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P.F. Chang’s Owner In Talks to Sell Asian-Themed Chain for $700 Million

3 months ago

There was a time when P.F. Chang's — both the brand and the food — just seemed wonderfully fresh. Anyone who has visited lately know that is no longer the case. And changing from one P.E. firm to another is not really the traditional way to reinvigorate a tired brand.

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Beyond Meat and Carl’s Jr. Partner for Meatless Alternative

3 months ago

The mainstream appeal for plant-based protein isn't slowing down in 2019.

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This Year Was Bad for U.S. Chain Restaurants and Next Year Could Be Worse

3 months ago

There are certainly challenges ahead, but they will be felt most strongly by the weak chains, not those that have been focused on what consumers want right now rather than their own internal problems.

Chains

The Top Restaurant Mergers and Acquisitions Deals of 2018

3 months ago

Short story: It was good to be a coffee chain this year.

Food

11 Moments That Mattered for the Restaurant Industry in 2018

3 months ago

From mergers to leadership changes to loss, 2018 was filled with news that kept us on our toes. Here are the stories that had the biggest impact.

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Taco Bell’s Strategy to Win in Urban Markets Involves Delivery, Kiosks and Alcohol

3 months ago

Taco Bell may be one of the largest quick-service restaurant chains in America, but it sees a ton of growth opportunities still to be had in highly populated urban areas. The Cantina concept is its key to success in those uniquely difficult markets.

Chains

Olive Garden’s Parent Company Is No Closer to Finding a Delivery Partner

3 months ago

A delivery partnership for Olive Garden could come soon, since its current in-house delivery platform is disappointing customers.

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Jack in the Box Really Wants Someone to Buy It

3 months ago

Is every fast-food chain with franchisee problems open to selling? It sure seems like it. Unfortunately for Jack in the Box, the company isn't looking too attractive to potential buyers at the moment.

Food

Japan’s Best Curry Chain Is Now in Europe

3 months ago

As Asian chains gain footholds in new markets we will see a new kind of competition that appeals to new diners is ways that home-grown favorites can't compete.

Chains

Starbucks Will Greatly Expand Uber Eats Partnership in the U.S.

3 months ago

Starbucks is only concerned with delivery both in the U.S. and China. At the same time, the coffee chain is growing at an unprecedented rate. Time will tell if it's actually moving too fast.

Chains

Delivery and Rewards Highlight Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’s Growth Strategy

3 months ago

Turns out regional chains' expansion strategies aren't so different from the their larger counterparts. The secret formula is delivery, rewards, and franchising.

Chains

Restaurant Chains Benefit From Trump’s Trade War While Farmers Suffer

3 months ago

Too much meat is good news for chains selling stuff for cheap, but it's terrible long-term news for the people producing the food and could impact their ability to produce it in the future.