Most states regulate their health departments by city or county. Search for health department regulations for food service facilities that are closely related to the location where you reside. Focus on possible challenges to the restaurant industry, such as health department regulations and requirements, social concerns, competitive issues, and / or demographic and geographic issues.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges.
  2. Determine the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions. Consider the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state.
  3. Analyze the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry and make two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case.
  4. Consider how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state.
  5. Determine the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry.
  6. Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not quality as academic resources.
  1. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the basic procedures involved in managing a restaurant operation.
  • Determine the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions.
  • Analyze the interdependence of the food service, lodging, and meetings segments of the hospitality industry.
  • Discuss the nature of and the various activities related to gaming entertainment.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in hospitality and tourism management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about hospitality and tourism management using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric can be found here.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 250 Assignment 2: Overview of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Criteria Unacceptable
Below 60% F
Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Determine the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely determined the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges. Insufficiently determined the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges. Partially determined the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges. Satisfactorily determined the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges. Thoroughly determined the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges.
2. Determine the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions.  Consider the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely determined the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions.  Did not submit or incompletely considered the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state. Insufficiently determined the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions.  Insufficiently considered the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state. Partially determined the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions.  Partially considered the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state. Satisfactorily determined the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions.  Satisfactorily considered the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state. Thoroughly determined the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions.  Thoroughly considered the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state.
3. Analyze the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry and make two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry. Did not submit or incompletely made two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case. Insufficiently analyzed the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry.  Insufficiently made two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case. Partially analyzed the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry.  Partially made two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case. Satisfactorily analyzed the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry.  Satisfactorily made two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case. Thoroughly analyzed the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry.  Thoroughly made two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case.
4. Consider how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely considered how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state. Insufficiently considered how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state. Partially considered how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state. Satisfactorily considered how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state. Thoroughly considered how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state.
5. Determine the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely determined the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry. Insufficiently determined the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry. Partially determined the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry. Satisfactorily determined the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry. Thoroughly determined the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry.
6. 3 references
Weight: 5%
No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; some references high quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10%
More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

 
 

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