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Subway is adding a new weapon as it fends off competitors: Slicers

The sandwich giant will add automatic slicers to its restaurants over the coming year to lower food costs and improve freshness.

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Chipotle’s newest product mocks customers who ‘accidentally’ fill water cups with lemonade

The burrito chain will start selling a “Water Cup Candle” that smells like lemonade. Customers who buy one can get free lemonade.

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Chick-fil-A joins an intensifying fast-food breakfast battle with Chorizo Cheddar Egg Bites

The grab-and-go item, in test in several markets, is the first new breakfast selection the chicken chain has added since 2017.

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Late summer menus provide a preview of fall

Taste Tracker: Breakfast gets some love at Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. and Salad and Go; Sweetgreen and Fogo de Chao highlight seasonal produce; Bad Daddy’s dials up the spice; and pretzel-flavored beer is a thing.

Financing

Sweetgreen and Shake Shack still have an urban problem

The Bottom Line: Both companies appear to be getting traction in the suburbs. But they have a big foot in slow-to-recover urban areas.

Financing

Ruby Tuesday founder’s SPAC prepares to wind down

The Bottom Line: Fast Acquisition will redeem all its shares later this month after a previous deal with Tilman Fertitta fell through, but not before a shareholder files a lawsuit.

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The National Labor Relations Board was accused of violating its own fairness standards.

The private equity firm, which owns Modern Restaurant Concepts, now has $4 billion in assets under management.

Taste Tracker: Breakfast gets some love at Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. and Salad and Go; Sweetgreen and Fogo de Chao highlight seasonal produce; Bad Daddy’s dials up the spice; and pretzel-flavored beer is a thing.

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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.

Restaurant Rewind

“Restaurant Rewind" is a weekly podcast hosted by Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo as he looks at the people, concepts and trends that helped create the restaurant industry as we know it today.

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The Bottom Line: Both companies appear to be getting traction in the suburbs. But they have a big foot in slow-to-recover urban areas.

The owner of Johnny Rockets and Twin Peaks also agreed to issue $500,000 in stock to settle complaints over statements related to the investigation of CEO Andy Wiederhorn.

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