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    Grubhub's new corporate card lets employees order food at home or in the office

    Employers with a Grubhub Corporate Account can set parameters on when workers can use the pay card or choose to give them a daily or weekly credit.

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    90% of new Starbucks stores will have drive-thrus

    This move is part of a $1 billion investment, which includes tech upgrades such as handheld devices and equipment upgrades to improve efficiency, service and profitability.

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    DoorDash expands its shared kitchen concept to NYC

    DoorDash Kitchens will offer a dine-in option from five concepts in addition to late-night takeout and delivery at its Brooklyn location.

  • Denny's preps for growth as it hires Kelli Valade as CEO

    Red Lobster's former CEO will oversee several initiatives, including an $82.5 million acquisition of a Florida breakfast concept, tech upgrades and expansion of ghost kitchens. 

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    Toast checks into hotels

    Toast for Hotel Restaurants will provide tools to streamline operations, increase revenue and process room charges directly from its suite of features.

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    Sweetgreen's ambassador team adds NBA's Devin Booker with TikTok-inspired spot

    A celebrity-backed "Create Your Own" campaign looks to boost the chain's digital orders, which made up 65% of sales last quarter.

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    DoorDash extends its gas rewards benefit as fuel prices remain high

    The program, which provides drivers 10% cash back on gas purchases on a prepaid Visa card, will now run through August.

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    How Domino's plans to get its US business back on track

    After reporting negative same-store sales during the first quarter, the company is looking to boost menu pricing, lean into third-party call centers and offer delivery drivers more flexibility.

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    Panera partners with T-Pain and Ntwrk to promote chicken sandwich

    The rapper will host a day of merchandise drops on the shopping app, including a line of items branded with Panera’s logo and images of its chicken sandwich.

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    Reef Technology's expansion

    Reef pursues ownership stake in pizza concept

    Reef's EVP for Kitchens and Brands, Kenneth Rourke, will join the board of 800 Degrees Go, a joint venture between 800 Degrees and robotics company Piestro.

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    McDonald's: Shuttered Ukraine, Russia restaurants cost $127M in Q1

    Supply chain inventory "that will likely be disposed of" represents $100 million of that sum, while $27 million went toward continued employee salaries, lease and supplier payments.

  • McDonald's hikes menu prices 8% as visits fall 1%

    CEO Chris Kempczinski told investors the chain is closely monitoring lower income consumers, who he predicts will have "increased value sensitivity" as gas costs and rent rates surge.

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    Report: High gas prices are affecting restaurant foot traffic

    Placer.ai data shows a significant rise in the share of Sonic visitors driving less than five miles to restaurants, while the share of visitors traveling 10 miles or more dropped.

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    Chipotle CEO: Chain nearly halfway to goal of 7K North American stores

    The fast casual chain continues its expansion tear despite labor shortage challenges, construction delays and inflation, and 80% of new units built in 2022 will feature a Chipotlane. 

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    McDonald's spotlights Latino film talent to boost industry representation

    In partnership with "Encanto" star Stephanie Beatriz, the chain will give the winner of a short film contest a chance to work on initiatives and campaigns.

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    Deep Dive

    1 year later: How the pandemic impacted 6 major restaurant cities

    In this series, Restaurant Dive explores how Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C., were impacted by local dining room restrictions, COVID-19 cases, weather and restaurant support programs.

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    Report: 41% of independent restaurants operate virtual brands

    Sixty-eight percent of respondents report their virtual restaurants are permanent additions, surveys by Grubhub and Technomic find. 

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    KFC preps chicken bouquets alongside new 'Finger Lickin' Good' creative

    Eyeing younger audiences, the Mother's Day promotion follows its first campaign under new AOR MullenLowe.

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    Starbucks hires McDonald's alum as CTO

    Deb Hall Lefevre joins the coffee chain on May 2, marking Starbucks' third executive change since Howard Schultz became interim CEO on April 4.

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    Jack in the Box will test Miso beverage and fry cook robots

    Flippy 2 can increase throughput by 30%, or around 60 baskets per hour, and Sippy can fill 200 drinks per hour, reducing labor pressure.

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    Gov. Pritzker signs budget deal with $50M for Illinois restaurants

    Restaurants and taverns with 50 employees or fewer can snag grants of up to $50,000 if they haven't received RRF grants or other state or local financial aid.

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    Activist investor: JET's Grubhub purchase is a 'capital allocation mistake'

    Cat Rock Capital Management, which owns 6.9% of shares in Just Eat Takeaway, urged investors to vote against JET's CFO and supervisory board.  

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    Burger King offers free fries every week to loyalty members

    Royal Perks members can access the offering for the rest of 2022, which could differentiate Burger King from rivals who charge subscriptions for free food.

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    Taco Bell takes drag brunch on tour at Cantina locations

    The experiential concept came from Live Más Pride, an LGBT employee resource group, and caters to the brand's most loyal rewards members.

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    White Castle plans takeout-only unit next to its busiest restaurant

    The new 1,800-square-foot unit in Orlando, Florida, will only offer pickup and delivery for digital orders as off-premise restaurant demand holds steady.