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Something is not working between McDonald’s and its franchisees

The Bottom Line: The burger giant is facing the latest in a string of disputes with its operators, despite the company’s strong sales and record store-level cash flow and valuations.

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Grubhub CEO downplays talk of sale

Adam DeWitt told the Wall Street Journal that parent company Just Eat Takeaway is looking for a partner over a buyer.

Operations

Queso, please? Virtual brands go niche as they mature

What started early in the pandemic as a cheap, easy way to sell more wings and burgers is morphing into more-targeted digital menu offerings like melty cheese and loaded potatoes.

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Restaurants’ race for workers puts pressure on culinary schools

Rising wages are tempting some students to leave the classroom early, forcing schools to adapt.

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Something is not working between McDonald’s and its franchisees

The Bottom Line: The burger giant is facing the latest in a string of disputes with its operators, despite the company’s strong sales and record store-level cash flow and valuations.

Financing

Franchisee unrest grows as McDonald’s changes its rules

A group representing Black franchisees voted “no confidence” in CEO Chris Kempczinski. Other groups could take similar steps amid anger over new renewal standards. “An absolute declaration of war on owners," one operator said.

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Marketing Bites: Chains go back to the future on menu prices despite inflation, Dave & Buster’s celebrates the indoors and more marketing news of the week.

The 355,000-square-foot facility has a variety of sustainability features, from its construction and design to the operations of its fleet.

Chefs who cook the food traditions of others can help show respect and avoid appropriation by doing thorough research and sharing credit, Advice Guy says.

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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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It’s the latest twist in the ongoing legal feud involving one of the country’s top-grossing independent restaurants.

The conference runs July 26-28 in Dallas and was crafted by and for restaurant industry professionals in charge of finance, tax and internal auditing.

Post, who has been advising the company since September, will now oversee marketing, operations and culinary innovation.

The burger giant will give app users access to discounts, merchandise, “menu hacks” and even musical performances.

Chefs provide some key tips for staying cool in hot restaurant kitchens while temperatures hit the triple digits.

The treats chain swaps cinnamon for chocolate in its new limited-time Chocolate BonBites.