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Financing

How independent restaurants handle labor pressure

This week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive" features R.J. Melman, president of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Operations

CDC warns restaurants to stop serving romaine lettuce

The food safety watchdog says romaine supplies may have been contaminated with E. coli.

Jim Fris had served as COO for the company, which operates P.J. Whelihan’s Pub and others.

The company has been a safe haven for investors in a volatile period on Wall Street, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The operators are asking California regulators for protection over a coming restructuring of lease arrangements.

FairKitchens aims to humanize back-of-house culture with simple steps.

The chain, which lost $33.6 million in 2018, remains uncertain whether it can stay in business.

Brian Cornell will take over for the retiring Robert Walter.

The CEO of Shari’s discusses efforts to turn around the struggling chains, following a summertime acquisition.

The Red Hen, confused with a restaurant of the same name that kicked out the press secretary, got sassy online and won over the haters.

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