C3 brands include Umami Burger, Krispy Rice and Sam's Crispy Chicken. / Photograph courtesy of C3
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Are restaurants pricing themselves out of the good life?
Sweet & Sour: Columnists Peter Romeo and Nancy Kruse consider if menu pricing has hit the red zone. Someone check with a customer, quick.
Let's put the Starbucks union pay request into some context
The Bottom Line: A labor proposal would mean a full-time worker would earn about $48,000 after tips, about the same as health technologists and more than bus drivers. What would that do to prices?
Developing a restaurant? Why not just hit your head with a hammer?
Reality Check: The industry's rebound is being hampered by a host of construction and permitting issues. And the near-term outlook isn't good.