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Restaurant Chains Push Back Against New York’s Proposed Cashless Ban

2 days ago

The restaurant operators are urging local government to consider the operational efficiencies that going cashless provides, while local government urges operators to consider the larger implications of closing off their restaurants to customers who don't have easy access to bank accounts. At least at this point, it doesn't exactly sound like either side is listening to the other.

Chains

Taco Bell Nearly Doubles Television Advertising Spend in January

2 days ago

Last month called for the restaurant industry to recharge its TV marketing efforts after a slow holiday period. Taco Bell just did so better than anyone else.

Tech

Yelp Beats Earnings and Predicts Double-Digit Revenue Growth Through 2025

4 days ago

After much shareholder pressure to deliver, Yelp was ready for its moment in the sun after reporting earnings that easily topped Wall Street's estimates.

Independents

Intelligentsia Coffee Expands New York Presence With Another Hotel Outpost

4 days ago

Today’s new luxury hotels are on the hunt to fill their F&B spaces with trendsetting partners. That’s why the owner of the soon-to-be TWA Hotel at JFK is looking to the Midwest to satisfy its caffeine craving.

Chains

Denny’s Growth Is Tied to Modernizing its Stores

5 days ago

There is a lot of truth to the notion that franchisees can run stores better than companies. Denny's, similar to its market competitors, is now banking on this strategy for future growth.

Chains

Grubhub Will Now Power Pizza Hut Delivery

5 days ago

This move makes sense for Pizza Hut, solely because Grubhub already operates the off-premise businesses of sister chains Taco Bell and KFC. So what if its industry pizza rivals with proprietary delivery make fun of it?

Chains

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

6 days ago

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

Chains

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

7 days 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.

Tech

Grubhub Breaks Down Its Chain Partnerships Strategy

1 week ago

It's no surprise that Grubhub is going after more enterprise restaurant relationships this year, and it says that it's the one to beat when it comes to the variety of technology support that it can offer to the nationwide chains.

Chains

Pizza Hut’s Lack of Foot Traffic Plagues Store Sales

1 week 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.

Chains

Dunkin’s Espresso Rollout Flattens Sales

1 week 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.

Chains

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

1 week 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.