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Why restaurants can’t find workers right now

A Subway franchisee helps explain the challenge in finding workers, and the impact it is having on their business, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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As corn prices rise, food costs could follow

Rising corn prices could lead to higher costs for chicken and beef in the near future, furthering supply chain challenges as labor costs continue to rise.

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Restaurants' appetite for cryptocurrency is growing

Some view digital currency as the payment of the future, and it promises better security and lower fees. But will anyone have the stomach to actually invest in it?

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Subway franchisees expect several thousand more closures

Many of the sandwich chain’s operators are simply waiting for their leases to end so they can walk away, some operators say. RB’s The Bottom Line examines why.

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Blaze Pizza adjusts to running two restaurants in one

The fast casual, which did the majority of its business in-restaurant before the pandemic, is navigating the new reality amid a tight labor market.

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Subway franchisees want their royalty payments cut

A group of operators is asking the company’s shareholders to cut its franchise fees to 4.5% from 8%. Its royalties are higher than other sandwich chains.

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The company has a new franchise sales effort and is opening in REEF Kitchens, but it allowed operators to close underperforming locations last quarter.

It is part of a $1 million seed round for the LA-based company that offers things like driver apps and dispatch software.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a boycott of the fast-casual chain at a rally in support of the city’s $450 million fair workweek lawsuit against the company.

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The investment fund, which bought $250 million in preferred shares two years ago, is selling some of them back for $184 million, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The location in San Diego’s Navy Medical Center is the latest move by the brand to expand its concept to nontraditional venues.

A group of operators is asking the company’s shareholders to cut its franchise fees to 4.5% from 8%. Its royalties are higher than other sandwich chains.

The Chicago-based burger giant is giving workers a 10% raise and is boosting its starting wage to $11 to $17 an hour amid an unprecedented shortage of labor.

Dennis Maloney, the chain’s chief innovation officer, joins this week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to talk about technology and robots.

The company formerly known as Virtual Kitchen Co. is bringing its "distributed restaurant" model to Chicago.