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Fast-food employers and employees square off over California's controversial wage-setting plan

The war of words is expected to continue as the deadline for a Fast Act vote approaches.

Operations

Here’s a look at Wendy’s new, technology-fueled prototype

The burger chain said new "Global Next Gen" restaurants will feature an optimized layout that better integrates technology and includes mobile order pickup and delivery windows.

Leadership

Ken Pendery to retire from First Watch

At age 68, he's stepping back after promoting the concept's growth for almost four decades.

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Financing

Franchise sales were hot last year as operators cashed out

The Bottom Line: More than 9% of restaurants in the 20 largest franchise restaurant brands changed hands last year. But operators may have missed their chance at historically high valuations.

Financing

A weak U.K. economy gives some U.S. restaurants headaches

The Bottom Line: Domino’s, Papa John’s and Krispy Kreme all said challenges across the pond caused weakness in their results. That could portend to slowing global growth.

Operations

Movement to ban gas cooking puts the heat on restaurants

Cities have quietly banned the use of gas stoves. Washington D.C. is the latest to push for all-electric kitchens and Boston may be next.

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Abandoned structures are being torn down while patently illegal facilities field ultimatums from the city.

Gretchen Hashemi-Rad, beverage category manager at Caribou Coffee, focuses on the cold side to appeal to younger consumers.

Nearly 90% of operators told the National Restaurant Association that costs are higher than 2019 and many operators say they are unable to repay pandemic loans.

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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 Bottom Line: More than 9% of restaurants in the 20 largest franchise restaurant brands changed hands last year. But operators may have missed their chance at historically high valuations.

The technology company said it has known since the beginning of the year that Subway could leave, taking 15,000 locations and “a few million dollars” in revenue with it.

The burger chain said new "Global Next Gen" restaurants will feature an optimized layout that better integrates technology and includes mobile order pickup and delivery windows.

At age 68, he's stepping back after promoting the concept's growth for almost four decades.

A Deeper Dive: This week’s podcast features a discussion on fast-food menu trends, including the future of plant-based meat and the proliferation of ultra-limited time offers.

Cities have quietly banned the use of gas stoves. Washington D.C. is the latest to push for all-electric kitchens and Boston may be next.