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A bad image costs chain restaurants’ new hires—and aid dollars

Independents had an easier time getting staff and federal relief, according to new data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Robots rise in restaurants, but diners still prefer humans

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


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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.


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.