Chains

Chains

Jack in the Box is Exploring Selling Itself

2 weeks ago

There is no certainty a deal will be reached, according to reports. But it's safe to assume what Jack in the Box's franchisees want.

Chains

How Shake Shack and Milk Bar Localize Their Booming Chains

2 weeks ago

As companies like Shake Shack and Milk Bar continue to expand into new markets, localizing the menu and design draw fans for unique, city-specific experiences.

Design

McDonald’s Will Slow the Pace of Restaurant Remodels

3 weeks ago

Fortunately for McDonald's, many of its rivals are running into similar challenges, both with franchisees and with the speed of implementation. At the end of the day, two years isn't that much when you're talking thousands and thousands of restaurants.

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Cracker Barrel’s Investment in Staff Training Is Paying Off

3 weeks ago

It's not too difficult to connect the dots here: listening to employees and improving the staff experience automatically flows through to improving the guest experience.

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Domino’s Uses Cyber Monday Discounts to Push Online Orders

3 weeks ago

The company is betting late-night pizza and brand new 4K TVs go hand-in-hand.

Chains

5 Big Takeaways From Restaurant Earnings Season

4 weeks ago

Brands are being pulled in all directions but there are consistent messages coming out of earnings season, both in terms of shortcomings and triumphs.

Chains

Taco Bell Brings American Mexican Food to London

4 weeks ago

As sales have slowed for the restaurant industry in the U.S., Taco Bell is investing elsewhere to drum up that double digit same-store sales growth.

Strategy

What Happens When Patient Investors Bank on $2 Waffles

4 weeks ago

Family funds are more patient than private equity, which can make them an exceptional partner for any chain bent on stable growth.

Chains

Filipino Fried Chicken Giant Jollibee to Focus on U.S. Growth

4 weeks ago

Despite his goofy description of Jollibee's chicken, Tanmantiong and his team aren't kidding around. They see an opportunity to grab a new generation of consumers looking for something different (and good) and they're chasing it at their brand and the others that they control.

Chains

The Sushi Chain Pioneer That Perfected Conveyor Belt Service

1 month ago

The systems, patents, and technology are reminiscent of the innovations the McDonald's brothers brought to the burger game decades ago.

Chains

Shake Shack CEO: Expect More Delayed Openings This Year

1 month ago

When routine opening problems surface — vendor disputes, landlord hassles — it doesn't look great for any restaurant trying to open. For Shake Shack, those same problems are magnified due to the brand's high level of awareness in each market.

Chains

Starbucks Lays Off 350 Employees Through Corporate Cutbacks

1 month ago

Starbucks warned that these cuts were coming in September. It's not a surprising move to trim ranks under new executive leadership; hopefully, this will allow the chain to be more nimble when it comes to digital innovation in the U.S.