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Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

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Heather Lalley

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Operations

Shake Shack updates its drive-thru plans

The fast-casual burger chain said it will open its first drive-thru in Maple Grove, Minn., instead of Orlando, as originally planned. Shake Shack said it intends to have 10 drive-thrus by the end of 2022.

Food

Judge tosses lawsuit claiming Subway’s tuna isn’t tuna

Subway called the suit “reckless and improper,” and a court found the plaintiffs did not adequately prove the sandwich giant had misrepresented the fish used in its sandwiches and salads.

The bright-colored drinks, studded with tapioca pearls, are social media darlings and the segment is growing fast. But will supply chain challenges get in the way?

The fast casual is adding a new Buffalo Cauliflower side dish and a Curry Cauliflower bowl to its autumnal offerings.

Half of the fast-casual chicken finger chain’s Dallas-based corporate staff has deployed around the country to hire 10,000 new workers in 50 days amid a labor shortage that’s hitting operations as the company looks to open 100 stores next year.

It would be the second such settlement this year for the fast casual, which agreed to pay $15 million in March to a group of workers who said they were wrongfully denied overtime pay.

Ross Goldstein had been with the fast-casual burger chain for nine years. He receives 7,500 shares of BurgerFi stock as part of his exit package.

Chain social marketers from Dunkin’ to Cava delivered some humor to Twitter Monday to engage with customers during the outage.

The fast casual, with two former Chipotle Mexican Grill execs in its C-suite, said it doesn’t want to be the “Chipotle of pizza,” although there are some notable similarities.

The company, which operates satellite kitchens for emerging brands in San Francisco and Chicago, said it plans to expand to Texas and Southern California.

Savory Fund launches $1M contest for independent restaurants

The move expands on the success of the fast casual’s diet-specific Lifestyle Bowls, whose sales have grown 484% since being introduced in 2019.

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