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Executive Summary: New executives with Chili’s, Corner Bakery, Noodles & Company, CKE Restaurants, Cornerstone Restaurant Group, Dig, Skyfire, Vintner’s Resort, Hathaway’s Restaurant and Skyfire.

The Chicago-based fast-food giant is ending its partnership with IBM on automated order-taking without an expansion. But McDonald’s still believes AI drive-thrus are in its future.

A lawsuit alleges that the seafood chain did not give staff enough notice before closing nearly 100 restaurants last month.

Reality Check: A number of ripples were evident in the business during the first half of the year. The question is, do they have staying power?