Unified Brands Promotes Longtime Employee and Hires 2 Newcomers

Clay Thames, a 20-year employee of Unified Brands, has been promoted.


New EllaMia Coffeeshops to Double as Shared Kitchens

EllaMia, a coffeeshop and bakery with locations in London and Dubai, is set to make its California debut on Feb. 23 before expanding to Chicago and Seattle this spring.

San Mateo Outdoor Dining

California Senate Bill Aims to Throw Restaurants ‘A Lifeline’

In a sign of the times, many restaurants have turned to outdoor tents and even igloos to increase in-person capacity during the pandemic. In California, such structures might stick around.

DoorDash Acquires Chowbotics

Officials from Chowbotics and DoorDash are speaking out regarding the acquisition deal that the companies closed late last year.

Green Restaurant Association Dishes 5 Tips for Improved Recycling

The Green Restaurant Association offers advice for operators looking to improve their recycling practices.

Nathan’s Famous Hits Ghost Kitchen Milestone

Nathan's Famous said it is hoping to increase brand awareness while also helping to provide business for other restaurants through its growing expanse of ghost kitchen locations.

Act to Aid Pandemic-Plagued Restaurants Progresses

The RESTAURANTS Act of 2021, which seeks to help independent and small chain restaurants rebound from the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, progressed toward being signed into law.

Chris Demery, Blaze Pizza

Demery ‘Blazes’ New Trail, Joining Fast-Growing Pizza Chain

Restaurant industry veteran Chris Demery, who helped develop P.F. Chang's new to-go concept in 2020, has joined the executive leadership team at Blaze Pizza.

Sodexo Expands Commissary Kitchen Offerings for At-Home Workers

By bringing a U.K. brand to North America and acquiring an established Bay Area brand, it’s helping companies serve employees healthy meals on- and off-site.

Chipotle Carside Pickup App

Big Chains Rev Up Drive-Thru and Drive-Up Options

Starbucks, Chipotle and McDonald’s start year by discussing plans for in-car convenience.

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