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Marketing

Papa John’s Hires a New CMO

2 years ago

Papa John's has its CMO. It will be interesting to see how the industry vet attempts to turn the company's fortunes around.

Tech

DoorDash’s Latest Promotion Outlines How Hard It Is to Thrive on a Third-Party Delivery Platform

2 years ago

Third-party delivery platforms are a risky business for small restaurants, where commission fees are steep and the competition is overwhelming. While DoorDash's new initiative is a nice step for the 10 participating restaurants, many other independent restaurateurs feel gouged by its pricing structure.

Chains

Papa John’s Targets a Younger Demographic With Star Power and Third-Party Delivery

2 years ago

Papa John's is fighting for cultural relevance, and it is doing so in every way imaginable. It's easily the greatest soap opera happening right now.

Chains

McDonald’s $300 Million Bet on Personalized Menus Makes Sense: Here’s Why

2 years ago

McDonald's was a turnaround story a few years ago. Now, it's solidly in growth mode, fueled by strategic investments and initiatives that bring technology to the forefront of its business.

Chains

McDonalds Buys Dynamic Yield For $300 Million to Bring Big Data to Drive-Thru

2 years ago

Given all of the plans that McDonald's has for implementing the game-changing technology, the $300 million price tag was probably a bargain.

Chains

Quick Service Chains Win Big With Millennial Parents

2 years ago

Quick service restaurants strategically invest heavily in TV and digital advertising, in efforts to push cheaper value meals than competitors and new menu items. It's safe to say, given NPD Group's data, that the strategy has worked. The question is how much lower can prices go before companies start shooting themselves in the foot?

Food

Impossible Foods Lands Another Restaurant Chain Partner

2 years ago

Both Red Robin and Impossible Foods could use the favorable attention from this new partnership.

Chains

Shaquille O’Neal Called In to Assist Papa John’s Corporate Makeover

2 years ago

Papa John's is going full court press on its turnaround. Delivery, check. New management, check. And now, star power, check.

Tech

Uber Eats Changes Its Delivery Fee Structure

2 years ago

We're not surprised to see Uber Eats aligning with its competitors on the new fee structure, especially to drive more revenue on smaller orders.

Tech

New Postmates Algorithm Saves You Money on Delivery

2 years ago

The new development differentiates Postmates among its stiff competition — not a bad look for a company that just filed for an IPO.

Chains

Olive Garden Sales Buoyed by Off-Premise Business and Higher Average Tickets

2 years ago

It's hard for us to understand why analysts keep saying casual dining is dead. Applebee's, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, and now Olive Garden have all reported strong quarterly sales.

Chains

Points-Based Loyalty Is What Diners Want

2 years ago

No need to reinvent the wheel here. Simple, straightforward, points-based loyalty programs are what customers are demanding.