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Beverage

Restaurants rethink the disposable coffee cup

A host of innovations are being tried to divert single-use hot-drink containers from landfills, from cup sharing to “clever cups” that can order and pay for a refill. Here’s a sampling.

Marketing

Taco Bell is launching a new value menu

The new “Cravings Value Menu” will have items ranging from $1 to $5 and will kick off with a new ad campaign.

From mugs to onesies, here are some of the wacky branded goodies chains are offering up now.

The QSR operator expects to make more specific deals, such as its purchase of QuikOrder, and won’t rule out a brand acquisition, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Mexican QSR chain took over Big Ben to celebrate its upcoming opening in the city.

Brian Cornell will take over for the retiring Robert Walter.

Both chains have the service in 30% of their U.S. systems through parent company Yum Brands’ Grubhub partnership.

The QSR chain is highlighting its international growth with events worldwide on National Taco Day, Oct. 4.

Two of Yum Brands’ three concepts report disappointing sales amid intense price competition.

Recent rulings clarify when restaurants are obliged to pay employees for ancillary activities.