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Operations

After sharing restaurants’ pain, distributors strive for a smoother alliance

They describe the pandemic as a unifying force that triggered changes in how they’ll operate going forward.

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Food

Bowls and sandwiches continue to dominate menus

Mendocino Farms and Rush Bowls launch new items; chicken sandwiches keep on coming at Jollibee and Jack in the Box; Panera layers carbs on carbs; and comfort foods take on fall flavors.

Financing

Restaurants head into fall with strong sales and big challenges

Sales have recovered early and valuations are up. Yet the industry continues to face labor and supply challenges, which are driving prices up and could make for a long winter, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Workforce

Why workers can't stand restaurants

Quitting has soared to historic levels in recent months, and the exodus might have more to do with stress than pay, says RB's Reality Check.