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Restaurants Are Facing an ‘Evolve or Die’ Reality

2 months ago

To survive, be smart (don't panic) about tech, and keep your eyes on what actually makes money.

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Chicken Is Cheap in the U.S. and That’s Good for Fast Food Nugget Lovers

2 months ago

If prices go down now that will be good ... until they need to go back up again and consumers start complaining.

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Will Getting Rid of Restaurants Eliminate Delivery Friction?

2 months ago

This isn't about ghost restaurants: The real opportunity here is for existing brands to leverage their existing products and loyal diners to better deliver experiences that wouldn't otherwise happen.

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Bill Ackman’s Starbucks Bet Isn’t His First Restaurant Move

2 months ago

In all fairness to non-Ackman investors out there: There are many long-term safe bets in the restaurant industry. Just stick with the major players and you'll do just fine.

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Bill Ackman’s Hedge Fund Took a $900 Million Stake in Starbucks

2 months ago

Ackman's bet is one on Starbucks' potential in China, where opportunities are vast yet competition is fierce. Starbucks' recent moves to free up cash should give it what it needs to start addressing the challenge at scale.

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Japanese Chain Opens a Fish-for-Your-Dinner Concept in New York

2 months ago

Gimmicks aside, at least you know the food is very fresh at this chain restaurant. There's a chance, though, that guests don't really want to be so clearly complicit in their dinners' death.

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Shake Shack Adds an Executive Chef to Its Culinary Innovation Team

2 months ago

As Shake Shack continues its rapid pace of expansion, the new role is a necessary addition to keep up with the local food partnerships and chef collaborations that have become part of the chain's signature offerings.

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Jack in the Box Franchisees Want a New CEO

2 months ago

We're really not sure what Jack in the Box sells these days, and that should worry franchisees.

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Bernie Sanders Wants McDonald’s to Pay Its Workers at Least $15 an Hour

2 months ago

With competition in the labor market and intense political pressure, a $15 wage at McDonald's doesn't seem as unrealistic now as it did just a few months ago.

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Chipotle’s Head of Food Safety Is Stepping Down

2 months ago

We don't envy the next person Chipotle finds to fill that role.

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One Out of Every 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Every Day

2 months ago

That's good news for the fast food industry, not so much for public health officials. Fortunately the former are diversifying their menus with slightly healthier offerings.

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TGI Fridays Turns to Ruby Tuesday for New CEO

2 months ago

The jokes write themselves as executives shuffle between chains that are nearly indistinguishable from one another. But we'll state the obvious anyway: Fridays are better than Tuesdays.