........................847‑675‑6066

BAKERS‑WHOLESALE

CATERING‑VEHICLES

Gonnella Baking Co.......................... Page 24......312‑733‑2020

DCI Central (Hotshot)....................... Page 28......800‑468‑7478

IL Mulino di Valenzano Bakery.......... Page 20......773‑934‑1625

CCTV SYSTEMS

Labriola Baking Company................. Page 06......708‑385‑4884

Alpha POS Systems......................... Page 10......630‑690‑2870

Michele Baking Company................. Page 27......847‑451‑9481

CEILING CLEANING

Italian Superior Bakery........................................312‑733‑5092

Skyline Building Services.................. Page 32......312‑454‑4545

JR Dessert Bakery...............................................773‑465‑6733

CHAIR/BARSTOOL REPAIRS

La Parisien Bakery...............................................773‑725‑3500

Restaurant Chair Repair................... Page 21......630‑424‑0424

Red Hen Bread....................................................312‑433‑0436

CHAIRS‑COMMERCIAL

BAKERY‑PRODUCTS

Chicago Booth.................................. Page 24......773‑378‑8400

Instantwhip Chicago......................... Page 22......800‑933‑2500

John Manson & Associates..................................773‑278‑8280

Labriola Baking Company................. Page 06......708‑385‑4884

Selected Furniture...............................................773‑379‑7777

Michele Baking Company................. Page 27......847‑451‑9481

Waco Manufacturing............................................312‑733‑0054

BANKS AND FINANCING

CHARCOAL

CIGARS Pacific Cigar Company.....................Page 40......630‑972‑1189 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Food Industry News.............................................847‑699‑3300 CLEANING SERVICES Skyline Building Services.................. Page 32......312‑454‑4545 CLEANING‑PRODUCTS Intelligent Cleaning Solutions..............................312‑399‑5423 SuperClean..........................................................847‑705‑7403 COCKTAIL BLENDERS Blendtec...............................................................800‑253‑6383 COFFEE & TEA Stewart’s Coffee & Tea........................................773‑489‑2500 COFFEE ROASTERS Big Shoulders Coffee Company...........................312‑810‑3046 Chicago Coffee Roasters.....................................847‑669‑1156 Second Chance Coffee Company.......................630‑384‑9657 COLD STORAGE WAREHOUSE Tranco Logistics................................ Page 34......423‑308‑3608 Perishable Distribution Solutions.........................888‑491‑1641 CONCESSION EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Gold Medal Products...........................................800‑767‑5352 CONSULTING & DESIGN A D E Foodservice Equipment.............................630‑628‑0811 COOKING EQUIPMENT‑GAS/STEAM & ELECTRIC American Range Corporation........... Page 47......818‑897‑0808 CORNED BEEF‑FRESH Papa Charlie’s................................... Page 16.....877‑522‑PAPA Vienna Beef...................................... Page 19......773‑278‑7800 ronnoCO.s Italian Beef........................................773‑362‑2500 CREDIT CARD PROCESSOR American Express................................................877‑527‑1681 Payment Alliance International............................630‑368‑1833 CROISSANTS La Parisien Bakery...............................................773‑725‑3500 DAIRY‑PRODUCTS Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991 Instantwhip Chicago......................... Page 22......800‑933‑2500 New Dairy............................................................312‑421‑1234 DELIVERY‑VEHICLES DCI Central (Hotshot)....................... Page 28......800‑468‑7478 DESSERTS Algelato............................................. Page 35......847‑455‑5355 Eli’s Cheesecakes............................. Page 31......773‑736‑3417 Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991

DUCT CLEANING Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344 Airways Systems..................................................630‑595‑4242 Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287 Sta‑Kleen.............................................................847‑352‑9191 ELECTRICAL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical......... Page 30......847‑381‑0448 Ozon AHR............................................................847‑922‑1677 ENERGY DRINKS Swanel Beverage.................................................800‑279‑2635 ENERGY REBATE PROGRAMS Resource Solutions Group................ Page 34......312‑755‑9020 ETHNIC FOODS Kikkoman International..................... Page 18......630‑954‑1244 FANS‑VENTILATING & EXHAUST AWR Welding.................................... Page 37......773‑491‑5353 FAUCETS Faucet Shoppe The.......................... Page 08......773‑478‑3890 FILTERS‑EXHAUST SYSTEMS Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344 Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287 FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEMS Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287 FIRE‑EXTINGUISHERS Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287 Henrichsen Fire & Safety Equip...........................800‑373‑9714 FIREWOOD Apache Supply.....................................................708‑409‑1040 FIRST AID‑EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Affirmed Medical Service.....................................847‑322‑9185 FLOOR CLEANING‑REFINISH & REPAIR Sexton Complete Care........................................800‑827‑1126 FOOD BROKERS Sip & Company....................................................708‑452‑8828 FOOD DISTRIBUTORS Devanco Foods................................. Page 11......847‑228‑7070 Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991 Grecian Delight Foods...................... Page 03......847‑364‑1010 Kronos Products............................... Page 04......800‑621‑0099 Sotiros Foods.................................... Page 23......708‑371‑0002 Tec Foods Inc................................... Page 27......773‑638‑5310 Anichini Brothers..................................................312‑644‑8004 GFS Food Service Distribution............................800‑968‑6515 US Foods.............................................................630‑496‑4218

PNC Bank............................................................630‑954‑3143

Apache Supply.....................................................708‑409‑1040

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts.................................708‑547‑5969

FOOD EQUIPMENT

BAR SPOTTING/LOUNGE REPORTS

Charcoal Supply Company..................................312‑642‑5538

Nestle‑Edy’s Ice Cream.................................... 800‑531‑CONE

Bob King Auctions............................. Page 20......847‑458‑0500

Petritis Group Inc IL Lic 117001002.....................847‑705‑6619

CHEESE

New Dairy............................................................312‑421‑1234

Gold Medal Products...........................................800‑767‑5352

BAR STOOLS

Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991

DIRECTV

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

Chicago Booth.................................. Page 24......773‑378‑8400

New Dairy............................................................312‑421‑1234

Prime Time Sports...............................................847‑637‑3500

LPS Corp.......................................... Page 20......847‑451‑2222

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Mahoney Environmental................... Page 28......800‑892‑9392

