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Barrio bringing bar and Latin cuisine to Target Field
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
A Barrio-branded bar and restaurant will open at Target Field starting this season, the Twins announced. The Twins removed a merchandise shop on the bottom level of the Budweiser Roof Deck this winter and Mortenson Construction is building out the bar this spring.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


It is with deep regret that we inform you that NAC's Past President Norm Chesler's daughter Leslie passed away this weekend. Please keep Norm and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


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Memphis CCM class to feature tours and ballgame
NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced an exciting development in conjunction with its upcoming Concession Manager Certification (CCM). This class will be held on April 15-18 in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to the course, NAC Board member George Raub, IV, CCM of Delaware North Sportservice has graciously offered to host the class to a game and tour of AutoZone Park and show the recently completed renovations to the ballpark. Course instructor Larry Etter, CCM, Senior Vice President of Theatre Services with Malco Theatres and Director of Education for NAC, will also give the class a tour of a recently opened Malco Theatre.
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Al Lapidus/Variety Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Golf Classic
NAC
Make your travel plans to arrive early so you can join us for golf just prior to the start of the CinemaCon Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The 31st Annual Al Lapidus/Variety Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Monday, April 20, at the beautiful Bali Hai Golf Club just minutes from Caesars Palace! Bali Hai, a world-class course right on the strip, will allow for an earlier start time (7:00) and should afford golfer's the opportunity to get back to Caesars hours earlier to resume their activities, including trade show set-up, on the first day of the show.
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Booths on sale for 2015 Concession & Hospitality Expo
NAC
Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace. The Concession & Hospitality Expo will take place on July 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the adjacent Duke Energy Convention Center. The 2015 Trade Show is at the Duke Energy Center right across the street from the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and will be held on Wednesday, July 22 (1 – 4 p.m.) and Thursday, July 23 (2 – 4 p.m.) and is open to full and tabletop displays.
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Welcome new member
NAC
NAC is pleased to welcome new member:
Jason Cordova of Finger Food Products, Inc.

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IN THE NEWS


Executive cooks up plans for Epcot's 35 eateries
Orlando Sentinel
In October, Jens Dahlmann became Food & Beverage general manager for Epcot after being executive chef at the park for six years. The native of Germany also held Disney World positions at Flying Fish restaurant and California Grill, having worked previously at high-end European hotels, Le Cirque restaurant in New York and Café L'Europe in Palm Beach. He talked with Sentinel reporter Dewayne Bevil.
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5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Boost Your Snack Bar Business
[Gold Medal Products Co.]
Finding new ways to grow your business can be an overwhelming responsibility. Where do you invest your time, money and energy? The good news is the answers don’t have to be complicated or costly.
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New fast-casual trends on the Las Vegas strip
Foodable
While Las Vegas has firmly established a reputation for the ultimate fine dining experience, it is now fast-casual establishments that are making headlines on the Strip. With the arrival of new restaurants such as White Castle and Shake Shack over the last several months, these fast-casual eateries have taken over the role buffets once occupied in providing alternative dining options for travelers on a budget. And both Vegas locals and visitors alike have begun flocking to try out these new options.
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5 amazing innovative processes in food packaging
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Food packaging has been long been a concern for scientists and the food-and-beverage industry alike. With growing consumer awareness and health concerns, these packages have become even more of a focus, particularly when present-day food habits include more refrigeration and preservation than ever before. The latest developments in the food-packaging industry show how far we have come since then, and how these innovative developments promise to uphold both product and human safety in unison. A quick look at the latest solutions.
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Mountain Dew to roll out craft DEWshine
USA Today
Even Mountain Dew is going craft — and taking some early grief for it. The high-caffeinated soft drink, ultra-popular with teens and millennials, is about to roll out a new version sold in longneck bottles that some critics say look like craft beers.
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Disney's $1 billion bet on a magical wristband
Wired
MagicBands look like simple, stylish rubber wristbands offered in cheery shades of grey, blue, green, pink, yellow, orange and red. Inside each is an RFID chip and a radio like those in a 2.4-GHz cordless phone. The wristband has enough battery to last two years. It may look unpretentious, but the band connects you to a vast and powerful system of sensors within the park. It's amazing how much friction Disney has engineered away: There's no need to rent a car or waste time at the baggage carousel.
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Ballpark food: Hot dog topped with bacon and jelly on a glazed donut bun
CBSSports.com
Today in "We dare you to eat this" news: They're calling it a "donut dog" informally for now, but the Wilmington Blue Rocks are having a contest to name the new centerpiece menu item for the 2015 season at Frawley Stadium that combines savory and sweet like few other minor league baseball test kitchens ever have attempted.
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Burger King drops soft drinks from children's menu
CBC News
Amid public pressure to offer healthier food options, Burger King has dropped soft drinks from its children's menu boards. Burger King's kids meal combos also now include 100 percent apple juice, fat-free milk or low-fat chocolate milk, rather than pop. While soft drinks are still on the menu in its Canadian and U.S. restaurants, they would have to be ordered separately.
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Kraft singles is 1st food allowed to display 'Kids Eat Right' logo
ABC News
Kraft Singles will soon display the "Kids Eat Right" logo from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — and some observers worry consumers will get the wrong idea and view it as an endorsement. The academy, the world's largest organization of registered dietitians and nutrition professionals, said the appearance of the logo on the processed cheese product is not an endorsement or seal of approval.
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Study: Your heart may love coffee as much as you do
By Cait Harrison
Addicted to your morning java jolt? Here's a reason why that may not be so bad: A recent study found people who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of heart disease than people who drink none at all. The study, published in the journal Heart, involved 25,138 South Korean men and women with no evidence of cardiovascular disease after undergoing a comprehensive exam. The participants answered a questionnaire regarding how often they consumed certain food and drink items, including coffee.
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