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    Steve Manning

    Steve Manning is a journalist based in Idaho. When he's not writing, he can usually be found at the theater or taking his dog on a hike. If he could only go to one restaurant for the rest of his life, it would be Al's Place in San Francisco.
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    How the Industry is Coping with Construction and Labor Woes

    After T-Mobile finalized its acquisition of Sprint in the spring of 2020, it converted 5,800 Sprint retail stores that summer. It was an impressive undertaking—especially given certain world-changing events occurring at the same time—and it was only...

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    How Dutch Bros Keeps Development Ticking

    As the nation’s restaurant industry experienced shuttered storefronts, tanked sales, and hobbled development plans, in March 2020, Dutch Bros found itself in a rather inconvenient position. Just two weeks before national lockdowns began, the...

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    Sweetgreen, Inspire & Dave's Hot Chicken Discuss Development Challenges

    The Covid-19 pandemic brought the end of marginality to restaurants, Jim McPhail declared at RestaurantSpaces Spring. People are quitting their jobs because their jobs were marginal. They’re moving because where they lived was marginal. They’re...

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    Popeyes President Shares Innovation Roadmap at RestaurantSpaces

    While many restaurants faced significant learning curves during the Covid-19 pandemic, one was well-situated for the industry’s sudden changes: Popeyes. The runaway success of its chicken sandwich put the Louisiana-based chain on the national stage,...

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    Global Trends US Restaurants Need to Pay Attention to

    Whether the rise of digital-first brands, the proliferation of AI, robotics, and a plethora of new formats, the restaurant industry has seen a lot of transformation over the past few years. The changes we’ve seen domestically, however, pale in...

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    Lessons from Taco Bell CEO Mark King

    In March of 2020, Mark King made his first appearance at RestaurantSpaces, having just taken up the role of CEO at Taco Bell. In his keynote, he explained he was learning as quickly as possible, having stepped into a new industry following a stellar...

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