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    These Major National Fast-Food Chains Are Still Struggling For Dine-In Customers

    Post-pandemic restaurant recovery has been the major theme of 2021, and while some of your favorite fast-food brands skyrocketed to new heights of popularity during that time, other big players are still very much struggling to get customers back to their locations. According to the latest data from Placer.ai on restaurant visits across the quick-service industry, there are still major discrepancies in the post-pandemic foot traffic. In October, visits to fast-food chains have climbed back nearly to pre-pandemic levels, but some brands were closer to their 2019 success than others. Regional darlings like In-N-Out, Shake Shack, White Castle 

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    Fast Food and Fast Casual Restaurants Are Becoming Increasingly Alike

    Fast-casual chains are adding drive-thrus and cutting down on wait times. Fast food is getting more expensive with slower service. Distinctions between the two types of restaurants are disappearing. Loading Something is loading. Quick-service chains got a boost across the industry over the last year and a half, and it’s changed how they work. Fast food keeps getting slower, while fast-casual chains have embraced drive-thrus and sped up service.  Fast food is fairly clearly defined, and recognizable to the average customer. Chains like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King sell food that can be quickly prepared and sold, often burgers and  

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    Vegan Fast Food Is on the Rise

    New company Plant Power Fast Food is taking on fast-food mega-giants and making a bet on plant-based eating as the “way of the future.” With more attention on heart- and planet-healthy eating generally, plant-based fast food options are proliferating across the industry. The company, based in California, has a strong base near colleges and recently opened its 10th location in food-centric Las Vegas, reported The Beet. That store is the chain’s first outside of California and is part of a strategic expansion plan across the golden state and beyond. Plant-based fast food isn’t a new idea, of course. Giants  

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    How McDonald’s and Wendy’s are dealing with fast food labor shortages

    Lino Lakes, Minnesota, Help wanted sign at McDonalds with great starting pay. Michael Siluk | Getty Images Quick service and fast-food restaurants are facing several headwinds when it comes to solving their labor problems. The pressures have been mounting throughout the year. Seventy-eight percent of restaurant operators said that recruiting and retaining employees was their top challenge in a National Restaurant Association survey in July — in January, only 8% said that was their top challenge. Overall employment in food services and drinking places has seen marginal improvements in recent months, with nearly 120,000 workers added in October, but the  

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    Bradenton, FL area restaurant health inspections

    Florida’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants routinely inspects restaurants, food trucks and other food service establishments for public health and cleanliness issues. The reports are public information. During the most recent inspections in Manatee County, several restaurants were cited for unclean equipment and surfaces. Other problems at Bradenton-area restaurants included flies on site and unsafe food temperatures. Here is what inspectors found: Domino’s Pizza, 14640 S.R. 70 E., Lakewood Ranch Laundry detergent was stored on top of a slicer blade. Corrective action was taken. A manager or person in charge lacked proof of food manager certification. The food service manager  

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    Gluten-free fast food restaurant to open in SW valley next summer

    LAS VEGAS (KLAS)— PowerSoul Cafe, a gluten-free fast food restaurant chain, will open its flagship store next summer in Southwest Las Vegas. The flagship store will be at West Warm Springs and Cimarron Road at Tarkanian Plaza. The store will operate 24-hours, with self-serve smart food lockers, walk-up windows, and a drive-thru window. “Our flagship store is in a part of town that’s growing quickly and we’re securing other areas of the valley for future sites,” said PowerSoul Cafe founder Dina Mitchell. Each item on the PowerSoul Cafe menu will be certified 100 percent gluten-free. It will also have  

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    Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee will open first Michigan site

    The popular Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee, known for its fried chicken and spaghetti, will open its first restaurant in Michigan in Sterling Heights. The restaurant is expected to open this summer in the former Denny’s space along Hall Road in front of Lakeside Mall, Gabe Schuchman, the managing director of Alrig USA, the Bingham Farms-based developer and owner of the project, said in an email. Schuchman said construction on the $4 million restaurant, to be located at 44945 Woodridge Dr., will start in January. Jollibee will employ about 75 people. The restaurant’s plans were first announced by Luke Bonner, a  

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