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Restaurant Industry Reporter — Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal's restaurant industry reporter, Mom of three, Greater LA

Starbucks, Spotify team up with rewards plan

marketwatch.com — Starbucks Corp. is teaming up with Spotify to allow subscribers of the music-streaming service to get reward points they can redeem at the coffee giant, in the first of what Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz said will be similar tie-ups with other companies.

Starbucks, Spotify Team Up

wsj.com — Starbucks Corp. is teaming up with Spotify to allow subscribers of the music-streaming service to get reward points that they can redeem at the coffee giant, in the first of what Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz said will be many similar tie-ups with other companies.

Union Tries to Form Alliance With Disgruntled Franchisees

wsj.com — The union seeking to organize fast-food workers is adopting the unusual tactic of trying to form an alliance with disgruntled franchisees of big chains. The Service Employees International Union said on Monday it has filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate what the labor group claims are abusive practices on the part of major franchise companies including McDonald's Corp.

McDonald’s Wants to Speed Up With Smaller Drive-Through Menu

wsj.com — McDonald's Corp. is moving ahead with plans to simplify its menu and revamp prices as it tries to turn around its struggling U.S. operations. The company plans to display only the top-selling items from its drive-through business on the outside menu boards as a way to speed up orders, executives told U.S.

McDonald’s simplifying menu, adjusting prices

marketwatch.com — McDonald's Corp. is moving ahead with plans to simplify its menu and revamp prices as it tries to turn around its struggling U.S. operations. The company plans to display only the top-selling items from its drive-through business on the outside menu boards as a way to speed up orders, executives told U.S.

Late-Night Sales on a Roll for U.S. Fast-Food Outlets

wsj.com — Fast-food chains are extending their hours to feed a burgeoning market of night owls and ultra-early risers and help wring more sales out of their existing restaurants. At McDonald's Corp.-which reported another quarter of strong earnings Tuesday-the hours of midnight to 5 a.m. are the fastest growing time segment in its U.S.

McDonald's Faces 'Millennial' Challenge

wsj.com — Behind McDonald's Corp.'s worst slump in a decade is a trend that may augur even tougher times ahead: The Golden Arches is losing its luster with younger consumers. The world's largest restaurant company by revenue earlier this month reported its sharpest monthly decline in global same-store sales since early 2003, adjusted for calendar...

Supermarkets, Convenience Stores Now Woo Diners, Too

wsj.com — Consumers weighing whether to dine out at a tablecloth restaurant or a fast-food joint now have additional options to consider: the grocery store and the minimart. Supermarkets have long offered items like rotisserie chicken, and convenience stores have served roller-grill hotdogs and heat-lamp pizza.

How to Revive McDonald’s? Ideas from Four Experts

wsj.com — Battling a stubborn sales slump, McDonald's Corp. has announced a menu of sometimes paradoxical remedies that illustrate the wide array of competitive challenges it faces. It has pledged to both simplify its U.S.

NLRB Names McDonald’s as ‘Joint-Employer’ of Workers at Its Franchisees

wsj.com — The National Labor Relations Board issued labor complaints that name McDonald's Corp. as a "joint-employer" of workers at its franchisees, a win for unions in their effort to get the agency to hold franchisers liable for labor violations by store owners.
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May 22, 2015

Wal-Mart encourages meat and egg suppliers to curb antibiotic use $WMT on.wsj.com/1Ap4ZQd via @SarahNassauer

May 20, 2015

ConAgra unit to plead guilty, pay $11.2 million fine related to salmonella outbreak on.wsj.com/1EXWya1 via @WSJ @jessenewman13

May 19, 2015

RT @TomBurtonWSJ: FDA will require makers of animal drugs to report amount of #antibiotics made for cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys. fda.gov/AnimalVeterina…

May 18, 2015

Out with mac and cheese, in with Greek yogurt: Target puts some food suppliers on back burner on.wsj.com/1A8CuGD @pziobro

May 14, 2015

RT @BurgerBusiness: McDonald’s considering “Build Your Meal” menu boards with lower core prices, “best of” items. goo.gl/x3yZ7R pic.twitter.com/YJLdc1ReTv

May 13, 2015

@Dominos is going to let people tweet in their pizza orders. What next? usat.ly/1Hfv2vv via @usatoday

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