week 1 discussionBaby Boomer Demand (gradedWhy are the baby boomers so important? What impact do you see them having on the hospitality industry in the next few years? In the longer-term future? Please refer to Chapter Two as you participate in this discussion.Tip for Beginning the Discussion: Of course, you can draw from your own experience or your homework for the week, but a good way to begin discussing this question is to answer the first question and then come back a day later. As the week progresses, we will move into other issues raised by the rest of the class and myself.Managing Diversity and Change (graded)Welcome to our first week of discussions for this course. Some good strategies to have while starting the discussions is to thoroughly read the discussion question and read the accompanying material prior to beginning your posts. For higher quality points it is also encouraged to write substantive posts with the addition of outside sources that you have come across while researching the answers to the questions and to supply the source as you complete your post. Remember to make sure that you post at least by Wednesday of the week and to have at least 3 different posts on three different days for full frequency credit. How do such trends as the changing diversity of the U.S. population, two-income families, changes in family structure, and changing income distribution effect the Hospitality industry? Please refer to Chapter Two, pp. 40-46 primarily, as you participate in this graded TDA. Of course, you may also draw upon web sites, your homework assignment, and your own personal experience in this discussion throughout the week. Be sure to post elaborately for full credit.week 2Midscale vs. High-Check Restaurants (graded)How do midscale restaurants differ from high-check average restaurants? What new and interesting trends have you noticed in food service over the last couple of years?QSR Franchising Pros & Cons (graded)What are the advantages and disadvantages of QSR franchising from the perspective of the franchisor? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of franchise operations from both sides of the table – franchisee and franchisor.