Maren Hickton

Maren HicktonMaren L. Hickton is the principal of Maren Incorporated, a Full-Service Hospitality Consulting and Marketing Firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. Maren writes about a variety of business challenges that independent restaurants encounter. Maren can be reached by e-mail at


Member Content Inventory Control Is Key To Controlling More Than Costs

Member Content Foolproof Restaurant Recruiting

Member Content Target Advertising

Member Content Independent Survival: "Marketing From The Inside Out"

Member Content The Anatomy of Closing a Restaurant

Member Content Up-Selling vs. Overselling: 5 Tips for Getting it Right

Member Content Formulating Successful Purveyor Relationships

Member Content Opening a Restaurant: It All Starts With Passion

Member Content Restaurant Risk Management

Member Content Who's Running the Restaurant?

Member Content Independent Restaurant Success: It's About Perception and Attitude

Member Content David Meets Goliath: A Contest to Attract and Retain Employees

Member Content Guest Satisfaction

Member Content Restaurant Reality in the 21st Century

Member Content Desperate Restaurant Owners: Lessons From The Field