Chains

Chains

Burgers Beat Burritos for One Billionaire Restaurant Investor

2 months ago

Whether you’re an investor or a hungry diner, burgers win every time.

Chains

Buffalo Wild Wings Overcomes Wing Price Worries to Beat Profit Forecasts

2 months ago

The chain worried about wing shortages and prices throughout the quarter. Despite profits, it looks like the Street is still worried about this too.

Chains

Starbucks and Other Restaurants Don’t Want to Publish California’s Coffee Cancer Warnings

2 months ago

We don't mind real health warnings, but "maybes" seem like a waste of time and energy for chains and independents alike.

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McDonald’s Dollar Menu Successor Goes Up to $3

2 months ago

Is a $3 deal really a deal in fast food? McDonald's hopes so as it announces its new value program, set to roll out next year.

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Chipotle’s Q3 Results Fall Short of Expectations Despite a Healthy Profit

2 months ago

Considering the quarter Chipotle had — more health scares, lukewarm Queso — this would have made us plenty happy.

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McDonald’s Q3 Profits Turn Out Better Than Wall Street Expected

2 months ago

The revenue may disappoint some, but the profits are a welcome sign.

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Queso Concerns at Chipotle Weigh on Investors Before Quarterly Earnings

2 months ago

Nobody is talking about Chipotle's very bad year of health concerns. Instead, they're worried that its Queso dip isn't artificial enough. In the long term, this could prove to be a win for the brand.

Strategy

Fast Food Is Beating Fast Casual on Mobile and Social Media

2 months ago

There isn’t so much a tortoise and the hare message in here as we’d like to imply. One person’s digital metric high points are another one’s warnings, so brands should use L2’s numbers to better understand their strategies, not simply define them.

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill Files for Bankruptcy Protection

2 months ago

It's a tough world out there for existing sit-down restaurant chains. Color us unsurprised.

Strategy

San Francisco’s Souvla Announces Smart Delivery-Only Pop-Up in New York

2 months ago

This is a perfect, tech-savvy move by Souvla to introduce New Yorkers to its much-loved menu offerings. I'll always have that hometown San Francisco pride, but I'm pulling for a proper NYC location of my favorite fast-casual spot.

Chains

Ruby Tuesday Is Going Private After Years of Falling Short on Revenues

2 months ago

Tip for the new owners: Go smaller, get interesting. Right now there’s next to nothing to distinguish it from Fridays or Applebee’s.

Chains

Restaurants Look to Emerging Global Markets for Growth

2 months ago

In a country that some call over-restauranted, emerging markets overseas are the new frontier for U.S.-based chains.