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Workforce

Applebee’s, Panera Bread and more vow to erase ‘no-poach’ franchise contracts

They join seven major chains that agreed last month to stop the practice, under threat of a lawsuit.

Operations

This week’s 5 head-spinning restaurant moments: Quiet progress

Starbucks has vowed to cut unit-level administrative tasks in half, while Del Frisco’s is reducing its dependence on beef. And those aren’t the only ways restaurant operators are subtly improving their lot.

Here's a look at JAB's acquisitions and restaurant concepts.

Eight quick-service chains have been asked to provide information on their use of no-hiring agreements.

What icy beverage flavors and styles will be cooling off customers this summer?

While being honored as Restaurant Leader of the Year, Shaich urged restaurateurs to fight short-sighted thinking and stay laser-focused on what their customers are seeking.

A 66-year-old victim who was hospitalized for kidney failure said she was poisoned by a salad sold by a New Jersey unit.

The watchdog has traced an outbreak of E. coli cases to chopped romaine lettuce grown in that area.

Authorities say they still don't know what product or food seller was the source, but some still mention Panera as a possibility.