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Domino’s Claims Confidence as Rivals Stumble

9 hours ago

Domino's isn't so much a pizza company as a delivery and technology juggernaut, and that's allowing it to sidestep a lot of the industry's operational issues.

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Wendy’s Marketing Formula: ‘Know Your Brand Better Than Anyone Else’

2 days ago

The best way to copy Wendy's marketing success: don't. Find your own brand voice, sharpen it up, and be willing to get controversial.

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Subway Jumps Into Delivery at 9,000 U.S. Locations

5 days ago

Will delivery "save" Subway? No. But since delivery is becoming a mission critical part of a restaurant's operational strategy, the chain is smart to roll it out in a big way.

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Restaurants Are Facing an ‘Evolve or Die’ Reality

6 days ago

To survive, be smart (don't panic) about tech, and keep your eyes on what actually makes money.

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Chicken Is Cheap in the U.S. and That’s Good for Fast Food Nugget Lovers

6 days ago

If prices go down now that will be good ... until they need to go back up again and consumers start complaining.

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Will Getting Rid of Restaurants Eliminate Delivery Friction?

7 days ago

This isn't about ghost restaurants: The real opportunity here is for existing brands to leverage their existing products and loyal diners to better deliver experiences that wouldn't otherwise happen.

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Bill Ackman’s Starbucks Bet Isn’t His First Restaurant Move

7 days ago

In all fairness to non-Ackman investors out there: There are many long-term safe bets in the restaurant industry. Just stick with the major players and you'll do just fine.

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Bill Ackman’s Hedge Fund Took a $900 Million Stake in Starbucks

1 week ago

Ackman's bet is one on Starbucks' potential in China, where opportunities are vast yet competition is fierce. Starbucks' recent moves to free up cash should give it what it needs to start addressing the challenge at scale.

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Japanese Chain Opens a Fish-for-Your-Dinner Concept in New York

1 week ago

Gimmicks aside, at least you know the food is very fresh at this chain restaurant. There's a chance, though, that guests don't really want to be so clearly complicit in their dinners' death.

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Shake Shack Adds an Executive Chef to Its Culinary Innovation Team

1 week ago

As Shake Shack continues its rapid pace of expansion, the new role is a necessary addition to keep up with the local food partnerships and chef collaborations that have become part of the chain's signature offerings.

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Jack in the Box Franchisees Want a New CEO

1 week ago

We're really not sure what Jack in the Box sells these days, and that should worry franchisees.

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Bernie Sanders Wants McDonald’s to Pay Its Workers at Least $15 an Hour

2 weeks ago

With competition in the labor market and intense political pressure, a $15 wage at McDonald's doesn't seem as unrealistic now as it did just a few months ago.