By Christopher Yeh
With news last week that New York burger restaurant Shake Shack will open its first California location in 2016, excitement rippled throughout the state – not just among East Coast transplants, but also West Coast foodies who right now have to leave the state to try a ShackBurger®.
Started in New York, Shake Shack has developed a loyal following across the country. Eager to take advantage of this market potential, Shake Shack has expanded along the Eastern seaboard, and is now working its way slowly but steadily westward, opening a location in Chicago last November, and in Las Vegas in late December.
What challenges face restaurant chains with such visions of manifest destiny? Shake Shack’s West Coast rival might provide some insight.
Continue reading Shake Shack vs. In-n-Out: The Pros and Cons of Rapid Growth
By Constantine Mittendorf
Even today, we keep hearing about new and different ways that human trafficking affects us in the 21st century.
In today’s world, we tend to think of involuntary labor in the context of brothels and sweatshops, and California strictly outlaws human trafficking in these two contexts. While sexual slavery is enforced criminally within our borders, California law also prohibits human trafficking in the supply chains of major retailers. The law currently requires major retailers to publicly disclose their efforts to eliminate forced labor from their direct supply chains. Basically, the law helps stop sweatshops overseas from using what amounts to slave labor to make tennis shoes, children’s toys, and other goods eventually sold in America. Continue reading Does the Law Regulate Human Trafficking in Restaurant Supply Chains?