Lunchtime at the flagship In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Baldwin Park, California, is a study in efficiency. As the order line swells, smiling workers swoop in to operate empty cash registers. Another staffer cleans tables, asking customers if they’re enjoying their hamburger. Outside, a woman armed with a hand-held ordering machine speeds up the drive-through line.
Krispy Kreme fans know a batch of glazed doughnuts is fresh off the production line when their local store turns on the neon “Hot Now” sign. It’s an apt metaphor for a brand that seemed to have gone stale.
Canadian federal workers will oppose any effort by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to cut government programs and restrict labor rights by staging a four-year campaign to defeat the governing Conservative Party, the head of the country’s largest public sector union said.
Hooters, the chicken-wing chain known for waitresses in tight shirts and orange shorts, wants to make it easier for guys to drop by. That means paying a little more attention to their wives and girlfriends.
The Canadian government is linking the performance pay of senior government workers to its effort to cut spending as it seeks to eliminate its budget deficit, Treasury Board President Tony Clement said.