INSURANCE

MEAT WHOLESALE‑RANCHERS

GFS Marketplace.............................. Page 37......800‑968‑6525

Tierra Environmental......................... Page 19......888‑551‑1998

Professional Consultants Inc............ Page 23......630‑369‑0013

Toohill Beef Farm.................................................309‑261‑3602

Grecian Delight Foods...................... Page 03......847‑364‑1010

Hopkins Grease Company...................................877‑404‑7327

Caro Insurance Services.....................................708‑745‑5031

MEAT‑PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

Massel USA...................................... Page 14......312‑283‑5231

Kaluzny Bros Inc..................................................815‑744‑1453

Concklin Insurance Agency.................................630‑268‑1600

LPS Corp.......................................... Page 20......847‑451‑2222

Nino’s................................................ Page 07......708‑805‑1332

GREASE‑EXHAUST CLEANING

Farmers Insurance‑Sandra Cavoto.....................773‑586‑4500

Berkel Midwest....................................................800‑921‑9151

Tec Foods Inc................................... Page 27......773‑638‑5310

Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344

Northwest Insurance Services.............................888‑366‑3467

MEAT‑SMOKED

Love Me Tenders.................................................773‑502‑8000

Airways Systems..................................................630‑595‑4242

The Horton Group................................................312‑917‑8610

Nueske Applewood Smoked Meats.....................800‑382‑2266

FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287

INSURANCE ‑LIFE‑DISABILITY

MEAT‑WHOLESALE

Food Industry Training.........................................630‑690‑3818

Enviromatic Corporation of America....................847‑729‑8000

Country Financial, Gary Knapp............................630‑924‑0813

Capitol Meats (Fontanini).................. Page 02......708‑485‑4800

FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTORS

HOODZ Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning......................888‑514‑6639

INSURANCE SERVICES

Devanco Foods................................. Page 11......847‑228‑7070

Performance Fse/Roma/TPC..............................800‑747‑1234

Sta‑Kleen.............................................................847‑352‑9191

Viti Insurance.................................... Page 36......847‑432‑1000

Anichini Brothers..................................................312‑644‑8004

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT‑REPAIR

GREEK FOOD PRODUCTS

Country Financial, Gary Knapp............................630‑924‑0813

Buedel Fine Meats & Provisions..........................708‑496‑3500

CSI ‑ Coker Service Inc.................... Page 29......888‑908‑5600

Kronos Products............................... Page 04......800‑621‑0099

Farmers Insurance‑Mark Holihan........................847‑823‑6800

MEATS

Cobblestone Ovens.............................................847‑635‑0172

P & S Meats.........................................................773‑775‑1503

ITALIAN BEEF

Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991

FOODSERVICE‑ LAYOUT & DESIGN

GYROS

Devanco Foods................................. Page 11......847‑228‑7070

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

A D E Foodservice Equipment.............................630‑628‑0811

Devanco Foods................................. Page 11......847‑228‑7070

Papa Charlie’s................................... Page 16.....877‑522‑PAPA

Affirmed Medical Service.....................................847‑322‑9185

Losurdo Inc..........................................................630‑833‑2828

Grecian Delight Foods...................... Page 03......847‑364‑1010

Serrelli’s Foods................................. Page 26.... 877‑385‑BEEF

MENUS‑CUSTOM PRINTED

FOODSERVICE‑EQUIPMENT

Kronos Products............................... Page 04......800‑621‑0099

Michaelangelo Foods...........................................773‑425‑3498

Menu’s To Go.......................................................630‑483‑0848

March Quality Used & New Equip.... Page 14......800‑210‑5895

HAMBURGER PATTY MANUFACTURER

P & S Meats.........................................................773‑775‑1503

MILK

Zepole Restaurant Supply................ Page 26......630‑783‑1239

Devanco Foods................................. Page 11......847‑228‑7070

Red Hot Chicago.................................................800‑249‑5226

Instantwhip Chicago......................... Page 22......800‑933‑2500

Losurdo Inc..........................................................630‑833‑2828

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE & REP

ronnoCO.s Italian Beef........................................773‑362‑2500

New Dairy............................................................312‑421‑1234

Thunderbird Food Machinery...............................866‑451‑1668

Mackay Heating & Mechanical......... Page 30......847‑381‑0448

ITALIAN FOOD SPECIALTIES

MOBILE REFRIGERATION

FOODSERVICE‑EQUIPMENT PARTS

Ozon AHR............................................................847‑922‑1677

E Formella & Sons............................ Page 17......877‑598‑0909

Gateway Industrial Power....................................708‑563‑7090

CSI ‑ Coker Service Inc.................... Page 29......888‑908‑5600

HOOD & DUCT SYSTEMS

Mama Mucci’s Pasta............................................734‑453‑4555

MUSIC‑BACKGROUND

Cobblestone Ovens.............................................847‑635‑0172

AWR Welding.................................... Page 37......773‑491‑5353

ITALIAN SAUSAGE

Muzak..................................................................630‑782‑6800

FOODSERVICE‑SUPPLIES

HOOD & EXHAUST‑CLEANING

Devanco Foods................................. Page 11......847‑228‑7070

MYSTERY‑SHOPPING/HOSPITALITY&GROCERY

Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991

Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344

Papa Charlie’s................................... Page 16.....877‑522‑PAPA

Petritis Group Inc IL Lic 117001002.....................847‑705‑6619

GFS Marketplace.............................. Page 37......800‑968‑6525

Airways Systems..................................................630‑595‑4242

Anichini Brothers..................................................312‑644‑8004

NACHO‑EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Ramar Supply Co............................. Page 16......708‑233‑0808

Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287

JANITOR‑SUPPLIES

Gold Medal Products...........................................800‑767‑5352

FREEZERS‑ALL TYPES

Enviromatic Corporation of America....................847‑729‑8000

Ramar Supply Co............................. Page 16......708‑233‑0808

NAME‑PLATES & TAGS

Custom Cooler & Freezer................. Page 40......630‑879‑3131

HOODZ Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning......................888‑514‑6639

JAPANESE‑FOOD PRODUCTS

Classic Design Awards........................................847‑470‑0855

FRYER OIL CLEANING AND PURIFYING

Sta‑Kleen.............................................................847‑352‑9191

