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Starbucks has a problem many brands would hope for, as its mobile order and pay platform has become so popular it’s challenging the traditional store structure. About 1,800 Starbucks locations are experiencing 20 percent or more of peak transactions from mobile pay, and the company is taking steps...
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Could Starbucks soon cut ties with its Teavana mall stores? During a conference call Thursday to review the coffee giant’s second-quarter earnings, president and CEO Kevin Johnson brought up the subject at the tail end of one of his statements. Overall, comparable store sales ticked up 3 percent in...
Marc Halperin: Resident F&B Expert
By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the clean-label craze that’s swept the nation in recent years, a craze that continues to gain traction. Consumers have grown increasingly wary of heavily processed foods containing artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. With that wariness has come a vast...
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“This is typical of a meal customers could choose at Mulberry & Vine. Guests choose either organic romaine or spinach to turn their meal into a salad. On the bed of greens are three of our delicious veg dishes. Everything at Mulberry & Vine is meant to support health while still being very...
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As the FDA’s food labeling rule fast approaches, those restaurants that must comply are preparing for a new age of transparency. For operators behind the curve, the May 5 enforcement, which requires restaurants and other away-from-home food retailers to include calorie counts on menus and signage,...
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No matter how you slice it, Domino’s is red-hot right now. The pizza chain blew past Wall Street estimates Thursday with its first-quarter earnings, following a string of positive quarters with what might just be its best yet. Domino’s reported its 24th consecutive quarter of positive sales...
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The March 23 announcement of Oak Hill Capital’s purchase of the Checkers and Rally’s burgers brands fell in the middle of a quick-service acquisition spree. The month before, Burger King parent Restaurant Brands announced it had purchased Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in a $1.8 billion deal. Earlier in...
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Thanks to its impending merger agreement with JAB Holdings Company, Panera Bread is in a bit of a gray zone from a financial perspective. The company refrained from updating its outlook for full-year 2017 in response. The deal, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, is slated to close in...

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Before the advent of chain restaurants, transparency was not a question so much as an implicit assumption; local establishments sourced locally and were honest in how they promoted their products.
There never was supposed to be a real meal—particularly one with an official name—that landed between dinner and breakfast.
For years, Pita Pit worked to educate customers about the nutritional value of its various pita fillings and toppings.
Controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMO) continues to sow doubt about them among consumers, despite being deemed safe to eat by the FDA and the National Academy of Sciences.
Common knowledge would suggest a company’s management or board of directors best knows which path the organization should take to success.
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Food halls are taking the nation’s cities by storm, providing locals with a central location for dozens of innovative concepts.