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Restaurants brace for a future with fewer workers

More industry executives believe restaurants may never get all their workers back and should focus on improving overall productivity.

Marketing

Survey: Expect a big holiday season for restaurant gift cards

Shipping delays, supply chain problems and other issues are potentially leading to a surge in gift card-buying this fall and winter, according to new research from Blackhawk Network.

Financing

At Del Taco, food costs soar and so do prices

The Mexican chain said that labor challenges are costing it business but noted that sales have picked up in recent weeks.

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Leadership

6 unsung chain leaders worth watching

They may not enjoy the buzz yet of some restaurant chiefs, but this half-dozen executives may well be on their way to that sort of notoriety, says RB's Reality Check.

Food

From quick-service to upscale, restaurants are giving menus a seasonal refresh

Taste Tracker: Domino’s does dips while Mod Pizza dips into cake; Fleming’s focuses on filets; fajitas and tacos mash up at Fuzzy’s; fresh takes on burgers, sandwiches, smoothies, mac and cheese, nuggets and more.

Financing

As costs increase, so do questions about Domino’s value offers

The pizza chain has had the same $5.99/$7.99 offers for years. Higher labor and food prices have some analysts wondering if the company will change it, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Recent Stories

Companies flush with cash are buying other providers in pursuit of an end-to-end product. Also, ResQ raised $39 million, Uber Eats closed on Drizly and more.

As restaurants and retail industries continue to implement self-service technology such as kiosks, mobile and online ordering, and food lockers, employee-operated devices, such as the POS, will become less relevant. 

The acquisition of the digital marketing and commerce platform will help Fiserv expand its tech offerings for restaurants, the company said.

Podcasts

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.

Buzzworthy Brands

Host Heather Lalley, Senior editor at RB, talks with the founders and CEOs of emerging brands to discuss their opportunities, challenges and strategic innovations. Look for a new episode released every other Tuesday.

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.

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The pizza chain has had the same $5.99/$7.99 offers for years. Higher labor and food prices have some analysts wondering if the company will change it, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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