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Starbucks’ Diversity and Inclusion Training Presents More Challenges

3 weeks ago

Starbucks dreams of being a welcoming place for all — paying customers or not. It sounds like a great goal, but it requires a ton of resources to get there.

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Starbucks Earnings Suggest It Is Unfazed by New Competition

4 weeks ago

The coffee chain beat analysts' estimates across the board on Thursday. Perhaps it is not growing as fast as we originally predicted.

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McDonald’s Adds Another Wrinkle to Franchisee Remodeling Plans

4 weeks ago

We agree with the franchisees: paying for a dividing wall between the counter and kitchen is ridiculous, especially as more restaurants adopt open kitchen concepts.

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Restaurant Brands International CEO Is Out in Executive Shakeup

4 weeks ago

RBI's brands (Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes) each have been reporting mediocre comparable store sales in recent quarters. This new leadership structure may provide the boost the company needs.

Food

Taco Bell Is Making Its Food Spicy in Thailand to Suit Local Tastes

4 weeks ago

Note to Taco Bell: We'd love it if your food had flavor in the U.S., too.

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Starbucks Expands Uber Eats Delivery to Major U.S. Cities and London

4 weeks ago

Starbucks and Uber Eats are moving fast in the delivery space compared to rivals including Dunkin.

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Coupons Still Matter for Quick-Service Restaurants and Price-Conscious Consumers

4 weeks ago

The reason that a person chooses McDonald's over Wendy's more often than not comes down to the money. Wherever that dollar can travel further, that's where the customer will go.

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Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Forget Main Street, It’s the Year of the Suburb

1 month ago

As they race to dominate in the market, third party delivery companies are targeting large, suburban markets to fuel expansion. National chain partnerships boosted these efforts in 2018 and will continue to drive growth in 2019.

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Domino’s CFO: Our New Expansion Strategy Hurt Comparable Sales in 2018

1 month ago

It's clear the pizza chain has placed greater emphasis on net sales and order count than on comparable store sales.

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Starbucks No Longer Dominates the Coffee Market in China

1 month ago

One-year-old startup Luckin' Coffee is making huge gains in China with an easy, straightforward strategy: sell cheaper coffee than Starbucks and be consistently faster on pick-up and delivery.

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Shake Shack Plans to Launch Food Trucks in February

1 month ago

Shake Shack's food trucks are a smart play to boost company sales in the lucrative private events and catering space.

Food

McDonald’s Loses Big Mac Battle to Irish Chain

1 month ago

When a little chain beats a big chain we tend to get excited, but when that little chain is also the licensee of Papa John's in Ireland we get less excited.