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What US Foods' big changes could mean for customers

A disgruntled investor forced out the CEO and claimed several board seats. It's vowed to improve customer service.

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Subway franchisees find themselves short on meat

A plant shutdown due to Avian Flu has led to limits on turkey, leading some to buy it on their own. Ham and roast beef are limited, too, and costs have run higher than expected.

Inflation, supply shortages, port congestion and labor issues are pushing up the price of fish and shellfish.

“Sandwich Madness” challenged team members to create new menu items using existing SKUs.

The event highlighted some of the challenges and opportunities in the restaurant industry. Here are some of the most notable things that we heard.

Gov. Greg Abbott is making inbound trucks from Mexico stop for second inspections, prompting some drivers to give up.

Full-service menu prices rose 8% year over year and limited-service prices rose 7.2% while grocery prices increased 10%.

The company working to digitize the supply chain completed its second $100 million fundraise in 10 months.

The grocery chain has started a service that allows restaurants to make orders of $250 or more that can be delivered the next day.

Shortages, delays and soaring costs have become commonplace since the outset of the pandemic. But experts say there were signs of an impending crisis long before anyone heard of COVID.

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