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Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

Articles by
Heather Lalley

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The Halal Guys is taking The Halal Girls to court

The fast-casual chain calls upstart The Halal Girls “an intentional knock-off halal food restaurant” and is demanding a jury trial.


Noodles & Company promotes Brad West to COO

West, an industry operations veteran, had served as executive vice president of operations at the fast casual since 2017.

The fast casual joins a number of others that have announced sustainable initiatives in recent months.

After the state’s governor decided this week to drop mask mandates and capacity restrictions, some restaurants are sticking with their previous pandemic precautions.

Michael Rabinovitch starts work at the newly public fast casual on April 1.

Kim had served as the rice bowl chain’s chief legal officer since 2018.

The restaurateur said, among the many things he has learned during the pandemic, the most important is the need to create an inclusive and diverse workforce.

RB's annual look at the most powerful people in the restaurant business highlights those in and out of the industry who did most to help communities and businesses.

The money will be paid out to nearly 5,000 workers who say they were wrongly classified as exempt from federal overtime rules.

The restaurant, which received a James Beard Foundation award, is believed to be one of the oldest Black-owned dining establishments in the South.

The fast casual’s urban restaurants, in particular, have struggled during the pandemic and the chain is pushing ahead with new store formats.

The burger-and-shake chain, which was late to the delivery game, is redirecting its attention to getting delivery orders through its own channels.

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