City of Chicago Sues GrubHub, DoorDash

The City of Chicago has filed two lawsuits against meal delivery giants Grubhub and DoorDash, according to a statement from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. The lawsuits claim that the third party delivery services are engaging in deceptive and unfair business practices that harm restaurants and mislead consumers under the Chicago Municipal Code. They seek injunctiveRead More

Report: Food Industry Executives Prioritize DEI

Seventy percent of food industry executives are training employees on diversity and inclusion to prepare for future workplace challenges, according to a new study from Deloitte and FMI. In addition, 86 percent of executives said that making significant progress on DEI goals was a top priority for the senior leadership team. Two-thirds of executives believeRead More

US Foods Selects Scholars Program Participants

US Foods has chosen a group of culinary and hospitality students to join the US Foods Scholars program. Following the announcement of the program’s expansion in March, 18 students across nine markets were chosen to receive scholarships of up to $20,000 to support their continued culinary or hospitality education, in addition to training opportunities withRead More

Restaurants Hopeful Workers Will Soon Return

The restaurant industry was facing a tight labor market even before the pandemic, but the hiring challenges of 2019 pale in caparison to difficulties operators have been facing in 2021. Restaurants have tried offering signing bonuses, raising wages, and taking pains to provide a fulfilling career path for their prospective recruits, but the challenge remainsRead More

Sweetgreen to Acquire Automated Restaurant

Sweetgreen has plans to acquire Spyce, a Boston-based restaurant company powered by automation. “Spyce and Sweetgreen have a shared purpose,” said Jonathan Neman, co-founder and CEO of Sweetgreen, in a statement. “We built Sweetgreen to connect more people to real food and create healthy fast food at scale for the next generation, and Spyce hasRead More

FMI Develops Online Training for Workplace Violence Prevention

FMI, in partnership with The Power of Preparedness, will offer its members online training for workplace violence prevention, verbal de-escalation, and active assailant preparedness. The training, which is tailored for the grocery and food industry, will give FMI members and their workers the knowledge and confidence to identify, prevent, and if necessary, minimize potentially violentRead More

Restaurants Sue NYC Mayor

The Independent Restaurant Owners Association Rescue, representing about 50 businesses in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York, is suing New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for requiring customers and employees to show proof of vaccination to dine indoors, reports Restaurant Dive. The lawsuit claims the requirement is “arbitrary” because both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals haveRead More

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