Restaurant News Roundup, 06/04/2024

Latest Restaurant News June 4, 2024

Taco John’s, a Mexican fast-food chain, plans to use AI to handle drive-thru orders at its more than 350 franchised restaurants following a successful experiment at a location in Minnesota.  Taco John’s joins other fast food chains such as Wendy’s, Checkers and Hardee’s testing the new technology.  Read more here:


A foodservice analysis firm says sales for the biggest restaurant brands in the U.S. show healthy growth but not from increased traffic so much as from inflation-induced price increases.  Read more about the Technomic Top 500 report:


Rubio’s Coastal Grill shuts down dozens of its California restaurants citing the rising cost of doing business in the state – the latest sign of distress in the restaurant industry.   Read more here:

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