Starbucks to move Europe base to London (Reuters)
The company will pay more taxes in the U.K. as a result of its move from the Netherlands. The company had been criticized for its low tax contributions in Britain.
Carrols offers common stock for remodels, acquisitions (Press release/The Wall Street Journal)
Syracuse, N.Y.-based Carrols Restaurant Group Inc., the country’s largest Burger King franchisee and a publicly traded company, has announced the public offering of $60 million of its common stock. The company intends to use the proceeds to accelerate its remodeling program to update to Burger King’s “20/20” image, as well as acquire additional franchised locations of Burger King and, to a lesser extent, build some new restaurants.
KFC to bring back the Double Down (USA Today)
Starting April 21, the chain will offer its bacon and cheese sandwich — with two fried chicken filets instead of a bun — for a limited time.
Shake Shack is Baltimore-bound in early 2015 (Company blog)
Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will expand the burger concept to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md., in early 2015. The Baltimore site will be built with recycled and sustainable materials and feature energy-efficient kitchen equipment and lighting. Chairs and booths will be made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and tabletops will be made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes. Shake Shack now has 23 units in five states and the District of Columbia, and 19 units abroad.
— Ron Ruggless
Why consumers are eating less fish (The Wall Street Journal/registration required)
Surveys show that consumers aren't sure how to cook fish, and prices can be high.