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Minimum wage set to rise in more than 20 states

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:16+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|

More than 20 states and a number of municipalities will be increasing the minimum wage just before or on New Year’s Day 2019, including recent statewide increases approved by voters in Arkansas and Missouri. Voters in both states turned out Nov. 6 in record numbers to raise the minimum wage, and other states have already

With Chinese Tourism Rising, 7-Eleven Starts Accepting Alipay And WeChat Pay in Canada

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:24+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|

As Chinese tourists pour into the United States and Canada, merchants are preparing for them by outfitting their checkouts to accept WeChat Pay and Alipay, the two leading Chinese mobile-payments services. The latest is 7-Eleven Inc., which said Tuesday it is enabling acceptance of the two wallets at 35 stores in Toronto and Vancouver, British

Romaine lettuce warning: CDC says E. coli outbreak has sickened 32 people in 11 states

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:30+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|

Americans should not eat any romaine lettuce amid concerns over a new E. coli outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday. Consumers should throw away any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve it, the CDC said. At least 32 people in 11 states have gotten sick from the same strain

SWEETGREEN GRABS $200M IN LATEST FUNDING ROUND

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:39+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|

Fast-casual salad chain Sweetgreen secured $200 million in financing, bringing its total valuation to $1 billion, the company announced Tuesday. Fidelity Investments led the funding round, a move that was first predicted by CNBC last month. Los Angeles-based Sweetgreen currently has 90 units. It will use the latest cash infusion to focus on technology, supply chain and social impact.

CHICK-FIL-A TO EXPAND DELIVERY NATIONWIDE

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:48+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|

Chick-fil-A now delivers and is giving away free chicken sandwiches to prove it.The Atlanta-based chicken chain said Tuesday that it now has delivery available through DoorDash at 1,100 locations nationwide. In the process, the fast-food chain and the delivery provider are giving away up to 200,000 free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches through Tuesday, Nov. 20. The

Why More Than 8,000 Restaurants Catch Fire Every Year

By | 2018-10-25T18:29:50+00:00 October 25th, 2018|English|

Bruno Serato ignored the call that came through to his cellphone one night after 4 a.m. The French-born Italian chef had worked until midnight and was too exhausted to pick up. The caller left a voicemail, which struck him as unusual. He sat up and played it. According to the brief message, there was a

KFC PUSHING NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS WORKERS

By | 2018-10-25T18:23:42+00:00 October 25th, 2018|English|

A lot of the focus in the restaurant business right now is on consumer-facing technology, and for good reason. Consumers like using their phones and other devices, and it only makes sense they’d want to use them in connection with restaurants. But employees like using them, too. And in KFC’s case, the company is finding

SUBWAY EXPANDS DELIVERY TO 9,000 RESTAURANTS

By | 2018-10-25T18:26:50+00:00 October 25th, 2018|English|

Subway on Friday said that it now has delivery at nearly 9,000 restaurants through a group of partnerships with different delivery providers as it rapidly expands its service throughout the U.S.The Milford, Conn.-based sandwich giant has deals with Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates to deliver its sandwiches and wraps. Customers can order delivery from

Pei Wei pokes at segment leader Panda Express

By | 2018-10-25T16:01:49+00:00 October 25th, 2018|English|

Fast-casual brand touts customizability with vegetable noodles, cauliflower rice tests Ron Ruggless | Oct 23, 2018 Pei Wei Asian Kitchen is working on ways to expand its fresh, clean-label positioning against Asian segment Goliath Panda Express, including some new additions to its customizable menu offerings that include vegetable noodles, cauliflower rice and Japanese-inspired bento boxes. “When you

48% of Gen Z Restaurant Employees Say Good Management is Key to Retaining Them

By | 2018-10-25T15:59:16+00:00 October 25th, 2018|English|

48% of Gen Z Restaurant Employees Say Good Management is Key to Retaining Them Oct 23, 2018 by Michael Guta In Employment 1 What do Gen Zers feel about working in the restaurant and food service industry? The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the Center for Generational Kinetics carried out a nationwide research (PDF) to find out. For the $800 billion