Kikkoman International..................... Page 18......630‑954‑1244

NEW TABLE TOPS

Kast Group........................................ Page 17......847‑494‑2600

HOOD & EXHAUST‑SYSTEMS

KITCHEN‑EXHAUST SYSTEMS/CLEANING

Precision Booth....................................................773‑407‑9296

Systemfiltration Inc........................... Page 17......847‑494‑2600

Belvin/J&F Sheet Metal Co..................................312‑666‑5222

Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287

NOODLES

FRYERS

HOOD SYSTEMS‑FIRE

Enviromatic Corporation of America....................847‑729‑8000

Mama Mucci’s Pasta............................................734‑453‑4555

FSI/Foodservice Solutions...................................847‑719‑6088

Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287

HOODZ Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning......................888‑514‑6639

OIL & SHORTENING

GASKET REPLACEMENT SERVICE

Henrichsen Fire & Safety Equip...........................800‑373‑9714

KNIFE‑SHARPENING SERVICE

Columbus Vegetable Oils................. Page 05......773‑265‑6500

Hands on Gaskets & Hardware...........................708‑641‑7007

HOT DOGS

Cozzini Inc...........................................................888‑846‑7785

OIL CLEANING & PURIFYING SYSTEMS

Just Gaskets And Hardware................................708‑758‑1289

Vienna Beef...................................... Page 19......773‑278‑7800

Maestranzi Brothers.............................................708‑867‑7323

Kast Group........................................ Page 17......847‑494‑2600

GELATO

Crawford Sausage...............................................773‑277‑3095

KNIVES‑FOOD PREP

Systemfiltration Inc........................... Page 17......847‑494‑2600

Algelato............................................. Page 35......847‑455‑5355

Red Hot Chicago.................................................800‑249‑5226

Mercer Cutlery.....................................................773‑844‑7256

OIL RECOVERY & RECYCLING

Palazzolo’s Gourmet Ice Cream....... Page 08......269‑561‑2000

HOT WATER HEATER SALES & REPAIR

LAWYER

American Bio‑Fuels.......................... Page 08......630‑631‑5714

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts.................................708‑547‑5969

Design Temperature/Hot Water 911.. Page 28......773‑774‑6000

Law Office of Biagio Bucaro................................847‑619‑7450

Northern Light Energy..........................................708‑695‑5042

New Dairy............................................................312‑421‑1234

ICE CREAM

Russel G Winick and Associates P C..................630‑548‑5800

OILS & FATS‑COOKING

GIARDINERA

Algelato............................................. Page 35......847‑455‑5355

LINEN SUPPLY & RENTAL SERVICE

Columbus Vegetable Oils................. Page 05......773‑265‑6500

E Formella & Sons............................ Page 17......877‑598‑0909

Homer’s Gourmet Ice Cream............ Page 29......847‑251‑0477

Cosmopolitan Textile............................................773‑254‑6100

OILS & VINEGAR

Michaelangelo Foods...........................................773‑425‑3498

Instantwhip Chicago......................... Page 22......800‑933‑2500

De Normandie Linen............................................773‑731‑8010

Pastorelli Foods............................................... 800‑SOS‑AUCY

V Formusa Company...........................................312‑421‑0485

Nestle‑Edy’s Ice Cream.................................... 800‑531‑CONE

Mickey’s Linen.....................................................773‑545‑7211

OILS‑COOKING/BULK

GLYCOL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM & REPAIR

New Dairy............................................................312‑421‑1234

Morgan Uniform and Linen Serv..........................773‑843‑3307

Columbus Vegetable Oils................. Page 05......773‑265‑6500

Mackay Heating & Mechanical......... Page 30......847‑381‑0448

ICE CREAM‑EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY

Valley Linen Supply..............................................630‑897‑4474

Salad Oils International Corp...............................773‑261‑0500

GOURMET‑FOOD PRODUCTS

Kool Technologies................................................630‑483‑2256

LIQUOR CONTROL SYSTEMS

OLIVE OILS

Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991

ICE MACHINES SALES & LEASING

Alpha POS Services......................... Page 10......630‑690‑2870

Columbus Vegetable Oils................. Page 05......773‑265‑6500

Chicago Importing Company...............................800‑828‑7983

Grove Ice Machines.............................................630‑969‑5199

LIQUOR‑WHOLESALE

ONLINE ORDERING SYSTEMS

New Dairy............................................................312‑421‑1234

ICE MACHINES‑SALES‑RENTAL OR LEASING

Peerless Liquors..................................................773‑378‑3908

Key Impact/Menu1............................ Page 47..... 855-GoMenu1

GREASE REMOVAL SERVICE

Automatic Ice Makers..........................................773‑975‑2005

LOBSTERS

ORANGE/FRUIT MACHINES

Mahoney Environmental................... Page 28......800‑892‑9392

Empire Cooler Service.........................................312‑733‑3900

Maine Lobster Exchange.................. Page 33......708‑253‑7728

Berkel Midwest....................................................800‑921‑9151

Hopkins Grease Company...................................877‑404‑7327

ICE‑MAKING EQUIPMENT/REPAIR & SERVICE

LOGISTICS COMPANIES

ORGANIC FOODS

Kaluzny Bros Inc..................................................815‑744‑1453

Grove Ice Machines.............................................630‑969‑5199

Perishable Distribution Solutions.........................888‑491‑1641

Pastorelli Foods............................................... 800‑SOS‑AUCY

GREASE TRAP PUMPING SERVICE

ICE‑SCULPTURE

MARKETING SEMINARS

OVEN REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

American Bio‑Fuels.......................... Page 08......630‑631‑5714

AAA Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures..............................708‑366‑3333

