Me being a native of the region, can attest to the validity of the claim of having a rich blend of cultures enriched in the food .I have eaten in all parts of the region, and have tried the different variety of exotic meals at different Restaurants that Louisiana has to offer. Maida did a great job with giving examples and first hand accounts of the way the food has blended over the course of 300 years. For example she states that Jules Alcatore of Antoine's restaurant experimented and introduced baked fish en papillote(in paper) and oysters rockefeller, which continued with such dishes as seafood pasta introduced by Ralph and Kacoo's Restaurant. The use of different restaurants and their owners helped to establish the background and history of how the different cultures influenced one another in creating these complex blends instituted in the meals. Another example of food she used was Gumbo and
It was a blend Of the French, Spanish, Italian, Native American, African, and Portuguese settlers. The regions reputation for melding wonderful flavors and seasonings of diverse cultures has been a boon to the development many great chefs. Young men and women who aspire to create wonderful dishes from fresh and unusual ingredients find Louisiana is an ideal place to hone their skills. Many who are born here, and many who come to the state to study the art of cooking, end up spending their lives here. Some go on to become successful restaurateurs as well as chefs.
My Evaluation of Texas Roadhouse Restaurant ENGL135 My Evaluation of the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant I am going to give an evaluation of one of my favorite restaurants, which is Texas Roadhouse. I have been a customer with this restaurant since I went there with some friends for a holiday gathering. Some of the evaluation discussions that I will cover are: presentation of the restaurant, friendliness of the staff and last but not least, the food. I would like to start off my evaluation by the presentation of the restaurant, which covers appearance. The first impression is the best impression as a customer.
Franchising in the United States began in 1999, and Pita Pit Inc. was formed. The first U.S. store opened in Syracuse, New York, and the second in Moscow, Idaho. In April 2005, Pita Pit Inc. was acquired by Pita Pit USA, Inc. and the Pita Pit concept now boasts nearly 300 stores in North America. The Pita Pit connects healthy food with people seeking alternatives to the typical fast food choices. Its motto is “fresh thinking – healthy eating,” featuring a menu based on the customer’s choice of grilled meats, fresh vegetables, zesty sauces, and a pita rolled into a unique and convenient package.
They Use natural and organic ingredients and farm-raised meat. The restaurants have fast service and great customer service. The idea is to provide fine-dining experience for a low price. They have 3 main competitors who are Taco Bell, Moe’s and Qdoba. In 2011, Chipotle has an idea of a new model – the ShopHouse.
Appendix Current Financial Analysis Page 8 Income Statements Page 9 I. Situation Analysis Problems and Issues of Expansion Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of the most well known and established fine dining steak houses in the U.S. Its popularity spreads across the world for serving high quality steaks and providing outstanding customer service. Ruth Fertel started the restaurant in New Orleans, LA back in 1965. Since then, the restaurant saw explosive growth in three decades from one humble restaurant to ninety-two, 82 in the US and 10 international locations in Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and Taiwan. By far, the restaurant has the most locations in the fine dining steak house industry category beating its closest rival by nearly 30 locations.
Kudler has created a niche market. Kudler uses innovation and customer-oriented strategies aimed at the bargaining power of customers, the threat of substitute products or services and industry rivalry by offering products and services for customers that go beyond other food stores. Kudler offers foods from around the world including making available any specialty items that customers might request; they have initiated a frequent shopper awards program and offer cooking classes that persuade customers to shop with
This company has made over 70 golf courses all over the world. This was one of many upcoming business ventures by him. He founded a winemaking company named the Greg Norman Estates Wine. His very first wine called the Cabernet Merlot blend got rave reviews and the Wine Spectator magazine selected it as one of the 100 best wines of 1999. His company Greg Norman Estates Wine was acclaimed by several enthusiasts and he has many loyal drinkers of his wines.
External Analysis Industry rivalry: High According to the case Chipotles leading competitors are Taco bell, Moe’s southwest grill, Qdoba and smaller chains Baja fresh and California tortillas. Fast food restaurants (such as Chipotle) that offer fresh quality ingredients are a threat to other regular fast food restaurants and are viewed as main attributable loss of customers. However the top competitors are able to offer and same services as Chipotle. Threat of Substitutes: Moderate Chipotles food offerings can be substituted with store bought ingredients. Also with the increase in stores offering a selection of organic ingredients, customers can opt to making their own burritos at home.
Burger King over the course of years has evolved from its 1954 InstaBurger King privately owned origins to the publically traded company you see today. The core competency of this company is its flame broiled burgers that it offers to consumers on a daily basis from their nearly 12,000 restaurants all over the world and the innovative way the company advertises it. Two major ways in which Burger King differentiates itself from competitors are the way it cooks hamburgers-by its flame-broiled method as opposed to grills that fry-and the options it offers customers as to how they want their burgers (Daniels, Radebaugh, & Sullivan, 2011). The Burger King Flame broiled burger is difficult to duplicate. There is no other competitor in the fast food industry that flame broils their burgers.