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Editor’s note: Culver’s CEO Phil Keiser died shortly after this story was written. We are presenting his insights and wisdom intact to honor Keiser’s legacy as a revered quick-service executive. It’s not uncommon to see headlines about executives at major restaurant brands jumping ship to other...
Outside Insights
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) blew more gale force winds expanding the definition of joint-employer for purposes of collective bargaining, creating a potential tsunami for employers that share a contingent work force. As a result, the ruling in Miller & Anderson, Inc. and...
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California-based gourmet hot dog, sausage, and burger concept Dog Haus will open 300 locations over the next seven years following a deal valued at more than $500 million with American Development Partners. The development agreement will put Dog Haus in more than a dozen new states, and the new...
Fast Casual
It probably felt like the end of the line last year when Starbucks announced plans to close all 22 La Boulange pastry shops. This was the very same croissant-creating brand that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz once publicly praised as a key to boosting the quality of Starbucks baked goods. But for La...
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Starbucks named Kevin Johnson its new CEO, effective in April, as Howard Schultz will step down to focus on the brand’s Reserve Roasteries and Retail stores. Johnson, the current president and COO, will take over the CEO role on April 3, and Schultz will continue to serve as chairman of the company...
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When Ray Omar ended his six-year service as a Special Forces communications officer for the U.S. Army in 2006, he moved to Maryland and began a consulting gig with the government. Meanwhile, he couldn’t help but notice that his new city looked nothing like his hometown of Queens, New York. One...
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Restaurant managers have a huge list of things they constantly have to think about: ordering the best ingredients, promoting their restaurant, keeping an eye on competition, and becoming the best restaurant they can be. When dealing with their staff, the list is equally as long: remaining in...
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In Mikey Wetzel’s calculation, the fast casual burrito frontier might be a competitive and crowded place, but it is far from cramped. And when he says calculate, he isn’t overstating. Wetzel didn’t dream up his restaurant as much as he programmed it. Since 2013, the former video-game developer has...

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Digital is no longer the purview of the elite and forward thinking: it is the core of successful organization’s strategy. In the business-to-consumer sector, the ever-increasing expectations of customers—as well as the pace of change—have led to a gap between supply and demand.
Editor’s note: Culver’s CEO Phil Keiser died shortly after this story was written.
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