Illinois Dept of Agriculture....................................217‑785‑7799

Mackay Heating & Mechanical......... Page 30......847‑381‑0448

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OVENS‑SALES & SERVICE

PUBLISHING

SALT‑DE‑ICING

SYRUP‑PANCAKE & WAFFLE

Cobblestone Ovens.............................................847‑635‑0172

Food Industry News.............................................847‑699‑3300

Apache Supply.....................................................708‑409‑1040

Gust John Foods & Products Corp......................630‑879‑8700

PAINTING & HANDYMAN SERVICES

RAVIOLI

SANITATION TRAINING

SYRUP‑SUGAR FREE

Schubert Painting................................................847‑606‑9660

Mama Mucci’s Pasta............................................734‑453‑4555

Illinois Restaurant Association.......... Page 10......312‑787‑4000

Gust John Foods & Products Corp......................630‑879‑8700

PANCAKE‑BATTER & MIX

RE‑UPHOLSTERY

SANITATION‑COURSES & CERTIFICATION

Chicago Booth.................................. Page 24......773‑378‑8400

T‑SHIRTS‑CUSTOM PRINTED

Tec Foods Inc................................... Page 27......773‑638‑5310

Rosen Professional........................... Page 29......773‑267‑1635

REFER REPAIR

SATELLITE TV SYSTEMS

DLS Custom Embroidery.....................................847‑593‑5957

Gust John Foods & Products Corp......................630‑879‑8700 PAPER‑PRODUCTS

Standard Truck Repair.........................................312‑706‑9897

Prime Time Sports...............................................847‑637‑3500

Ramar Supply Co............................. Page 16......708‑233‑0808

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SAUSAGE

PARKING LOT SWEEPING

CSI ‑ Coker Service Inc.................... Page 29......888‑908‑5600

Vienna Beef...................................... Page 19......773‑278‑7800

Start Parking Company..................... Page 26...... 847‑366‑2111

Mackay Heating & Mechanical......... Page 30......847‑381‑0448

Anichini Brothers..................................................312‑644‑8004

PARTY‑FAVORS & SUPPLIES

Accu‑Tech............................................................847‑658‑8440

Crawford Sausage...............................................773‑277‑3095

Ramar Supply Co............................. Page 16......708‑233‑0808

Ozon AHR............................................................847‑922‑1677

Red Hot Chicago.................................................800‑249‑5226

PASTA MANUFACTURERS

REFRIGERATION‑EQUIP/COMMERCIAL

SAUSAGE MAKING EQUIPMENT

Nino’s................................................ Page 07......708‑805‑1332

Custom Cooler & Freezer................. Page 40......630‑879‑3131

LPS Corp.......................................... Page 20......847‑451‑2222

PASTA‑FRESH AND FROZEN

REFRIGERATION‑UNITS/TRUCKS

SCALES

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Berkel Midwest....................................................800‑921‑9151

PASTA‑PRODUCTS

RENDERER‑RECYCLING

SEAFOOD‑WHOLESALE

Mama Mucci’s Pasta............................................734‑453‑4555

Mahoney Environmental................... Page 28......800‑892‑9392

Maine Lobster Exchange.................. Page 33......708‑253‑7728

PASTRY INGREDIENTS

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT

Sotiros Foods.................................... Page 23......708‑371‑0002

FSI/Foodservice Solutions...................................847‑719‑6088

Waco Manufacturing............................................312‑733‑0054

PATTY MACHINES/FOOD FORMERS

Losurdo Inc..........................................................630‑833‑2828

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SEATING

Berkel Midwest....................................................800‑921‑9151

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PEST CONTROL/PEST ELIMINATION

Custom Cooler & Freezer................. Page 40......630‑879‑3131

SHIPPING SERVICES

Mc Cloud Services...............................................800‑332‑7805

Gatorchef.com.................................. Page 15......888‑944‑2867

Perishable Distribution Solutions.........................888‑491‑1641

Orkin Commercial Services.................................847‑824‑2218 Presto X Pest Control..........................................888‑627‑5772

Olympic Store Fixtures..................... Page 39......773‑585‑3755 Ramar Supply Co............................. Page 16......708‑233‑0808

SHISHKABOBS P & S Meats.........................................................773‑775‑1503

PICKLES & RELISH

Trimark Marlinn................................. Page 12......708‑496‑1700

Vienna Beef...................................... Page 19......773‑278‑7800

Zepole Restaurant Supply................ Page 26......630‑783‑1239

PIZZA SUPPLY DISTRIBUTORS

Berkel Midwest....................................................800‑921‑9151

SIGNS

Anichini Brothers..................................................312‑644‑8004

Mercer Cutlery.....................................................773‑844‑7256

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PLAQUES Classic Design Awards........................................847‑470‑0855 PLUMBING SUPPLIES Faucet Shoppe The.......................... Page 08......773‑478‑3890 POINT OF SALE SUPPLIES Alpha POS Systems......................... Page 10......630‑690‑2870 Western Business Systems.............. Page 25......773‑878‑7200 POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS Alpha POS Services......................... Page 10......630‑690‑2870 Western Business Systems.............. Page 25......773‑878‑7200 Merchants Solutions............................................708‑449‑6650 Retail Control Solutions.......................................630‑521‑9900 Schmaus Cash Register & POS..........................847‑675‑6066 SilverWare POS...................................................888‑510‑5102 POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS‑SALES & SERVICE KCS Computer Technology............... Page 35......847‑288‑9820 POPCORN‑EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Gold Medal Products...........................................800‑767‑5352 PRESSURE WASHING Mahoney Environmental................... Page 28......800‑892‑9392 Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344 PRINTERS Menu’s To Go.......................................................630‑483‑0848 PRIVATE LABEL FOOD MANUFACTURERS E Formella & Sons............................ Page 17......877‑598‑0909 ronnoCO.s Italian Beef........................................773‑362‑2500

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT‑NEW & USED Bob King Auctions............................. Page 20......847‑458‑0500 March Quality Used & New Equip.... Page 14......800‑210‑5895 Total Management Systems............. Page 22......630‑543‑3666 RESTAURANT REAL ESTATE SALES John Moauro/Realty Executives..........................708‑361‑1150 Kudan Group Inc..................................................312‑575‑0480 Nick Dibrizzi/Coldwell Banker..............................708‑562‑9328 Pontarelli & Company..........................................847‑778‑3571 Porter House Properties......................................847‑942‑2291 RESTAURANT‑DESIGNERS A D E Foodservice Equipment.............................630‑628‑0811 Losurdo Inc..........................................................630‑833‑2828 RESTAURANT‑EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING American Range Corporation........... Page 47......818‑897‑0808 Keating Of Chicago..............................................708‑246‑3000 RESTAURANT‑EQUIPMENT REPAIR SERVICE CSI ‑ Coker Service Inc.................... Page 29......888‑908‑5600 Mackay Heating & Mechanical......... Page 30......847‑381‑0448 Accu‑Tech............................................................847‑658‑8440 Berkel Midwest....................................................800‑921‑9151 Cobblestone Ovens.............................................847‑635‑0172 Hobart Corporation..............................................847‑631‑0070 RESTAURANTS La Scarola Restaurant.........................................312‑243‑1740

