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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


Inventory Control Is Key To Controlling More Than Costs

Foolproof Restaurant Recruiting

Target Advertising

Independent Survival: "Marketing From The Inside Out"

The Anatomy of Closing a Restaurant

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

Formulating Successful Purveyor Relationships

Opening a Restaurant: It All Starts With Passion

Restaurant Risk Management

Who's Running the Restaurant?

Independent Restaurant Success: It's About Perception and Attitude

David Meets Goliath: A Contest to Attract and Retain Employees

Guest Satisfaction

Restaurant Reality in the 21st Century

Desperate Restaurant Owners: Lessons From The Field