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Restaurant Business

Workforce

Boston becomes Starbucks’ newest battleground

Working Lunch: This week’s episode of the podcast from Align Public Strategies features Tori Bedford with WGBH in Boston and Phil Wilson, president and general counsel of the Labor Relations Institute.

Leadership

2021 Pacesetter Award goes to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

The fast-growing fast casual was honored for accelerating systemwide sales and franchise expansion.

Reality Check: No one knows the aggravations of working in a restaurant like the actual employees and their bosses. Here's a look at the growing trend of chains attempting to harness that know-how as a potent remedy for their labor problems.

BBQ Holdings won the bidding for the bankrupt owner of the six-unit Tahoe Joe’s along with the assets of several buffet chains, including Old Country Bufffet.

More than half the nation's eating places shortchanged their landlords for September, the first time nonpayments have hit that mark in six months.

A Restaurant Business survey found that wish lists are shaped in no small part by costs, including ongoing usage fees. But whatever the financial burden, throughput and efficiency trump other considerations.

KFC is shifting its advertising away from boneless chicken toward products where there are more “abundant” quantities.

The chain has signed a deal with PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk to expand in Indonesia as it looks to add more units overseas.

Having dual brands provides a single path to double adoption, says John Peyton, CEO of parent company Dine Brands Global.

The P.F. Chang’s veteran will also be involved with a number of smaller affiliated restaurant brands, including Red Mango, Smoothie Factory and Souper Salad.

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