Surveyed restaurant owners say an electronic employee verification system could make hiring easier. Mobile payment system Square is adding features tailored to restaurants. Hooters plans to overhaul its look as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Red Lobster is looking to reverse negative trends with value offers. And more than 100 New York City restaurants say they will cut food waste by 50 percent.
• Restaurant owners praise E-Verify. Hiring could become less problematic if Congress approves an electronic verification system, operators said in a survey. (US News and World Report)
• Square targets restaurants. The mobile payments system is adding features tailored to the restaurant industry. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• Hooters gets a makeover. The chain that invented the "breastaurant" segment is playing catch-up with aggressive new competitors. (USA Today/Detroit Free Press)
• Can value meals save Red Lobster? Meal deals may help the casual-dining chain in the short term, but the long-term implications could raise issues. (Now/MSN Money)
• New York City restaurants go green. More than 100 restaurants have pledged to reduce food waste by 50 percent. (City Room/The New York Times)