Minimum wage set to rise in more than 20 states

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 [...]

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:16+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:24+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:30+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|0 Comments


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. [...]

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:39+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|0 Comments


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 [...]

By | 2018-11-27T17:48:48+00:00 November 27th, 2018|English|0 Comments


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 [...]

By | 2018-10-25T18:23:42+00:00 October 25th, 2018|English|0 Comments


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 [...]

By | 2018-10-25T18:26:50+00:00 October 25th, 2018|English|0 Comments

Pei Wei pokes at segment leader Panda Express

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 [...]

By | 2018-10-25T16:01:49+00:00 October 25th, 2018|English|0 Comments