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Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

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Heather Lalley

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Technology

Chipotle invests in self-driving delivery company Nuro

Chipotle Mexican Grill has invested in a robotics company that operates a fleet of self-driving delivery vehicles.

Emerging Brands

How the pandemic is reshaping the future of Mendocino Farms

How the pandemic is reshaping the expansion plans for growing fast-casual chain Mendocino Farms.

Pokeworks has hired a chief operating officer, chief marketing officer and chief development officer as it readies for continued growth.

Chipotle Mexican Grill said it intends to open eight now restaurants in Canada this year, the first locations in the country since 2018.

The owners of Roots Chicken Shak are looking to create a franchise model geared toward women and minority entrepreneurs.

The city’s Chicago Alfresco program is looking for designs that benefit community spaces, rather than a single restaurant or bar. Winners will get grants of up to $250,000 to create outdoor dining destinations.

Naf Naf Grill's CEO called its split with funder Roark Capital a "fit issue" and said the fast casual continues to see interest from franchisees.

Fast-casual chain Naf Naf Grill has parted ways with investor Roark Capital, the restaurant announced Wednesday.

The CEO of Noodles & Company signed a pledge to bolster diversity and inclusion efforts chainwide.

Shake Shack is now offering delivery nationwide via its app, in partnership with Uber Eats, as it tries to entice customers to use the chain's channels.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is debuting a small-footprint taqueria concept geared toward takeout and delivery business.

Despite recent hints of optimism in the industry, restaurants are still struggling. Well-loved independent restaurants continue closing due to the pressures of the pandemic.

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