SHORTENING Columbus Vegetable Oils................. Page 05......773‑265‑6500

SLICERS‑SALES & SERVICE Berkel Midwest....................................................800‑921‑9151 Maestranzi Brothers.............................................708‑867‑7323 SMOKED FISH Honey Smoked Fish Company......... Page 13......303‑674‑4636 SMOOTHIE MACHINES Blendtec...............................................................800‑253‑6383 SNACK FOOD DISTRIBUTORS Skyline Distributors...............................................630‑834‑1111 SOAPS & DETERGENTS Total Management Systems............. Page 22......630‑543‑3666 SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANTS Kurman Communications................. Page 18......312‑651‑9000 SOFT DRINKS Swanel Beverage.................................................800‑279‑2635 SOFT SERVE‑ICE CREAM/EQUIP & SUPPLIES Kool Technologies................................................630‑483‑2256 Taylor Freezers and Equipment...........................888‑942‑0777 SOUP BASES Massel USA...................................... Page 14......312‑283‑5231 SOUPS Vienna Beef...................................... Page 19......773‑278‑7800 STEAKS‑LOCALLY FARM RAISED Toohill Beef Farm.................................................309‑261‑3602 STEAM CLEANING Mahoney Environmental................... Page 28......800‑892‑9392 Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344

TABLE TOP REFINISHING/REPAIR Restaurant Chair Repair................... Page 21......630‑424‑0424 TABLES‑ALL TYPES Chicago Booth.................................. Page 24......773‑378‑8400 Waco Manufacturing............................................312‑733‑0054 TAMALES Supreme Frozen Products...................................773‑622‑3777 TERMINAL OPERATORS (GAMING) Illinois Video Slot Mgmt (IVSM)...........................847‑612‑8781 TOFU PRODUCTS‑ALL TYPES Phoenix Tofu..................................... Page 25......773‑784‑2503 TOMATO PRODUCTS Pastorelli Foods............................................... 800‑SOS‑AUCY TRADE PUBLICATIONS Food Industry News.............................................847‑699‑3300 TRUCK REFRIGERATION REPAIR Standard Truck Repair.........................................312‑706‑9897 TRUCK SERVICE & REPAIR Standard Truck Repair.........................................312‑706‑9897 TRUCK‑REFRIGERATED DCI Central (Hotshot)....................... Page 28......800‑468‑7478 TRUCK‑SALES & SERVICE DCI Central (Hotshot)....................... Page 28......800‑468‑7478 TRUCK‑SALES NEW & USED D & S Truck Center........................... Page 30......708‑352‑5551 TV SALES, SERVICE & INSTALLATION Prime Time Sports...............................................847‑637‑3500 UNIFORMS Valley Linen Supply..............................................630‑897‑4474 VALET PARKING SERVICES Start Parking Company..................... Page 26...... 847‑366‑2111 VENTILATING‑SYTEMS CLEANING Olympia Maintenance....................... Page 32......708‑344‑0344 Airways Systems..................................................630‑595‑4242 Averus..................................................................800‑393‑8287 VIDEO GAMING TERMINALS Illinois Video Slot Mgmt (IVSM)...........................847‑612‑8781 WALK‑IN COOLER REPAIR & MAINTENANCE Mackay Heating & Mechanical......... Page 30......847‑381‑0448 WALK‑IN COOLERS AND FREEZERS Custom Cooler & Freezer................. Page 40......630‑879‑3131 WASTE REMOVAL‑ALL TYPES Xtreme Environmental Solutions......................855‑9RE‑DUCE WEBSITE DESIGN Americaneagle.com.............................................847‑699‑0300 WELDING & FABRICATING KOP Ind. Welding & Fabrication....... Page 17......630‑930‑9516 WHIPPED CREAM Instantwhip Chicago......................... Page 22......800‑933‑2500 WILD BOAR SAUSAGES P & S Meats.........................................................773‑775‑1503 WORKERS COMP INSURANCE

PRODUCE DISTRIBUTORS

SALAD‑DRESSINGS & OILS

Fox River Foods............................... Page 21......630‑896‑1991

Columbus Vegetable Oils................. Page 05......773‑265‑6500

SUPERMARKET‑ EQUIPMENT/ NEW & USED

YOGURT & SOFT SERVE EQUIPMENT

Premier Produce..................................................847‑678‑0780

Tec Foods Inc................................... Page 27......773‑638‑5310

Berkel Midwest....................................................800‑921‑9151

Kool Technologies................................................630‑483‑2256

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Skyline Building Services.................. Page 32......312‑454‑4545

Farmers Insurance‑Mark Holihan........................847‑823‑6800

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Rare opportunity to acquire one of the oldest and most successful restaurant/bar locations in Lincoln Park. Corner location with patio and seating for 99. Strong gross sales and loyal clientele. Size: 2,500 SF (Bus.) Sale: $699,000 (Bus. Sale) Rent: $12,613/Mo. (taxes included) Agent: Scott (Code: 344)

Vernon Hills - 634 S. Milwaukee Ave. - The Forge Club

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Edgewater - 5842 N. Broadway St. - Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

P FFE

Fully fixtured and equipped restaurant includes retail and incidental liquor licenses as well as black iron hood. Occupancy card for 42. Two blocks from Throndale Red Line CTA stop. Size: 1,900 SF (Bus.) Price: $79,000 (Bus. Sale) Rent: $2,300/Mo. (Gross) Agent: Juan Carlos (Code: 1018)

Lakeview - 3056 N. Lincoln Ave. - Formerly Chizakaya

P FFE Beautiful eatery with open kitchen and communal dining. Standalone building is easy to view from the street. Owner willing to consult new operator. Rental Rate negotiable.

Size: 2,200 SF (Approx. Bus.) Price: $149,000 (Bus. Sale) Agent: Juan Carlos (Code: 1007)

Lakeview, East - 3109-13 N. Broadway St. -

P FFE Former House of Fine Chocolates Restaurant/Bar/Retail space on Lakeview Restaurant Row. Black Iron, multiple walk-in coolers, HVAC, plumbing and electrical. An easy re-concept. Space is divisible. Zoned B3-2.

