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At McDonald’s, higher pay and benefits start yielding results

The burger giant and its franchisees are getting more applications, and argue that people who start their careers at one of their restaurants have better financial security later in life.

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Should restaurants require worker vaccinations? It’s complicated

As mask mandates return, employee vaccine requirements could go further. But for restaurants facing a labor shortage after a brutal year face challenges doing so. And maybe shouldn’t do that at all.

The chain is maintaining strong unit volumes, though pressure from competitors ate into its sales last quarter. Chicken nuggets could help.

The coffee-and-doughnut chain has been gradually improving, behind cracked eggs, new coffee and a loyalty program.

Sales at Burger King recovered but remained lower than many of its rivals while Popeyes lost some momentum.

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Habit Burger all saw sales recover over 2019 levels while the company opened a record number of global restaurants.

The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Habit opened a record number of restaurants and has increased its development expectations.

The company credits higher wages and an end to unemployment benefits for bringing in more applicants but costs are driving up prices.

The company’s U.S. same-store sales rose nearly 15% over 2019 levels, and 7% globally, as the company’s promotions and its digital sales drove business.

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features television writer and producer Bill Oakley, best known for The Simpsons, but also a prolific Instagram food reviewer.

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