The gourmet cupcake market is reaching saturation, an analyst says. A proposed immigration bill would create a new system for admitting unskilled workers. A new USDA identification program would help officials track livestock more quickly. Umami Burger CEO Adam Fleischman says his brand’s international growth does not currently include franchising. And Chipotle’s mobile ordering and payment app speeds transaction times.
• Gourmet cupcake market crashes. "The novelty has worn off," says Kevin Burke, managing partner of Trinity Capital LLC. (The Wall Street Journal)
• Immigration bill addresses unskilled labor. Part of the proposal creates a new system for admitting temporary workers for unskilled jobs, such as in restaurants. (Reuters)
• USDA program seeks to improve food safety. A new identification program would help officials quickly track livestock in cases of disease. (Associated Press/Huffington Post)
• Umami Burger CEO talks smart global expansion. Adam Fleischman says smart growth means not franchising. (Eater)
• Chipotle mobile app offers lessons. Letting customers pay their bill via smartphone can speed transaction times. (Bits/The New York Times)