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Speakers and attendees shared their ideas to tackle common problems in the K-12 segment during the School Nutrition Association’s national conference.

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U.S. House of Representatives approves a $15 minimum wage

The Raise the Wage Act, approved in the Democratic-controlled House on party lines, now moves to the Republican-controlled Senate.

See what college operators and others are doing to get employees engaged.

As catering and delivery programs grow, so does the need for food that travels well. Here’s how restaurants are adapting.

A federal grant of $4.5 million will be used by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to prepare current and former prison inmates for restaurant jobs.

In the first episode of "Menu Feed," Senior Editor Patricia Cobe chats with Jeff Hanak, vice president of culinary for Chili’s Grill & Bar, and Jay Miller, director of product development and corporate chef for Firehouse Subs.

The so-called living wage would kill about 1.3 million jobs, according to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

The increases will bring several regions closer to a rate of $15 an hour and push San Francisco through that barrier. 

Alternate sources of labor could prove a boon for operators.

A new study offers some insights.

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