McDonald's can be held liable for wage and labor violations by its franchisees, according to a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board. The decision could mean more leverage for fast-food workers, but not before McDonald's and the rest of the restaurant industry fight to have it reversed.
McDonald's Japan will begin selling Tofu Shinjo Nuggets Wednesday in the company's Japanese locations. The tofu nuggets release could be a welcome bright spot for McDonald's Japan as it deals with poor sales and the fallout from a scandal involving one of its major Chinese meat suppliers.
Red Lobster's food is being plated differently to mimic more upscale restaurants' styles and cater to clients who 'are not going to go a Chipotle for their anniversary,' according to the chain's new CEO. On Monday, Darden Restaurants closed its sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion.
Dunkin' Donuts US sales grew 1.8 percent in the second quarter, missing expectations. Dunkin' Brands Group CEO Nigel Travis also says Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will 'upsell' more often.
Starbucks, Burger King, and Papa John's all have pulled products with meat from Husi Food Co. in China. The news follows reports and an immediate investigation of Husi repackaging expired meat and putting new expiration dates before selling them to major food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
Restaurants have been slowing down on advertisement spending in the US. The reason behind the trend is that many US restaurants are offering fewer limited time offers (LTOs).
Starbucks is joining the growing number of coffee brands hiking up prices due to a worldwide coffee shortage. The coffee supply has been tight this year due to drought and disease, so when will consumers see relief in prices?