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Calls grow for tighter franchise regulations

As stories of problems at franchise brands mount, advocates and some regulators call for more enforcement at the federal level.

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California puts end to questionable third-party delivery practice

Delivery companies will now need a restaurant’s consent to be listed on their platforms.

Eating and drinking places can immediately resume their pre-pandemic operations, including full use of dining rooms.

Operators in cold-weather cities say demand is high for portable heaters, as they seek to continue outdoor dining for as long as weather and technology will permit.

A lawsuit alleges the delivery company is listing these restaurants as closed or too far away in an attempt to redirect guests to official partners.

How a mission-driven taco concept shook up its under-utilized drive-thrus during a crisis.

The National Restaurant Association is among the parties awaiting clarification, especially on air circulation and filtration

Included were 225 Darden employees who opted for early retirement and former COO Dave George, whose departure was described as an “involuntary separation.”

The convenience store giant is stepping onto restaurant turf, offering a free whole pizza, for delivery or pickup, via its app on Oct. 4.

Operators who make the commitment are assuring returning customers that the operation is ready for safe on-premise business. 

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