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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...
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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Restaurants that deal with cash deal with costs. Such costs are simply the result of inefficient handling of cash. When not addressed correctly, these costs can be substantial. Many organizations haven’t yet realized the impact this has on their bottom line. But not all are in this predicament....
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In its first quarter as the owner of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Restaurant Brands International faced relatively flat sales growth as it plans the chicken brand’s global growth. Comparable restaurant sales growth dropped by 0.1 percent at Burger King, 0.2 percent at Popeyes, and 0.1 percent at Tim...
Chipotle Mexican Grill
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Chipotle announced its Q1 2017 earnings results Tuesday amid positive investor sentiment that the brand has begun to recover from food safety outbreaks in late 2015. The brand’s revenue increased by 28.1 percent to $1.07 billion in the quarter as it opened 57 new restaurants. Customers are...

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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.
When it comes to business, Americans tend to fall in love with the new—new companies, new products, new deals.
For years, Pita Pit worked to educate customers about the nutritional value of its various pita fillings and toppings.
Common knowledge would suggest a company’s management or board of directors best knows which path the organization should take to success.
The restaurant world can often seem like a battle between David and Goliath wherein small, independent restaurants are battling the giant corporations for share of stomach. But what if those two camps weren’t mutually exclusive?That’s the scenario playing out in some restaurant companies.
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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.