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Single-Use Foam Banned for New York City Businesses in New Year

By | 2019-01-31T11:50:28+00:00 January 31st, 2019|English|

In a move to make the city more environmentally friendly, businesses across the boroughs will be banned from using and selling single-use foam products in the new year. Beginning Jan. 1, stores and food-service businesses can no longer sell or possess foam items like food takeout clamshells, plates, cups and bowls. Manufacturers and stores will

What Today’s Customers Want from Quick-Serves

By | 2019-01-30T12:43:36+00:00 January 30th, 2019|English|

- Are loyalty and Incentives, not food quality, the future of guest retention? - McDonald's guests aren't shy about trying other restaurant brands. Are we past the days when a single-customer strategy could sustain a quick-service restaurant brand? As Steve Bagdasarian, the GM of Publishers Clearing House’s Media division puts it, “[Quick-serves] are in a

5 ways fast casuals can combat rising minimum wages

By | 2019-01-30T12:39:24+00:00 January 30th, 2019|English|

By Mark Kuperman, COO, Revenue Management Solutions   More states around the U.S. are raising the minimum wage in 2019. In total, 20 states will raise their minimum wage this year, with major increases of $1 per hour in Maine and Massachusetts. In some states, the minimum-wage increases are substantial. For example, Maine's increase will be 10

New York Restaurants Struggle to Adapt to Higher Wages

By | 2019-01-30T12:37:06+00:00 January 30th, 2019|English|

The mandatory wage increase, to $15 from $13 per hour, went into effect Dec. 31 for all employers in the city with 11 or more employees. (Photo by SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES)   MORE THAN three-quarters of restaurants in New York City have reduced employee hours since the minimum wage was increased to $15 per hour. In a

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