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Used Equipment Market Booms As Operators Leverage New Opportunities

Shuttered restaurants and supply chain challenges have driven operators increasingly to the second-hand market. Mark Hamstra | Sep 15, 2021 The pandemic has been a perfect storm to drive restaurant operators to the used equipment market. Thousands of foodservice locations closed their doors and were forced to liquidate, while equipment makers are struggling with ongoing supply chain …

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5 Recent Restaurant Closures Dallas Diners Need to Know

A running round-up of the city’s dearly departed eateries…   Dallas’s dining scene moves at a lightning-fast pace, which means that restaurants open (and close) on a practically daily basis. As such, it’s tough to keep up with every single spot that’s closed its doors in recent weeks.   Trying to catch up? Scope out this …

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Restaurants put climate change on the menu

    San Francisco restaurateurs Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz may have been ahead of their time with their environmentally minded restaurant. The Perennial, which closed in February after three years of business in the city’s challenging Mid-Market neighborhood, tried to tackle climate change through hyperlocal sourcing, energy efficiency, an eco-conscious design, food waste prevention …

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Wild Boar officially closes its cozy doors in Fort Collins

    Settled onto an overstuffed leather couch Wednesday, 23-year-old Marinna Dilley turned the pages of her book as she waited for a friend.   Around her, Wild Boar Cafe — a Fort Collins shop that’s been serving up coffee drinks, quick bites and cozy nooks for 12 years — buzzed as only a coffee shop can on a snowy …

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Raising minimum wage in restaurants could be a win for everyone

  Critics would have you believe that upping the minimum wage in restaurants will lead to massive layoffs and closures. But since raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour nearly a year ago, the restaurant industry in New York City has thrived.   I’m a professor with a focus on labor and employment law. My research on the minimum wage suggests a few …

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