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Recent articles by Kate:

Leaked McDonald's marketing bible reveals how seriously the fast-food giant takes its reputation and why you'll never see Ronald in a nightclub

McDonald's has many marketing rules, including specific policies on what Ronald McDonald can and cannot do and what items are "Mc" worthy. → Read More

The Drive-Thru: Whole Foods shortages, Davos, and delivery drama

Welcome to another week of The Drive-Thru, Business Insider's weekly roundup of the biggest stories in restaurants and retail. → Read More

Delivery is set to be restaurants' biggest challenge in 2020, as workers battle 'tablet hell' and customers brace for price increases

Experts say that delivery companies and restaurant chains will need to grapple with the question of how to deal with delivery in 2020. → Read More

TGI Fridays CEO says immigration reform is one of the biggest challenges in the restaurant industry

As the restaurant industry grapples with low unemployment rates, TGI Fridays' CEO is calling for immigration reform. → Read More

Taco Bell's $100,000 salary test could set off a domino effect, forcing fast-food giants to increase pay

Restaurant industry insiders say the cost of labor is a top concern in 2020, as companies struggle to retain workers and keep up with rising wages. → Read More

Inside McDonald's quest to address claims of racial discrimination and erase former top executives' 'party culture'

McDonald's has been doing major damage control internally since the abrupt departure of former CEO Steve Easterbrook. → Read More

Panera plans to slash meat from half of its menu in response to climate change

Panera plans to have at least half of its menu be made up of plant-based offerings, CEO Niren Chaudhary told Business Insider. → Read More

McDonald's gets slammed with new lawsuit claiming black franchisees were 'disparately strong armed' out of system

A new lawsuit filed by two black McDonald's executives mirrors franchisees' claims that they face unfair treatment within the fast-food giant. → Read More

'We didn't ask for a meditation app, we want to be able to pay our rent': Starbucks is offering new mental health benefits, but employees are demanding different kinds of support

Some workers are demanding more support from Starbucks, including concerns regarding understaffed locations. → Read More

McDonald's is testing its Beyond Meat burger at more locations

From January 14, the "PLT" burger will be available in 52 McDonald's locations in Southwestern Ontario; it was previously available in 28 restaurants. → Read More

Inside Beyond Meat's lab, where the company transforms plants into faux meat with microscopic analysis and robot mouths

Transforming plants into something that can pass as a hamburger or fried chicken is not an easy task. → Read More

The parent company of KFC and Taco Bell is acquiring Habit Burger, a burger chain with a cult following

Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, announced it is acquiring Habit Burger Grill's parent company. → Read More

The Drive-Thru: Happy New Year, Beyond Meat's fast-food takeover, and layoffs at a hot skincare company

Happy New Year! May your 2020 be full of fast food and free of retail apocalypses. → Read More

Register now for Business Insider's event on the future of retail

Business Insider is hosting its first Ignition event on the future of retail on January 14, 2020, in New York City. → Read More

Raising Canes' CEO had a disastrous Reddit AMA in which he dodged questions on Trump, LGBT issues, and Cane's sauce

Reddit users turned on Graves after he declined to comment on what he called "touchy issues," such as LGBT rights, President Trump, and abortion. → Read More

Papa John's ex-CEO and founder announces New Year's resolution to eat 50 pizzas in 30 days

Papa John's founder John Schnatter said in a TV interview in November that his pizza-eating record was 40 pizzas in 30 days. → Read More

Chipotle is trying to win over Whole30 dieters with new menu items

Chipotle has tweaked its chicken to make it Whole30 compliant, as well as rolling out a Supergreens salad mix. → Read More

Inside Beyond Meat's mission to take over fast food, from KFC's fried chicken to McDonald's burgers

Beyond Meat sees fast-food partnerships as a major part of the chain's future, executives told Business Insider. → Read More

The fast-food menu item of the year is the Popeyes chicken sandwich

Popeyes' chicken sandwich is the fast-food menu item that defined 2019. And, that isn't necessarily a good thing. → Read More

The fast-food menu item that defined the last decade is Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco

Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos are the fast-food menu item that defined the decade — and fueled a turnaround for the taco chain. → Read More