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Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

Articles by
Heather Lalley

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Leadership

Pokeworks elevates Steve Heeley to CEO

Heeley had been the fast casual’s CMO and previously helmed the Veggie Grill chain.

Financing

Menu prices make their biggest monthly jump since 1981

Quick-service restaurants took the largest price hike of all segments, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Patrick Mahomes is part of an investor-led franchise group that plans to grow the quick-service burger brand in Kansas and Missouri.

The chain’s CEO said the fast casual is beginning see employees who cannot work because they are sick or have come in contact with the virus as cases surge around the country.

The fast-casual chain’s sales remain down nearly 30% compared to pre-pandemic levels, so it is on the hunt for creative growth solutions.

The growing taquito concept is hoping a family recipe plus social media savvy will be the secret sauce it needs to grow.

Amid a tight labor market, the fast casual is adding its name to the growing list of restaurants sweetening benefits with free or reduced-cost educational programs.

Q2 results show the industry's unexpectedly strong sales rebound is coming across the board.

Getting customers to comply with vaccine and mask rules is a thankless job, many say.

Even as other chains fully move on from the pandemic, the burger-and-shake concept continues to face some hurdles.

Niren Chaudhary, CEO of the newly formed fast-casual supergroup of Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels, discusses why the trio banded together and what to expect.

The five-unit Neapolitan pizza chain said it plans to use to the money to add restaurants in the greater Washington, D.C., area.

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