- Business Insider 21:03September 21, 2021Texas Roadhouse's fast-casual chain is expanding with plans for 10 locations in 2 new statesJaggers, which is like "if Chick-fil-A and Five Guys got married and had a kid," will soon have locations in four states total.
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- Business Insider 15:00September 21, 2021Subway says its menu refresh boosted sales to an 8-year high. It added new sandwiches, new bread options, and a parmesan vinaigrette.Subway updated its menu with 11 new and improved ingredients, six new or returning sandwiches, and four revamped sandwiches. Sales spiked, it said.
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- Business Insider 14:27September 18, 2021I ate at Nando's, the famed South African chain, for the first time and was unimpressed despite its appealing decor and heart-shaped chickenThe food was undeniably tasty and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. But I couldn't help thinking I would've done a similar job of cooking it at home.
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- Business Insider 18:18September 17, 2021Shake Shack, Marriott, and other top companies are facing a painful labor shortage. Here's what executives are saying about the problem.Widespread worker shortages are squeezing hospitals, hotels, restaurants, retailers, and businesses in many other industries.
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- Business Insider 23:37September 16, 2021Chick-fil-A CEO says 30% of people drive away because the chain's drive-thru lines are so longPutting another restaurant a few miles away from a busy location doesn't reduce demand, CEO Dan Cathy said.
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- Business Insider 18:18September 15, 2021'Ghosting coasting' is the latest labor challenge for employers, where under-qualified hires disappear before they can be firedThe social disappearing act has arrived in the workplace in a new way as US employers scramble to find staff in a tight labor market.
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- Business Insider 18:09September 15, 202185% of small restaurants across the US say it's still very difficult to find staff, according to a new surveyTwo in three small businesses say they're struggling to hire staff in the labor shortage - and restaurants appear to be the worst hit.
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- Business Insider 12:45September 13, 2021Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash are suing NYC for capping the fees they can charge restaurantsUber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash said the commissions cap could reduce earnings for drivers and force them to raise prices for customers.
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- Guardian 12:30September 12, 2021Gay Hussar art: grandees who struck a pose for a free lunchCartoonist Martin Rowson captured the giants of Westminster as they dined in the famous London restaurant. Now the 63 sketches that once adorned its walls are heading to the National Portrait GalleryFor nearly two decades a series of irreverent political cartoons graced an entire wall of the celebrated Gay Hussar restaurant in London’s Soho – a snapshot of Westminster life that delighted tourists and regulars alike.From Michael Foot’s distinctive white tresses to a glowering Alastair Campbell, the 63 caricatures of leading political figures drawn over lunch are now to be shared with a wider audience, thanks to a joint gift to the National Portrait Gallery by their creator Martin Rowson and Corus Hotels, which ran the Soho establishment until its closure in June 2018. A new restaurant opened on the site in September 2020. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 12:00September 12, 2021'Virtual' restaurant brands are all the rage. Here's why stir-fry chain Genghis Grill created an almost-identical delivery-only brand.Genghis Grill launched Stir Fry Chef, a virtual brand, at 40 of its 51 of its kitchens. An executive tells Insider why.
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- New York Times 12:00September 11, 2021The Nintendo Cafe in Japan is No Longer a SecretToru Hashimoto’s Tokyo spot is a showcase for items he kept while working for the video game company. It used to be a members-only hideaway, but financial strain has forced him to open up.
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- Business Insider 18:21September 8, 2021Sweetgreen's CEO reportedly apologizes for a LinkedIn post that connected COVID-19 hospitalizations and obesity. 'Salads alone are not going to solve this,' he said."The words could have been said much better ... but the intent was real," Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman reportedly told employees, per Motherboard.
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- Business Insider 16:47September 6, 2021Employment in restaurants, bars, and cafes just fell for the first time since April 2020. The Delta variant of COVID-19 is probably to blame.Jobs in food services and drinking places fell by 42,000 in August - the first decline since the onset of the pandemic - as Delta swept the country.
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- Business Insider 15:32September 5, 2021The CEO of a smoothie company with nearly 1,000 stores is bucking a huge industry trend by shunning ghost kitchensEven without ghost kitchens, CEO Charles Watson still expects more than half of Tropical Smoothie Cafe's revenue to come from digital sales by 2024.
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- Business Insider 15:24September 5, 2021I went to Texas Roadhouse for the first time and saw how it's huge portions served with folksy charm have led to booming salesTexas Roadhouse is homey and comfortable, with good food at relatively low prices and huge portions.
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- Business Insider 15:10September 5, 2021Meet 3 people who quit food-service jobs during the labor shortage: 'Every day that I went to work, there was this significant dread'"People need to be paid what they're worth, and it's just not like that in the restaurant industry," a worker who temporarily left the industry said.
