shake shack
After a regulatory filing Thursday, speculation abounds.
“We’ve seen what loyalty programs do for customers across many different industries and it was time for us to get in the game,” CEO Patrick Doyle said.

Permanent ware is forbidden until water levels rise.
The chains will adopt the mobile-pay service in stores during 2016.
Comp sales at the casual-dining chain were flat during Q1.

Sixteen weeks of paid leave, Starbucks’ Scrooge move, LeBron’s turnover and other new restaurant realities.

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rb magazine september 2015 cover

steak frite
The vast majority of consumers (91%) eat beef as part of a main entrée at least once a week.
In addition to popularizing Cajun and Creole food, he helped American cuisine gain respect on the world stage.

bud beer
What’s the outlook for restaurant operators who have traditionally played the two suppliers against one another?
Restaurant owners who fail to meet the new regulations will incur fines anywhere from $250 to $1,000.
Insurance charges cut into net income, and revenue growth trailed the rise in store-level intake.
chipotle sofritas
The Center for Consumer Freedom’s latest attack ad takes issue with the chain’s tofu and beans.
The unexpected closing of all 10 outlets has left competitors wondering what happened and employees searching for a last paycheck.