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Blaze Pizza Gets Ready For an IPO by Taking on Domino’s and Pizza Hut

5 years ago

Blaze Pizza's IPO is not expected for another two years, which is a good thing if the company feels compelled to take on international chains at the their own game –– value meals.

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Papa John’s Offers Employees Full Tuition Coverage In Attempt to Retain Staff

5 years ago

The terms aren't as generous at the franchisee level, but, as one of Papa John's newly instated Chief People Officer Marvin Boakye's first initiatives, it's not a bad one.

Tech

DoorDash Is Negotiating a $500 Million Funding Round

5 years ago

When Postmates confidentially filed for an IPO last week, we knew it was only a matter of time before rival DoorDash would try to shout louder with bigger news. In this case, nothing's confirmed, but DoorDash is looking at closing a round of funding that could push the company passed a $6 billion valuation.

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Just Eat Urged to Seek Merger With a Rival

5 years ago

Activist investor Cat Rock is growing more impatient by the day with Just Eat's lack of a CEO appointment. Somewhere Yelp is reading this understanding the UK company's pain.

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Taco Bell and Chipotle Want to Shave Time off Food Deliveries

5 years ago

Thirty-five minutes is entirely too long to deliver fake Mexican food.

Tech

Postmates Files for IPO

5 years ago

Postmates pioneered the food-delivery industry almost a decade ago. Competitor Uber Eats is also expected to go public later this year by way of parent ride-hailing company Uber Technologies.

Tech

Grubhub Stock Plunges on Latest Earnings Report

5 years ago

Grubhub says it's not interested in short-term profits, which is great because it's not posting the short-term profits that investors want to see. The company's earnings forecast for the first quarter missed analyst estimates enough to send shares sliding as much as 21 percent on Thursday morning.

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Instacart Promises to Change Its Misleading ‘Tip’ Policy

5 years ago

There's a real question whether any of the food delivery companies are economically viable once the influx of venture capital cash gets cut off. When they resort to stealing tips from low-paid workers, their future seems even more in doubt.

Tech

Restaurant Reservation Services Battle Over Valentine’s Day Discovery (and Beyond)

5 years ago

We don't want to judge, but do you really want an app telling you the romantic place to go? Save the special occasion advice for human intelligence.

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Panera Bread Ends Its Pay-What-You-Want Experiment

5 years ago

While it's noble to raise awareness about hunger in the U.S., having customers pay what they choose for lunch is not the smartest way to go about it from a business perspective. Panera Bread knows that now.

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Why Papa John’s Could Become the Next Olive Garden

5 years ago

The Starboard-backed pizza chain is in need of stark changes just like Olive Garden was in 2014. But in Papa John's case, all problems lead back to founder John Schnatter.

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Papa John’s Accepts $200 Million Investment From Activist Hedge Fund

5 years ago

The struggling pizza chain did not fancy offers from third parties willing to purchase it outright, but for $200 million, it's willing to make Starboard's CEO the chairman of the company.