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Patio Perfect

Make your diners crave the great outdoors

Spring weather is the first sign that patio season is just around the corner, and for restaurateurs with outdoor seating, this is the time to start envisioning and planning how to create the “perfect” patio experience. Whether you are seating 10 guests or 200, creating an outdoor patio environment that is just as good as your indoor guest experience should be the key focus throughout your patio planning.

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The Boomer Consumer

Don't rule out these still influential eaters.

If you can remember Encyclopedia Britannica, SwansonTV dinners, party lines, TV converter boxes, banana seat bicycles, transistor radios, the Sears Wishbook catalogue, and the last Stanley Cup parade in Toronto, then you’re a Baby Boomer or the parent of one.

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Where's the Beef?

Make way for the new "meat" eaters – plant-loving flexitarians.

Over 100 years ago, on April 14, 1912, the last meal they would ever eat was served to the vast majority of the passengers on the R.M.S. Titanic. They had no way of knowing that, a few short hours after finishing dessert, their fates would be sealed.

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