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Inside the new Starbucks Reserve in NYC’s Empire State Building

Spanning three floors, the newest Reserve location offers a full-service restaurant, craft cocktail bar, private dining rooms, an experience lounge and a host of unique interactive workshops.

Operations

NYC airs plans for dealing with the sidewalk sheds that sprouted mid-pandemic

Abandoned structures are being torn down while patently illegal facilities field ultimatums from the city.

At least eight Serafina Express restaurants are planned for the greater metropolitan area.

The mandates were killed, lightened or appended with grace periods for righting violations—a historic change for a city known for its red tape.

The pizza chain’s sales fell, much like Domino’s, because of the driver shortage. But the company says operators that have used aggregators are seeing sales benefits.

All but shut down during the pandemic, New York City’s tourist hub is now reenergized. And restaurants want a piece of the action.

The pandemic has intensified a long-brewing shortage of truck drivers, often leaving restaurants scrambling to get what they need. But some argue there is no shortage at all, just a lack of pay.

The big lobbying group argued the caps will ultimately hurt the restaurants they’re designed to help.

A Deeper Dive: Michael Osanloo, CEO of the hot dog and Italian beef chain, joins the podcast to discuss labor, the chain’s drive-thru-only plans and keeping the focus on the long term.

The store offers a high-tech, contactless experience in what Starbucks bills as a comfortable “third place” environment. But does it deliver on both?

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