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Past articles by Kate:

Brandy Melville's CEO loves libertarianism so much he named one of his brands John Galt and used copies of 'Atlas Shrugged' as store props

Stephan Marsan put copies of "Atlas Shrugged" in stores, donated to Ron Paul, and named a brand after the famous Ayn Rand character. → Read More

Brandy Melville's CEO doesn't want Black people to wear the brand's clothing, according to an ex-store owner

Franco Sorgi told Insider that Stephan Marsan didn't want Black customers because he thought they would hurt the brand. → Read More

McDonald's top PR exec is leaving after 'two of the most challenging years' of the fast-food giant's history

McDonald's US president said Tovar was a valued leader in "two of the most challenging years of our business." → Read More

Subway's cofounder pursued franchisees' wives, appeared in a shirtless calendar, and had a secret adopted child

Subway's current problems are inextricable from the strategies co-founder Fred DeLuca used to build the chain. → Read More

A cyberattack targeting the world's largest meat supplier was perfectly timed to add a new layer of industry chaos

A cyberattack on the largest meat supplier in the world came at a potentially catastrophic time for the meat supply chain. → Read More

McDonald's was just hit with another racial-discrimination lawsuit seeking $10 billion over ad spending

McDonald's announced plans to more than double its spend with Black-owned media on Thursday, the same day the lawsuit was filed. → Read More

McDonald's is raising wages, but 95% of its workers will not be impacted by the change

The wage increases will impact only company-owned McDonald's restaurants, which make up just 5% of the fast-food chain's roughly 13,700 US locations. → Read More

McDonald's raises minimum pay at corporate-owned stores across the US, as the battle for workers heats up

The higher pay will impact employees at corporate-owned locations, which make up roughly 5% of McDonald's total US restaurants. → Read More

More than 100 Subway franchisees slam executives and demand lower fees in open letter to 'multi-billionaire' owner

"However canned that statement was, we did find it revealing, as it showed how out of touch your corporate executives are," the letter reads. → Read More

Americans' red meat obsession is growing stronger, with beef sales skyrocketing to $30 billion as a 'meat war' looms

"In reality, Americans still love their red meat," said meat industry expert Anne-Marie Roerink. Beef sales reached $30.3 billion in 2020. → Read More

Some McDonald's investors renew efforts to oust chairman over ex-CEO sexual misconduct investigation

CtW Investment Group and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer blame board members for a "flawed and mismanaged investigation." → Read More

There's a simple solution for companies struggling to hire: Pay workers more

Companies need to pay workers more to attract and retain employees. Those that cannot are doomed to fail. → Read More

Some Amazon delivery drivers say new surveillance cameras in their trucks can offer protection, despite concerns over constant monitoring

One Amazon driver said he's willing to tolerate the surveillance as high-tech tracking becomes an inescapable part of the job. → Read More

A labor shortage is forcing chains like Subway and Dunkin' to cut hours, close dining rooms, and push employees to work harder than ever

McDonald's, Subway, Dunkin' and other fast-food chains are scrambling to find workers to fill open positions as the economy reopens. → Read More

A Florida McDonald's is paying people $50 just to show up for a job interview, and it's still struggling to find applicants

The McDonald's franchisee who owns the restaurant, Blake Casper, told Insider that restaurants are "scrambling for help." → Read More

Subway's dirt-cheap startup costs are a huge draw, but franchisees and experts say it comes with big risks

Subway restaurant closures are forcing some franchises to consider unloading locations at "dirt cheap" prices just to get out of leases or ownership. → Read More

Amazon drivers describe the paranoia of working under the watchful eyes of new truck cameras that monitor them constantly and fire off 'rage-inducing' alerts if they make a wrong move

With the cameras installed, "we have zero privacy and no margin for error," a California-based delivery driver told Insider. → Read More

Insiders are buzzing about Subway's attempts to sell itself to Arby's or Burger King's parent companies

Franchisees and corporate insiders are buzzing about rumors that Subway explored deals with Restaurant Brands International and Inspire Brands. → Read More

The Amazon unionizing battle follows a familiar pattern as union accuses the company of 'illegal and egregious' actions

Experts say the Amazon unionizing battle reveals a broken system that makes it harder for workers to organize. → Read More

The 'race for talent' is pushing companies like Delta and Coca-Cola to speak out against voting laws

In-demand employees are more likely to be concerned about voter suppression, and less likely to be worried about claims of voter fraud, experts say. → Read More