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Pret a Manger ordered to pay $677K to settle biometric lawsuit

A former employee of the fast-casual chain in Chicago said she was improperly made to use her fingerprint to clock in and out of work.

Operations

Tom Colicchio will help Cooper’s Hawk kick off one of its two new concepts

Carla Hall will be among the rotating chefs providing menus for the chain’s new Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk restaurant in Chicago, to open this year. The company is also creating a Neapolitan pizza concept.

Financing

Who are Dutch Bros' biggest competitors? It's complicated

A quarter of the chain’s sales come from its "Blue Rebel" energy drinks and it does just as much business in the afternoon as it does in the morning. Its competition goes well beyond Dunkin' and Starbucks.

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Back Yard Burgers, after many hurdles, gets ready to grow again

The better-burger brand is about 75% smaller than it was 15 years ago. But it is looking to get back into the new-restaurant business.

Financing

When Burger King nearly started serving Domino’s Pizza

The Bottom Line: In the 1990s, Burger King tested a Domino’s-branded personal pizza that proved remarkably successful, until the suits got in the way.

Financing

Companies are still lining up to go public despite recent volatility

The Bottom Line: Tropical Smoothie Café and Coopers Hawk are both reportedly planning upcoming IPOs, adding to a growing list. But some recent offerings haven’t fared well.

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Working Lunch: Mike Halen, senior restaurant industry analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, joins Align Public Strategies to talk about the impact of current labor and supply chain issues on valuations.

A former employee of the fast-casual chain in Chicago said she was improperly made to use her fingerprint to clock in and out of work.

From Argentina to Russia, these are the foods and drinks showing up internationally in chain restaurants.

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A Deeper Dive

"A Deeper Dive” is a weekly podcast from Restaurant Business dedicated to going in-depth on the most pressing challenges and opportunities restaurant operators face today, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze.

Working Lunch

"Working Lunch" is a weekly podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast hosted by Senior Editor Patricia Cobe that delves into menu development and food and drink trends through lively conversations with chefs and operators.

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The better-burger brand is about 75% smaller than it was 15 years ago. But it is looking to get back into the new-restaurant business.

The Bottom Line: In the 1990s, Burger King tested a Domino’s-branded personal pizza that proved remarkably successful, until the suits got in the way.

The company sees itself as an omnichannel treat company. But don’t expect the chain’s doughnuts to be everywhere.

The burger giant said on Thursday that it plans to expand the test to 600 stores, increasing the chances of a nationwide introduction.

Cofounder Tara Gilad shares how she has positioned the superfoods cafe for growth.

The arena and stadium foodservice operator is looking to test and implement technology to make its operations “frictionless.”