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Restaurants influenced more than food trends this week. Just ask those waifs in outlandish outfits who strutted the runways this week in New York City.

An employee who marched has been very publicly fired, and a nearby establishment won praise—and threats—for taking a stance.

A bill signed into law yesterday by the governor will penalize restaurants for making last-minute shift changes. It's widely seen as a model for other states.

The penny-an-ounce charge will extend to any sweetened nonalcoholic beverage, including diet sodas.

The department said it'd like a collaborative deal signed last week with Sonic to be a model for restaurant franchisors.

The action could be a test of local jurisdictions' ability to adopt disclosure requirements while the federal mandate is on hold until May. Industry officials fear that restaurant chains may be subject to a patchwork of regulatory obligations and penalties.

But the relief could be temporary: Soda costs could be hiked by law next week.

The U.S. Department of Labor said it will not press in court for doubling the compensation threshold that determines which restaurant managers and assistant managers qualify for overtime pay.

A new scientific discovery could be a pain for all operators. Meanwhile, colleagues continue to illustrate what not to do when situations are trying.

The brands, issues and developments that grabbed the restaurant industry’s attention during the last 12 months.