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Newk’s Eatery steals a dinner booster from supermarkets

The fast-casual chain has added a section where customers can pick up components for a meal assembled at home.

Operations

Restaurants scramble to find a new straw

Amid growing public pressure, chains are replacing their plastic straws, but doing so won’t be easy, or cheap.

The burger chain said it is committing $5 million to a partnership to develop a recyclable or compostable cup.

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.

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.

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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