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At the National Restaurant Show on Sunday, executives from the groundbreaking concept created by Chipotle's founder shared how listening to workers and using their ideas can lower turnover and fundamentally improve the quality of food.

The crowd got thicker and the energy kicked up a notch at the National Restaurant Show on Sunday. Here are some takeaways from the Restaurant Business editorial team.

The restaurant technology company’s latest product, Pure AI, cuts out human minders to allow the software to learn on its own.

The likelihood of workers testing positive, particularly for marijuana use, was particularly high for workers involved in workplace accidents.

The Behind You program by the Southern Smoke Foundation will connect those in the food-and-beverage industry to mental health services in five more states. The nonprofit hopes to raise $1 million this year for the expansion.

A new AI-powered scheduling tool, among other initiatives, helped make the casual-dining chain's restaurants more profitable in the first quarter.

The chain reported another quarter of impressive sales and traffic growth, and its margins increased, too.

The restaurant industry added 6,600 jobs in April, according to new federal data, continuing a pattern of slower overall job growth.

The state's nearly $400 billion budget also obliges restaurants and other employers to provide paid half-hour breaks for nursing mothers.

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