Franchisee fear, anger mount as McDonald's intensifies inspections
Operators say their profits are down, despite strong sales, due to soaring food costs and discounts on the mobile app. That, plus tough new standards and more frequent inspections, are contributing to an environment some call “toxic.”
Chipotle to test a robotic makeline and new grills
The fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain reported a disappointing fourth quarter but said its "back to basics" focus is paying off with positive transactions in January.
A California pizza parlor got a high-tech makeover, and business is booming
Owner Andrew Simmons turned his aging restaurant into a laboratory. The results: Lower prices, fewer workers and a line out the door.
Native Foods taps into Italian beef’s popularity to launch a meatless version
Chef Chris Bertke remakes the Chicago favorite, delivering the sandwich’s flavor and nostalgia to plant-based eaters.
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