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Famous Dave's gets an interesting new director

Jul 28, 2015
Blog: Famous Dave's named Anand Gala — a franchisee — to its board of directors...

McDonald's isn't just losing business to restaurants

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

Chipotle Mexican Grill: An alternative view on loyalty

Jul 24, 2015
Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill takes a pass on formal loyalty programs....

Could Del Frisco's go private?

Jul 23, 2015
Blog: A steep, 17 percent decline in its stock price has fueled speculation that Del Frisco's could go private....

The most underappreciated growth restaurant in the country

Jul 22, 2015
Blog: This pizza chain has quietly grabbed a ton of market share over the past few years...

Shake Shack files for a secondary offering

Jul 20, 2015
Blog: Some big Shake Shack shareholders are selling shares in a secondary offering announced Monday....

McDonald's walks a tightrope

Jul 17, 2015
Blog: McDonald’s finds itself balancing the needs of franchisees and shareholders. It’s not easy....

Peltz: McDonald's needs a 'culture change'

Jul 15, 2015
Blog: Nelson Peltz thinks McDonald's needs big changes, but don't expect the activist to push them....

Is the fast-casual bubble bursting?

Jul 10, 2015
Blog: Recent performances by fast casual chains on Wall Street suggest the bubble might be at least deflating....

Chicken can't save Shake Shack stock

Jul 07, 2015
Blog: Shake Shack introduced a chicken sandwich Tuesday, but that didn't keep the company's stock from plunging...

Frozen yogurt goes 'on demand'

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

Chipotle: No more Wall Street darling?

Jul 06, 2015
Investors might have lost some of their taste for Chipotle, but customers sure haven't...

Biglari gets more control at Biglari Holdings

Jul 02, 2015
Blog: Sardar Biglari will control nearly half of the shares at Biglari Holdings after his hedge fund agreed to buy another 600,000 shares....

Investors are betting on restaurants

Jul 01, 2015
Blog: Investors seem to have rediscovered the restaurant industry so far in 2015, but they've been cautious about it...

Want to generate higher sales? Don't franchise

Jun 30, 2015
Blog: Restaurants that don't franchise generated higher sales last year than those that do franchise, according to Technomic...

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