Tag: ipo

Chains

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

1 month 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.

Food

Beyond Meat Is Worth $1.5B in Market Debut

2 months 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.

Chains

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

2 months 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.

Chains

Chinese Startup Luckin Coffee Files for Its U.S. IPO

2 months ago

A look at Luckin Coffee's financials detail what we already knew: The company, just founded in 2017, is growing too fast for its own good. A pending IPO will only add to the mounting pressure of competing with Starbucks in its second largest market.

Food

Beyond Meat’s Pending IPO Could Be Valued at $1.2 Billion

2 months ago

Beyond Meat is one of several makers of plant-based meat substitutes that have attracted high-profile investors. And with revenue more than doubling in 2018 for the second consecutive year, it's easy to see why.

Chains

Malaysia KFC Operator May Take Company Public This Year

2 months ago

The IPO would give a boost to share sales, although fundraising via this route isn't as lucrative as it once was in Malaysia.

Tech

7 Things Uber’s IPO Filing Reveals About Uber Eats

2 months ago

Thanks to its parent company's IPO filing, we're finally learning more — officially — about the food delivery giant and how it expects to grow.

Chains

Chuck E. Cheese Is Reinventing Itself as a Millennial Parent Hangout

2 months ago

No one goes to Chuck E. Cheese for the food. So this is clearly an eatertainment play; almost like a Dave & Buster's for kids.

Chains

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

4 months 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.

Tech

Postmates Files for IPO

4 months 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.

Independents

Starbucks Rival Luckin Coffee Considers U.S. IPO

5 months ago

Is Luckin Coffee coming to America? Probably not in the near term. But an IPO would offer the startup extra capital to burn through to build the thousands of more stores it has planned.