Operators use weather disasters to spread the word


GALVESTON Texas Perhaps the only good thing about Hurricane Ike's September visit was the fact that “he” gave a full week's warning to the Texas Gulf Coast.

That allowed the corporate headquarters crew at Jason's Deli in Beaumont, Texas, to prepare its post-storm readiness plan — its second for 2008, after the one that the chain drafted in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav. Stores in the affected area would be positioned to reopen quickly to feed returning

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