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Chipotle Is Tired of Being Behind on Digital Strategy

1 month ago

New Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol is aggressively pushing to lead on innovation. It's injecting some welcome momentum into a company that's been lagging behind in recent years.

Chains

Jack in the Box Says It’s Raising Prices Because of Rising Wages

1 month ago

If you're going to pay people a fair wage, you can't sell food for less than it takes to source, prepare, and serve. Rising prices are good in the long run.

Chains

Sec. Scott Pruitt and Spouse Probably Weren’t Right for a Chick-fil-A Franchise

1 month ago

While we may differ with Chick-fil-A's owners on politics, as owners of our own self-funded business we understand why you don't want entitled clowns messing with your legacy. Running a restaurant business is tough, and entitled government officials and their families only make it tougher.

Chains

Departing Starbucks Chairman Leaves His Company in Excellent Shape

2 months ago

Schultz's impact has been incredible, and he's been rewarded well. We will note that very, very few business people (Michael Bloomberg among the rare exceptions) have made the transition to politics and produced a track record of success similar to their business endeavors.

Chains

Subway Profits Drop and Store Owners Blame Its Loyalty Program

2 months ago

On Sunday night the Houston Rockets missed 27 three-point attempts in a row before finally making one. They lost the game. Subway seems like it's at the beginning of a similar, historic cold streak right now.

Chains

Starbucks Will Close Over 8,000 Stores Today for Anti-Bias Training

2 months ago

An afternoon of training may not change hearts and minds, but it's a signal that Starbucks thinks this issue is a big deal, and they're willing to lose a half day of revenue to demonstrate this.

Chains

Panera Owner Buys Pret A Manger for a Reported $2 Billion

2 months ago

The UK's sandwich-mad dining culture hasn't really caught on in the U.S., with the exception of the Prets on every other corner of major cities in the northeast. This acquisition could change that.

Chains

Subway Is Finally Looking Outside the Family for Its Next CEO

2 months ago

Subway needs someone from the outside to both lead the business and help explain to its founding families why its food offerings are no longer competitive with other sandwich chains or independents.

Chains

Chipotle Relocates to Southern California

2 months ago

We wonder how ditching health-conscious, outdoorsy, active Denver will affect the brand's image, since it's leaning so heavily on ad campaigns promoting fresh, healthy ingredients.

Chains

The #MeToo Movement Is Coming to McDonald’s

2 months ago

Minimum-wage employees are often the most vulnerable to harassment. Putting pressure on McDonald's could have a positive ripple effect across the industry.

Chains

For Fast Food Chains, Are Value Menus Worth It?

2 months ago

Value menus offer a cheap and convenient buy for existing customers, but the $1 menu items aren't attracting tons of new customers to the chains.

Tech

Here’s a Tabletop Tablet That May Finally Matter

2 months ago

It's not necessarily the technology that matters, but the restaurant where it's located. In this case, the big player in the tabletop technology market, Ziosk, is headed to small chains and independent restaurants, which could change the way everyday diners pay for dinner anywhere.