Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What do you need to know?

Last summer Restaurant Business became the first restaurant publication to let subscribers read every issue via a tablet app, a distinction that’s yet to be matched. But that’s nothing compared to what we’re trying with our June edition. If we can pull it off, it’ll be the industry’s first by-request magazine, where restaurateurs tell us what information they want to be served. Just give us your request in question form and we’ll track down the answers.

How do you hold the line on prices when commodity prices spike? We’ll scramble up the mountain to find the wise old man in tunic and ZZ Top beard who can enlighten us.

How do you motivate a staff when you have a budget of zero? Piece of cake. Nordstrom’s will be taking notes.

And it needn’t stay in the business realm. Drs. Ruth and Phil are standing by to help you find love and familial bliss (that’s Ruth Marin and Phil Johnson, and they’re not really doctors, or even real people. But you get the idea.)

So help us out and send in your questions. We may have to edit them for style, grammar and all that SAT-test stuff. But we’ll get you the answers. E-mail them to me, promeo@cspnet.com, or, if you don’t want me to know you need advice on meeting Mr. Right, you can send your query to monkeydish@cspnet.com. And, yes, the questions can be anonymous.

We hope to hear from you.

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