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Chains

Traders Push Shake Shack Higher on Unproven Hopes That Tax Overhaul Will Be Good

1 month ago

We won't really know how the new tax laws will impact restaurants or their workers for another 18 months at least, so we're going to argue that this analyst's note is as prescient as a coin flip.

People

The Harassment Stories Keep Coming, So Now What?

2 months ago

Restaurant work conditions won't be changed by revelations of harassment by bold names. The industry needs to create dynamics where good behavior can flourish and bad behavior is addressed, period.

Tech

Hooters Franchisee Looks to the Blockchain to Drive Interest in Its Loyalty Program

2 months ago

Interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology has never been higher, so this is more a smart marketing play than technological advancement.

Independents

Where the Finance Industry Dined Out in New York City This Year

2 months ago

It's interesting to see how well this matches up with many other of the city's best restaurants lists.

Chains

5 People Who Could Replace Chipotle’s Outgoing CEO

2 months ago

Chipotle's message of healthier and better food has been hammered by its health scares (which, to be fair, seem to be at least partially a product of always-on social media outrage). The new CEO's first job is to change this conversation.

Tech

Uber Eats Is Getting Bigger in Russia Thanks to Yandex Partnership and a New Acquisition

2 months ago

Uber's new leadership is thinking strategically to better expand, and partnerning and acquiring is the smarter way to go in Russia.

Food

Bread Stopped Being a Naughty Word at Restaurants in 2017

2 months ago

Good bread is still too expensive in the U.S. Bakeries need to create a model where a baguette is affordable for more customers on a daily basis.

Chains

Papa John’s Stock Drops After CEO Departure Announcement

2 months ago

Founders and CEOs don't get pushed out of their companies right before a holiday with no succession plan in place just because sales are down and they made a slightly unpopular comment about the NFL. The stock market is reacting like this because something smells funny.

Marketing

Jack in the Box Turns to Snoop Dogg to Target Diners With the Munchies

2 months ago

Taco Bell better up its game in California unless it wants to lose a huge chunk of its business.

People

Papa John’s Founder and CEO to Step Down in January Following Protest Criticism

2 months ago

This means the creepy commercials will go away, right?

People

Restaurant Owners and Managers Shouldn’t Get a Cut of Tips

2 months ago

Tip pooling is not a good way to level the pay imbalance between front and back of house. Solid wages and pransparent pricing offer the best option for this.

Chains

Reports of Illness at One L.A. Chipotle Revive Big Fears

2 months ago

The problem with reports of illness caused by Chipotle — substantiated or not — is that they're immediately believable given the chain's history.