New Year, new ideas

We’re looking for your new ideas for 2013.

By 
Lindsey Ramsey, Contributing Editor

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say Steal This Idea is the signature feature of FoodService Director. Our hope is to present ideas from all the market segments on a variety of topics, in order to help you do your job better.

But we can’t do this alone, which is why I felt it was time for a call out for new ideas from some new faces. You can send your Steal This Idea submissions to me at lramsey@cspnet.com or submit them online here.

Make it a resolution to submit as many ideas as you can think of. We look forward to reading them.

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