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Papa John’s-Wendy’s Merger Talks Derailed by Ex-Chairman’s Gaffe

3 months ago

Here's an interesting twist. Also, one has to wonder if any established, respected brand would consider doing business with Papa John's at the moment.

Chains

McDonald’s Fails to Win Approval of Labor Deal in Fair-Wage Fight

3 months ago

The speed with which the NLRB and McDonald's moved to seal this deal was criticized at the time and it's coming back to bit the chain.

Chains

JAB Is Targeting Italy’s Illy as Its Next Coffee Conquest

3 months ago

JAB's rapidly growing coffee empire is still in fragments, but Nestle's Starbucks-connected moves may be giving it a challenge it would prefer not to have.

People

Papa John’s Founder Regrets Resigning as Chairman

3 months ago

That's what he regrets? We can think of a long list of regrettable actions that rank well above resigning.

Chains

Some Fast Food Chains Drop Non-Compete Rules for Low-Wage Workers

3 months ago

Great win by the Attorney General. We look forward to seeing the remaining chains drop the rules, too.

Chains

Papa John’s Founder Out as Chairman After Latest Failure

3 months ago

It's unfortunate he was given enough responsibility within the company — after all that's happened — that it came to this. We've felt Schnatter had to go for a long time.

Chains

Oprah Takes a Stake in True Food Kitchen

3 months ago

Can True Food Kitchen deliver the same quality of ingredients at scale that it currently does? That's the big question, and we are a little worried considering Centerbridge Partners' track record managing P.F. Chang's decline in quality.

Chains

Bluestone Lane Raises $19.5 Million in Bid to Build an Avocado Toast Empire

3 months ago

Related Cos.' RSE Ventures is one of the more ambitious — and innovative — investors in growing restaurant brands.

Chains

Top Fast Food Chains Don’t Want Their Minimum Wage Workers to Change Jobs

3 months ago

Cry us a river. We understand the labor challenges of restaurants quite well. But this is about chains squeezing franchisees and franchisees screwing workers. For reference, the CEOs of three of the four lead brands in these cases — Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Wendy’s — made $14.4 million, $5.3 million, and $5.1 million last year, respectively. And their non-competes top out at a year, and only if they're fired for cause.

Chains

Chipotle’s Move to California Results in Over 400 Job Losses in Colorado and New York

3 months ago

It's a big blow for the majority of Chipotle's corporate employees who have called Denver home for decades. CEO Brian Niccol has a lot to prove as he uproots the company and takes a select number of people with him to Newport Beach.

Chains

Shake Shack Shake-Up as 3 Top Executives Depart

3 months ago

The recent departures offer an opportunity for Shake Shack to rethink its approach in various departments.

Chains

Traffic Growth at Fast Casual Chain Restaurants Is Slowing

4 months ago

As traffic slows down, fast casual chains have to step it up in other areas — menu innovation, easy ordering options — in order to keep bringing diners back.