EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one of the stories that will appear in next week's special NRN 50 issue, Opportunities Knocking: Open the door to bold thinking and unlock your profit potential. Look for the issue Jan. 26. As customers look for ever-better deals, restaurateurs are responding with ever-creative strategies for managing food costs.Rob Sanchez, a Melting Pot franchisee in San Mateo, Calif., says purchasing co-ops, similar to those developed by independent restaurateurs to compete with ...

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