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New Bloomin’ Brands CEO, Same Off-Premise Strategy at Outback Steakhouse

6 months ago

It's a rarity to see a large restaurant group decide not to chose between proprietary and third-party delivery, but instead happily opt for both in efforts to get all of the customers it can.

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Bloomin’ Brands CEO Is Out

6 months ago

Outback remains the restaurant group's strongest performing brand. The job for Bloomin' Brands' new CEO is to get its other three brands right.

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Yum China’s Female-Led Executive Ranks

6 months ago

Restaurant chains in the U.S. and other markets should take note of Yum China's promotion process.

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Papa John’s Hopes Its New Marketing Strategy Will Bring It All the Way Back

7 months ago

It seems obvious to market ingredients as a pizza chain. But Papa John's chose to market value promotions and limited time offers to win back customers. I can't blame them because the strategy has worked wonders for QSR restaurants.

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Veggie Grill’s CEO on the Explosion of the Plant-Based Protein Market

7 months ago

As plant-based protein takes on a more welcomed status in the mainstream American diet, vegan chains like Veggie Grill are uniquely positioned to capitalize on diners willing to pay more for less meat.

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Yum China’s Bet on AI and Robot Servers Is Beginning to Pay Off

7 months ago

Not to pile on Pizza Hut, but it's telling that the Yum brands that are resonating with Chinese diners are the same ones connecting with those in the U.S.: KFC and Taco Bell.

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Papa John’s Founder Will Resign From Company Board

7 months ago

What a whirlwind the past eight months have been for Papa John's. After a long battle with its former chairman, the company can now focus on putting Starboard's recent $200 million investment to good use.

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Danny Trejo Proves Celebrity Restaurants Can Work

7 months ago

It was never Danny Trejo’s goal to open a chain of Mexican restaurants, but when the opportunity presented itself, he jumped at the chance. Now with only two other partners, he has a string of Trejo’s Tacos, Cantinas and Coffee & Donuts shops around Los Angeles, with more cities targeted for 2019.

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Papa John’s Is Expanding Its DoorDash Partnership

7 months ago

It's telling when even the pizza chains — the one sector of the industry that had a leg up on delivery long before the third-party services arrived on the scene — are turning towards Grubhub, Postmates, and DoorDash to help out with off-premise sales and logistics.

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Wingstop Adds More Stores But It Really Needs Name Recognition

7 months ago

All is well at Wingstop, even if it is a relatively unknown brand. The company plans to change its low profile — and the new strategy just might work.

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Tim Hortons Expands to China

7 months ago

Tim Hortons is hoping to differentiate itself in China by offering shrimp sandwiches and salads along with its regular coffee menu, but we'd be willing to bet a shrimp sandwich that Tim Hortons isn't going to lure consumers away from Starbucks or Luckin.

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Papa John’s CEO: We Are Still Suffering From Customer Sentiment

7 months ago

At least losses for Papa John's are no longer in the double digits.