First Watch adds a drinks menu

The breakfast, brunch and lunch concept plans to have the new listing in half its stores by year’s end.


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The trend toward readymade drinks fits with today’s safety and labor concerns.

The restructuring will include staff buyouts and layoffs, the company said.

What was a trickle a couple of years back has turned into a deluge, with milk made from oats, nuts and more flooding the market.

Meanwhile, Washington state is forgoing a lift in restaurant and bar capacities, and New Jersey is delaying the reopening of dining rooms. New York City may do the same. All are reacting to a surge in coronavirus infections.

Foods and beverages emerging in Asia are worth watching.

The state has repurchased alcohol inventories but is allowing licensed establishments to sell the supplies and pay for them later.

Restaurants that sell only food and nonalcoholic beverages appear to be exempted, along with supermarkets and sources of health supplies.

Like the other menu choices a restaurant offers, water options say something about the concept and the image it conveys to guests, Advice Guy says.

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