Alaina Lancaster is the assistant editor at Restaurant Business/FoodService Director, specializing in legislation, labor and human resources. Prior to joining Restaurant Business, she interned for the Washington Monthly, The Riveter and The German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Alaina studied magazine journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism and currently lives in Chicago. She never backs down from a triple-dog-dare to try eccentric foods.
In today’s rigid labor market, restaurant operators have made headlines launching education benefits , referral bonuses , competitive wages and career development programs to attract workers and coax...
To get a read of the industry’s top labor concerns, we partnered with Technomic, Chicago data firm and RB’s sister company. Its Community Panel comprises more than 2,000 foodservice operators. Here’s the scuttlebutt from industry insiders.
Two years after San Francisco became the first of a growing list of jurisdictions to limit restaurant scheduling, the industry is contending with some unexpected side effects.
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