Taco Bell is Testing a 30-day Pass for a Free Taco a Day in Tucson, Arizona Restaurants

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The newest subscription service isn’t to stream TV shows or movies. It’s for Taco Bell’s tacos. Customers with the Taco Lover’s Pass can order one crunchy taco, soft taco, spicy potato soft taco, or Doritos Locos taco per day for 30 days straight on the chain’s app. The cost of the pass ranges from $5… read more

McDonald’s will Require all of its U.S. Office Employees get the COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Chicago-based fast-food chain is also delaying its official office reopening from Sept. 7 to Oct. 11 to give employees more time to get fully vaccinated, according to an internal note to employees. In the note, McDonald’s Chief People Officer Heidi Capozzi said the increase in COVID-19 infections caused by new variants “has made many… read more

BRIO Italian Grille Reopens at Quakerbridge Mall in New Jersey

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RIO Italian Grille has reopened in Lawrence Township at Quakerbridge Mall. The restaurant’s new owner, Earl Enterprises, is excited to reopen the beloved restaurant, saving jobs, and recommitting to serving their community in the process. The restaurant is open Monday – Sunday from 11:00 AM – 10:00 P.M. serving both in-restaurant dining, outdoor dining, TO… read more

Wendy’s to Expand REEF Delivery Kitchens with 700-Unit Deal

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The Wendy’s Co. and REEF Technology have agreed to a deal that calls for 700 delivery kitchens over the next five years in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, the companies said. Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s said it expects the agreement with Miami-based REEF to produce about 50 delivery kitchens this year and the… read more

How Small Restaurant Owners are Navigating the Labor Shortage

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Every few weeks, it seems, a new photo goes viral on social media showing a sign in a restaurant window declaring: “This restaurant is closed because no one wants to work.” Restaurant owners have, for months now, been quoted in articles and TV news hits decrying the ongoing labor shortage, blaming the enhanced unemployment benefits enacted… read more

Too Good to Go Reducing Food Waste one Click at a Time

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Chicago is the most recent city to welcome Too Good To Go, the company behind its namesake app for reducing food waste. Founded in 2016 in Copenhagen, and now in 15 countries, Too Good To Go saves more than 200,000 meals every day. Since the B Corporation’s US launch 10 months ago, the app has… read more

Welbilt agrees to be acquired by Ali Group, after cash bid was deemed ‘superior’ to Middleby’s all-stock bid

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Welbilt Inc. WBT, 0.13% announced Wednesday an agreement to be acquired by Ali Group S.r.l. in a cash deal that values the foodservice equipment company at about $3.40 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Italy-based Ali Group will pay $24 for each Welbilt share outstanding. Welbilt had about 141.92 million shares outstanding as of… read more

Grubhub Launches Guarantee for on-Time Food Delivery and Lowest Price

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With the ink dry on new ownership by Just Eat Takeaway, Grubhub on Monday took a shot at the competition by launching a new guarantee promising consumers on-time delivery at the lowest delivery price, or the diner will receive perks for free food. Calling it the Grubhub Guarantee, the Chicago-based delivery provider said the promise… read more

Where the Restaurant Recovery Goes from Here

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A bipartisan group in Congress continues to chase $60 billion in further restaurant aid. A dozen senators and 150 House members sponsored legislation this week to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which has faced its share of heat in recent days. The grant program rescinded nearly 3,000 minority- and women-owned applications due to a federal… read more

Businesses and Workers are Poised to Emerge from the Downturn with far Less Permanent Damage

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The U.S. economic recovery is unlike any in recent history, powered by consumers with trillions in extra savings, businesses eager to hire, and enormous policy support. Businesses and workers are poised to emerge from the downturn with far less permanent damage than occurred after recent recessions, particularly the 2007-09 downturn. New businesses are popping up… read more