Monday, February 2, 2009

It's not all doom and gloom

If you watch the news you’ll actually begin to believe that the world is about to come to an end. With all of the gloom and doom about the economy there are many rays of hope and here is a good one for all of us.

In a recent Dallas Business Journal article: the Texas Restaurant Association said the Lone Star State is expected to lead the country, in terms of sales growth in 2009. Texas restaurants will employ more than one million Texans next year. The NRA forecasts that restaurant industry in US sales will increase by 2.5 percent over 2008.

“Even in these tough economic times, it is clear that the Texas restaurant industry is the best place to do business in the nation,” said Richie Jackson, TRA executive vice president/CEO. “While our country is coping with the weakest economy in decades, Texas restaurateurs continue to buck the trends and post positive sales and job growth.”

When the restaurant industry is doing well that flows back to the guests patronizing those restaurants. It means they have confidence and are still spending money. The ripple affect is huge. That means the suppliers and distributors do well because restaurants are ordering food and that flows back to the growers.

There is no question we are in uncertain and questionable times but the best we can do is continue to do a great job at what we do and keep moving forward.

Turn your TV off and feel better about the world!

Glen Agritelley