+-*So I’ve taken a break from FoodService Geeks the past few months to define my personal and professional goals.  See, the original concept for FoodService Geeks changed yet reflected more of me and working with others who were as enthusiastic about food service as myself. In December, I financially separated from the ACFAZ which is […]


Sensory Analysis: Making it Work for Your Developmental Needs

+-*SAVE THE DATE Sensory Analysis: Making it Work for Your Developmental Needs Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 Time: 5:30 pm – 8 pm Location: TBA Dinner and networking followed by presentations “Doing it Right and the Risks of Getting it Wrong” Doing sensory evaluations – How, when, why, and for what. -presented by Rena Shifren PhD, President, ProSense Consumer […]

A look back at 2014 predictions

+-*Restaurants, retail and beer: A look back at 2014 predictions Tim Gallen Digital Producer- Phoenix Business Journal Looking back at my predictions for metro Phoenix’s restaurant and retail sectors, one thing is clear: I didn’t do too bad. Without further ado…  [Read more..] Related posts: Bad Water Brewing opens tap room Phoenix Cooks! 2014 Businessperson […]

Top economic stories of the year

+-*Eric Jay Toll Reporter- Phoenix Business Journal It might be a good thing that this month marks only my fourth with Phoenix Business Journal. I only have to look back over 120 days to pick my economy stories of the year. Three on my beat really stand out: • Plans for 20 million square feet […]


How does the new menu-labeling law apply to you?

+-*December 15, 2014 As restaurant operators scramble to understand final nutrition-disclosure rules, the NRA aims to offer clarity on common questions. We recently invited attorneys from Hogan Lovells, our outside regulatory counsel, to discuss the law’s complexities and answer operator questions. The regulations, released Nov. 25 by the FDA, affects entities with at least 20 […]