Chains

Chains

Qdoba’s Performance Isn’t Encouraging for Potential Buyers

2 weeks ago

Qdoba failed to take advantage of Chipotle's missteps over the last 18 months, a huge lost opportunity that's just passed it by.

People

Why Chipotle’s New CEO Shouldn’t Be Like Chipotle’s Old CEO

2 weeks ago

Chipotle has proved its mission-focused brand can pull in diners. It just hasn't demonstrated the leadership necessary to grow the brand beyond its current size.

Chains

Investors Bet That Shake Shack’s Long Lines and Dedicated Customers Are a Bad Thing

2 weeks ago

As long as Shake Shack stays focused on a differentiated product it will remain just fine with consumers, no matter what the short sellers think.

Chains

Chipotle Founder Will Leave CEO Role After Failing to Reverse Slump

2 weeks ago

A smart move by Ells who can walk away from his company knowing he started the fast casual wave that has reshaped the restaurant industry.

Chains

How Quiznos Uses Mobile Tech to Capture Consumer Feedback

2 weeks ago

Personalization starts where the consumer is at; in this case sitting at a table eating a sub.

Chains

Domino’s and the Downside of Digital Oversharing

2 weeks ago

How much transparency is really necessary when it comes to ordering restaurant delivery? Not enough warrant fake staff preparing meals, we think. Just give us an accurate time when the pizza (or whatever) will arrive.

Chains

Arby’s Owner to Buy Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.4 Billion

3 weeks ago

Sure we're over-restauranted among the chains, but Roark clearly sees an opportunity when well-liked chains see a significant market dip.

Chains

Red Robin’s $99 Burger Pass Is the Poor Man’s Tock

3 weeks ago

What do a ten-course tasting menu at Eleven Madison Park and a Red Robin cheeseburger have in common? Both restaurants want your pre-paid dollars well before service starts.

Chains

Bloomin’ Brands May Just Be the Next of Many M&A Restaurant Deals

3 weeks ago

Sell them off, split them up, and move them around, sure, but it won't solve many of the underlying problems that Bloomin' and its competitors and contemporaries are having: Customers just aren't as interested in what they have to sell these days.

Chains

McDonald’s Is Tearing Down Its First Franchised Restaurant-Turned-Museum

4 weeks ago

Fitting, considering the first McDonald's restaurant run by the McDonald brothers was torn down decades ago after Kroc took over the family name and the chain.

Chains

Papa John’s Turns to Twitter to Deflate Criticism After NFL Blame Game

1 month ago

Papa John's problem is not the NFL. It is bad pizza and the presence of its CEO in all its advertising. Time to ditch the creep factor on the latter, and do a Domino's-level improvement on the former.

Chains

Secret Ingredient: Cracker Barrel’s Hip Biscuit Concept Holler & Dash

1 month ago

You might feel young and hip eating at at Holler & Dash, and that's by design — from parent company Cracker Barrel. Surprise!