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How Restaurants Can Survive (and Thrive) in Periods of Economic Turmoil

Modern Restaurant Management

Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, the restaurant industry was quite traditional. According to a CBS article , back in 2008, McDonald’s replaced their double cheeseburger, which had two meat patties and two slices of cheese, with a new burger that only had a single slice of cheese. Utilize Technology.

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Sprinkling Success: A Conversation with Dan Mesches

The Restaurant Times

Mesches was introduced to Sprinkles while consulting in Los Angeles in 2008, urged by a friend to sample the brand’s cupcakes. The keyword here is innovation. Mesches highlights the need to embrace change and innovation to stay relevant and meet evolving consumer preferences.


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Milk Bar Is Junk Food Now


In 2008, when she opened the first Milk Bar, things like cereal milk-flavored soft serve, truffles that tasted like “birthday cake,” and cookies stuffed with cornflakes and and potato chips were delightfully weird riffs on beloved mass-produced flavors, with enough of a twist to push them beyond their origins. “The It just is.

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Pizza Technology Growing at an Accelerated Pace?

Aaron Allen & Associates

From online ordering to kitchen automation and pizza delivery with drones, innovation continues to be an essential part of the future of the pizza industry. During the Great Recession of 2008–2009, this strategy worked against the publicly traded pizza chains and investors became more concerned about their high leverage positions.

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Investing In Your Digital Presence | Season 3, Vol. 11: 16 Handles®


16 Handles is a frozen dessert chain that specializes in innovative frozen yogurt, ice cream, and smoothies. Established in 2008, the New-York based chain offers a wide variety of fresh, quality, better-for-you flavors and toppings. Discovery for our brand in our markets was being made online.

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The Guide to Success with Ghost Kitchens for Restaurant Owners

7 Shifts

And like the 2008 financial crisis showed us the necessity of food trucks , the pandemic brought ghost kitchens into the light and accelerated their growth. I felt that the ghost kitchen industry over-indexed on all the amazing supply chain and tech innovations , but forgot why people order food,” says Barnett.

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Exploring trends in experimental coffee processing

Perfect Daily Grind

Honey processing became prominent in Costa Rica because of government-enforced water usage regulations [introduced after an earthquake struck the country in 2008 ],” he explains. Like many of the newer processing methods, the honey process is a hybrid of traditional and innovative techniques,” Scott tells me.