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IHOP’s Burger Stunt Led to Its Best Sales Year Since 2015

2 months ago

Increased foot traffic and off-premise sales were other factors behind the brand's resurgence last year. But hats off to IHOP's marketing team.

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The Cheesecake Factory Is Making the Most of Its Delivery Partnership

2 months ago

In the land of exclusive chain partnerships, The Cheesecake Factory's relationship with DoorDash is one that it feels very comfortable bragging about.

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Starbucks Will Open an All-Day Restaurant in Shanghai

2 months ago

Starbucks' renewed focus on China comes as it has rethought strategies in other global markets. Where laissez faire works in Europe, it doesn't in China.

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Starbucks and Politics Probably Aren’t a Good Mix

2 months ago

We think the concern here is overblown, especially at this point. Where are the coffee drinkers going to go, Dunkin'?

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Taco Bell Nearly Doubles Television Advertising Spend in January

2 months ago

Last month called for the restaurant industry to recharge its TV marketing efforts after a slow holiday period. Taco Bell just did so better than anyone else.

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Blaze Pizza Gets Ready For an IPO by Taking on Domino’s and Pizza Hut

2 months ago

Blaze Pizza's IPO is not expected for another two years, which is a good thing if the company feels compelled to take on international chains at the their own game –– value meals.

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Papa John’s Offers Employees Full Tuition Coverage In Attempt to Retain Staff

2 months ago

The terms aren't as generous at the franchisee level, but, as one of Papa John's newly instated Chief People Officer Marvin Boakye's first initiatives, it's not a bad one.

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Denny’s Growth Is Tied to Modernizing its Stores

2 months ago

There is a lot of truth to the notion that franchisees can run stores better than companies. Denny's, similar to its market competitors, is now banking on this strategy for future growth.

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Grubhub Will Now Power Pizza Hut Delivery

2 months ago

This move makes sense for Pizza Hut, solely because Grubhub already operates the off-premise businesses of sister chains Taco Bell and KFC. So what if its industry pizza rivals with proprietary delivery make fun of it?

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Taco Bell and Chipotle Want to Shave Time off Food Deliveries

2 months ago

Thirty-five minutes is entirely too long to deliver fake Mexican food.

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Burger King’s ‘Whopper Detour’ Campaign Led to 1.5 Million App Downloads

2 months ago

Who cares if the chain is tracking your location data? There are one cent Whoppers to be had.

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Chipotle ‘Hasn’t Even Scratched the Surface’ on U.S. Store Growth

2 months ago

Not only does Chipotle see a future in which its domestic store count is much larger, but it's also taking the steps now to make sure that the new restaurants are built for a future where digital order sales account for a significant part of the chain's overall revenue.