The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday paved the way for franchisors to be held responsible for the employment practices of franchisees, ruling that a party doesn't have to actively supervise a staff to be regarded as a "joint employer.”
In spite of prices around 10 percent higher than Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee & Tea saw the highest growth of any major coffee brand last quarter, according to Reuters, in large part due to its touting of high-quality blends.
Closures of the standalone bakery-cafes are set to begin Friday, amid rumors that some shuttered locations will reopen under La Boulange founder Pascal Rigo.
At a time when McDonald’s can’t seem to buy sympathetic publicity, an opportunity has been served up by archrival Burger King.
U.S. consumer confidence hit a seven-month high prior to Monday’s stock drop, underscoring recent spending growth seen in the restaurant industry.