Red Robin Burger Works
The full-service casual chain said it might revisit the use of smaller units in the future, but as a way of tapping the boom in takeout and delivery.
Starbird Chicken
The chicken sandwich chain intends to grow beyond a single location in Silicon Valley.

Donald Trump
Starbucks’ Howard Schultz names his favorite chains, Jack in the Box is picked as weed’s big winner, and labor activists can’t decide who’s worse—Donald Trump or restaurateurs.
vegetables
With flexitarian diets in vogue, operators must make their veggie offerings stand out.
California $15 minimum wage
The Silicon Valley city will hit the threshold three years ahead of the rest of the state.

apple watch
The wrist-worn mini-computers will be used to relay guest and operational information to floor managers in real time.

In This Issue

rb sept 2016 cover


idea bulb innovation concept
Here are three shake-ups to look out for this month.
technology finger window
These new innovations have the potential to shake up everything from the workforce to food away from home.

finger hand choosing technology
The next shiny new thing may not be right for everyone's operations. Here are some tips offered at the FSTEC conference for making a smart decision. ...
rolling silverware

This week Advice Guy addresses the common issue of employers routinely requiring waitstaff to take on cleaning duties, and explains when the law prohibits this practice. 

NRA CIO Kevin Steele, Pei Wei Marketing Manager Sharon Koval, Technomic's Erik Thoresen and RB's Sara Rush Wirth discuss marketing to today's consumer with tech at FSTEC 2016. ...
congress capitol hill
A measure passed yesterday along party lines would grant restaurants and other employers a six-month extension to contend with the new regulations.
Cosi Chicago
The troubled chain had no choice but to seek protection after pursuing other arrangements, its chairman says.