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McDonald's evolving its ad campaign

Oct 29, 2014
McDonald's is making a lot of changes to lift its weakest sales results in more than a decade. That includes the company's ad campaign....

Can Noodles, Potbelly stocks recover?

Oct 27, 2014
The stock prices for last year's two big IPOs, Noodles...

Will Tim Hortons help Burger King's breakfast?

Oct 23, 2014
Burger King's proposed $11.4 billion merger with Tim Hortons could do something it has been unable to do for years: Improve its success at breakfast....

Three things chains need before an IPO

Oct 21, 2014
Three recommendations from an IPO expert on what investors are looking for in growth restaurant chains that go public....

Here's a big reason McDonald's is losing share

Oct 20, 2014
Chick-fil-A has taken market share from McDonald's thanks to its success with families....

Bill Simon returns to Darden's board

Oct 16, 2014
Darden’s newest board member is an old board member...

Yum completes Banh Shop sign, logo change

Oct 13, 2014
Yum replaces sign, logos after controversy at emerging Banh Shop concept...

Ops snafus that most bug restaurant guests

Jul 22, 2014
What bugs restaurant guests the most? Dirty utensils, tables lead gripes in Consumer Reports survey...

Taco Bell motivates employees, customers to finish high school

Jul 18, 2014
Education is good for workers, and it’s good for business...

Papa John's gets its kicks

Jul 01, 2014
Papa John's centers half-off pizza giveaway on the other 'football'...

Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates

Jun 18, 2014
Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates...

Paying it forward with training

May 21, 2014
Outside the minimum-wage debate, brands explore ways to drive sales by better training hourly workers...

MenuMasters winners put best feet forward

May 19, 2014
A stylish footwear trend seems to be developing among MenuMasters honorees...

West Coast innovation in spotlight at Restaurant High

May 12, 2014
Annual conference organized by Riley Lagesen of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP brings together some of the best and brightest innovators from the West...

Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari-proposal vote

Apr 29, 2014
Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari sale proposal, showing it failed by more than 70.5 percent...
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