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Chains

McDonald’s Is Tearing Down Its First Franchised Restaurant-Turned-Museum

3 weeks ago

Fitting, considering the first McDonald's restaurant run by the McDonald brothers was torn down decades ago after Kroc took over the family name and the chain.

Marketing

Facebook Watch Lures Mind of a Chef From PBS

3 weeks ago

Facebook has realized that taking advantage of content producers desperate to get in your social feeds is not the best way to encourage creative minds. Seeing ZPZ move its Emmy-winning chef show is a signal that Facebook may be ready to grow up.

Independents

12 Destination Restaurants (Mostly) Outside of Big Cities

3 weeks ago

As travelers search for more authentic experiences, food will continue to top their lists.

Marketing

Donald Trump Has Become Quite the Burger Influencer in Tokyo

3 weeks ago

We've always said that social media "influencers" were simply the worst. We appreciated this new evidence to support our position.

Chains

Papa John’s Turns to Twitter to Deflate Criticism After NFL Blame Game

3 weeks ago

Papa John's problem is not the NFL. It is bad pizza and the presence of its CEO in all its advertising. Time to ditch the creep factor on the latter, and do a Domino's-level improvement on the former.

Food

Eataly World’s Opening Signals the Next Phase of Food Hall Expansion

4 weeks ago

Have we reach peak food hall? No, not even close. These playgrounds are a solution of sorts to disappearing retail by filling expensive real estate and playing to consumers’ appetites for gourmet choices and largely local, organic obsessions.

Strategy

Grubhub and OpenTable in Loyalty Partnership With Hotel Chain

4 weeks ago

Expect more travel brands to extend their reach into the dining experience going forward, especially since consumers have to eat every day and may only travel on occasion. And after all, the way to anyone's heart is through their stomachs, right?

Chains

Secret Ingredient: Cracker Barrel’s Hip Biscuit Concept Holler & Dash

4 weeks ago

You might feel young and hip eating at at Holler & Dash, and that's by design — from parent company Cracker Barrel. Surprise!

Chains

Fast Food Chains Are Exporting Obesity and Diabetes as They Expand Abroad

4 weeks ago

New international markets are providing huge growth opportunities for American fast food chains. As these companies change the fundamentals of the food landscapes abroad, they have a responsibility to those they feed — and they should act as such.

Chains

Buffalo Wild Wings Gets Takeover Offer by Private Equity Firm

4 weeks ago

The per-share offer is more that BWW is trading at now, but significantly below last year's number. This is not the best news for the company's long-term health.

Food

How Food Sensitivities Drive Menu Development

4 weeks ago

Marketing

Facebook’s Events App Morphs Into Facebook Local

4 weeks ago

Getting local right has been the holy grail for many digital players for years. We're not sure Facebook has the stamina to stay in the tase.