Growing up in the Great Depression, serving in World War II, living through the rapidly changing times of our modern age - Ed Pendrys witnessed most of the twentieth century. Perhaps nothing so appropriately symbolized the quickening lifestyle of America as much as the rise of the fast food industry. Granting us a unique perspective, Pendrys' memoirs take us back to the industry's very beginnings. Owner of the very first Chicago area Burger King, and the second one in the world outside of Florida, Pendrys - youngest franchisee at just thirty-three years of age - was there at the start, when burgers and shakes cost 19cents and a Whopper cost just 39cents. In 1965, even at those numbers, he was able to gross in excess of one-million dollars, just one of three franchisees in the nation to do so. Pure Americana, Memoirs of a Fast Food Man is more than history. It is a story of entrepreneurship, it is a story of business, it is a story of rags to riches. It is a story of America in the 20th century. Memoirs of a Fast Food Man is a story of ou
In the last few years, researchers around the world have increasingly reported the importance of acid-alkaline balance. The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide was designed as an easy-to-follow guide to the most common foods that influence your body's pH level. Now in its Second Edition, this bestseller has been expanded to include many more domestic and international foods. Updated information also explores (and refutes) the myths about pH balance and diet, and guides the reader to supplements that can help the body achieve a healthy pH level.
The foodservice industry gets more competitive every day. As a result, initial planning is extremely important and has become a key factor in determining the success or failure of an operation. This fully updated edition of the best-selling text on foodservice facilities planning shows students how to create a facility that blends the most efficient work environment with an ambience that will attract more customers. Students will find all-new information on how to—<UL><LI>cost-effectively design an operation<LI>properly select and efficiently maintain equipment<LI>successfully plan and accurately evaluate foodservice layouts<LI>plan fast-food facilities and bakeshops<LI>cut costs through more efficient energy planning.</UL>Equipped with this comprehensive book, students will develop expertise in all aspects of foodservice facilities planning, from prospectus to finished facility. The author provides sample layouts of award-winning floor plans from which effective designs can be modeled. Students will also find practical exercises that help prepare them for common problems that may arise while planning their own operation. They will also learn how to organize data to begin planning, how to develop feasibility studies, how to fully equip and operate their own facility, and most important, how to make their facility achieve maximum productivity and profits. Whether you are a student just learning the business, a foodservice planner, consultant, or decision maker in the industry, this practical reference book can make you an indispensable member of the foodservice facility planning team. An ideal classroom tool for students interested in careers in the foodservice industry, Foodservice Facilities Planning can also offer firm guidance to veteran foodservice planners, consultants, and decision makers.
"The Fast and The Furious: Drivers, Speed Cameras and Control in a Risk Society" presents a sociological and criminological perspective critical to understanding the driver's role at the centre of road safety interventions. Such an approach is, it is argued, as crucial to an understanding of attempts to reduce road crashes, deaths and injuries as approaching such questions from an engineering or educational perspective. The book offers an explanation for the continued debate about one road safety intervention - the speed camera - by situating that debate within contemporary literature about the 'risk society' (Beck, 1992) and more broadly understood experiences of risk faced on a daily basis by drivers. Rather than a focus on risk as something that can be objectively assessed, measured and managed separately from the social context in which it is encountered, it suggests that 'risk' is something that permeates this particular debate from every angle. The book achieves its aims by utilising sociological and criminological perspectives to investigate issues such as: the social context in which it is possible for drivers to reject official scientific expertise about crash causation and camera effectiveness; the self-defined 'respectability' of the population being problematised and its juxtaposition with a 'proper' police focus on 'real criminals'; the reconceptualisation of law-breaking as risk-taking rather than inherently 'wrong' behaviour and its consequences for the enforcement of laws based on risk assessment; and, the experience of being controlled by technology and of receiving what is essentially 'automated justice'. These and other issues are explored and suggested as illuminating of both the real concerns underpinning this debate and potentially instructive for future attempts to control risky behaviour both within and beyond a road safety context.
Why have agricultural policies become more inward-looking as the world becomes increasingly interdependent economically? Disarray in World Food Markets addresses the nature and causes of this crisis in international trade policy. Its analysis of the effects of these food policies is complemented by a quantitative review of the long term trends in world food markets. The study also extensively examines the reasons why governments choose to implement distortionary policies. These issues have been widely discussed, particularly because of the interest generated by the so-called Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations, held under the auspices of the GATT. Disarray in World Food Markets analyzes some of the elements of the reforms emerging from these trade negotiations and discusses what the likely benefits may be. The model on which the analysis is based has a number of features unique for its time. It incorporates thirty countries and country groups, seven food commodity groups, the dynamic properties of international food markets, the pure protection component of food and agricultural policy, as well as the insulating component of policy.
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