Size: 5,016 SF (Bus.) 1,700 SF (Min. Divisible) Rent: $42/SF (Net) Agent: Jarrett (Code: 625)

Lakeview, West - 3351 N. Lincoln Ave. - Formerly SuVan’s Bakery

P FFE Cafe/Bakery with fully built-out kitchen and Black Iron. Features below market rent, spacious

main level, open floor plan and fully finished basement. Adjacent to Brown Line station. Size: 2,187 SF (Bus.) Price: $99,000 (Bus. Sale) Rent: $1,575/Mo. (Net) Agent: Jarrett (Code: 602)

Loop, West - 1140 W. Madison St. - Restaurant/Bar/Cafe Space for Lease

P FFE Street level retail space with full basement and 9 foot ceilings.Landlord will contribute to build-

out! Be a part of the tremendous West Loop expansion. Space is divisible. Size: 2,500 SF - 12,500 SF (min. div - max. cont.) Rent: $25/SF (Net) Agents: Scott/Juan Carlos (Code: 340)

Uptown - 4609‐4613 N. Sheridan Rd. & 5050 N. Sheridan Rd.

P FFE

4609-13: 3 raw restaurant/retail spaces. Combine spaces w/ potential lobby access & parking. 5050: Single-story, raw space, open floor plan, loading dock, & potential sidewalk café.

Size: 3,750 SF (5050) Rent: $18/SF (Gross) 2,844 SF (4609-13) Rent: $18/SF (Gross) Agent: Scott (Code:1016/17)

Western Suburbs - High Grossing Nightclub 1Block from Major Highway

P FFE Rare opportunity! Very profitable, high volume nightclub business with 2 year old build out. Located 1 block from dynamic shopping area with major retailers, restaurants & parking.

Size: 12,000 SF (Bus.) Price: $775,000 (Bus. Sale) Agents: Scott/Frank 630.247.1099 (Code: F69)

West Town - 1367 W. Erie St. - J Patrick’s Irish Bar & Grill

P FFE Restaurant/bar with basement and sidewalk cafe potential. Catch nearby Blackhawk, Bulls and concert goers before/after shows. Ideal for Owner/Operator. Seller financing available!

Size: 2,200 SF (Bus.) Price: $149,500 (Bus. Sale) Agents: Jeremy/Jerrod (Code: 464)

West Town - 2700 W. Chicago Ave. - Corner Restaurant/Bar for Lease

P FFE

Straight lease opportunity. Restaurant/Bar infrastructure in place. ADA accesible restrooms, 2 marble bars, Black Iron & exhaust vent. Great exposure and large sidewalk cafe potential. Size: 3,246 SF (1st Fl. & LL) Rent: $18/SF (Net 1st Fl) Rent: $6/SF (Net LL) Agent: Juan Carlos (Code: 1003)

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Happy New Year!! FAMILY RESTAURANT The one everyone wants! 7AM - 3PM! High volume. Freestanding. Brick. Basement. Parking lot. Signage. Signalized corner. Seats 136. Parks 56. Great kitchen. Beautiful decor. Established 30 years. Well maintained... Pride of ownership shows!! REAL ESTATE, BIZ, FF&E @$450K!!! J.W. PLATEK’S Hot Rickmond area! Fully fixtured restaurant... ready to re-open. Freestanding. Parking. Patio! Signage. Fully equipped. Liquor license available. 3 bedroom apartment. Reduced to $395K... OBO. Must sell!! FAST FOOD Freestanding. Signalized corner. Ample parking. Seats 50. Signage. West suburb. Est. 25+ years! Illness forces sale. Biz, FF&E @ $89K...OBO!! LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! West Dundee. Former “M.T. Barrels” on Main St. ... Rt#72! Vintage building with Dining/Bar/Banquets/Patios ... on the river! Fantastic build-out. Fully furnished & fixtured. Pristine condition. Great Lease. FF&E @ $100K. SPORTS BAR / CLUB SW Suburbs’ premier entertainment venue. Big name. Draws from miles around. Got it all: 2 bars, pool tables, flat screens, video games, and ... a large live band room complete with stages, lighting and sound system. Capacity 400. Fully equipped kitchen. Parks over 100. REAL ESTATE, BIZ, FF&E, NEW PRICE! CALL! BANQUETS / RESTAURANT Located in prominent West Suburb. Est. over 50 years. Draws from Elmhurst, Lombard, Oak Park and Chicago. Banquet hall seats 250 and is divisible. Restaurant seats 130 plus 40 in bar. Two kitchens!! Building is brick, 11,416 sf; lot is 67,557 sf. and parks 120. Excellent equipment, package, signage and exposure. Renovated in 2007, this facility is in overall outstanding condition. Recent appraisal. REAL ESTATE, BIZ, FF&E @ $2.25M DES PLAINES Just listed! 1881 Oakton (at River). Freestanding. Brick. Seats 100. Parks 33. Fully equipped. Extenuating circumstances caused closing. You concept! Key $ @ $85K. Great lease w/ options. BRIDGEPORT Play ball! The former “Cobblestone’s Bar & Grill.” Mixed-use, brick building with Tavern, 2 bedroom apartment, patio, basement, and...gated parking. Corner. 15,000 sf., occupancy 51 plus 52 on patio. Renovated, turn-key! A “long toss” (3 blocks) to Cellular Field. REAL ESTATE, FF&E @ $585K. FREESTANDING! YOU CONCEPT! Borders major, newly renovated shopping center in active NW suburb. Seats 120. Parks 50. Pole signage. Liquor license available. Owner has other business interests and must sell. Currently open 7am – 3pm. Building layout and kitchen adapts to any concept — bring yours! BIZ, FF&E @ $225K SPEEDY FAST FOOD Just listed! NW Chicago. 950 sf. 3 years “New”! Carry-out w/ interior seating for 12 plus 30 on patio. Excellent exposure and signage at signalized bus stop corner. EZ operation. BIZ, FF&E @ $129K

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NORTHWEST SUBURBS SPRING GROVE & LIBERTYVILLE Pizza & Sports Bar. Real $$$$ Maker Well established Selling Business Only

WEST SUBURBS - DUPAGE COUNTY Pizzeria $$$$ Established 25 years For Business, Fixtures and Equipment $349,500. Possible owner financing

