labor costs


D.C. restaurants reel from a triple dose of woes

Eating places are closing at the rate of one per week because of the one-two-three combination.


D.C.'s Clyde's group is sued for charging a service fee

A travelers' advocacy group is accusing the multiconcept operation of violating truth-in-pricing rules and wants the surcharge dropped.

Working Lunch: A McDonald's in Connecticut is already charging that much for a combo featuring the signature sandwich. Might that become the threshold in the industry's largest restaurant market?

Recipe documentation is key to menu profitability. It factors ingredients, labor, yields and waste into pricing. Food costs alone no longer cut it.

The regulatory agency is seeking another round of public comment on what rules should be adopted to combat "junk fees."

Matt Baker of the full-service Gravitas in Washington, D.C. is stepping on the gas to grow his limited-service Baker's Daughter, an upscale bakery-cafe.

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to make salaried employees making less than $55,068 eligible for overtime pay, up from $38,568. The threshold would change every three years.

Working Lunch: The Industrial Welfare Commission has until October 2024 to issue its recommendations for changing pay within specific trades. Here's how that process will work.

The rate will rise on July 12 en route to hitting $19.96 by 2025. It's likely to make food delivery more expensive.

Here are just some of what RB’s editors uncovered during the Show’s four days.

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