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Meat costs continue to plague Portillo's

The Italian beef chain faced "unprecedented" inflation for the second straight quarter. Traffic also fell nearly 6%.

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High cheese prices give Papa John’s some indigestion

The company’s sales increased last quarter despite weakening demand. But its food costs rose 18% and corporate store margins took a big hit.

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In Chicago, a virtual restaurant tries bricks-and-mortar

Tech Check: Moonbowls, which exists mainly online, is venturing into the physical world to give customers another touchpoint.

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Fast food’s next value war will look a lot different

The Bottom Line: The wars will be fought on mobile phones and in local markets rather than through big national discount deals.

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Food delivery defies inflation as sales chug along

Tech Check: Delivery's growth is still slowing, but not as much as you’d expect given the circumstances.

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The story behind Holey Grail Donuts

The Hawaii-based concept hopes to take its unique taro donuts to California. It just completed a $9 million investment round featuring investors like Tony Hawk and chef Christopher Kostow.

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Chuck E. Cheese is rolling out company-wide cultural sensitivity training after an incident in New Jersey where one of the chain’s characters reportedly ignored a 2-year-old girl. A video of the incid...

While it’s good that guests can access more customization options with online ordering, there are ways to keep modifications from getting out of control, Advice Guy says.

The industry added 74,100 jobs, its best rate in months. But the number of employees remains short of pre-pandemic levels.

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The acquisition will give the convenience-store giant access to a major network of delivery drivers for the restaurant and retail channels.

Tech Check: Delivery's growth is still slowing, but not as much as you’d expect given the circumstances.

The chain’s six drive-thru units generated higher average weekly sales than other restaurants, and it has plans to open many more over the next year-plus.

The Italian beef chain faced "unprecedented" inflation for the second straight quarter. Traffic also fell nearly 6%.

Brand operator Restaurant Brands International now gets a third of its sales through digital channels. Sales at Burger King and Popeyes also improve in the U.S.

A recent survey finds that health, money, animal welfare and environmental concerns are pushing consumers to eat more produce and less meat.