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Food

Beyond Meat’s Successful IPO Points to Opportunity for Restaurants

5 years ago

The consumer demand is there. Whether restaurants (and the faux-meat startups) have the operational capacity to keep up with demand is another question.

Independents

Chicago, Philadelphia Win Big at the 2019 James Beard Awards

5 years ago

When a James Beard Award winner is crowned, odds are a boost in food tourism to that region is likely to follow.

Chains

Luckin Coffee Needs a New Business Model for Long-Term Profitability

5 years ago

As we reported shortly after Luckin Coffee's IPO, the startup will need more than just creative marketing to stick around and compete with Starbucks in China.

Chains

Delivery Is Crucial to All Restaurant Chains’ Growth

5 years ago

Operators have no choice but to figure out how to make delivery work, whether on their own or through aggregators. Who will ultimately have more control over the other has yet to be determined.

Food

Beyond Meat Is Worth $1.5B in Market Debut

5 years ago

Beyond Meat lands on the public market with plenty of popularity (and high-profile investors). Its products are sold in grocery stores, but — like competitor Impossible Foods — continued large chain restaurant partnerships could really move the needle.

Food

Rising Meat Prices Threaten Restaurant Chains’ Bottom Lines

5 years ago

Here's another reason those Impossible Burgers are so irresistible.

Tech

SoftBank to Invest $1 Billion in Colombia’s Rappi Delivery App

5 years ago

SoftBank's interest in the on-demand delivery space is well documented with a string of investments from Uber to DoorDash. What's another billion?

Chains

Restaurant Brands International Knows Popeyes Can Do Better

5 years ago

Sure, RBI can — and should — have high hopes for the company's growth, but Popeyes has a long way to go before it competes on Burger King's level.

Chains

Coffee Chains Rush to Find Plastic Cup Alternatives

5 years ago

Government officials have steadily increased efforts to crack down on chains' dependence on single-use plastics. To their credit, companies saw this coming, but solutions to the global problem just haven't been good enough.

Chains

Chipotle Still Plagued by Customer Illness

5 years ago

Remember that food illness outbreak at that one restaurant in Ohio last summer? It's coming back to bite the company again.

Operations

After Flirting With Cashless Payments, Sweetgreen Will Accept Paper Money Again

5 years ago

By hoping to embrace a cashless future, Sweetgreen may have been alienating some customers — and thanks to new legislation, potentially breaking the law.

Chains

McDonald’s Knows How Much Uber Eats Needs Its Business

5 years ago

If Uber's IPO filing made anything clear, it's that Uber Eats relies on its chain partnerships to survive. The McDonald's partnership is critical to Uber's success as a public company — and they know it.