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Queso Concerns at Chipotle Weigh on Investors Before Quarterly Earnings

3 hours ago

Nobody is talking about Chipotle's very bad year of health concerns. Instead, they're worried that its Queso dip isn't artificial enough. In the long term, this could prove to be a win for the brand.

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Fast Food Is Beating Fast Casual on Mobile and Social Media

8 hours ago

There isn’t so much a tortoise and the hare message in here as we’d like to imply. One person’s digital metric high points are another one’s warnings, so brands should use L2’s numbers to better understand their strategies, not simply define them.

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill Files for Bankruptcy Protection

5 days ago

It's a tough world out there for existing sit-down restaurant chains. Color us unsurprised.

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San Francisco’s Souvla Announces Smart Delivery-Only Pop-Up in New York

5 days ago

This is a perfect, tech-savvy move by Souvla to introduce New Yorkers to its much-loved menu offerings. I'll always have that hometown San Francisco pride, but I'm pulling for a proper NYC location of my favorite fast-casual spot.

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Ruby Tuesday Is Going Private After Years of Falling Short on Revenues

1 week ago

Tip for the new owners: Go smaller, get interesting. Right now there’s next to nothing to distinguish it from Fridays or Applebee’s.

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Restaurants Look to Emerging Global Markets for Growth

1 week ago

In a country that some call over-restauranted, emerging markets overseas are the new frontier for U.S.-based chains.

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Philippines Favorite Jollibee Is Looking for Acquisitions to Grow in the U.S. and China

1 week ago

An acquisition of Pret would certainaly diversify the brand, as well as put it on nearly every corner in major markets like New York City.

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Domino’s Investors Aren’t Happy With the Chain, Despite Solid Quarterly Results

2 weeks ago

Note to investors: “Torrid expansions” always wane.

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Fast Food and Fast Fashion Collide in Taco Bell and Forever 21 Collaboration

2 weeks ago

Nice work by Yum brands to get patrons to pay to advertise its restaurants on their clothing.

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Pakistan Is Having a Fast Food Moment as More Women Take Jobs and Incomes Swell

2 weeks ago

As the U.S. market hits a saturation point, opportunities for growth outside the U.S. abound and offer excellent opportunities to rethink global food businesses.

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Burger King Tries to Burn Wendy’s with Its Own Spicy Nuggets

2 weeks ago

I don't know about you but I'm crossing my fingers for another fast food Twitter smackdown over spicy nuggets.

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Carl’s Jr. Begs for Amazon’s Attention on Twitter with #AmazonBuyUs Stunt

2 weeks ago

Is Carl's Jr. serious? The tweets are funny... but also a little weird.