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Technology

Sensing a longer-term labor problem, Checkers turns to technology

The company is adding voice-activated ordering this year, among other steps it hopes will improve the job of running its restaurants.

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Workforce

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Food

Menus turn more comforting to chase winter chills

Breakfast warms up at Toasted Yolk and Dunkin’; Zaxby’s and Slim Chickens riff on chicken; new bowls star at Sweetgreen; BJ’s and Cinnaholic sweeten the menu.