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How restaurants can conquer weak spending, high food costs

How restaurants can conquer weak spending, high food costs

This is part of Nation’s Restaurant News' special coverage of the 2014 MUFSO conference, taking place Oct. 5–7 at the Hyatt Regency at Reunion Tower in Dallas. Follow coverage of the event on NRN.com and tweet with us using #MUFSO. Stay connected on the go by downloading the MUFSO app.

Median U.S. household income fell about $4,500, from $56,436 to $51,939, between 2007 and 2013, while commodity prices have soared around 20 percent in just the past two years.

Those disheartening stats, relayed by panel moderator John Barone, president of Market Vision and columnist for Nation’s Restaurant News, set the stage for “Margin Mania,” a panel discussion at MUFSO on how foodservice operators can overcome the twin scourges of re

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