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Where to now, Independent Restaurant Coalition?

The Independent Restaurant Coalition is expanding its focus to become a peer-to-peer support system for non-chain restaurants.

Workforce

Dairy Queen franchisee fined $42K for teen-hour violations

The U.S. Department of Labor charged Indiana-based H&H Coldwater with 102 infractions of the limits for 14- and 15-year-olds.

Food

Taco Bell fans vote on the comeback of 2 favorite menu items

The Enchirito and Double Decker Taco will face off through in-app voting by Rewards members, with the winner returning to the menu at a later date.

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Financing

Low-income consumers were hit hard this summer, but gas prices are helping

The Bottom Line: Several restaurant chains have indicated challenges with lower-income consumers as inflation has increased. But lower gas prices are making things better.

Leadership

Brinker CEO Kevin Hochman wants to make Chili’s fun again

He’s spent his first months on the job asking field-level staff and even suppliers what the brand should do differently. It's resulted in an avalanche of fresh ideas.

Operations

The nation is mobilizing to battle hunger. Where are the restaurants?

The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health was largely missing a key participant: the restaurant industry.

Recent Stories

Korean fried chicken chain Bb.q Chicken tests nearly human-free format.

Stadium foodservice giant Levy takes minority stake in Boka Restaurant Group.

Technomic’s Take: Baby Boomers are dining out less often as they’ve aged. That’s a potential problem for restaurants as population growth stagnates.

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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