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Aug 19, 2016

Panda Express to give away chorks

Blog: After the chopstick–fork utensil went viral, Panda Express decided to give them away. But is it too late?....More
Aug 12, 2016

America: Meet the chork3

Blog: Utensil hybrid strikes a chord with the chopsticks impaired....More
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Aug 10, 2016

Panda Express pays tribute to General Tso’s chicken

Chain explores history of the dish in marketing campaign....More
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Aug 03, 2016

Cava Mezze Grill raises employee pay

CEO Brett Schulman says a happy team equals a happy business....More
Taco Bell Cheetos Burrito
Jul 28, 2016

Soon in test at Taco Bell: The Cheetos Burrito2

Taco Bell plans to test a Cheetos Burrito and is expected to roll out Naked Chicken Chalupa, with fried chicken as taco shell, next year....More
Jul 22, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill rethinks real estate development

Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill is rethinking location choices to focus on high-performing markets....More
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Jun 17, 2016

Tender Greens builds infrastructure for growth

Heads of operations and development in newly created positions....More
Jun 14, 2016

Pizza Hut reprises Triple Treat Box for summer

The pizza giant offers special package for two pizzas, breadsticks and cookie deal....More
Jun 07, 2016

Wall Street sees less negative sales ahead for Chipotle

Blog: Wall Street analyst predicts sales improvement for Chipotle Mexican Grill in May, June....More
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May 25, 2016

When I met Sally, the Salad Robot

Blog: Casabots displays new computerized salad maker at NRA Show....More
May 11, 2016

Chipotle hired big-gun food-safety experts2

Report reveals Chipotle hired top food-safety experts as consultants and implies that small farms are being cut from chain's supplier family....More
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May 03, 2016

Whataburger art contest comes through with flying colors

Blog: Whataburger draws on adult coloring book trend for art contest....More
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Apr 05, 2016

Sonic offers a square deal on Instagram

Blog: Drive-In operator to offer Instagram-tailored #SquareShakes in Coachella promotion....More
Apr 01, 2016

Should Chipotle Mexican Grill own the term 'better burger'?2

Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill's attempt to trademark the term "better burger" could be a challenge, regardless of any new concept that may follow....More
Mar 29, 2016

Latest buzz: Beehives at Texas Roadhouse

Blog: Casual-dining chain installs hives near Kentucky support center....More
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