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UK Restaurant Industry Has Cooled After Years of Expansion

2 months ago

The UK industry's growth happened too quickly, but it was still a hotbed of creativity at the mid-scale level, with ambitious chains investing in quality ingredients, innovative menus, and smart technology. We hope that doesn't come to an end.

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Olive Garden Distances Itself From Limited-Time Promotions

2 months ago

Any limited-time offer risks being perceived as a gimmick, and it looks like Olive Garden wants to re-up its image as a high quality, dine-in destination.

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For U.S. Restaurants, Expansion Abroad Means Adapt and Adjust

2 months ago

Expanding abroad is a big step for any restaurant, but they have to to tweak details from portion sizes to design in order to satisfy local customers.

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Chipotle CEO Names Taco Bell Veteran to CMO Role

2 months ago

The position has only been officially vacant for six days, so this was likely Niccol's plan. Still, the task at hand is a large one for even the most seasoned industry veteran.

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McDonald’s Wants to Settle a Labor Case Before It Has Broader Implications

2 months ago

You know who understands how franchises work? Big businesses. You know who doesn't? The average consumer, who probably assumes an employee at McDonald's is an employee of McDonald's.

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Trump Labor Officials Scramble to Keep McDonald’s Workers From Setting a Precedent

2 months ago

Big brands like McDonald's need to be held more accountable for the things franchisees do in their name.

Chains

In the War on Carbs Noodles & Co. Is Winning Customers

2 months ago

Was it paleo concerns that were keeping people away or a too-fast expansion of a concept that wasn't so unique?

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Chipotle Needs to Find a New Top Marketer

2 months ago

Even though the chain is under new leadership, the task of improving Chipotle's brand image is a tough one for any executive, no matter how seasoned.

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You Can Now Order Denny’s Delivery Through Amazon’s Alexa

2 months ago

It truly is the future when you can say "Alexa, help me drown my sorrows in maple syrup" and your problems will be solved in 45-60 minutes.

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McDonald’s Mobile Ordering and New Tech Come With Increased Employee Turnover

2 months ago

Developments in the kitchen need to keep up with the technology put in the hands of consumers.

Operations

KFC Goes Back to Original Chicken Distributor after U.K. Logistics Failure

2 months ago

A logistics company with no food experience totally bungles an important food delivery. Restaurant goes back to its original, food-specific provider. U.K. KFC locations exemplifying the obvious.

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Starbucks Is Using Digital Menus to Push Its Food Harder

3 months ago

If Starbucks wants to become a real restaurant player, it's going to need to start making meals on site. Fancy menus can't improve food quality.