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Peter Romeo

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Workforce

Wash. state pushes for broader overtime pay

It’s joining the parade of states that want restaurants and other employers to pay managers extra for working more than 40 hours per week.

Marketing

Jamba recasts itself to address new market realities

The 29-year-old brand is changing its name, menu and design.

The channel may be different, but the challenges are likely to be familiar.

A new study finds that young people think they put in more effort on the job than any elders did in history, and had a rougher time getting work than all but their predecessors circa World War II.

The Specialty Food Association says the impact would wallop operators within a month.

The chef at Dooky Chase’s for decades, Chase pushed in her own way for civil rights and an appreciation of the African-American food culture.

Or at least chefs Jose Andres and Eric Ripert are hoping to establish that day of remembrance.

Management continues to fine-tune its turnaround strategy. Is the current plan likely to work?

The casual chain’s comps slipped 3.3% on a 5.5% drop in transactions in Q1.

Meet the first hourly employee to qualify for a restaurant of her own under a new industrywide initiative to retain talent.

Fight for $15 and its deep-pocketed backer pummeled the giant with accusations, damning research and celebrity endorsements.

The appointment is part of a realignment of top management at the regional fast-casual brand.