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The date targeted for the vote has shifted forward and back in recent days. Now lobbyists say the showdown will come tomorrow.
A record 1,700 stores changed hands last year. High valuations and a difficult operating environment are leading many franchisees to sell their restaurants. But some say culture problems, low morale and constant disputes are playing a major role.
The Senate is expected to take up the Cardin-Wicker bill, which would provide an additional $40 billion in grant funding for restaurants.
Company-operated stores’ profits declined on higher costs, but the chain had one of its best years for unit growth in its history.
The figure marks a sharp increase from March, signaling that the industry's recovery has a ways to go.
The Bottom Line: Operators continue to say they’re getting more applications and filling positions. But they should not lose the lessons of the past two years.
Sweet & Sour: The tags deliver benefits that will keep them in use long after the pandemic fades.
Health officials say the precaution is now unnecessary because of a sharp and unexpected drop in hospitalizations.
The event highlighted some of the challenges and opportunities in the restaurant industry. Here are some of the most notable things that we heard.
Dine-in restaurant customers will be required to wear a face covering starting Monday.