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Noodles & Co. Makes Progress on its Path Back to Profitability

2017-11-14 Last fall, when Noodles & Company embarked on its “comprehensive strategy” to reenergize the brand, the company recognized the immense challenges ...

Mendocino Farms Sells Majority Stake to Growth Firm

2017-11-14 Fast casual Mendocino Farms, a Southern California-based brand with 16 locations, has sold a majority stake to TPG Growth, the middle market and growt...

Menu Innovation Propels Zoës Kitchen Forward

2017-11-13 Like many fast casual brands across the country, Zoës Kitchen is discovering that success can’t be measured by unit counts.

Chipotle Denies Link to 'Supergirl' Actor's Illness

2017-11-13 Chipotle quickly denied a claim from “Supergirl” actor Jeremy Jordan, but it did little to quell stock market unrest. At least not right away.

Wendy's Expanding Delivery to 2,500 Restaurants

2017-11-09 Wendy’s delivery tests encouraged the brand to open the floodgates.

Panera to Buy Au Bon Pain; Shaich Stepping Down as CEO

2017-11-08 Panera Bread is the buyer this time around, announcing Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Au Bon Pain Holding Co., Inc.

Taco Cabana, Pollo Tropical Hit Hard by Hurricanes

2017-11-07 As with any strategic renewal plan, patience is perhaps the most valuable commodity.

Celebrated Fast Casual Goa Taco Goes Up for Sale

2017-11-07 Co-owner Ryan Chadwick believes Goa Taco has the chops to become a fast casual staple across the country.

Lawsuit Claims Chipotle Kept Food-Safety Outbreaks Secret

2017-11-06 Chipotle’s shareholders have traveled a wild course in recent months.