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- Business Insider 14:50September 5, 2021A man urinated on the counter of a Dairy Queen restaurant in Canada after being asked to wear a mask, reports sayA man reportedly became agitated when asked to wear a face mask by staff at a Dairy Queen on Vancouver Island - and then urinated inside.
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- Business Insider 12:58September 3, 2021The owners of a cafe in California say 9 in 10 applicants don't show up to their interviewsSome other applicants accept a position and then just don't turn up for their first shift, the owners of Cafe Elk Grove near Sacramento said.
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- Business Insider 22:51September 1, 2021Sweetgreen CEO appears to blame obesity for hundreds of thousands of COVID deaths in the United States"78% of hospitalizations due to COVID are obese and overweight people," the CEO of the nearly $2 billion upscale salad chain said.
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- Business Insider 20:36August 31, 2021An Oregon McDonald's is so desperate for workers it hung a huge banner outside calling on 14-year-olds to applySome restaurants around the US have had to close their dining rooms over lack of workers, so franchisees are looking for alternatives.
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- Business Insider 19:22August 30, 2021McDonald's is recommending franchisees close dining rooms in areas with high levels of COVID-19McDonald's was on track to reopen nearly all dining rooms by Labor Day, but the Delta is thwarting those plans.
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- Business Insider 23:19August 29, 2021Momofuku is getting in on the $47 billion instant noodle market after a rough 2020. The CEO broke down how the restaurant group is transforming its business model for a post-pandemic world.Momofuku is banking on consumer goods and online interaction to weather the pandemic-induced storm on the hospitality industry.
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- The Guardian 09:00August 29, 2021Food, beer, toys, medical kit. Why is Britain running out of everything?Poor pay and conditions for HGV drivers and the loss of many thousands of EU workers are plunging the UKs supply chain into crisisGaps on supermarket shelves. Fast food outlets pulling milkshakes and bottled drinks from their menus. Restaurants running out of chicken and closing. Empty vending machines. Online grocery orders full of substitutions. Fruit and vegetables rotting in the fields.These are just some of the most visible signs of Britain’s deepening supply chain crisis, which has seen stocks in shops and warehouses slump to their lowest levels since the Confederation of British Industry began surveying in 1983. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 15:22August 28, 2021Starbucks is leaving America's dying malls and focusing on drive-thrusStarbucks has said it was updating its strategy to focus on drive-thru and pick-up store formats.
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- Business Insider 11:36August 28, 2021A Manhattan restaurant said business dropped up to 25% in a week - and its owner blames NYC's vaccine mandateThe owner of Mooyah in Times Square said the restaurant industry was "the easy target" for a vaccine mandate and was being "unfairly picked on."
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- Business Insider 20:00August 24, 2021Sweetgreen buys robotic-restaurant chain Spyce as it prepares to go publicThe restaurant unicorn said it ultimately plans to have Spyce's automation technology power Sweetgreen's restaurants.
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- Business Insider 18:46August 24, 2021Starbucks is trying to ensure there's plenty of PSLs as supply chain shortages continue to hammer the chainBaristas told Insider that ingredients have been arriving for weeks ahead of the relaunch.
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- Huffington Post UK 14:22August 24, 2021McDonald's Is Out Of Milkshakes. What Fast Food Fave Will Be Next?
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- Business Insider 00:02August 24, 2021DoorDash is pushing drivers to send form emails to lawmakers about a bill that would limit delivery feesDoorDash told Insider that the bill could hurt delivery workers and their ability to earn money, while supporters say it supports small restaurants.
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- Business Insider 21:42August 23, 2021Short sellers are ramping up bets against consumer discretionary stocks as spread of Delta variant threatens retail spendingShort interest in the consumer discretionary sector has risen significantly in recent months, says S&P Global Market Intelligence
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- Business Insider 13:30August 22, 2021The Delta variant has Americans swapping the shopping bag for a seat at the bar this fallAs summer wanes and Delta ramps up, Americans are spending less - except when it comes to bars and restaurants.
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- Business Insider 13:25August 22, 2021We went to a Starbucks in the US and one in the UK to compare, and found they were nearly identical but the US loves the drive-thruThe stores' designs and menus were very similar, and the biggest difference is the emphasis on the drive-thru in the US.
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- Business Insider 11:46August 22, 2021Wendy's is ploughing $25 million into breakfast ads to tempt returning office workers with deals like a $1.99 honey butter chicken biscuitFast-food chain Wendy's is launching a multimillion-dollar marketing drive to ramp up sales of its biscuits, breakfast burritos, and cold brews.
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- Business Insider 18:15August 21, 2021The American suburbs are getting a makeover, and these restaurant chains and companies want to move in next doorAmericans flocked to the suburbs during the coronavirus pandemic and now these neighborhoods are the newest market for restaurants and retailers looking to follow their customers.
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- Business Insider 16:15August 21, 2021The labor shortage has created a 'bidding war' for staff as restaurants that are desperate for workers hike wages, says a burger chain ownerThe owner of Farm Burger said some of its restaurants are closing one day a week to give staff a break as diners return in droves.
