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Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert says discounts are not the secret to improving traffic early in the week, but he knows some creative offerings that might do the trick.


Cava is ready to bring its bowls to the Midwest

The Mediterranean fast casual will debut Friday in Chicago, and the chain’s co-founder said it plans to open “a bunch” of restaurants to the Windy City and its suburbs.

The Chicago-based multi-concept group is growing nationally, with new concepts coming this year to New York City, New Jersey and Phoenix.

Reality Check: Old-guard chains are finding the alternative operations to be persistently effective side hustles.

Boost margins without alienating customers. IFMA's Restaurant Margin Optimization Model offers insights from industry leaders on menu engineering, supply chain efficiencies, and marketing tactics.

California's AB1228 pushed the fast-casual chain's wage up 20% and menu price hikes will cover the cost. But with first-quarter traffic up more than 5%, Chipotle officials are not worried.

Restaurants and their allies argue that a bill intended to reduce processing charges would enhance data security, not undermine it.

The brands' recently formed parent company, Outfox Hospitality, has shut down all 35 of its locations in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas.

The agency's food safety arm has been alerted that ground beef products possibly contaminated with E. coli have made it to market.

Franchisee Alshaya Group plans to open four Chipotle units in the Middle East this year.

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