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FSM2045 Introduction to Menu Planning & Cost Controls: Welcome

Find resources for your research assignment(s) in FSM2045.

Class Textbook

Research Assignment

For students to research and understand the demographics and community geographics for a current restaurant concept.

Economic Indicators

These sources can help you determine economic growth or decline for the United States.  An Internet search can include open/closure rates for businesses or foreclosure rates in an area.

Demographic and Economic Information

You can obtain demographic, economic and consumer behavior data by visiting the Chamber of Commerce or economic development office of the city in which your restaurant is located or you can use the web sites listed below. 

Additional Databases

Sales/Demand Generators & Competitors

Recommended Databases - Demographics and Market Trends