Ex-employee sues LA Taco Bell after alleged 'alcohol-fueled sex party'


LA woman is suing a LA Taco Bell and its franchise owner because she was allegedly forced to quit her job after she reported a Christmas party that turned into an alcohol-fueled sex party.

The alleged incident happened in 2022 at a Taco Bell location owned by Alvarado Restaurant Group, a Colorado-based franchisee.

Alana Bechiom said that she, her sister, and her sister's significant other attended a Christmas party at the Taco Bell she worked at.

According to the complaint, Bechiom and other staffers were told to bring food for a potluck-style buffet. Bechiom prepared a bowl of guacamole for the occasion, but after arriving at the party, she discovered that her supervisor, Lidia Ruiz, had "covered the windows of the restaurant with wrapping paper and also covered the cameras for the lobby in the inside of the restaurant."

It wasn't until around midnight that the party took a turn, Bechiom, who had been outside socializing, returned to the inside of the restaurant where she witnessed a co-worker "having sex with his wife in front of everyone at the party."


Panera Brands Files to Go Public

Panera Brands, the popular bakery-cafe chain, has announced its intention to go public with an initial public offering IPO. The company has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC for a proposed IPO of its common stock. The offering is expected to take place following the SEC's review process, market conditions, and other factors. 

Panera Brands has been a staple in the fast-casual dining industry for over 30 years, serving freshly baked goods, sandwiches, soups, and salads. With over 2,100 locations in the United States and Canada, the company has established a loyal customer base and a reputation for quality and convenience. 

The decision to go public will provide Panera Brands with additional capital to pursue growth opportunities and enhance its brand. It will also allow the company to increase visibility and transparency, providing investors with an opportunity to participate in its success. Panera Brands is committed to maintaining its high standards of quality and customer service, and looks forward to continuing to serve its customers across North America.

Subway forcing franchises to sell discounted sandwiches as FTC probes $10B sale of fast-food giant:

Subway is reportedly requiring its franchises to sell discounted sandwiches as the Federal Trade Commission FTC investigates the fast-food giant's 10 billion sale. According to sources familiar with the matter, the company has implemented the discounted sandwich promotion to help boost sales during the ongoing investigation. The FTC has been scrutinizing the sale of Subway's parent company, Doctor's Associates Inc., to private equity firm, Inspire Brands Inc., which was announced in November 2020. Subway's move to offer discounted sandwiches is a collaborative effort to support its franchises during this uncertain period and maintain the brand's reputation for providing practical and affordable dining options. 
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