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Activist Investor Reveals Significant Stake in Jack in the Box

2 months ago

Jack in the Box's leadership is likely happy that these investors are not clamoring for the CEO change that many as its franchisees are.

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Papa John’s Franchisees Are Lawyering Up

2 months ago

All throughout the year franchisees have been gearing up for a fight. The next few years are likely to reshape the franchise model in the U.S.

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Canadian Coffee Chain Plans to Partially Pivot to Cannabis

2 months ago

As marijuana is legalized in more places, the opportunities for restaurants and cafes to think about how they work in parallel may be huge.

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Wendy’s CEO: Income Inequality Is Hurting Sales

2 months ago

Recent minimum wage raises voted into effect could be exactly what Wendy's needs to jumpstart sales growth.

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Wendy’s Sales Aren’t Fresh Like the Ads Promise

2 months ago

While Wendy's emphasis on value deals like its popular 4 for $4 menu option got customers into the restaurants, the company failed to convert those diners into higher-paying customers.

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Papa John’s Failures Can Be Measured in the Double Digits

2 months ago

It's a long way back for the pizza chain, which should first focus on making its former CEO go away before winning back customer approval.

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El Pollo Loco Franchisee’s Lawsuit Keeps Chain From Competing Nearby

2 months ago

Expect more franchisees to assert their power in the coming year as they seek to battle rising costs by calling out contracts they are increasingly finding restrictive.

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Shake Shack CEO: Labor Will ‘Probably Always Be Our Greatest Challenge’

3 months ago

CEO Randy Garutti is right: Shake Shack has "got to win" on labor in order to keep up with the company's wide-ranging expansion plans.

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Starbucks Wants to Get to Know You Better

3 months ago

Starbucks hopes digital loyalty plus face time with in-store employees will help continue its turnaround. Earlier access to egg nog lattes and other holiday drinks — available a full week earlier than last year — won't hurt, either.

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Starbucks Speeds Up Its Beverage Innovation to Stay Relevant

3 months ago

Speed and convenience rule the day at Starbucks as it works to grow and stay relevant.

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Applebee’s and IHOP Are Latest Chains to See Big Potential in Delivery

3 months ago

While earnings for Dine Brands' companies tell two different stories, returns from off-premise sales for both are too big to ignore.

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Denny’s Growth Isn’t Happening In Its Dining Rooms

3 months ago

Yet another food chain is proving that delivery and takeout is a trend restaurants would be foolish to ignore.