Restaurant Retail

Krispy Kreme to Open Flagship in Times Square Sept. 15

Donut chain Krispy Kreme will open its long-awaited Times Square Flagship store next Tuesday, Sept. 15. The shop was originally scheduled to open in May but was pushed back due to the coronavirus. Located at 1601 Broadway (at West 48th St.) in Manhattan (photo above), the store will make the chain’s hot and fresh Original […]


Starbucks Selling Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich

Starbucks, the nation’s leading coffee chain, is now selling the Impossible Breakfast Sandwich as part of its new summer menu alongside new cold coffee beverages. The Impossible Breakfast Sandwich features Impossible Sausage Made from Plants, which is combined with a cage-free fried egg and aged cheddar cheese and served on an artisanal ciabatta bread. The […]


McDonald’s to Hire 260,000 Workers This Summer

McDonald’s, the largest fast-food hamburger chain, plans to hire 260,000 workers this summer as restaurants reopen their dining rooms after the pandemic shutdown. McDonald’s says it has implemented nearly 50 new safety procedures to protect crew and customers. These include wellness and temperature checks, social distancing floor stickers, protective barriers at order points, masks and gloves […]


McDonald’s Sales Drop 13% in the U.S., 22% Worldwide

McDonald’s, the world’s leading fast-food chain, released an update on March results and reported sales were down 22.2% worldwide and 13.4% in the U.S. Sales went down mainly in the final two weeks of the month as coronavirus shutdowns spread worldwide. Nearly all U.S. McDonald’s restaurants have closed their dining rooms and are only offering […]


Cheesecake Factory Furloughs 41,000 Employees

National restaurant chain Cheesecake Factory revealed in a filing with the SEC that it has furloughed 41,000 restaurant employees nationwide which includes waiters, waitresses, bartenders and kitchen cooks. The company employs 46,000 people overall. The furloughed staff members will retain their benefits eligibility and insurance until June 1, 2020 and will be provided a free […]

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NY, NJ, CT Governors to Close Restaurants, Bars, Gyms and Casinos

The Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have banded together to order closings of gyms, bars and casinos in their states. Restaurants will no longer provide dine-in service but can open for takeout and delivery. Citing a lack of federal direction and nationwide standards, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor […]


Wendy’s Launches Breakfast Nationwide

The Wendy’s fast-food chain is launching breakfast for the first time at most restaurants nationwide on Monday as it looks to take share from McDonald’s. The breakfast menu features biscuit sandwiches, croissant sandwiches, seasoned potatoes and a breakfast version of Wendy’s Baconator sandwich. Wendy’s has over 6,700 restaurants worldwide. “To date, some others in the […]


Chipotle Unveils Queso Blanco

Chipotle Mexican Grill has launched a new version of its Queso called Queso Blanco, now available nationwide at its 2,000-plus restaurants. The new recipe uses 13 real ingredients, including aged Monterey Jack, white cheddar, and serrano, poblano and chipotle peppers, to create a smooth queso with just the right amount of spicy kick. As with […]


Panera to Offer Unlimited Coffee for $8.99 Per Month

Panera wants to get you into its restaurants more often! The fast-casual chain known for sandwiches, salads and baked goods, is offering customers a cup of coffee, iced coffee or hot tea every two hours with an unlimited subscription program for $8.99 per month. With the introduction of the subscription, Panera says it’s the first […]


Krispy Kreme to Open Times Square Flagship in May

The Krispy Kreme doughnut chain announced a major expansion in New York City this year with six new locations including a 24-hour flagship store at 48th Street and Broadway in Times Square that opens in May (rendering above). Krispy Kreme just re-opened its refurbished Penn Station shop last Thursday. By the end of this year, […]