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The restaurant world on Friday mourned the loss of Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor following the shock of his death. Company officials in a statement said Taylor took his own life after a battle with post-COVID-related symptoms that included severe tinnitus. “Kent battled and fought hard like the former track champion that he… read more

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Customer Success Manager at Chrane Foodservice Solutions Mrs. Ashley Agnew has been promoted to the newly created role of Customer Success Manager at Chrane Foodservice Solutions. From a long career in the foodservice industry, including almost nine years as a Chraniac, Ashley joined the Chrane leadership team as of March 3, 2021. Per Meredith Mulliken, Chrane’s… read more

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CHICAGO – Buffets shuttered. Salad bars got covered. Deli-counter workers were reassigned jobs in the supermarket until protocol was in place to safely slice and scoop fresh foods portioned for customers’ in-person orders. These are some of the changes that occurred at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure food safety. Further, ingredient technology… read more

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Production room sanitation is not as simple as pulling out a water hose. Food safety requires well-thought-out procedures that are understood and followed by the cleaning team. “In the food production environment, we often see dry cleaning with compressed air, sweeping up heavy debris, and then completing a full wet clean with sanitizers and rinse,”… read more

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During the week of Starbucks’ biannual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday, the Seattle-based coffee chain made multiple announcements regarding technological advancements for vision-impaired guests, a new beverage platform, and more. Here are four things you should know about Starbucks this week, including a rare shareholder vote against the proposed executive pay plan. Shareholders voted against executive… read more

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Texas Roadhouse Board of Directors announced Friday that president Jerry Morgan will also assume the title of Chief Executive Officer of the Louisville-based restaurant company. The promotion is effective immediately. Morgan’s appointment to CEO was part of the Company’s succession plan, which was enacted following the passing of Kent Taylor, the founder, CEO and Chairman… read more

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On the cusp of a full-blown global crisis last year, JINYA Holdings knew major changes were ahead. Marketing Director Justin Bartek joined right before the shutdowns in March 2020, and so did the director of IT and director of training. The group was responsible for preparing the brand for COVID, which was quite the task considering… read more

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The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the trajectory of people’s livelihoods and businesses’ bottom lines but society in general. As a result, many normalities from employment to public health to how we communicate, have been changed forever. Looking ahead, research unsurprisingly suggests that 2021 will be a year of transition. Apart from any catastrophes… read more

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By J.T. O’Donnell – CNBC MakeIt Imagine successfully answering all the difficult job interview questions — only to unravel when the topic of salary comes up. In my 15-plus years of working as a recruiter and career coach, I’ve seen hundreds of job seekers give answers that made them sound indecisive and uncertain about pay expectations, thus lowering an employer’s… read more