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The bakery chain alleges its then-employee created copies of sensitive documents he plans to share with the pizza brand.
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Weird things happen all the time in the restaurant business. This week they seemed to come with cheese and sauce.

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Starbucks Rewards membership grew nearly 20% year over year.
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The burrito chain posted what executives characterized as "modest" improvements in comp sales and traffic.
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There are several upsides to tapping your current workforce to run your social media. But does the task require extra compensation?


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The company says the split was the result of a mutual decision.

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26% of reported lunch visits to full-service restaurants are special occasions, compared to 14% of lunch visits to limited-service restaurants.
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The franchisor posted a 9.7% same-store sales gain.

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Rachel Phillips-Luther has joined the smoothie-and-juice chain.
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The past week abounded in examples of why contemplation is a good thing for restaurants, employees and even guests.
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Larry Ryback, former executive at True Food Kitchen and P.F. Chang’s, has joined the fast-casual brand.
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It's not too late to capitalize on the phenomenal popularity of Pokemon Go, the smartphone-based game that's already delivering a significant sales bump to scores of restaurants. Here's how you can benefit from the boom.
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Vegetable scraps and imperfect produce are making it onto the dining table instead of getting tossed in the trash.