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Technology

The labor crisis could be robots’ big moment. Are they ready?

Hiring challenges and rising wages have pushed restaurants to a breaking point, with automation offering one solution. But widespread adoption could still be years away.

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Financing

Inflation taking its toll on some consumers, but not others

The Bottom Line: On Thursday, Macy’s said its consumers were fine, while Burlington said its consumers were not, showing that inflation is first taking its toll on lower-income customers.

Marketing

The James Beard Awards return from the pandemic with an equity makeover

The awards, widely considered the “Oscars of the food world,” took a two-year pause to try to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive to give more chefs access to the potentially career-changing prize.

Technology

Off-premise diners continue to fall for third-party apps

Tech Check: A report from DoorDash shows that the big apps are increasingly becoming consumers’ chosen method for finding and ordering food to-go.