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FSM2045 Introduction to Menu Planning & Cost Controls: Welcome
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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.
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The leading source of quality data about the United States’ people and economy. Links are provided from the Census homepage to the American Community Survey, American Factfinder and the Economic Census. All are useful tools for locating demographic and economic data by geographic location.
Industry research for over 300 industries. Includes financial ratios, industry-specific questions to prepare for job interviews, and economic, employment, and real estate data and trends for all 50 U.S. states.
Full-text articles and country specific reports related to all aspects of the hospitality industry including food and beverage, travel and tourism, casinos, hotels, cruise lines, leisure studies and more.
Provides demographic, product usage, and lifestyle data on magazines, TV, radio, and website consumers.
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