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Restaurants get creative to attract and keep workers

In a super-tight labor market, operators big and small are increasing pay, offering more days off and trying other perks to staff up.

Emerging Brands

How 3 health-focused concepts kept growing despite the pandemic

On this special edition of the Buzzworthy Brands podcast, listen as founders of Main Squeeze Juice Company, Clean Eatz and Rush Bowls talk about keeping their eyes on the future even in challenging times.

Food

Taco Bell is taking its chicken sandwich taco national

The chain is enlisting two college debate teams to discuss whether it is a “sandwich” or a “taco.”

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Technology

Robots rise in restaurants, but diners still prefer humans

As the industry takes another big step toward more automation, consumers are holding back.

Financing

The restaurant recovery is top-heavy

The very largest chains performed best in the pandemic-hurt year of 2020. And they’re coming out of it better, too, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Burgerim franchisees find a second life with other concepts

Many develop independent concepts, while others go with franchises. Some continue to deal with challenges associated with the chain’s collapse.

Recent Stories

Indications are mounting that the answer is yes, though no proposal has been formally introduced. Speculation abounds as to when it would happen.

A pair of landmark lawsuits accuse the delivery companies of harming restaurants and misleading customers.

The fast-casual chain said it spent two years perfecting the vegan sausage crumble with Plantly.

Podcasts

A Deeper Dive

"A Deeper Dive” is a weekly podcast from Restaurant Business dedicated to going in-depth on the most pressing challenges and opportunities restaurant operators face today, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze.

Buzzworthy Brands

Host Heather Lalley, Senior editor at RB, talks with the founders and CEOs of emerging brands to discuss their opportunities, challenges and strategic innovations. Look for a new episode released every other Tuesday.

Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast hosted by Senior Editor Patricia Cobe that delves into menu development and food and drink trends through lively conversations with chefs and operators.

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A survey of about 5,300 small businesses reveals that the delta strain of coronavirus has landlords waiting and operators worried.

The fast casual’s switch to a 100% franchised model turned into a silver lining that’s spurring expansion.

As the industry takes another big step toward more automation, consumers are holding back.

The former Kimberly-Clark executive will take over as head of the pizza delivery chain next month.

The very largest chains performed best in the pandemic-hurt year of 2020. And they’re coming out of it better, too, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Restaurant concepts are breaking out of the brick-and-mortar mold, seizing growth opportunities at colleges, stadiums, c-stores and similar venues.