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Since 1983 chefs, winemakers and other foodservice professionals have gathered in Lyon, France for Sirha, the biennial international hospitality and foodservice conference that also encompasses two of the world’s most prestigious cooking competitions: the Bocuse d’Or and the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, or World Pastry Cup. While these events — often referred to as the culinary Olympic Games — have been drawing chefs to Sirha for decades, this year will mark the debut of an event at the conference.[…] Continue Reading »
Paul Barron is founder and CEO of DigitalCoCo as well as founder of FastCasual.com and QSRWeb.com. SmartBrief interviewed him on the future of fast casual and his new book, “The Chipotle Effect,” excerpts of which were published on SmartBlog on Food & Beverage.
McDonald’s reported another stellar quarter, with earnings that beat analysts’ estimate and a plan to open 1,300 units this year, including several in the U.K. Britain’s troubled economy is driving more consumers to lower-priced quickservice meals, and young adults welcome the news that the company expects to create thousands of jobs in 2012.
But there’s a downside to the chain’s growing global presence.[…] Continue Reading »