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Where to now, Independent Restaurant Coalition?

The Independent Restaurant Coalition is expanding its focus to become a peer-to-peer support system for non-chain restaurants.

Workforce

Dairy Queen franchisee fined $42K for teen-hour violations

The U.S. Department of Labor charged Indiana-based H&H Coldwater with 102 infractions of the limits for 14- and 15-year-olds.

Food

Taco Bell fans vote on the comeback of 2 favorite menu items

The Enchirito and Double Decker Taco will face off through in-app voting by Rewards members, with the winner returning to the menu at a later date.

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The nation is mobilizing to battle hunger. Where are the restaurants?

The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health was largely missing a key participant: the restaurant industry.

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Chris Kempczinski solidifies his position at McDonald's

The Bottom Line: He was elevated to the CEO’s job when the last guy was fired. The chain’s strong performance has put him in a strong position despite some controversy.

Workforce

Don’t view labor’s new Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights as BS

Reality Check: Sure, it's a union-backed plan to change restaurant employment. But isn't a new model needed?

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While snacking has always been popular, the past few years have seen a shift in consumer attitudes towards what snacks are and when they’re best enjoyed. According to Technomic’s 2022 Snacking Occasio...

The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health was largely missing a key participant: the restaurant industry.

Throughout October, there’s free stuff for CPK customers who opt for the new West Coast Burger instead of pizza.

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A Deeper Dive

"A Deeper Dive” is a weekly podcast from Restaurant Business dedicated to going in-depth on the most pressing challenges and opportunities restaurant operators face today, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze.

Working Lunch

"Working Lunch" is a weekly podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast hosted by Senior Editor Patricia Cobe that delves into menu development and food and drink trends through lively conversations with chefs and operators.

Restaurant Rewind

“Restaurant Rewind" is a weekly podcast hosted by Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo as he looks at the people, concepts and trends that helped create the restaurant industry as we know it today.

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But the company, which is not yet profitable, will have to convince investors of its vision for a more automated industry.