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Biden administration shifts its emphasis to voluntary workplace vaccination and testing

Hours after the Supreme Court struck down a mandate that employees of large companies be vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Labor indicated it would urge companies to make the move on their own volition.

Operations

Starbucks warns customers of disruptions in hours and menu

The coffee giant is delaying the expiration of its “Stars” for loyalty members through April 1 amid continued challenges due to omicron.

Operations

Without aid, indies are facing bankruptcy, new survey says

Independent operators are being pushed to the brink and are taking on mounting personal debt, according to survey results released by the Independent Restaurant Coalition, which is pressing Congress for more funding.

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How Obama's personal finance advisor is trying to change the face of restaurants

Robbie Robinson, co-founder of the Pendulum Holdings investment and advisory group, partnered with Chopt parent Founder’s Table to bring capital to operators who typically don’t get funding.

Food

Menus turn more comforting to chase winter chills

Breakfast warms up at Toasted Yolk and Dunkin’; Zaxby’s and Slim Chickens riff on chicken; new bowls star at Sweetgreen; BJ’s and Cinnaholic sweeten the menu.

Financing

Del Taco makes a bet on value

The Bottom Line: At a time when prices are taking off, the Mexican fast-food chain is pushing value hoping to resonate with customers by “zigging when everybody is zagging.”

Recent Stories

Three more stores in Buffalo, N.Y., will vote at the end of the month on union representation. In all, organizing activities are underway in more than 20 stores.

Robbie Robinson, co-founder of the Pendulum Holdings investment and advisory group, partnered with Chopt parent Founder’s Table to bring capital to operators who typically don’t get funding.

Breakfast warms up at Toasted Yolk and Dunkin’; Zaxby’s and Slim Chickens riff on chicken; new bowls star at Sweetgreen; BJ’s and Cinnaholic sweeten the menu.

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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.

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As the omicron variant continues to spread, everyone from small independent restaurants to McDonald’s either cut hours or reduced their services.

The Bottom Line: At a time when prices are taking off, the Mexican fast-food chain is pushing value hoping to resonate with customers by “zigging when everybody is zagging.”

Hours after the Supreme Court struck down a mandate that employees of large companies be vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Labor indicated it would urge companies to make the move on their own volition.

Working Lunch: RB Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo joins Align Public Strategies to talk about the Supreme Court decision killing the vaccine mandate and growing unionization efforts

Reality Check: Sure, complying with Biden's mandate would have cost time, money and aggravation. But might the alternative be even worse?

Independent operators are being pushed to the brink and are taking on mounting personal debt, according to survey results released by the Independent Restaurant Coalition, which is pressing Congress for more funding.