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OPINIONFinancing

Starbucks emerges from the pandemic a different company

The coffee giant has shifted its business over the past 18 months, with a lot more drive-thru sales and mobile orders, cold drinks and alternative milks, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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Financing

Why chains should hit the pause button on aggressive growth

Executives should consider more caution about development given soaring costs, future uncertainty and more traditional growth dangers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Workforce

What’s all this to-do over unions?

Back in the day, restaurateurs didn’t have to worry about that sort of thing. Trouble is, we’re no longer back in the day, says RB's Reality Check.

Technology

The world’s fastest-growing restaurant company is a ghost kitchen

Reef Kitchens expects to expand by a factor of 10 this year, using a unique real estate strategy to its advantage.