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Taco Bell and Chipotle Want to Shave Time off Food Deliveries

4 months ago

Thirty-five minutes is entirely too long to deliver fake Mexican food.

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Burger King’s ‘Whopper Detour’ Campaign Led to 1.5 Million App Downloads

4 months ago

Who cares if the chain is tracking your location data? There are one cent Whoppers to be had.

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Chipotle ‘Hasn’t Even Scratched the Surface’ on U.S. Store Growth

4 months ago

Not only does Chipotle see a future in which its domestic store count is much larger, but it's also taking the steps now to make sure that the new restaurants are built for a future where digital order sales account for a significant part of the chain's overall revenue.

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Pizza Hut’s Lack of Foot Traffic Plagues Store Sales

4 months ago

Pizza Hut is banking on delivery to get store sales back to where they once were, and it soon may have help from Yum! Brands' official delivery partner, Grubhub.

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Dunkin’s Espresso Rollout Flattens Sales

4 months ago

As a company, is it ever a bad thing to admit you got way ahead of yourself? We don't think so. Dunkin's store expansion and remodeling efforts were very aggressive last quarter. Almost three months in, expect to see more of that advertising it has been promising us.

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Yum CEO on Taco Bell’s Success: ‘There’s No Silver Bullet’

4 months ago

Taco Bell continues to be the shining example of success in Yum Brands' portfolio. The brand can't go wrong on anything right now, from its well-perceived value menu to in-store tech innovations and integrated delivery partnership with Grubhub.

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Chipotle Says It Has Built a Profitable Delivery Business

4 months ago

Chipotle's integrated partnership with DoorDash and the extra investment in building out in-store delivery efficiencies has been paying off well for the chain. Plus, it doesn't hurt that burritos are the perfect delivery food.

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Panera Bread Ends Its Pay-What-You-Want Experiment

4 months ago

While it's noble to raise awareness about hunger in the U.S., having customers pay what they choose for lunch is not the smartest way to go about it from a business perspective. Panera Bread knows that now.

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McDonald’s Operators Are Worried by the Chain’s Huge Delivery Success

4 months ago

McDonald's is going full speed ahead with its Uber Eats integration, but at what cost? Some operators are saying that the system's delivery economics are unsustainable, and, eventually, that's going to have to change.

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Why Papa John’s Could Become the Next Olive Garden

4 months ago

The Starboard-backed pizza chain is in need of stark changes just like Olive Garden was in 2014. But in Papa John's case, all problems lead back to founder John Schnatter.

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Papa John’s Accepts $200 Million Investment From Activist Hedge Fund

4 months ago

The struggling pizza chain did not fancy offers from third parties willing to purchase it outright, but for $200 million, it's willing to make Starboard's CEO the chairman of the company.

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Pizza Delivery Is the Real Competition Over Super Bowl Weekend

5 months ago

It's the biggest pizza day of the year, but no pizza chain wants to spend top dollar for TV advertisements during the Super Bowl. Instead, companies have other plans to bring customers to their stores.