CHICAGO - ROGERS PARK Loyola & Northwestern University Area-Walking distance from Pratt Beach 4,000 SF Bar-Restaurant-Owner pays no utilities. Rent only $3,300 per month; For Business: $199,500 with 50% down WEST SUBURBS - BERWYN Former Tavern-Banquet-Closed 3243 S Harlem Avenue across from Riverside, next to famous Pierce Banquets 4,750 SF building For Real Estate: $349,000 WEST SUBURBS - BROOKFIELD Former Villa Maria-Closed 923 W. Ogden Avenue East of I-294; corner, free standing 5,000 SF bldg., plus full basement on 22,000 SF lot $695,000 with 10% down WEST SUBURBS - LA GRANGE PARK - BROOKFIELD AREA Former Brunetti’s Restaurant-Closed 9022 W. 31st Street 9,000 SF restaurant on 20,000 SF lot. Banquet plus full basement; 2 kitchens, 2 bars & 4 bathrooms For Real Estate: $419,000

WEST SUBURBS - DOWNTOWN GENEVA Former Mill Race Inn Restaurant-Bar-Banquets-Closed 4 E. State, Unit 4. 10,000 SF bldg. on 1st floor, 5,000 SF on lower level on 57,934 SF lot or 1.33 acres. Great Development opportunity. Large part of the restaurant-bar has view of the Fox River. For Real Estate: $1,200,000 SOUTHEAST SUBURBS - HARVEY Former Cancun Restaurant/ Night Club-Closed 289,295 E. 159th Street Free standing 5,255 SF bldg. on 2 corner lots NWC & NEC of 159th & Carse. Total 16,678 SF land. For Real Estate: $119,000 FAR NORTHWEST SUBURBS - ROCKFORD Former Bar-Restaurant 4303 W. State Street. Free standing 4,180 SF restaurant plus partial basement on 19,890 SF lot. Real Estate taxes: $3,776 Price: $104,900 OUT OF STATE - BURLINGTON, WISCONSIN On Lake Geneva Road Turn key sports bar/grill opportunity, 6,064 SF free standing building on 1.65 acres. For Real Estate & Business: $795,000; owner financing with $100,000. For Business Only: $100,000 Leased at $12 per SF NNN

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ATTN. NATIONAL TENANTS AND SMART FAST FOOD OPERATORS Free standing rest. w/ drive thru available Stoplight intersection, hard corner FOR SALE OR LEASE Joliet/Northlake/Addison/Posen/Stone Park CHICAGO - BELMONT CRAGIN AREA Former Anastazia Restaurant-BarBanquet-Closed Polish American Restaurant 5221-23 W. Diversey Avenue Lot 50x125 or 6,318 SF/Building: 4,318 SF For Real Estate: $450,000 NORTHEAST SUBURBS DOWNTOWN EVANSTON Java Joint, Best Coffee Shop in America College town coffee shop. Established for 20 years. Great for meeting friends, studying or working on your laptop while enjoying delicious treats. Seats 80, plus 30 in the outdoor patio. Business: $149,500 with 50% down; owner financing to qualified buyers. NORTHWEST SUBURBS DOWNTOWN MT. PROSPECT Pizza Pub, Near Metra Train Station Full service, sit down, bar, dine in, pick-up, delivery & catering. Established for 52 years. For Real Estate & Business: $695,000 NORTHWEST SUBURBS NORTHLAKE Former Brown’s Chicken-Closed 144 E. North Avenue Free standing restaurant with drive-thru, 2,800 SF building on 18,700 SF lot For Sale: $349,500 includes Real Estate; For Lease: $4,500 per month modified gross lease

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Attn: Chef’s, FS Execs, Entrepreneurs Very Profitable Full Service Catering Operation State of the Art Kitchen, Turn Key Staff in Place, Long Term Lease. Excellent Reputation, Excellent Backlog of Business. Niche Market, Excellent Earnings and Profits, Fair Price.

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Landmark & Historical Restaurant

The Launching Pad is available! This South Suburban Location been serving fast food items & ice cream for 50 Years! Liquor License available. On Historical Rt 66; a Tourist must-see with the “Gemini Giant!” For purchase or lease. Call for details!

Fast Food To Go!

A Former KFC Restaurant, that has been converted! Complete Package including Real Estate! Drive-Thru Window & Dining Seating! Possible Seller Financing! Asking $139,900

NORTHWEST SUBURBS

• 8,000 sq. ft. restaurant facility with banquet hall. Well established. Seats over 300. Plenty of parking. $974,900 for business with property. $849,000 property only.

SPORTS BAR/NIGHT CLUB

• With outdoor patio. Approx. 6,000 sq. ft. Free standing. Located in SW suburbs. Well est. Newly remodeled. Business only, $289,000.

NEW ON MARKET

• Loc. on Main St. in business district. Free standing, approx. 2,500 sq. ft. Rest/Diner. A local favorite. Apx. seating for 50 plus. Business shows “pride of ownership.” Well-established, easy access w/ parking. “Motivation!” Seller retiring and moving out of state. Complete pkg. w/ prop. $399,000 OBO. Call!

RESTAURANT W/ BAR

• Contemporary casual restaurant with bar. Free standing, 5,000 sq. ft. w/ outdoor patio. Business/retail area. High volume sales. Upscale interior decor. Great long-term lease. A steal at $399,000.

PIZZA TO GO!

• Free Standing Building w/Drive Thru. Located in Burbs on major Hwy near stop light intersection. High Volume $ales! Property & Business $499K or Business Only $149K w/ Low Rent! Call for Details!

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PAPPAS REAL ESTATE INC.

Happy New Year 2013 from Dean Pappas! n 20,000 square foot retail center located in the northwest suburbs. Property is 100% leased to long term tenants. Excellent location and owner financing available to qualified buyers at 3.9% equating to a 19% cash on cash return based on a $500,000 down payment. Please call for details. Principals Only n Vacant parcel ready for development. Arlington Heights approved a multi unit condominium project with ground floor retail and underground parking n Prime corner property in South Elgin on Randall Road ready for development n Well known Irish Pub and Restaurant located in the heart of Forest Park. Freestanding two story bar and eatery with outdoor patio and ample parking. $1,500,000 Call Dean Pappas Cell: 847-809-2605 pappasrealestate@gmail.com

COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL BUILDING Tavern with Real Estate. Corp. license with 4am and public place of amusement license. Total of 11 units in 3 adjoining buildings. 7000 N. Clark area, Rogers Park. $925,000 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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10,400 sq. ft. warehouse 5 parking spaces. 4131-33 N. Rockwell, Chicago Heavy duty electric. 600 amp service - 3-phase. $795,000 ($76 psf)

FAMILY RESTAURANT W/ BAR

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• 2,200 Sq. Ft. Facility w/ seating for 40. Parking 50+, Busy location with visibility and easy access. Pride of ownership. Asking mid 90s. • Great Burbs Locale, Newly Remodeled! Fast Food Rest. with approx. 40 seating! High Volume! Great Lease! Priced in low 200s. Possible seller financing. Call for Details! • Located in Western burbs. Est. 40 yrs. 5,000 sq. ft. Offered w/ or without property. Seating for approx. 200. Stoplight corner. Possible seller financing. Call for details.

