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Chipotle reports record-breaking third quarter sales

The fast casual said same-store sales increased 15.1% during the third quarter, with revenue climbing 21.9% to $2 billion.

Operations

TGI Fridays sees virtual brands as path to millions in new sales

The casual-dining chain expects concepts like Krispy Rice and others to generate up to $1 million per restaurant.

Technology

Buffalo Wild Wings is testing a wing-making robot

The latest version of Flippy, dubbed "Wingy," will debut in a B-Dubs restaurant next year.

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Financing

Starbucks took a step back, and made a giant leap

RB’s The Bottom Line examines a key decision in the coffee giant’s 50-year history: Its decision to close hundreds of stores during the Great Recession.

Emerging Brands

Pickleball craze gives rise to a new form of restaurant eatertainment

Multi-acre facilities sporting multiple food and beverage outlets are springing up to provide fans of the game with a place to play, eat and drink.

Food

The hummus wave is becoming a tsunami

A dip that originated in the Middle East has gone mainstream on fast-casual and school-lunch menus. Now new variations are coming out of those roots.

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Workers are being shifted from the digital kitchen to the front line in short-staffed stores, forcing the fast casual to “throttle” digital orders during peak times.

RB’s The Bottom Line examines a key decision in the coffee giant’s 50-year history: Its decision to close hundreds of stores during the Great Recession.

The fast-casual pizza chain has been acquired by franchisees Pie Guy Restaurants, with former Long John Silvers head serving as its new CEO.

Podcasts

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 president's plan addresses only one problem afflicting the pipeline, and that's not enough, according to RB's Reality Check.

The online ordering company will use Wisely to expand its data and marketing services.

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