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Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

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Heather Lalley

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Chipotle leverages TikTok for hiring push

The fast casual, which has been active on the social media platform for several years, said TikTok Resumes will help it have “meaningful career conversations with Gen-Z” as it works to hire an additional 15,000 people this year.


Portillo’s plans to open a restaurant without a dining room

The new prototype, slated to open this winter in Joliet, Ill., will be the fast casual’s first to feature a triple drive-thru as it seeks to capitalize on demand for delivery and pickup orders.

Sweetgreen’s co-founders and Alinea Chef Grant Achatz are among those who helped the company complete a $50 million funding round.

Menon has been with the fast-casual seafood chain since 2005, starting as a senior analyst.

The fast-casual chain is hiding tens of thousands of free burrito codes in its TV ads during this month’s men’s basketball championship games.

The U.S. Small Business Administration, which oversees the awards, is quiet about why operators’ promised funding is being rescinded for the second time this month.

Robert Cornog, one of the founders of the food-and-games concept, and Richard Flaherty, previously its COO, will share leadership duties as the company emerges from the pandemic.

The governor lifted the state of emergency declared at the pandemic’s outset and starting Thursday, the popular moneymaker for many operators is coming to an end.

The fast-casual chain is offering inoculated customers some free carbs early next month to incentivize the COVID shots.

SPB Hospitality said its move from Nashville to Texas will fuel its “aggressive growth plans.”

Bone-in and boneless thighs will be added to Wingstop’s permanent menu “eventually,” said the chain’s COO.

Crowder previously served as the burger chain’s vice president of marketing from 2014 to 2018.

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