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Chains

Dunkin’s Espresso Rollout Flattens Sales

2 years 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’

2 years 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.

Chains

Chipotle Says It Has Built a Profitable Delivery Business

2 years 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.

Food

New York Restaurants Grapple With Unexpected CBD Ban

2 years ago

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's rollout of its CBD ban has been called both vague and sneaky by restaurant operators across New York City. But what's really confusing for business owners is having to hear about new regulations via media reports, instead of documentation from the governing entity.

Tech

Chain Restaurants’ Apps Drive Digital Orders Despite Third-Party Challengers

2 years ago

Independent restaurants might rely more heavily on third-party apps to drive digital orders, but quick-service restaurant chains are doing just fine hooking in customers through their own branded mobile apps.

Chains

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

2 years 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.

Operations

U.S. Restaurants and Bars Added More Jobs Than Most Other Industries in January

2 years ago

Nearly one in ten working Americans held a job in the restaurant industry in January. In the race to hire and retain skilled staff members, restaurants need to be investing in every aspect of employee welfare to consistently attract team members who want to stick around.

Operations

Dig Inn Launches In-House Delivery System

2 years ago

For the restaurateurs who can afford the upfront development costs, investing in a proprietary delivery system offers way better profit margins — and, often, a better customer experience — than third-party delivery services.

Chains

Pizza Delivery Is the Real Competition Over Super Bowl Weekend

2 years 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.

Chains

McDonald’s CEO Isn’t Concerned About Franchisee Unrest

2 years ago

The operator complaints regarding McDonald's costly store remodels were an inevitable part of the revamp process. How CEO Steve Easterbrook handles the complaints, though, is going to be the difference between whether this giant project works or not.

People

Innovative Restaurateurs: Sam Fox Aims to Double the Size of His Empire by 2022

2 years ago

Sam Fox has always been a big deal out west. Now, he’s ready to replicate that success in new markets across the country.

Tech

January Restaurant Industry Funding: Labor Tech and Loyalty Startups Raise Millions

2 years ago

Olo, 7shifts, and Chowbus were among the companies that started out the year on a financial high note.