Run For Office

Heard On The Street

By Debra Phillips

*Honk if you love Mark Twain! Audio bookstore chain Earful of Books is experimenting with a drive-thru at its new store in Houston. No word on whether bookstore clerks are required to ask patrons if they want fries with their orders.

  • Bubbling over . . . or under? No celebration of New Year's Eve 1999 would be complete without some expensive champagne, or so believe the enterprising folks who are snapping up bottles of costly bubbly in anticipation of a shortage come pre-millennium partying. Restaurateurs might want to take stock of their Dom Perignon and the like.
  • Real men eat burgers: With young males reportedly accounting for some two-thirds of fast-food dollars nationwide, it doesn't take a McGenius to figure out whom the industry flips over the most. That flipping should continue--and then some--in the wake of reports indicating men are eating even more fast food than they were earlier this decade.

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This article was originally published in the July 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Run For Office.

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