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Laxman Narasimhan gets $8.8M to take the Starbucks CEO job

The coffee giant’s “CEO elect,” who takes over the full-time job in April, received a sign-on bonus and stock awards. Howard Schultz, the interim CEO, was paid $1.

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Former Jimmy John’s CEO launches new platform for growing fast-casual brands

Gregg Majewski partnered with FG Financial Group Inc. to create the new Craveworthy LLC.

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McDonald’s steps out of the political shadows

The Bottom Line: The burger giant traditionally lets others do all the talking on major political issues. But more recently it has made its voice heard on topics like California's business climate or crime in Chicago.

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McDonald’s steps out of the political shadows

The Bottom Line: The burger giant traditionally lets others do all the talking on major political issues. But more recently it has made its voice heard on topics like California's business climate or crime in Chicago.

Food

Chickenhawk breaks out of the chicken sandwich rut with a 2.0 model

Popeyes success with its chicken sandwich started a deluge on menus, but this new fast casual is putting some different ideas between the buns.

Operations

Hilton’s quest to create hotel dining destinations

Global head of food and beverage Adam Crocini shares highlights of what’s coming for the hotel giant’s Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and other brands.

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Good Times Restaurants now owns all of the 41-unit burger bar’s traditional locations.

Taco Cabana, Tijuana Flats, Fuzzy’s and Taco Cabana make Mexican menu news; healthy twists at Newks and Garbanzo; and Insomnia Cookies gets ready for V-Day.

Advice Guy: For signs about employee handwashing and the like, bars and restaurants shouldn’t test the limits of health code compliance.

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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 pizza chain, eager to add locations outside the U.S., has rolled out a new prototype designed to be more flexible and tailored to specific needs.

With a greater understanding of customer needs and a logistical approach to rising prices, restaurants can create innovative ways to address the issue inflation presents.

Gregg Majewski partnered with FG Financial Group Inc. to create the new Craveworthy LLC.

The Bottom Line: The burger giant traditionally lets others do all the talking on major political issues. But more recently it has made its voice heard on topics like California's business climate or crime in Chicago.

Jeff Lobdell, founder of Restaurant Partners Management, becomes vice chairman. Areas USA COO Richard Schneider was appointed treasurer.

All expenses incurred by the employees and their families will be picked up by the chain.