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Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

Articles by
Heather Lalley

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Emerging Brands

Junzi Kitchen and Nice Day want to change the way Americans eat Chinese food

This week’s episode of the “Buzzworthy Brands” podcast features Yong Zhao, co-founder and CEO of the two brands, talking about his company’s plans to re-imagine this dining segment.


Chipotle switches up its massively popular loyalty program

The fast casual’s new Rewards Exchange allows customers to redeem points for guacamole, drinks and even branded merchandise, instead of just burritos and bowls.

Peel, 66, was widely regarded as a pioneer of California cuisine.

Ellis comes to the chains after leading marketing at Uncle Julio’s.

Under the proposed clarification, restaurants could only take advantage of the tip credit when workers do tasks that are part of their tipped occupation.

The fast-casual salad chain made its long-rumored IPO plans official Monday, becoming the third restaurant chain to do so in the past two months.

The chain is now selling crispy chicken thighs from its kitchens, as well as boneless breaded thighs in a move to combat the volatility of chicken wing pricing.

The Chicago-based multi-concept operator is gearing up for its next half century with the same spirit of inventiveness that has made it an industry leader for decades.

Fendley had been the vice president of finance for Rave Restaurant Group since January 2020.

The fast casual’s CEO called domestic and international licensed stores an area of quiet growth for the chain, though it's one that still has some pandemic-related hurdles to leap.

Keyia Yalcin of Fishnet enlisted 10 other Black-owned restaurants in her city to mount a major promotion to mark Emancipation Day.

The fast-casual pizza chain is giving all vaccinated employees and new hires $500 and is encouraging private businesses to keep the “vaccination momentum going.”

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