New restaurant equipment and back-of-the-house technology

MOD Pizza acquired by Elite Restaurant Group

In a deal that aims to avoid bankruptcy, the Bellevue, Washington-based fast-casual pizza chain has agreed to sell 100% of its equity to a Southern California-based group that has owned brands like Slater's 50/50, Project Pie and Patxi's Pizza.


Dave's Hot Chicken is heading to the U.K. and Ireland

The spicy fast-casual chicken chain has signed a deal to open 60 restaurants in the region, with the first locations to open in London.

Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, Dunkin’ and other brands will work together on a citywide reusable cup initiative in Petaluma, California, starting August 5.

Members of the Fast Food Council, the new body empowered to set pay, say the model may need considerable tweaking to realize its promise.

Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert seeks out some mental health balms for industry employees in need of a break.

The requirements include providing paid breaks every two hours when temperatures soar in indoor workplaces like kitchens, as well as providing cool-down areas, drinking water and establishment of a safety "buddy system."

The mobile pickup and delivery unit opened in New York City with no seating and no kiosks—but no lack of hospitality.

Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert touts the benefits of community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs and says that, yes, you can indeed cook lettuce.

Take a look at the Top 500 brands that did the best regardless of new unit openings. Some of the results may surprise you.

As the market leader closes restaurants across the country, innovative upstarts, steakhouses and even grocers could be in line to benefit. But can anyone unseat the king?

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