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Romano’s Macaroni Grill Files for Bankruptcy Protection

4 months ago

It's a tough world out there for existing sit-down restaurant chains. Color us unsurprised.

Strategy

San Francisco’s Souvla Announces Smart Delivery-Only Pop-Up in New York

4 months ago

This is a perfect, tech-savvy move by Souvla to introduce New Yorkers to its much-loved menu offerings. I'll always have that hometown San Francisco pride, but I'm pulling for a proper NYC location of my favorite fast-casual spot.

Chains

Ruby Tuesday Is Going Private After Years of Falling Short on Revenues

4 months ago

Tip for the new owners: Go smaller, get interesting. Right now there’s next to nothing to distinguish it from Fridays or Applebee’s.

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Restaurants Look to Emerging Global Markets for Growth

4 months ago

In a country that some call over-restauranted, emerging markets overseas are the new frontier for U.S.-based chains.

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Philippines Favorite Jollibee Is Looking for Acquisitions to Grow in the U.S. and China

4 months ago

An acquisition of Pret would certainaly diversify the brand, as well as put it on nearly every corner in major markets like New York City.

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Domino’s Investors Aren’t Happy With the Chain, Despite Solid Quarterly Results

4 months ago

Note to investors: “Torrid expansions” always wane.

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Fast Food and Fast Fashion Collide in Taco Bell and Forever 21 Collaboration

4 months ago

Nice work by Yum brands to get patrons to pay to advertise its restaurants on their clothing.

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Pakistan Is Having a Fast Food Moment as More Women Take Jobs and Incomes Swell

4 months ago

As the U.S. market hits a saturation point, opportunities for growth outside the U.S. abound and offer excellent opportunities to rethink global food businesses.

Chains

Burger King Tries to Burn Wendy’s with Its Own Spicy Nuggets

4 months ago

I don't know about you but I'm crossing my fingers for another fast food Twitter smackdown over spicy nuggets.

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Carl’s Jr. Begs for Amazon’s Attention on Twitter with #AmazonBuyUs Stunt

4 months ago

Is Carl's Jr. serious? The tweets are funny... but also a little weird.

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Danny Meyer Clarifies Shake Shack Automation and his Employee-Centric Private Equity Fund

4 months ago

A close reading of all of the Danny Meyer and Shake Shack news supports Meyer's point here, but with so much happening so quickly, it's easy to see how the two unrelated stories got tangled together.

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Bareburger Announces a New Vegan Concept Coming Next Year

4 months ago

Bareburger found success serving the plant-based Impossible Burger in half of its locations, but to sustain a standalone vegan concept, the menu has to go much deeper than a basic burger.