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May 17, 2015
Why restaurants should keep things simple
Dickey's got a lesson a few years ago when it tried testing salads: The chain can't be all things to all people....
May 16, 2015
How one Burger King franchisee got employees to upsell
How did one Burger King franchisee reverse sales and traffic declines? He started giving his workers bonuses....
May 15, 2015
McDonald's loses more ground
The gap between McDonald's Corp. and its QSR competitors widened in the first quarter....
May 13, 2015
Gas prices fall, and restaurant sales surge
Restaurants have quickly narrowed the gap between them and grocery stores. The reason? Gas prices....
May 12, 2015
Could menu cuts follow McDonald's drive-thru change?
Chain plans to pare down drive-thru menu to most popular items....
May 11, 2015
Darden's Jeff Smith on breadsticks and activism
Jeff Smith, CEO of Starboard Value and chairman at Darden Restaurants, actually likes Olive Garden's breadsticks....
May 08, 2015
How beef costs hit one small chain
The price of beef has more than doubled since 2008 for Square 1 Burgers & Bar, an eight-unit burger concept out of Tampa....
May 07, 2015
Hamburglar, The King make their comebacks
The Hamburglar and The King, both long thought retired, recently made comebacks, pointing to the enduring nature of restaurant chain mascots....
May 05, 2015
Turnaround plan hurts McDonald's credit rating
McDonald's debt downgraded by one bond rating agency, and another might do the same....
May 04, 2015
May the Fourth be with you
May the Fourth is the unofficial Star Wars Day and an opportunity for cross-generation marketing....
Apr 29, 2015
Casual dining chains on the rebound
Visits to casual dining restaurants were flat over the past year, according to the NPD Group. That's a big improvement....
Apr 28, 2015
Fast-casual pizza is no threat to traditional chains
Fast casual pizza chains won't likely take much business from traditional chains, because they have different customers....
Apr 23, 2015
McDonald's performance is worse than you think
McDonald's U.S. same-store sales fell 2.6 percent in the first quarter. But factor out breakfast, and the number is worse....
Apr 23, 2015
Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas
The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....
Apr 22, 2015
Ideas for protecting the planet
These restaurant chains are working toward a more sustainable planet....
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