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3 Ways Italian Restaurants Can Reduce Turnover and Expenses

For Italian restaurants, the industry-wide labor crunch is a real threat. Despite hourly turnover rates plateauing this year, the restaurant industry as a whole still faces a massive labor shortage. Though that turnover may have stopped growing, TDn2K reports that it has topped out at an astronomical 132 percent for quick service.

New York Governor Proposes End to Tip Credit

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced a proposal to end the tip credit in the state. The tip credit currently allows restaurants to pay tipped employees less than the federal minimum wage and use tips to make up the difference.

DOL Extends Comment Deadline on Proposed Tip Pooling Rule Amid Pressure

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday that it is extending the deadline for the public to make comments on its newly proposed changes to tip pooling rules from 30 days to 60 days. This move comes after Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta received a letter from 46 Democrats from the House of Representatives, which stated that the 30-day period for comments was too short, since the DOL did not release a quantitative analysis of the impacts the rule would have on 1.

Proposed DOL Rule Could Change Tip Pooling

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a new tip pooling rule that would expand the number of employees eligible for tip pooling to include more back-of-house workers and potentially managers.

IHOP Expands To-Go Program Nationwide

IHOP Restaurants is the latest full-service brand to launch carryout nationwide. On Thursday, the casual breakfast chain announced that it is expanding its IHOP ‘N GO platform to create convenient take out options for guests across the country.

The Rock Stars Dominating the Restaurant World

A restaurant that treats every customer like a rock star—that is the vision of Rock & Brews, a casual-dining eatery that features music videos from classic rock bands and music-themed dishes. But unlike other pop culture chains, Rock & Brews is a food-first concept with music embedded in its DNA.

Storms Can't Stop Denny's Momentum

Although 220 Denny’s restaurants were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria in Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico, the chain still posted positive sales gains for the third quarter.