Industry News
In a letter sent to Starbucks employees Monday and confirmed by Bloomberg, chief executive officer Kevin Johnson introduced the brand’s latest foray into the food space, along with an optimistic take on a segment that has traditionally tripped up the java giant. Starbucks is currently selling meals...
Health & Wellness
With the restaurant industry growing slowly—and some months not at all—brands are doing whatever they can to bring more diners in, and with increased frequency. That includes offering additional (primarily smaller) portion sizes, a move that both price-sensitive and health-minded consumers have...
Industry News
McDonald’s is going on a hiring spree. The fast food chain announced Monday it expects to hire 250,000 people during the summer season. And beyond just a round number, the brand will unroll what it calls “a modern approach to recruiting.” Last year, more than half of McDonald’s new summer hires...
Menu Innovations
Perhaps no American food style is as easily recognizable across the U.S. as Southern cuisine. From biscuits to grits and barbecue to cornbread, Southern staples have become embedded in Americans’ regular dining habits. In the limited-service industry, no brand interprets Southern food for a...
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Human Resources
The American Dream—the idea that anyone can get ahead in the U.S. if they work hard to achieve it—has always been particularly poignant for immigrants seeking a fresh start in this country. And perhaps no industry has made that dream more possible for newly arrived immigrants than the restaurant...
Emerging Concepts
The roots of the now global brand Paris Baguette date back to 1945, when a small confectionary known as Sangmidang opened in Seoul, South Korea. It would be another 40 years before the brand began to grow. It evolved to become a made-from-scratch concept known as Paris Croissant in 1986 and then...
Industry News
Chipotle could be headed back to court. On Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed against the fast casual chain in district court in New Jersey claiming that Chipotle owes employees who have been working more than 40 hours time and a half. The lawsuit claims that a federal rule mandating any non-manager...
Industry News
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced Wednesday the withdrawal of the Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. The standard from the Obama administration determined when companies are joint employers of contract and franchise workers...


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