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As Fast Food Price Wars Heat up, New Menu Items Set the Tone

4 months ago

Early low-price options give us a look at what to expect from fast food chains this year. Heres hoping they won't get too caught up in low prices and keep quality on the menu.

Chains

Darden Says It Will Turn Tax Cut Into Employee Benefits

4 months ago

At this point the nature of the investment is vague, but Darden is a leader in the industry when it comes to employee benefits. Let's hope it pushes the envelope even further.

Chains

Dunkin Donuts Is Making Is Food Menu Smaller and Simpler

5 months ago

As Dunkin and Starbucks have rushed in to sell more than muffins and donuts, they have both fallen short on matters of taste as well as over-complication for both consumers and franchisees.

Chains

Traders Push Shake Shack Higher on Unproven Hopes That Tax Overhaul Will Be Good

5 months ago

We won't really know how the new tax laws will impact restaurants or their workers for another 18 months at least, so we're going to argue that this analyst's note is as prescient as a coin flip.

Chains

5 People Who Could Replace Chipotle’s Outgoing CEO

5 months ago

Chipotle's message of healthier and better food has been hammered by its health scares (which, to be fair, seem to be at least partially a product of always-on social media outrage). The new CEO's first job is to change this conversation.

Chains

Papa John’s Stock Drops After CEO Departure Announcement

5 months ago

Founders and CEOs don't get pushed out of their companies right before a holiday with no succession plan in place just because sales are down and they made a slightly unpopular comment about the NFL. The stock market is reacting like this because something smells funny.

People

Papa John’s Founder and CEO to Step Down in January Following Protest Criticism

5 months ago

This means the creepy commercials will go away, right?

Chains

Reports of Illness at One L.A. Chipotle Revive Big Fears

5 months ago

The problem with reports of illness caused by Chipotle — substantiated or not — is that they're immediately believable given the chain's history.

Chains

Delivery Isn’t Part of Olive Garden’s Strategy (Yet)

5 months ago

Olive Garden has posted growth for years even as other chains have floundered. If it's not broken...

Chains

Jack in the Box Sells Qdoba to Private Equity Firm for $305 Million

5 months ago

Both brands in this headlines suffer from lack of consumer interest, market differentiation, or food items that anyone remembers. But sure, selling one off will solve all their problems.

Chains

McDonald’s First Eco-Friendly Restaurant Is Open in Maryland

5 months ago

One location of the fast food restaurant has gone green enough for certification from the Green Restaurant Association. Incentives to franchisees could equal more to come in the future.

Chains

Wendy’s Reddit AMA Can’t Match Its Top-Notch Twitter Game

5 months ago

Wendy's Reddit AMA keeps the formula for the brand's secret sauce to itself, and still provides no answer to the future of Spicy Chicken Nuggets.