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Shake Shack tries a new strategy: Premium menu add-ons

Black truffles, cherry peppers, avocado and more are helping the fast casual drive check averages even as margins get hit by soaring labor, food and supply costs.

Financing

Tilman Fertitta wants to back out of his SPAC merger

Fertitta Entertainment, including Landry’s, has notified Fast Acquisition of its intent to terminate the deal. But the blank check company is pushing back.

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Sweetgreen's valuation has taken a huge hit

The Bottom Line: The salad chain’s stock price has fallen 40% since its peak amid market volatility and questions about its market cap.

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Why Raising Cane’s says it will never go public

Despite the recent flurry of restaurant activity on Wall Street, AJ Kumaran, co-CEO of the fast-growing chicken finger chain, said his fast casual plans to remain steadfastly private to keep its company culture intact.

Financing

Amy’s Drive Thru is taking its organic fast food up and down the west coast

Customer demand led the founders of the retail brand Amy’s Kitchen to create a restaurant. The concept is now pushing to grab a bigger piece of the market.

Financing

Sweetgreen's valuation has taken a huge hit

The Bottom Line: The salad chain’s stock price has fallen 40% since its peak amid market volatility and questions about its market cap.

Recent Stories

John Peyton said Americans are learning to live with the virus and its various mutations, which is good for Applebee’s and IHOP.

Customer demand led the founders of the retail brand Amy’s Kitchen to create a restaurant. The concept is now pushing to grab a bigger piece of the market.

Willmarth, who most recently worked for Mongolian Concepts Restaurant Group, will oversee day-to-day operations at the nearly 90-unit better burger brand.

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A Deeper Dive

"A Deeper Dive” is a weekly podcast from Restaurant Business dedicated to going in-depth on the most pressing challenges and opportunities restaurant operators face today, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze.

Buzzworthy Brands

Host Heather Lalley, Senior editor at RB, talks with the founders and CEOs of emerging brands to discuss their opportunities, challenges and strategic innovations. Look for a new episode released every other Tuesday.

Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast hosted by Senior Editor Patricia Cobe that delves into menu development and food and drink trends through lively conversations with chefs and operators.

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The convenience-store giant will use self-driving vehicles from Nuro to fulfill orders in Silicon Valley.

The founder of the barbecue chain that bears his name had little going for him as a youngster. And that, he says, was what likely gave him an edge.

The herbally inspired item, designed to poke fun at the small percentage of people for whom cilantro tastes like soap, started as a social media joke for the fast-casual chain.

He previously led marketing for Nike’s Jordan brand. He will now lead marketing efforts for the fast-food taco chain.

The administration also urged employers not to delay preparations for the employee vaccine mandate, a sign the White House expects the historic measure to survive a court challenge.

The Bottom Line: The salad chain’s stock price has fallen 40% since its peak amid market volatility and questions about its market cap.