Before there was a Thomas Keller, a Grant Achatz or a Michael Mina, the culinary star who’d draw ooh’s and aah’s from fine-dining aficionados was Paul Bocuse, who died this weekend at age 91. The Culinary Institute of America had dubbed him “the chef of the century” in 2011. He was known as a pioneer of nouvelle cuisine, a culinary style that broke from the European tradition of using heavy sauces and essentially covering the plate.
The threat of restaurant franchisors being held responsible for the labor practices of franchisees was further weakened Friday when a case pivoting on McDonald’s role as a joint employer was suspended in hopes the matter will be kicked out of court. The 60-day delay in the suit was the result of a two tacit acknowledgements by the National Labor Relations Board that a controversial re-interpretation of “joint employer,” a move undertaken to help unions organize big chains, no longer holds.
Hands down, the topic of the moment for restaurateurs is how the new tax codes will impact the business. Children tossing in their beds on Christmas Eve show less excitement about what’s coming. The possibilities made it a theme of the recent ICR Conference, and yet the particulars are still largely unknown, as the IRS acknowledged this week with the release of new payroll withholding schedules.
@JohnAGordon I bet they close more weak units to push up the AUVs and try to find the magic that will bring customers back. But I'd be astonished if they weren't thinking about refranchising, even with the weaknesses.
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