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10 takeaways from the National Restaurant Association Show

The four-day event brought us a major focus on robots and other technologies, plant-based meat and strategies to find lost sales. And everything was about efficiency.

Marketing

When tragedy forces a marketing pause

Marketing Bites: Ladd Biro, founder of restaurant-centric public relations firm Champion Management, talks about the importance of mindful marketing when devastation strikes.

Financing

The Big Salad gets a new owner

The seven-unit salad concept, founded by John Bornoty in 2008, was sold to Jamba franchisee Brent Sheena.

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Financing

Inflation taking its toll on some consumers, but not others

The Bottom Line: On Thursday, Macy’s said its consumers were fine, while Burlington said its consumers were not, showing that inflation is first taking its toll on lower-income customers.

Marketing

The James Beard Awards return from the pandemic with an equity makeover

The awards, widely considered the “Oscars of the food world,” took a two-year pause to try to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive to give more chefs access to the potentially career-changing prize.

Technology

Off-premise diners continue to fall for third-party apps

Tech Check: A report from DoorDash shows that the big apps are increasingly becoming consumers’ chosen method for finding and ordering food to-go.

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The shooter in Uvalde, Texas, had reportedly worked in a restaurant to pay for his guns and ammo. Here are some flags that a member of your staff might be contemplating violence.

Smaller robots, self-delivery and more leapt onto our radar during the event this week in Chicago.

The company, which has been shedding locations, wants more drive-thrus, nontraditional locations and bigger franchisees.

Podcasts

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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All 12 of the company’s nominees won re-election to the board. The investor’s two nominees received about 1% of the vote. Shareholders reportedly approved a measure requesting a civil rights audit.

The burger chain, which also operates Del Taco, said it is getting traction with efforts to improve profits and recruit and retain more workers, such as self-cleaning shake machines.

Working Lunch: Chuck Edwards beat the incumbent representative of his district in last week's Republican primary, putting him in good stead to be elected in November's general election.

A Deeper Dive: Lance Trenary, CEO of Golden Corral, joins the podcast to talk about labor, supply chain and Congress’s failure to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Tech Check: A report from DoorDash shows that the big apps are increasingly becoming consumers’ chosen method for finding and ordering food to-go.

The four-day event brought us a major focus on robots and other technologies, plant-based meat and strategies to find lost sales. And everything was about efficiency.