Tag: Restaurants/Cafes/Fast Food Places

DoorDash and Grubhub sued by city of Chicago, which alleges deceptive fees and predatory practices

The city of Chicago filed a wide-ranging lawsuit against DoorDash Inc. and Grubhub Inc. on Friday, accusing the meal-delivery platforms of engaging in deceptive and...

Chipotle’s lunchtime business is picking up, a sign that workers are heading back to the office

Lunchtime at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is picking up, according to Chief Financial Officer Jack Hartung, a sign that workers are heading back to their...

As worries emerge about the delta variant and the J&J shot, health officials — and, so far, the research — say the vaccinated are still protected

The delta variant is already the most dominant strain of the virus in some U.S. states, and that’s putting some Americans easing back into “normal”...

Krispy Kreme IPO: 5 things to know about the doughnut maker before it goes public

Hot Light Theater Shops and glazed waterfalls are just two mouth-watering features that Krispy Kreme Inc. discusses in its IPO prospectus, which was filed this...

Chipotle’s upcoming launch of smoked brisket should make recent price hikes easy to swallow

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has raised prices, but that shouldn’t stop the fast-casual Mexican chain from gaining market share, according to Wedbush analysts. “We instituted...

What is inflation? Hint: It’s not the 12% increase in rental-car prices last month

When Chipotle CMG, +1.21% CEO Brian Niccol shared that the company has increased its menu prices by nearly 4%, some customers thought they knew exactly...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

Wingstop gave investors a peek at Q1 results and may have set the bar too high

Wingstop Inc.’s WING, +6.81% decision to pre-release first-quarter results may have some unintended consequences for the chain of aviation-themed restaurants specializing in chicken wings, Stifel...

Opinion: Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour

Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour to address inequality, but that might not be the best way to fix that problem. Conservative—and...

‘I’m going to really miss that $100’: After siege on Capitol, Washington, D.C. curfew hits an already crippled restaurant industry

For Washington D.C. bartender Zac Hoffman, first came the relief. Then came the worry.   Hoffman was getting ready to come into work Wednesday afternoon...

Luckin Coffee charged with fraud, to pay $180 million in settlement, SEC says

U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday charged Luckin Coffee Inc. with accounting fraud, alleging that the company, a major Starbucks Corp. competitor in China, fabricated sales...

The pandemic has more than doubled food-delivery apps’ business. Now what?

Zachary Davis, owner of The Glass Jar restaurant group in Santa Cruz, Calif., said he intentionally avoided working with food-delivery apps before the COVID-19 pandemic...

The pandemic turned Postmates’ IPO plans into a bidding war between Uber and Wall Street

Postmates, which is being bought by Uber, has not turned a profit since its inception. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images On March 17, the day the San...

60% of Yelp businesses that closed during the pandemic will stay shut permanently, report finds

Clothing stores are reporting high rates of permanent closures, according to Yelp data (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images) valerie macon/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images More...

NYC restaurants can reopen indoor dining on Sept. 30, Gov. Cuomo says

Just one day after referring to indoor dining in New York City as a “reckless” proposition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that such service...

Uber bets on delivery with $2.65 billion acquisition of Postmates as ride-hailing suffers

In the race to gain a competitive edge in the burgeoning food-delivery business, the major players are carving up the U.S. map. Uber Technology Inc.’s...

A food critic attempts to recreate a favorite restaurant’s signature dish (and ambiance) at home

It doesn’t take a lot to make me nostalgic for how we used to dine out in the old days — by which I mean...