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Reports of Illness at One L.A. Chipotle Revive Big Fears

1 month ago

The problem with reports of illness caused by Chipotle — substantiated or not — is that they're immediately believable given the chain's history.

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Delivery Isn’t Part of Olive Garden’s Strategy (Yet)

1 month ago

Olive Garden has posted growth for years even as other chains have floundered. If it's not broken...

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Jack in the Box Sells Qdoba to Private Equity Firm for $305 Million

1 month ago

Both brands in this headlines suffer from lack of consumer interest, market differentiation, or food items that anyone remembers. But sure, selling one off will solve all their problems.

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McDonald’s First Eco-Friendly Restaurant Is Open in Maryland

1 month ago

One location of the fast food restaurant has gone green enough for certification from the Green Restaurant Association. Incentives to franchisees could equal more to come in the future.

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Wendy’s Reddit AMA Can’t Match Its Top-Notch Twitter Game

1 month ago

Wendy's Reddit AMA keeps the formula for the brand's secret sauce to itself, and still provides no answer to the future of Spicy Chicken Nuggets.

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McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

1 month ago

It's not just high-profile restaurants where harassment can flourish. It's wonderful to see nearly powerless kitchen staff get the backing they need to speak out about egregious behavior.

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Warren Buffett’s Bet on Burger King Pays off to the Tune of $3 Billion

1 month ago

This was never a sexy investment, which is why it is likely paying off so well for Buffett — as things usually do.

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Secret Ingredient: Pei Wei, the Concept Built Ahead of Its Time

1 month ago

This reads like the ultimate fast casual success story — and it's been in the works for well over a decade.

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Indonesia’s Largest Pizza Chain Is Planning a $150 Million IPO

1 month ago

Too many chains? Not yet, at least in Indonesia. The power of international operators of U.S.-based chains is growing significantly, fueled largely by growth in young markets.

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Germany’s Vapiano Restaurant Chain Hopes to Use Its Summer IPO to Kickstart Growth

1 month ago

Restaurants are struggling to expand stateside, but the European chain thinks that there's plenty of room to bring its pizza and pasta to the masses in Europe, the Middle East, and South America

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GM’s in-Car Food Ordering Tech Will Make Driving Dangerous Warns Safety Group

2 months ago

There's a reason handheld phones are illegal to use while driving in so many places. This in-car touchscreen technology can't possibly stick around.

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Welcome to Chipotle Queso Version 2.0

2 months ago

The fact that people care so much about this one menu item is good news for Chipotle. Now they just need to get it right.