(Reuters) – From robotic grills to faster blenders with custom ice and milk dispensers, major U.S. restaurant chains including Starbucks, Domino’s, and Chipotle are touting new technologies to automate production, cut labor costs and potentially boost profit margins.
Restaurant Business 8/2
Are restaurant service charges transparent enough? Opinions among the supposed beneficiaries of these fees vary.
Food Industry Policy
K&L Gates 8/1
Over the last few months, several important developments have come into effect. Notably, the injunction on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) makes enforcement take effect in March of 2024, giving employers more time to finalize internal policies for compliance. We also note two new ordinances for Los Angeles businesses.
Yahoo! Finance 8/3
An independent study commissioned by the Foodservice Packaging Institute shows higher microbial levels in reusable to-go durable foodservice items than in reusable dine-in and single-use items.
On the Side
The city of Santa Clarita filed a lawsuit against a street taco vendor for operating illegally after thousands of dollars in unpaid citations.
Unexpected service charges have become a point of growing frustration for restaurant goers in recent years.