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McDonald’s Spent $50 Million on TV Advertising in April

7 months ago

We're continuing to see a trend among large restaurant chains of marketing during sports telecasts. What will these companies do during the summer, when the sports calendar is always runs a little dry?

Chains

Papa John’s Claims It’s Still on Track Despite More Losses

7 months ago

To Papa John's credit, the company has been on the offensive this year, but positive same-store sales will likely not come until 2020.

Tech

Google Wants to Tell You What to Eat

7 months ago

Google's Maps product was well on its way to becoming indispensable to the restaurant industry, but new announcements signal Google's continued interest in the space across a wide variety of products.

People

Innovative Restaurateurs: Rick Bayless Is Still Stretching His Wings

7 months ago

After 32 years on the restaurant scene, you couldn’t blame Rick Bayless for kicking back. Instead, he’s rolling up his sleeves, minding each of his businesses — from airport locations to Chicago flagships — with care.

Tech

Catering, Event Management: April Restaurant Industry Funding

7 months ago

Here's your cheat sheet to everyone who picked up extra cash last month to fund development and technology innovation in the industry.

People

Interview: Alain Ducasse on Running a Successful Restaurant Empire

7 months ago

Alain Ducasse is a living legend with 20 Michelin stars and 30 restaurants bearing his name. Though he is famous for running France’s gilded dining rooms in its most expensive venues, the chef has recently expanded his business at a breakneck pace by focusing on multicultural cuisine and more affordable restaurant concepts.

People

Job Growth in U.S. Restaurants Remains Steady in April

7 months ago

Analysts forecasted a slowdown in job growth in April, especially after March numbers were revised down. But restaurants and the overall U.S. economy proved resilient.

Chains

Shake Shack Raises Prices on Chicken, Delivery Could Be Next

7 months ago

Delivery pricing and the high cost of chicken cut into the chain's profits this quarter.

Tech

DoorDash Partners With Wyndham Rewards at 3,700 U.S. Hotels

7 months ago

Travelers, whether for work or leisure, want to dine at local restaurants. If they can't venture out, easy restaurant delivery is the next best option.

Tech

OpenTable Acquires Guest Management Platform Venga

7 months ago

In an industry where diner data is gold, knowing how to use it to run a better business is mission critical to success.

Chains

Dunkin’ Proves it Can Run on Espresso

7 months ago

A blend of espresso and smart digital strategy propelled Dunkin' to its best performance in years. Thanks, mobile apps and delivery.

Chains

Pizza Hut Delivery Works, Dine-In Does Not

7 months ago

As far as Pizza Hut is concerned, the company cannot construct Delco stores fast enough, especially with foot traffic down in recent quarters. It will surely leverage its new $5 value menu and expanding Grubhub partnership to lure customers back.