Restaurant Business tests chain apps


You're not going to find boba tea or the latest tech there, says CEO James Walker. But you're not going to be bored with the same old same ole, either, he says.

The updated workplace regulations require companies with at least 15 employees to make such concessions as allowing expectant mothers to sit down while working and adjusting schedules to permit time for doctor visits.

The Bottom Line: With word that the chain’s unit volumes took a nosedive last year, its future, and that of its operators, depends on what the brand does next.

The newly public fast-casual chain Cava has carved out a sweet spot with a fresh and healthful Mediterranean menu with broad appeal. The brand was honored at the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix on Sunday.