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Chipotle’s New CEO Wants to Sell You Milkshakes and Quesadillas

2 months ago

Even if you don't like Taco Bell, you have to be impressed by its ability to target new food items and more times of the day in which to sell them. Niccol appears to be reverting to a successful playbook here.

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Panera’s Parent Company Is Trying to Raise Nearly $6 Billion

2 months ago

The money raise asks the question: What's the next acquisition target? More restaurants or more beverage companies?

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Olive Garden Is Still Extremely Cautious on Delivery

2 months ago

Cautious isn't necessarily a bad approach, but delivery is a growing business for many competitors and it may be costing Olive Garden to be so slow to adopt.

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Soon, Choosing Between Two Starbucks Stores on the Same Block May Not Be an Option

2 months ago

Thanks to the stunning success of its app and loyalty programs, Starbucks has been enjoying some time in the spotlight (though it's not without its missteps, of course). Plans to pump the brakes seem uncharacteristic of the chain, but numbers don't lie.

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Autogrill May Pursue an IPO for Its HMSHost Division

2 months ago

Despite its signature style of underwhelming airport and highway rest stop chain offerings, HMSHost is the unseen restaurant giant for consumers.

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McDonald’s Will Use Paper Straws in the U.K. and Ireland

2 months ago

If McDonald's can scale this, anyone can. Nothing but good news for the environment here.

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Subway Can’t Get Enought People to Eat Its Breakfast

2 months ago

Lately, if the headline contains "Subway" it's about falling short. We're eager to see what new executive leadership can make of the once-dominant sandwich chain.

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McDonald’s Makes Its Executive Cuts Official

2 months ago

McDonald's should be careful not to sack too many execs outside of its headquarters. It needs people who understand what franchisees need. It doesn't want to be another Subway after all.

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IHOP’s Burger Push Backed By Cheaper Beef

2 months ago

The temporary name change has brought some interest to the brand. Let's see if IHOP can turn around its series of unfortunate quarters with this all-beef attempt to bring people in beyond breakfast.

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Chipotle Is Tired of Being Behind on Digital Strategy

2 months 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.

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

2 months 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.

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

2 months 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.