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Workforce

Tired of soaring wage rates, a Florida burger joint is turning its employees into co-owners

Jaws Jumbo Burgers plans to sell 30% of future units to the staffs who'll run them.

Operations

Canlis attempts bold experiment: Summer weekends off for all

Staff members at the high-end restaurant will finally be able to experience the civilian joys of a Saturday and Sunday off, doing things that non-restaurant people do.

With all the last-minute sniping by members, the next meeting of the Fast Food Council promises to be a doozy.

Drivers for third-party delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats say their earnings have plummeted since the $26.40 hourly minimum wage went into effect.

The 12% reduction compares with layoffs of 1.7% for limited-service places, according to federal data.

The five-figure bonuses are in addition to $5,000 in "life improvement" money and a paid month off for standout employees of the 70-unit family-dining chain.

An update last week attempts to address lingering questions about what companies would be impacted by the upcoming fast-food wage hike. It looks like Panera Bread is not exempt after all.

The San Carlo, Calif.-based technology company also raised $1.2 million in a stock offering that it said will keep it afloat through April 1.

Reality Check: Conditions are aligning within the restaurant business for a leap in union activity. Yet apathy prevails.

One business day before the new standard was to be adopted, a federal judge sided with the franchise industry and blocked adoption, saying the update goes too far.

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