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Working Lunch

Working Lunch is a podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

Technology

Qwick raises $40M for Uber-like staffing app

Restaurants can use Qwick to fill shifts on demand. Its revenue has grown more than 10,000% over the past three years.

Leadership

Why Nov. 8 ballots might look a little different to restaurateurs in some areas

Working Lunch: Ranked choice voting is spreading quickly, and the result could be less polarization of the political process

The financial securities watchdog is considering disclosure requirements that go beyond what industry lobbyists say is feasible.

Working Lunch: The polarization is spilling into the workplace, with 26% of employees already saying they feel the effects in their job experiences.

Working Lunch: The give-and-take on scheduling and firings could have repercussions for all chains.

Conservative groups and politicians say they don't want to do business with those "woke" players.

The industry's Hail Mary is using the 2024 ballot to enlist voters in the cause. Meanwhile, nine states are emerging as future battlegrounds.

Working Lunch: Fat Brands' Andy Wiederhorn and the National Restaurant Association’s Michelle Korsmo team up on the podcast to dissect the industry’s key issues.

Working Lunch: The state doesn't want its data-security requirements to be undercut by federal rules, leaving restaurants with a potential hodgepodge of state rules.

Working Lunch: Here's what's driving the demand that employers post their payrolls

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