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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.

Is a New Menu Enough to Save Chili’s?

Despite ending the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 with a 9 percent drop in traffic, a 3.4 percent drop in same-store sales, and major impacts from hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Chili’s leadership—and its investors—are hopeful.

Despite Hurricane Impacts, Chuy’s Headed in Right Direction

Chuy’s Holdings Inc.’s stocks are up more than 8 percent heading into the lunch hour after the brand reported Thursday that despite an estimated $1.2 million loss in both sales and incremental costs associated with hurricanes Harvey and Irma, revenue grew by 7.

DMK Burger Bar Announces Global Growth Plans

Chef Michael Kornick, a five-time James Beard nominee, and restaurateur David Morton of Morton’s Steakhouse are teaming up with David Grossman, a franchise expert, to expand the DMK Burger Bar concept into an international chain.