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Starbucks is exploring delivery-only stores

After testing “virtual” kitchens in China, the Seattle-based coffee giant is looking to bring the model to the U.S.

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Sweetgreen adds 5 months of parental leave as an employee perk

The benefit is available to any full- or part-timer who has logged at least six months on the job.

Technomic’s look into global menu innovation reveals some surprises.

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The coffee giant reports another quarter of same-store sales growth, but it’s largely based on higher average tickets.

It’s not just drinks driving sales at coffee shops.

Two solar farms are currently feeding the restaurants, with six more due to come online.

The chain will test new technology to streamline a.m. service, part of a larger push to provide more convenience and higher-quality items.

Limited-time offers that differentiate the menu scored high with consumers.

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