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Yum CEO on Taco Bell’s Success: ‘There’s No Silver Bullet’

2 weeks ago

Taco Bell continues to be the shining example of success in Yum Brands' portfolio. The brand can't go wrong on anything right now, from its well-perceived value menu to in-store tech innovations and integrated delivery partnership with Grubhub.

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Chipotle Says It Has Built a Profitable Delivery Business

2 weeks ago

Chipotle's integrated partnership with DoorDash and the extra investment in building out in-store delivery efficiencies has been paying off well for the chain. Plus, it doesn't hurt that burritos are the perfect delivery food.

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Panera Bread Ends Its Pay-What-You-Want Experiment

2 weeks ago

While it's noble to raise awareness about hunger in the U.S., having customers pay what they choose for lunch is not the smartest way to go about it from a business perspective. Panera Bread knows that now.

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McDonald’s Operators Are Worried by the Chain’s Huge Delivery Success

2 weeks ago

McDonald's is going full speed ahead with its Uber Eats integration, but at what cost? Some operators are saying that the system's delivery economics are unsustainable, and, eventually, that's going to have to change.

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Why Papa John’s Could Become the Next Olive Garden

2 weeks ago

The Starboard-backed pizza chain is in need of stark changes just like Olive Garden was in 2014. But in Papa John's case, all problems lead back to founder John Schnatter.

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Papa John’s Accepts $200 Million Investment From Activist Hedge Fund

2 weeks ago

The struggling pizza chain did not fancy offers from third parties willing to purchase it outright, but for $200 million, it's willing to make Starboard's CEO the chairman of the company.

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Pizza Delivery Is the Real Competition Over Super Bowl Weekend

3 weeks ago

It's the biggest pizza day of the year, but no pizza chain wants to spend top dollar for TV advertisements during the Super Bowl. Instead, companies have other plans to bring customers to their stores.

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McDonald’s Global Growth Provides Cover for U.S. Declines

3 weeks ago

McDonald's growth won't come in the U.S., where there's not much space to grow. It's going to be elsewhere, so it shouldn't let concerns about the U.S. market hold back global growth.

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McDonald’s CEO Isn’t Concerned About Franchisee Unrest

3 weeks ago

The operator complaints regarding McDonald's costly store remodels were an inevitable part of the revamp process. How CEO Steve Easterbrook handles the complaints, though, is going to be the difference between whether this giant project works or not.

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What 7 Analysts Predict for McDonald’s Coming Earnings Report

3 weeks ago

Our big questions: Can McDonald's make franchisees and customers happy in 2019?

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Chili’s Bets Big on Its New Value Menu

3 weeks ago

Chili's isn't all too concerned with converting value-focused customers into higher spenders at this point. The company is choosing to ride out the foot traffic momentum, at a time when many restaurants are struggling with the metric.

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Starbucks Runs Into Early Troubles With Uber Eats Partnership

3 weeks ago

There are a couple of ways Starbucks Delivers could go wrong. First is Starbucks' efforts are tied to two completely different companies. The possibility also remains that by growing its store footprint too quickly in the U.S. and China, the chain could be shooting itself in the foot.