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- Business Insider 14:23August 21, 2021A customer left a $10,000 tip for staff at a Florida restaurant to say thanks to them for showing up and working through the pandemicA diner at a Wahoo Seafood in Gainesville, Florida, spent $144.66 on his meal - and $10,000 on tipping workers.
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- Business Insider 12:00August 21, 2021Happy Joe's pizza restaurant's chief happiness officer says laying off staff during the pandemic made him sadMaking layoffs was extremely tough for Happy Joe's chief happiness officer, Tom Stacco, who is also the restaurant chain's CEO.
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- Business Insider 13:20August 19, 2021The owner of a seafood trailer in Washington says he's stockpiled supplies, changed his menu, and hiked up prices due to supply shortagesThe owner told The Bellingham Herald he decided to close the one day a week to make sure he doesn't run out on food on the days he does open.
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- Business Insider 16:15August 18, 2021A restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown is paying staff $1.6 million over claims that it stole their tips and failed to pay wagesZ & Y stole tips and paid some staff below minimum wage, California's labor commissioner said. The restaurant owners deny the allegations.
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- Business Insider 19:00August 17, 2021Restaurant owners say a plastic shortage means they can't get cups and to-go containersSome restaurants are serving drinks in glasses or asking customers to bring their own cups while supplies are tight.
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- Business Insider 14:50August 17, 2021A Vermont chef made a 7-hour round trip to Whole Foods just to buy pita bread, spending double the normal price, after his supplier canceled last minuteChef Nadav Mille, of Vermont, said food distribution giant Sysco canceled his pita order last minute, leaving him desperate
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- The Guardian(UK) 18:30August 14, 2021London’s cafe culture has left a sour taste for stressed residentsLicensing outdoor seats saved countless jobs but brings noise and antisocial behaviourContinental Europe has come to the UK – at least when the sun shines. In towns and cities all over the country, alfresco dining has exploded, with thousands of extra outdoor seats being licensed.Many in the hospitality industry say the move has saved their business from bankruptcy after catastrophic losses during the pandemic. Now, although Covid restrictions have been lifted, the government is considering making outdoor dining a permanent feature rather than a short-term response to a crisis. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 14:00August 14, 2021After a coffee shop owner in Iowa raised wages to $15, he got nearly 50 applications in 2 weeks"Smart people realize that you invest in your business, so therefore you have to invest in your employees," Greene Bean Coffee's Rich Osborne said.
< Economy, Markets, Retail, Economy, labor shortage, labor shortages, $15 Minimum Wage, Fight for 15, wage hike, Wage Growth, Restaurants >
- Business Insider 18:21August 13, 2021Restaurant prices just had their biggest spike in 40 yearsRestaurants are coping with a labor shortage and more expensive ingredients as customers come back.
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- Business Insider 17:21August 13, 2021Insider is seeking nominations for the top innovators in restaurant techWe are putting together a power list of the top players that have had a profound impact on chains, franchisees, and the diner experience.
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- Business Insider 21:52August 12, 2021Taco Bell is building a 4-lane, 2-story drive-thru next summer - see what it will look likeDrive-thrus have been key for fast food restaurants over the last year, and Taco Bell has already opened two-lane restaurants.
< Retail, News, Features, Retail, Fast Food, Business Visual Features, Taco Bell, drive thru, Mobile ordering, Restaurants >
- Flashbak 10:51August 12, 2021Quo Vadis, Scott’s and Quaglino’s – Extraordinary History of Three London RestaurantsStrange but true tales of three famous London restaurants, all of which still remain open to diners. Quaglino’s When Quaglino’s was re-opened in February 1993 by Sir Terence Conran it was reported that the re-build had cost him around £2.5 million. This all had to be paid for somehow and many of the reviews at … Continue reading "Quo Vadis, Scott’s and Quaglino’s – Extraordinary History of Three London Restaurants"
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- Huffington Post UK 07:00August 12, 2021No, Curry Isn't Cancelled. But Indian Food Is So Much More
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- Business Insider 22:44August 11, 2021The restaurants of the future will be more expensive and full of robots. Here's why that's a good thing.Restaurant staff will be paid more. Robots will take over fast food. Your portion size might be smaller, too. They're all changes that have to happen.
< Economy, Markets, Retail, Economy, automation, Restaurants, automation of work, kitchen automation, Robots, Restaurant Industry, Hyphen, Stephen Klein, Peter Hoffman, McDonald's, Chipotle >
- Business Insider 16:08August 10, 2021A pizza restaurant owner says he poached staff from rivals thanks to his earlier closing time, and says 'everything is fair game' during the labor shortageA Your Pie pizza franchisee in Iowa told Bloomberg that he's instructed his general managers to poach workers from rival restaurants.
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