5 food trends taking off


Shaich’s new investment firm is suing the bakery-cafe chain over a recruitment agreement.

But the company opened its most stores in 20 years last year as operators shift to unit growth.

The company said its sales improved last quarter after it shifted to more price promotions.

Social Monk, an Asian fast casual, is scheduled to open next week, with North Italia set to be acquired in Q3 and Flower Child in 2021.