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This week’s 4 head-spinning moments: Progress?

Some of the sweeping changes affecting restaurants brought smaller but noteworthy quick alterations in recent days. Here's a chance to catch up on Chick-fil-A's new venture, what's happening in delivery, and an important new twist on straw bans.


Grasping at straws

The industry’s breakup with plastic straws has happened at a breathtaking pace.

Under what are believed to be the most sweeping restrictions in the country, operators can no longer use plastic straws, drink picks or disposable utensils without risk of a $250 fine.

The company is switching to paper in the U.K. and Ireland and will look at alternatives to plastic straws in other countries.

After a six-month grace period, the familiar foam packaging will be banned.

Restaurant brands are driving engagement, enhancing value and generating buzz with innovative uses of food and drink containers.

As more chains vie for off-premise sales, the need to differentiate is prompting late entrants to think about what should carry their food.

The off-premise wine list, available in California, features $10 bottles.

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