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Sep 25, 2015

Fast-casual Pizza Tour part II

Pie Five gains momentum as RAVE sets sights on acquisition....More
Sep 16, 2015

A tour of fast-casual pizza in LA1

Visiting six fast-casual pizza concepts in one day in Los Angeles offers insight into the players competing for national domination....More
Sep 04, 2015

Dine Out shines spotlight on generosity

Blog: Dine Out for No Kid Hungry helps power Share Our Strength toward goal of ending childhood hunger....More
Aug 06, 2015

Facing a 'war on talent,' Wendy's looks to technology2

Blog: Rising labor costs bringing about much-needed efficiency efforts....More
Aug 04, 2015

Why is Chanticleer Holdings buying up burger concepts?

Blog: Why does Chanticleer Holdings Inc., a Hooters operator, keep buying up small burger concepts?....More
Jul 31, 2015

Yes, $15 an hour would raise prices3

Blog: Purdue study says $15 fast-food wages would generate at least 4.3-percent price hike....More
Jul 28, 2015

Famous Dave's gets an interesting new director

Blog: Famous Dave's named Anand Gala — a franchisee — to its board of directors....More
Jul 24, 2015

McDonald's isn't just losing business to restaurants5

Blog: Grocery stores like Kroger are taking a lot of business from the Golden Arches....More
Jul 24, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill: An alternative view on loyalty1

Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill takes a pass on formal loyalty programs....More
Jul 23, 2015

Could Del Frisco's go private?

Blog: A steep, 17 percent decline in its stock price has fueled speculation that Del Frisco's could go private....More
Jul 22, 2015

The most underappreciated growth restaurant in the country

Blog: This pizza chain has quietly grabbed a ton of market share over the past few years....More
Jul 20, 2015

Shake Shack files for a secondary offering

Blog: Some big Shake Shack shareholders are selling shares in a secondary offering announced Monday....More
Jul 17, 2015

McDonald's walks a tightrope

Blog: McDonald’s finds itself balancing the needs of franchisees and shareholders. It’s not easy....More
Jul 15, 2015

Peltz: McDonald's needs a 'culture change'

Blog: Nelson Peltz thinks McDonald's needs big changes, but don't expect the activist to push them....More
Jul 10, 2015

Is the fast-casual bubble bursting?

Blog: Recent performances by fast casual chains on Wall Street suggest the bubble might be at least deflating....More

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