Convenience Driving Food Delivery Mania

Delivery is hot right now, with Taco Bell announcing Wednesday it’s bringing tacos, burritos and other Mexican-inspired fare to the doorsteps of customers in some 200 locations around the United States. The fast-food chain is the latest addition to an already long list of quick-service giants that offer delivery — including Starbucks, Chipotle, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. And it underscores an increasingly apparent truth about what...

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More Spent Dining Out Than at Grocery Stores

Washington — Pass the menu, hold the shopping cart. Grocery stores are finding it harder to make headway with shoppers as a surge in spending at restaurants over the past several months signals Americans are more likely to ditch the brown bags in favor of doggy bags. Sales at restaurants and bars overtook spending at grocery stores in March for the first time ever, according to Commerce Department data released last week that dates to...

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McDonald’s Still Facing Pressure on Labor Issues Despite Pay Increase

New York — A pay bump for workers at some McDonald’s restaurants isn’t likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues. McDonald’s said last week it would raise wages for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, which represent only about 10 percent of more than 14,300 locations. It also said it would offer paid time off for some workers. The move marks the first time McDonald’s has set a national policy on...

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