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Barbecues Are Getting More Expensive Right In Time For Summer. Retail beef and pork prices reached all-time highs last month. That’s prompting some consumers to pivot to less expensive protein sources and driving the grocery, packaged food and restaurant industries to adjust portion sizes. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

How To Improve Your Communication By Up To 93%. You’ve mentally calculated every word that will comes out of your mouth in that big meeting, pitch, or presentation. That’s good – that’s the ante to play. But you’re only going to be 7% effective in your communication.  Not to be blunt, but 7% isn’t going to get you that prized customer, deep-pocketed investor or key buyer. Read more at forbes.com.

How to Save Money on Social Media Services for Your Restaurant. You’re probably already aware of just how valuable social media is for your restaurant. It’s a great way to connect with your customers in a personal way and it can definitely help you increase sales. However, that doesn’t mean that social media is without its pitfalls. Read more at restaurantnews.com.

It’s Time for U.S. Employers to go Green. A survey of 948 employees, people defined as having part-time and full-time work, aimed to measure how much people care about their companies sustainability practices.The poll found that three out of four employees said they would insist on change if they saw an obviously wasteful practice at work. Read more at treehugger.com