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Outback Parent Company Sees Great Promise In Off-Premise Sales

4 months ago

Unlike some of its competitors, Bloomin' Brands is bullish on the potential of delivery, take-out, and catering to eventually make up 30 percent of the company's overall sales. They are willing to invest in everything from an in-house delivery team to store remodels with specific delivery-friendly components to make it happen.

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Wingstop CEO Wants to ‘Digitize Every Transaction’

4 months ago

Wingstop's digital sales and tech-forward initiatives are poised to launch it into pizza delivery territory, but it still needs to contend with a nationwide awareness and recognition issue.

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Chipotle Needs to Get More Customers Into Its Restaurants

4 months ago

While Chipotle has stopped losing guests because of scares, it needs to add new ones to replace those that have not come back or who have yet to try it.

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Cinnabon Owner Eyes Rumored 2019 Focus Brands IPO

4 months ago

A Focus Brands IPO is long awaited, though the restaurant investor is not short on cash.

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Shake Shack Launches Online Ordering

4 months ago

Finally, customers no longer have to download Shake Shack's app in order to place a digital order for pickup. We expect digital sales to rise for the chain now that they'll be able to reach more customers online.

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Joe & The Juice’s Private Equity Owners Want an IPO for 2019

4 months ago

Joe & The Juice has great branding and a unique product, but with its high prices and unique menu items, we don't see it breaking out of specific urban markets.

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Restaurant Brands International CEO: ‘We’re Really Just Playing Catch-Up’ on Technology

4 months ago

This won't be the only time that we hear this sentiment from industry CEOs who have been dragging their feet on offering delivery, updating loyalty programs, and utilizing in-store technology. On the plus side, they get to learn from others' mistakes.

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Chipotle CEO Looks to Ads and Digital Sales to ‘Cultivate a Better Future’

4 months ago

Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol outlined his turnaround plan in June, but still cautions it's "early days" for just about everything, from menu changes to price changes to a new customer loyalty program.

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Dunkin’ Donuts’ Beverage Strategy Is Working, at Least for Now

4 months ago

Early signs for Dunkin' Donuts' look good as it challenges Starbucks for the heart of coffee lovers everywhere.

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China’s Hotpot Giant Will Use Robots for Orders and Serving

4 months ago

Haidilao has mastered both logistics and customer service in ways that are the envy of any industry. If they can make automation work at scale, a number of of chains will seek to replicate its success.

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Analysts Like Wingstop, But the Downgrades Keep Coming

4 months ago

Sure, the downgrades don't feel good. But other chains would love to have its stock performance this year.

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McDonald’s Sales Bump Isn’t Benefitting Operators

4 months ago

Despite investors' approval of McDonald's strategy to revamp U.S. restaurant locations, operators aren't loving it — and claim cash flow is lacking.