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A nationwide alcohol shortage is causing headaches for bars and restaurants

Unlike some of the other supply chain issues during the pandemic, low supplies of liquor, beer and wine could have serious impacts on an operator’s bottom line as dine-in service resurges.

Financing

Amid pandemic uncertainty, Darden finds less is more

Olive Garden’s parent has hit on a more streamlined business model that it intends to take beyond the COVID era.

Financing

Chipotle shares inch toward $2K as stocks recover

The burrito chain continued its strong performance by hitting another 52-week high as restaurant stocks recover from earlier declines.

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Financing

Why chains should hit the pause button on aggressive growth

Executives should consider more caution about development given soaring costs, future uncertainty and more traditional growth dangers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Workforce

What’s all this to-do over unions?

Back in the day, restaurateurs didn’t have to worry about that sort of thing. Trouble is, we’re no longer back in the day, says RB's Reality Check.

Technology

The world’s fastest-growing restaurant company is a ghost kitchen

Reef Kitchens expects to expand by a factor of 10 this year, using a unique real estate strategy to its advantage.

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Port backups are delaying equipment deliveries for months. Here’s why it’s happening, and how long it will last.

The company said it plans to resume buying back shares, which it had abandoned during the pandemic.

Lots of money has flowed into emerging hot chicken chains in recent weeks as the Gen Z-friendly segment readies for massive growth.

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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.

Buzzworthy Brands

Host Heather Lalley, Senior editor at RB, talks with the founders and CEOs of emerging brands to discuss their opportunities, challenges and strategic innovations. Look for a new episode released every other Tuesday.

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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But operators said in a Golden Gate Restaurant Association survey that the inoculation requirement has created few operational problems.

The department said that it would penalize restaurants up to $1,000 for dipping into employees' tips, even if it was inadvertent.

The longtime chairman and chief executive of the big Burger King franchisee will retire June 30. A search is underway for his replacement.

Unlike some of the other supply chain issues during the pandemic, low supplies of liquor, beer and wine could have serious impacts on an operator’s bottom line as dine-in service resurges.

The burrito chain continued its strong performance by hitting another 52-week high as restaurant stocks recover from earlier declines.

Gregg Imamoto is the 11-unit fast casual’s new CEO. He will be charged with expanding the Japanese brand in this country.