FAMILY PIZZERIA - BLOWOUT SALE!

• Property includes Free Standing 7,200 sq. ft. facility on 1.3 acre site. Suburban location. Turn key. Call for details. Also available lease with option. Seats 200+ with outdoor patio and beer garden. Way under market!

Thinking of Buying or Selling? Call John Moauro!

Ambassador

9999 West 143rd Street Orland Park, IL 60462

Broker/Appraiser Always Confidential

(708) 361-1150 Email: jmoauro@aol.com Web: www.johngmoauro.com

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Bucktown/West DePaul $650,000 Retail & residential. One of a kind. Corner storefront with 4 large apts. Zone B-32. Use for restaurant with liquor, office or retail. 1st floor 25’x141’, 3,500 sq. ft. with full basement. 3 blks. to 90/94. Apartment income equals $3,875. Tenants pay all utilities. Storefront available to rent, $2,700 per month.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

REALPOUL REALTY “Commerce With Morality™”

2731 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60645

THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? Please Call (773) 743-2100 Peter J. Poulopoulos, MBA

Licensed Illinois & Indiana Real Estate Broker

Visit us at www.realpoul.com

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to You and Yours! AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

CITY

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SPORTS BAR MEDICAL OFFICES-FOR LEASE HAIR SALON FAST FOOD With PROPERTY RESTAURANT RESTAURANT & PROPERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT MIXED USE MIXED USE PIZZA BAR With PROPERTY PRINTING With PROPERTY FREE STANDING STORE 26 APARTMENTS FAST FOOD, PIZZA, PROPERTY FAST FOOD BREAKFAST-LUNCH COMMERCIAL PIZZA FAST FOOD BREAKFAST LUNCH FAST FOOD FAST FOOD With PROPERTY FAST FOOD FAST FOOD With PROPERTY

Call our office (773) 743-2100 for:

ASKING

$145,000 Call $45,000 $795,000 $1,300,000 $2,800,000 $125,000 $820,000 $425,000 $1,370,000 $235,000 $395,000 $350,000 $1,379,000 $1,250,000 $125,000 $144,000 $1,195,000 $20,000 $135,000 $125,000 $84,900 $855,000 $90,000 $375,000

1) Property Management, 2) FREE Market Evaluation of your business, 3) FREE FARMERSTM insurance quote

Breakfast and Lunch Business For Sale in SW Suburbs

Established over 12 years. Well established clientele base. Easy access to major highways. Seats over 140 with over 100 parking places. Turn key operation. Serious inquiries only - $250K firm.

Contact 630-310-0894

Call Wesley at 773-671-1273

Italian American Cuisine Restaurant & Pizzeria 3,750 sq. ft., full bar, 3 yrs. in business. Still operating. Great business income. Serious inquiries only. Self existing inline building. Available business w/ lease or w/ purchase of property.

Email: fmfcelil@comcast.net

FAST FOOD BUSINESS FOR SALE At busy intersection in Elmwood Park, IL. Specializing in Italian beef and burgers. Drive thru, seating for 40, parking for 20 cars. Building 2,200 sq ft. VERY CLEAN! Popular restaurant name. For business, fixtures and equipment.

$55,000

Owner financing available.

Call for details (708) 323-6836

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Consider the Consequences Strategic tips for lessening anxiety: n Don’t do anything which, afterwards, might lead you to tell a lie. n Write it down. “The palest ink is better than the most retentive memory,” says an old Chinese proverb. Write down appointment, plans, ideas... anything you want to be sure to remember later. n Take the time to ask questions or repeat directions. n Know the difference between needs and preferences. Don’t let yourself get too attached to the latter. n Anger is stress wrapped in anxiety and blame; walk away from arguments and refocus on what the root of the conflict is. Once fixed, you’ll be the hero, not the villain. (Connections, Herman Miller, Inc., 8500 Byron Rd., Zeeland, MI 49464)

Take Six Deep Breaths

When you’re feeling overwhelmed by job pressures and ready to explode, spend a few minutes by yourself and take six deep breaths. Breathe in through your mouth. Feel your chest expand as your lungs fill with air. You may be surprised at how relaxed you feel after this excercise. (Fife & Drum, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co., 1200 Colonial Life Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210)

A Last Word of Thanks

We here at Food Industry News appreciate your patronage and readership. For over thirty years, we’ve been trying to help businesses just like yours to compete in our market, and through both good times and recessions, catastrophes and cloudless days, we’ve weathered the courses of any business. This year looks to offer both unusual prosperity and new challenges. My

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message is simple: Plan ahead for tough times because they come back... and so do good times. Train and save for new opportunities; they will be calling. Build strong teams. Be ready to steal good advice and new prospects. Be smart and brave; it’s better than being dumb and gutless. I have weathered every kind of adversity in my 80+ years, and this I know: It’s all worth your best effort... always. Jim Contis, Publisher, December 2012

Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships Andrew M. Davis; $24.95 ISBN: 978-0-9833307-8-3 Content Marketing Institute Leo Burnett’s Senior VP Joe Duncan recently remarked that BRANDSCAPING was the one book he’d recommend on marketing, and that’s both heavy and well-deserved praise. Andrew Davis knows that common sense solutions often shoot past the best of us. The idea of the individual being an extension of a brand is direct and powerful... in Davis’ explanation on how to make it work. Davis has slowed down the obvious, as well as the smartest ways to promote your brand through partnering with like-minded allies to create win-win scenarios that shine like gold. Nordstrom’s, George Foreman and Finding Nemo all have the concept down; if your mind is open, and you can harvest positive responses from literally everything that surrounds your brand, you’re getting close to why this isn’t just essential reading, it is the dynamite that propelled world leaders, top marketers and killer brands to success. –MB

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