Chains

Chains

McDonald’s Will Drop Its Frozen Patties in Exchange for Fresh Beef, Eventually

3 months ago

We'd love to see quality beat out discounting, but that's not always a safe bet. Even if this experiment succeeds, don't expect McD's to unplug its freezers.

Chains

Chipotle Is Ending Its Burger Business Experiment

3 months ago

If Chipotle is trying to signal to Wall Street that it is stripping away distractions, it is also in danger of saying it can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

Marketing

Pizza Hut Is the New Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL

3 months ago

People order pizza for delivery because it hits the right balance between taste, reliability, and price. Right it is Domino's game to lose, with or without the NFL.

Chains

Empty Storefronts Could Be Good News for Restaurants

3 months ago

From where I sit, the future for brick-and-mortar retail doesn't look great, but their loss could potentially be restaurants' gain.

Chains

Papa John’s Will Stop Its NFL Sponsorship

3 months ago

Nobody seriously believes that Papa John's sales decline is related to its NFL sponsorship. But now that it's former CEO — who clearly loved being on screen — is gone under odd circumstances, the brand is free to move on from the costly deal.

Chains

California-Based Blaze Pizza Chain Will Expand Internationally

3 months ago

Not sure I understand how the fast casual pizza market differs from the pizza market, but it seems to be working out well for this chain.

Food

Subway Will Give Diners $2 in Exchange for Their Loyalty

3 months ago

We know it's a big ask, but we'd love to see our loyalty repaid by serving us sandwiches that we enjoy eating.

Chains

Taco Bell Is Now the Fourth-Largest Restaurant Chain in the U.S.

3 months ago

Watch out Subway. You can't hide behind your bland sandwiches forever.

Chains

KFC Is Having a Chicken Shortage Across the UK

3 months ago

Nothing says "we don't source locally" than "the chicken got lost in the mail."

Chains

The Tricky Business of International Restaurant Franchising

3 months ago

International expansion often provides the best opportunity for growth when a brand has saturated the U.S. market, but expanding overseas isn't without its challenges.

Chains

Shake Shack’s Grand Plans Aren’t Enough for Investors

3 months ago

Shake Shack executives sound optimistic and excited about the chain's expansion plans, but it seems to be moving a lot slower than investors would like.

Chains

Shake Shack Plans for Large Expansion, but Moves Deliberately

3 months ago

For a company that touts the value of its technology, Shake Shack is surprisingly slow on the draw to innovate in the space.