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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
Jul 07, 2015

Chicken can't save Shake Shack stock

Blog: Shake Shack introduced a chicken sandwich Tuesday, but that didn't keep the company's stock from plunging....More
Jul 06, 2015

Frozen yogurt goes 'on demand'

Blog: Pinkberry teams up with Postmates to offer delivery in Los Angeles, New York....More
Jul 06, 2015

Chipotle: No more Wall Street darling?2

Investors might have lost some of their taste for Chipotle, but customers sure haven't....More
Jul 02, 2015

Biglari gets more control at Biglari Holdings

Blog: Sardar Biglari will control nearly half of the shares at Biglari Holdings after his hedge fund agreed to buy another 600,000 shares....More
Jul 01, 2015

Investors are betting on restaurants

Blog: Investors seem to have rediscovered the restaurant industry so far in 2015, but they've been cautious about it....More
Jun 30, 2015

Want to generate higher sales? Don't franchise

Blog: Restaurants that don't franchise generated higher sales last year than those that do franchise, according to Technomic....More
Jun 29, 2015

J. Alexander's officially withdraws its IPO

Blog: J. Alexander's has officially withdrawn its plan for an IPO, proving that some restaurant companies can't quite go that route....More
Jun 26, 2015

Some companies still like running restaurants

Blog: Recent acquisitions of franchisees by Buffalo Wild Wings and Chili's show that some brands still like running restaurants. Here's why....More
Jun 19, 2015

The problem with going public

Blog: Lots of restaurant companies are going public, but life for a public company can be trouble....More
Jun 17, 2015

How Starbucks operates like a tech giant

Blog: Starbucks' decision to close 23 La Boulange Bakery locations shows how the concept acts more like a tech company....More
Jun 15, 2015

How will investors receive Fogo de Chão?

Blog: Investors have given strong valuations to restaurants over the past two years, but not so for casual dining chains....More
Jun 10, 2015

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill makes jump to East Coast

Blog: California concept expands to the Washington, D.C. area for the first time....More

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