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Subway’s late cofounder donates his half of the chain to his foundation

Dr. Peter Buck, who cofounded the chain with Fred DeLuca, left his 50% ownership in the company to the charity he and his wife started more than 20 years ago.

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Wing concepts gear up for high demand and higher profits on Super Bowl Sunday

Chicken wing supplies and prices are back to pre-COVID or better levels, and operators are reaping the rewards and passing value on to consumers.

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McDonald’s added U.S. restaurants last year for the first time since 2014

And the burger giant is planning to step up its development, saying it has a “right” to do so after generating strong sales growth since the pandemic.

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Silicon Valley’s CloudChef wants to be the Spotify of food

The startup founded by three college friends says it can replicate the work of famous chefs, expanding access to one-of-a-kind meals.

Financing

Red Lobster, private equity, and the problem of asset sales

The Bottom Line: Eight years after Darden sold the seafood chain, it is closing locations, talking about a “turnaround” and seeking rent concessions.

Financing

McDonald’s steps out of the political shadows

The Bottom Line: The burger giant traditionally lets others do all the talking on major political issues. But more recently it has made its voice heard on topics like California's business climate or crime in Chicago.

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The order-integration provider said the deal will bring tech used by big chains to small restaurants.

It’s the first of five combo locations slated for the Middle East as co-branding continues its comeback.

The industry wants the state to make eating and drinking places eligible for gambling licenses. Officials cite the $1.4 million a D.C. sports bar collected from on-site betting in less than four months.

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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.

Working Lunch

"Working Lunch" is a weekly podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

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.

Restaurant Rewind

“Restaurant Rewind" is a weekly podcast hosted by Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo as he looks at the people, concepts and trends that helped create the restaurant industry as we know it today.

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The burger giant expects thinner margins this year and it is spending up to $150 million to support franchisees in Europe hit by higher costs.

The startup founded by three college friends says it can replicate the work of famous chefs, expanding access to one-of-a-kind meals.

The steak chain's longtime Manhattan outpost has been hurt by the slow return of office workers.

The salad chain is offering a discount on in-store orders when customers opt for a reusable bowl.