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When a 'Help Wanted' sign turns into a 'For Sale' notice

Reality Check: Five weeks of management hell was enough for this industry vet of 47 years.


The impact of the fast-food wage compromise in California won't be limited to fast food

Limited-service restaurants may have avoided an existential threat, but a $20 per hour minimum is expected to have a profound impact on wage rates across all segments and up the salary ladder.

The measure, which has also been passed by the state legislature, would set up a council to set wages and working conditions, starting with an increase in the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $20 an hour in April.

The technology has been the talk of the conference. But many operators are still searching for the best applications, and some worry it could hurt the dining experience.

Working Lunch: Restaurants will feel the impact, but the new rules could have been far worse.

Reality Check: Proposals have been floated to get asylum seekers into jobs more quickly. But fears are winning out.

The former "Top Chef" restaurateur had just opened his Knife Modern Steak concept at the oceanside resort before being caught on video flipping off workers on a picket line and shouting obscenities. Now Knife will be rebranded.

In a lengthy meeting this week, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and senior Biden administration officials pledged to find ways of putting more asylum seekers into jobs. They've already agreed on one way to do it.

Brands like Chipotle, Starbucks and Domino's are leaning on AI to do things like predict traffic, set prices and bake pizzas before they're even ordered.

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.

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