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Seattle outlaws more plastic restaurant materials

Under what are believed to be the most sweeping restrictions in the country, operators can no longer use plastic straws, drink picks or disposable utensils without risk of a $250 fine.


The most on-point quotes from the Restaurant Directions conference

These gems were among the words of wisdom served up at the first-time event for emerging chains.

New Technomic data reveals which brands diners called “dirty,” “greasy” and “filthy.”

However, not all operations are sharing in the positives, says RB’s Reality Check.

Domino’s has grown systemwide sales from $3.1 billion in 2009 to nearly twice that, reaching $5.9 billion in 2017.

From changing consumer trends to a massive leadership shift, here are the coffee giant’s pain points in coming years, according to its president.

Consistent management helps the buffet chain flourish even as its competitors struggle.

The high court found that American Express did not violate antitrust laws by prohibiting restaurants and other merchants from urging customers to use cards with lower fees.

Eleven Madison Park, which took top honors last year, fell to No. 4 on this year’s ranking.

The company, which runs 120 units, will switch to biodegradable options this fall.

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