Tag: real estate

Chains

Pizza Hut Delivery Works, Dine-In Does Not

5 months ago

As far as Pizza Hut is concerned, the company cannot construct Delco stores fast enough, especially with foot traffic down in recent quarters. It will surely leverage its new $5 value menu and expanding Grubhub partnership to lure customers back.

Chains

Denny’s Off-Premise Business Continues to Fuel Growth

5 months ago

The diner is the latest chain this earnings season to talk up the importance of delivery for their business, as it gradually sells company-owned stores to franchisees.

Chains

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

5 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

5 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.

Chains

Starbucks Invests in Solar Energy to Power Stores in Texas

5 months ago

Starbucks has tried to paint itself as a "green company" for at least two years now. With strawless lids already in distribution, and a company mandate to introduce new recyclable cups to cut down on its waste footprint by 2022, it may actually be working.

Chains

Subway Shutters More Stores as Diners Pass on Footlongs

6 months ago

Subway was once considered a healthier option than traditional fast food. But then diners began to realize its sandwiches are packed with calories and carbs.

Chains

Wingstop Adds More Stores But It Really Needs Name Recognition

7 months ago

All is well at Wingstop, even if it is a relatively unknown brand. The company plans to change its low profile — and the new strategy just might work.

People

Innovative Restaurateurs: Guiding Lettuce Entertain You’s Explosive Growth

7 months ago

Chicago’s most notable restaurant group now has 120 restaurants in nine states, but it is picky about the concepts it embraces.

Independents

How World-Renowned Tartine Bakery Tackled Its Most Ambitious Project Yet

7 months ago

Tartine Bakery has been a San Francisco staple since 2002, but now it’s a global brand, with seven locations around the world. Here’s how (and why) it tackled its largest and most ambitious project to date: an expansive 40,000-square-foot bakery, cafe, and restaurant complex in Los Angeles.

Chains

Dunkin’s Espresso Rollout Flattens Sales

7 months ago

As a company, is it ever a bad thing to admit you got way ahead of yourself? We don't think so. Dunkin's store expansion and remodeling efforts were very aggressive last quarter. Almost three months in, expect to see more of that advertising it has been promising us.

People

Innovative Restaurateurs: Sam Fox Aims to Double the Size of His Empire by 2022

8 months ago

Sam Fox has always been a big deal out west. Now, he’s ready to replicate that success in new markets across the country.

Chains

Domino’s CFO: Our New Expansion Strategy Hurt Comparable Sales in 2018

8 months ago

It's clear the pizza chain has placed greater emphasis on net sales and order count than on comparable store sales.