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Wendy’s Falls Behind Peers as Competitors Up Their Burger Game

1 month ago

Wendy's upgrades in the last few years have made it more fast casual adjacent than just fast food. It will need to do more to distinguish its offerings as McDonald's and others improve food quality and get more creative with pricing.

Chains

What a Norwegian Rest Stop Tells Us About the Future of Fast Food

1 month ago

Longer times to fuel up electric cars means more opportunity to serve higher-quality (and more expensive) food to the wealthier clientele who can afford to drive them. In this case, there will be a trickle down effect that will likely mean better food for everyone.

Chains

Why Cheesecake Factory’s Sales Drop Isn’t Terrible News for the Mall Chain

1 month ago

Becoming the “treat yourself” standard among mall chains is a much better position to be in than the indistinguishable option offered by TGI Friday’s, Ruby Tuesday, Chili’s, and their peers.

Chains

Sales Rose at Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC This Quarter

1 month ago

It’s good news for Yum considering the different points in their development that each of their three major brands are currently at.

Chains

Shake Shack Leans on Technology as It Continues to Grow

1 month ago

Shake Shack is correct that technology will move the customer experience forward, but the company needs to make some concrete decisions amid all its testing and iterating.

Chains

Yelp’s Quarterly Report Is Mostly Good News for the Restaurant Review Giant

1 month ago

Despite outperforming, the stock headed down in after-hours trading — but nowhere near as down as it was last year. Has Yelp found the right mix to move forward?

Operations

There Are Too Many Restaurants in the U.S. Now What?

1 month ago

Corporate competition and diner retention strategies are important for big business, but don't forget the volume of restaurants in the U.S. directly affects the people that run and work in restaurants.

Chains

Papa John’s Is Selling Less Pizza and Its CEO Blames the NFL

1 month ago

We can think of additional reasons for Papa John’s woes: A resurgent Domino’s, lack of a distinctive offering, and a marketing campaign built around a very un-compelling spokesman. And, no, we’re not talking about Peyton Manning here.

Chains

Chili’s and Maggiano’s Parent Company’s Earnings Disappoint

1 month ago

Chili’s rethink of its menu could help in the next quarter, but we’re not sure what Maggiano’s can do to distinguish itself in the minds of consumers.

Chains

Brexit Hurts Burgers Says Famous Brands CEO

1 month ago

In this case, it’s less likely “Brexit” is simply the excuse du jour for the company. Famous’ broad range of brands — which also includes the pervasive baking outlet Paul — across multiple markets give it a better perspective on Brexit than more localized competitors.

Chains

The Burger Is Still the King of Fast Food Dining

1 month ago

it’s silly to think that people don’t care about their health. But they also care about the health of their bank account, and often fast food — not fast casual — is the most logical option when budgets are tight.

Chains

Restaurant Brands International Shows Impressive Earnings in the U.S.

2 months ago

It’s turning out to be a banner quarter for fast food giants.