The Chaser: Restaurant News

The Chaser Restaurant and Bar Weekly News
// By Jordan Brydges // , Sep 27, 2019

Topics: Restaurant Management

Restaurants increase CBD use in ingredients and Department of Labor declares new overtime pay rules. 


Restaurants Tap Into the CBD Popularity 


CBD increases in popularity in states where it is legal and is expected to grow through snack foods and beverages as consumers become more comfortable and knowledgeable of the product.  This opens a whole new market for restaurants as consumers consider a major pathway for CBD through food and beverage choices and many restaurants are already entering the space like Carl's Jr.   


New Overtime Pay From the DOL


Starting January 1, 2020 about 1.3 million Americans in the restaurant industry will see an increase in their compensation if their annual salary does not exceed $35,568.  This includes over time pay to restaurant managers, assistant managers, executive chefs and other managerial staff members.


Other Headlines This Week


Restaurant Showcase a Variety of Fall Flavors Through New Menu Items 


Canned Wine Generates Nearly $11 Million in Additional Sales 


Draft Cocktails Reduce Waste and Cost


Must-Haves: Signature and New Menu Items  


How Technology Saved the Restaurant Industry 






Jordan Brydges

About the author, Jordan Brydges

Jordan is a marketing intern at Backbar and a business student studying marketing. She has been working in the restaurant industry for 8 years and developed a passion for cooking and a love of red wine.

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