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Sweetgreen launches ‘New Year, Full You’ campaign

- General News
Sweetgreen announced the launch of its “New Year, Full You” campaign to celebrate delicious, healthy food that rewards you

CHOP5 Salad Kitchen secures growth capital program

- General News
Conscious Capital Growth has partnered with CHOP5 Salad Kitchen, an emerging franchise, to provide access to its business growth platform

Clean Eatz puts up $25,000 for fitness challenge

- General News
Clean Eatz, the health food restaurant and online meal plan franchise, is getting ready to kick off its annual WeChangeLivez (WCL) Challenge.

Restaurants post sales and traffic growth in November

- General News
By several accounts, November was a pretty encouraging month for restaurants. For the second consecutive month, year-over-year (YoY) same-store sales and traffic growth accelerated, bringing much-needed optimism to the industry after September’s discouraging dip in performance.

Just Salad partners with chef to kick off Veganuary

- General News
Just Salad, the fast-casual restaurant chain with a mission to make everyday health and sustainability possible, is unveiling its limited-edition "Dirt Candy" vegan salad, created by James Beard-nominated Chef, Amanda Cohen in honor of Veganuary.

Grubhub’s 2023 trend report shows diners found joy in the unconventional

- General News
Grubhub launches its annual retrospective, the 2023 Delivered report, which analyzes millions of orders from diners across the U.S. to uncover the biggest food and beverage trends of the year.

Restaurant survey: operators expect up to 5% labor cost increase in 2024

- General News
Restaurant operators representing nearly 5,500 locations across the nation shared their top challenges and opportunities for 2023 and 2024.

Arkansas produce distributor joins FreshEdge

- General News
KT Produce, a produce distribution company based out of Lowell, Arkansas, joined FreshEdge, a family of best-in-class fresh food distribution companies backed by Wind Point Partners.

McDonald’s launches imitation Starbucks

- Analysis
McDonald’s is launching a new iteration of itself that resembles Starbucks. Using (if not overusing) the Scottish patronymic, they’re calling it CosMc’s (pronounced “cosmics”­).

World’s first fully autonomous, AI-powered restaurant opening in SoCal

- General News
Cali Group, a holding company using technology to transform the restaurant and retail industries, Miso Robotics, creator of Flippy (the world's first AI-powered robotic fry station), and PopID, a technology company simplifying ordering and payments using biometrics, announced today that they are soon opening CaliExpress by Flippy, the world's first fully autonomous restaurant.