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These are all the companies planning or considering IPOs

Three restaurant chains have confidentially filed documents for an initial public offering and others are considering it, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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Expect facemask requirements to return, health officials warn

With COVID infections rising again because of the Delta variant, some areas are already asking restaurants to voluntary require face coverings. Health officials say a return to mandates is likely.

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Taco Bell and Starbucks warn about shortages

The chains started warning consumers about a lack of supplies as transportation issues continue to cause supply issues.

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Why Domino’s says its company locations are too profitable

The pizza delivery chain says it has lower labor costs within in its restaurants than it would like, which is hurting service, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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More companies are turning to franchising for growth

As demand for franchises increases, companies see potential in the business model to speed development.

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At Togo’s, a new operating model brings new prospects for growth

The sandwich chain, which had long struggled with a need to close units, is poised to add the most locations in years after a shift to a new, faster service model.

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The pizza delivery chain says it has lower labor costs within in its restaurants than it would like, which is hurting service, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Cornerstone Restaurant Group is expanding to the Indiana college campus with its chef-curated brands, opening kiosks at the remodeled student union.

The Asian chain is reportedly considering an initial public offering, while the pizza concept is exploring the idea months after emerging from bankruptcy.

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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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RB editors give their views on the latest surge of coronavirus infections and its potential to limit the restaurant industry’s recovery.

The quick-service chicken-and-biscuits chain becomes one of the first major restaurant brands to take advantage of a new NCAA policy that allows student athletes to profit off their “name, image and likeness.”

The academic reports blame the high incidence of sexual harassment on restaurants to two long-standing traditions.

For next week’s National Chicken Wing Day, the chain is incentivizing customers to order from its Thighstop virtual brand.

The company won commitments from suppliers on diversity while vowing to devote a quarter of its supply chain spending to diverse-owned companies by 2025.

The pizza chain’s U.S. same-store sales rose 3.5%, the chain's 41st straight positive quarter as consumers continued to order delivery.