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Survey: Labor shortage persists amid pandemic

A survey of contractors by AGC and Autodesk found just over half of respondents report difficulties finding craft workers, even though 60% said at least one planned project had been delayed or canceled. Substantial numbers also cited lengthier project times …

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Brands forge new business models for delivery-only orders

Restaurant brands are testing off-premises revenue channels with various business models centered around delivery. For example, Nathan’s has expanded its reach through deals with Kitopi, Reef Kitchens and Franklin Junction. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Report shows that construction wages above average

On a national level, construction workers earn $19% more than ($47,430) the median wage for all workers ($39,810) annually, according to a new report by Construction Coverage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, total construction spend in the US hit …

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Survey gauges consumers’ comfort with restaurant dining

Twenty-nine percent of US consumers surveyed said they are comfortable with indoor dining at restaurants and 42% have returned to restaurant dining outdoors, according to a YouGov survey for SevenRooms. The survey found that 23% plan to stick with takeout …

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Fast-casual concept The Hatchery began as a ghost kitchen

FSC Franchising, the parent of Beef O’ Brady’s, has created a fast-casual chicken concept called The Hatchery that began life as a ghost kitchen amid the pandemic. The Tampa, Florida restaurant had been slated to open in April, but instead …

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How Aaron Anderson is transforming the fast-casual game

A steamed bun. Chili. Raw onions and a shot of yellow mustard. You know you want a hot dog right now, right? Growing up in Detroit, Dennis McKinley never dreamt there was anything other than the Coney Island style hot …

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Conversation with…Dan Belling, Cummings Resources

The Senior Vice President of Sales at Cummings Resources on the awesome power of cycling, why you should always check what is buried beneath the railroad tracks, and what he would not give to have a glass of Zinfandel in …

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The Barberitos Way: Food. Community. People.

In 2000, Downing Barber was searching for a purpose. We have all been there. With a unique set of talents and background, which included a master’s degree in international business and skills as a trained chef, his thinking quickly jumped …

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Inside the Wolverine Building Group machine

Industrial. Multi-unit residential. Healthcare. Office. Retail. Restaurant. You name it and the Wolverine Building Group has a hand in bringing the concept to life. When Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille, a Michigan chain of restaurants was looking to do a little …

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Chicken Salad Chick franchisees spark improvement ideas

Collaboration between Chicken Salad Chick franchisees has helped the chain improve best practices during the coronavirus pandemic. The corporate team has started releasing episodes of its internal podcast weekly to discuss coronavirus issues, and increased communication has led to improvements …

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