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Howard Schultz puts some money into Starbucks

The Bottom Line: The interim CEO, who did away with company buybacks, has been buying up shares of the company’s stock and now owns 21.8 million shares directly or indirectly.

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At a Cleveland CloudKitchens, operators say they were set up to fail

The chefs came to Carnegie Food Hub to grow their businesses. They left discouraged and in the red. It’s part of a pattern at CloudKitchens facilities nationwide.

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Why restaurants should care more about apathy

Reality Check: The industry’s efforts to avert spikes in labor costs and benefits might as well be canceled due to lack of interest.

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Here's why the nation's largest restaurant franchisee is branching into hotels

Greg Flynn sees opportunity in a number of franchising-based businesses. Lodging is just one of them. And there will be more.