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Taylor Gourmet shuts its doors

The 19-unit chain closed all of its restaurants and reportedly plans to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.


New York’s comptroller wants McDonald’s to treat chickens better

Overseer of the state's pension fund, a major shareholder, says the burger chain isn’t following rivals’ lead on chicken treatment.

The three-unit brand is bought by Chicago-based L3 Hospitality Group, a former franchisee.

Heavy hiring by retailers is a good sign, but it could also stress an already tight labor pool, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Also, JAB probably won’t buy Starbucks, and Papa John’s looks at a new logo, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," Pincho Factory CEO Jayson Tipp and RB Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo talk about labor challenges.

But restaurants and other merchants will only see compensation, not a change in controversial policies and practices.

The family dining chain is betting on fried chicken to lure customers.

Scott Smith was named president of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.

An analyst suggests that keeping restaurants offline while they add kiosks is hurting same-store sales, says RB’s The Bottom Line.