GLOBAL FOODSERVICE NEWS SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 EDITION

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The fast-casual is creating the Chipotle Creator Class, using TikTok to promote the program, with plans to “redefine the traditionally transactional relationship” between a brand and influencers . . . . Chipotle is Rethinking its Relationship with Digital Influencers Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has been an innovator in its use of TikTok for several years,… read more

Quick! Do you Know your Company’s Values?

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At some point during their evolution, companies go through the values exercise. The founder may decide to write them down. Or the company’s values could be the subject of a whiteboard exercise by the leadership team at an off-site. Or employees may be surveyed for their input. There is no “right” way to do the… read more

Fast Food Chains like McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Popeyes are Taking Extra Precautions to Avoid Shortages Amid Supply Chain Disruptions and Increased Sales

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McDonald’s told franchisees to limit orders of bags and straws after high usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported. The chain says that customers are unlikely to notice anything amiss in restaurants. “Despite temporary pressures in the industry, the impact to restaurants is minimal. Based on what we know today, we are… 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

Pokeworks Promotes Steve Heeley to CEO

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Irvine, Calif.-based fast-casual poke brand, Pokeworks, announced the promotion of chief marketing officer Steve Heeley to CEO. He will be replacing the brand’s co-founder and former CEO, Mike Wu, who will be stepping into the role of chief of culinary. “This announcement is a strategic part of our company’s evolution,” Wu said in a statement…. read more

McDonald’s announces its newest celebrity meal partner: Saweetie

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McDonald’s on Thursday announced that its latest celebrity meal partnership will be rapper Saweetie. The ‘My Type’ rapper’s meal will go on sale on August 9. The “Saweetie Meal” includes a Big Mac, 4-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, a medium Sprite, tangy barbecue sauce, and “Saweetie and Sour Sauce” (the chain’s traditional sweet and sour… read more

Benefits of Small Business Planning for Remote Work

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  – by Ainsley Lawrence Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Many businesses have let employees work remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — and… read more

How To Deal With Gambling in the Workplace

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– by Milica Kostic, Content Specialist Milica is a business enthusiast and content specialist who takes joy in writing about marketing, HR, cybersecurity, tech, finance, health. Her publications can be seen all over the web: Eventbrite, Gulf News, Host Review, CCM, Ahoy Gaming, to name a few. Her knowledge came from many years of B2B communication-based… read more