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Jack in the Box Really Wants Someone to Buy It

20 hours ago

Is every fast-food chain with franchisee problems open to selling? It sure seems like it. Unfortunately for Jack in the Box, the company isn't looking too attractive to potential buyers at the moment.

Food

Japan’s Best Curry Chain Is Now in Europe

3 days ago

As Asian chains gain footholds in new markets we will see a new kind of competition that appeals to new diners is ways that home-grown favorites can't compete.

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Starbucks Will Greatly Expand Uber Eats Partnership in the U.S.

4 days ago

Starbucks is only concerned with delivery both in the U.S. and China. At the same time, the coffee chain is growing at an unprecedented rate. Time will tell if it's actually moving too fast.

Chains

Delivery and Rewards Highlight Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’s Growth Strategy

5 days ago

Turns out regional chains' expansion strategies aren't so different from the their larger counterparts. The secret formula is delivery, rewards, and franchising.

Chains

Restaurant Chains Benefit From Trump’s Trade War While Farmers Suffer

6 days ago

Too much meat is good news for chains selling stuff for cheap, but it's terrible long-term news for the people producing the food and could impact their ability to produce it in the future.

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McDonald’s New Antibiotics Policy Has the Power to Change the Beef Industry

7 days ago

If you want to make change at scale, you need either a massive consumer shift or a massive change of policy by a giant in the industry. The latter is what we have here, and it should be good news for everyone.

Chains

Pizza Hut Says Its Tech Innovations Haven’t Worked Yet

2 weeks ago

On one hand, the company has made great strides in upping its digital prowess. But on the other, many of its outdated U.S. outposts do not scream modern technology.

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Fazoli’s Loyalty Play Is Built on Data and Breadsticks

2 weeks ago

It's not just about discounts for diners. A well-executed loyalty program can open up a window into customer behavior and feedback that hasn't previously existed for most restaurants.

Chains

Applebee’s and IHOP Prove Marketing Gimmicks Can Boost Sales

2 weeks ago

We're not saying there is anything wrong with Dollar Jollys or Grinch Pancakes, we're only claiming we don't understand why you can't focus on selling menu items based on taste or quality.

Chains

Chipotle’s ‘For Real’ Marketing Campaign Needs to Grab Attention

2 weeks ago

Chipotle has to ensure that its "For Real" marketing campaign hits hard, and edible holiday windows are one way to get there.

Chains

Starbucks’ Primary China Competitor Luckin Coffee Is Growing Fast

2 weeks ago

You have to almost feel sorry for Starbucks here: Can they really match a Chinese company for digital and delivery smarts? Few foreign brands can.

Chains

Restaurant and Technology Partnerships for November 2018

2 weeks ago

If there is one dominant trend this month, it's that chicken joints know that delivery matters now.