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Chains

Starbucks Remains Full Steam Ahead on Loyalty and Delivery

2 years ago

Once again, Starbucks quieted naysayers wondering if the company can withstand the pressure from market rivals. Long-term success is now pinned to its ever-growing digital prowess.

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Chipotle Just Doubled Its Digital Sales

2 years ago

It's a good thing Chipotle didn't take a wait-and-see approach to digital innovation.

Chains

Domino’s Sales Plagued by Aggressive Third-Party Delivery Advertising

2 years ago

We definitely expected Domino’s fortressing strategy to have a negative impact on sales, but the adverse effect from third-party delivery advertising is a new development.

Chains

Marketing Is Not Enough For Luckin Coffee to Dethrone Starbucks in China

2 years ago

Luckin Coffee's current business model is not sustainable. And at a certain point, the investor funding has to stop flowing if nothing changes.

Tech

Grubhub Starts to Leverage Last Year’s LevelUp Acquisition

2 years ago

As newer third-party delivery companies mature into viable businesses, each will need to differentiate itself in the marketplace. Grubhub's $390 million acquisition of LevelUp offers restaurants a comprehensive way to manage its consumer-facing business and capitalize on opportunity.

Chains

This Casual Dining Chain’s Growth Strategy Isn’t Tied to Loyalty or Delivery

2 years ago

Snooze may not have to extend its store hours beyond the early afternoon to reach new sales heights, but the company knows technology is integral to its growth. So too is a larger footprint.

Chains

Fast Casual Chains Demonstrate Steady Industry Growth

2 years ago

It's a good time to be in the business of slinging bowls of food for office lunch crowds.

Tech

Yelp Asks Reviewers to Weigh In on Single-Use Plastics

2 years ago

When you're trying to get a grip on sustainability practices and plastics use, asking users to report what restaurants are doing is a solid strategy.

Operations

Innovative Restaurateurs: Zingerman’s Helps Businesses Make Money and Keep Staff

2 years ago

As restaurants are scrambling to banish abusive cultures, Zingerman’s training arm is marking its 25th year of teaching ideas like open-book management, leadership philosophy, and continuous improvement.

Chains

McDonald’s Drops Signature Crafted Recipes Line

2 years ago

Fancy McDonald's wasn't resonating with consumers. Not every idea is a winner, and it's better to cut losses now.

Chains

Plant-Based Protein Is Breakfast’s Not-So-Secret Ingredient

2 years ago

For many restaurant chains, the breakfast category presents plenty of opportunity for sales growth. Adding vegan options to the morning menu is yet another way to get more diners through the door.

Tech

Google Maps Could Be the Do-It-All Restaurant App of the Future

2 years ago

Google Maps has become a daily must-use for plenty of people. As its parent company looks further into the restaurant business, Maps could become an indispensable superapp for the future of restaurants.