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Workforce

Shake Shack workers get paid time off for vaccinations

The fast-casual burger chain won’t require employees get inoculated against COVID, but they’ll get six hours of PTO if they do.

Operations

Starbucks will help distribute the vaccine in its home state

The company is working with the State of Washington on scaling vaccine efforts.

The eatertainment chain was forced to temporarily reclose some locations, leading to a same-store sales decline of 75% early in Q4.

The company filed for Chapter 11 on Monday. On Tuesday it blamed the filing on two former executives.

The coffee giant decided to pause the promotion out of concern for the safety of its workers.

The fast casual, once a rising star of emerging concepts, blamed the pandemic for its troubles and is seeking a buyer.

The eatertainment chain has massively trimmed its menu, added third-party delivery and is eyeing virtual brands.

Leaders of BurgerFi and Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux are optimistic about their continued growth and said operational changes made during this crisis will become table stakes going forward.

Is customization still king for fast casuals? Some chains are moving toward more chef-curated items to speed ordering.

These chains, which had largely relied on dine-in business before the crisis, are playing catch-up with quick-service brands.

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