Peter Romeo

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Minnesota restaurants will soon have to start disclosing total prices, service fees included

A law enacted this week bans hidden fees but allows restaurants to continue levying surcharges if customers get a heads-up and the money goes to employees.

Workforce

Restaurant coalition sues to block broadened eligibility for overtime pay from taking effect July 1

Restaurant trade groups and other business organizations have filed the action in the same court that struck down a similar change in the rules in 2017.

Restaurant Rewind: There was a time 50 years or so ago when the big come-on for a flurry of new restaurant chains was the promise of unlimited beer and wine. What could go wrong?

Proponents of killing the credit acknowledged this week that legislation outlawing the employer concession is virtually dead for this year.

The Ohio Restaurant & Hospitality Alliance airs research showing tipped employees are as opposed as their employers are.

Working Lunch: Unions say they want the practice stopped. But their real aim is to alienate the Black community.

Reality Check: You wouldn't believe what passed for acceptable in earlier iterations.

The industry and its allies are pushing legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 but keep the credit. The move is intended to thwart an effort to both raise the wage and kill the credit through a ballot initiative.

The full-service veteran was named this year's winner of the Gold Plate award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).

Reality Check: President Biden issued a set of guidelines Thursday for protecting workers from the digital onslaught.

With traffic down 16% year-to-date, the family dining chain is embarking on a rejuvenation effort to enhance its relevance to new and lapsed customers.

Restaurant Rewind: Here's why several prominent chain CEOs got a firsthand exposure to prison foodservice.

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