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McDonald’s buys some renewable energy

The company is making an investment in solar and wind power as it works to reduce its carbon footprint.

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8 stunners from the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference

Amid talk of delivery, ghost kitchens and a worldwide shortage of restaurant talent, speakers and attendees aired a few surprises. Here’s a sampling.

Wingstop and Chipotle both proved that online orders can move the needle in the fast-food business, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Cybersecurity is an ongoing challenge for restaurants. Operators who do not prioritize security risk their valuable information that is likely to get hacked.

Machines are doing a lot more work at chains such as McDonald’s, Starbucks and Taco Bell, and there’s evidence it’s working.

The venture was one of several sales-boosting initiatives outlined by the casual chain after posting a slip in comps and profits for Q3. Also on tap: Tableside ordering via cell phone.

Data protection is paramount to upholding a restaurant’s most important assets. How much do they know about the products/services their security vendor provides?

Certain third parties that provide online delivery platforms are giving chains the option to offer consumers the chance to order directly through their app.

The burger giant is spending big to dramatically change how it interacts with customers, but Wall Street is skeptical of the cost.

Guests can now order from their phone at a table inside participating restaurants.

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