chains

Financing

Pizza chains expect to keep a lot of their pandemic sales

Domino’s and Papa John’s both believe they can keep growing sales even as comparisons get tough, and say they have advertising dollars to spend, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Food

Bacon is sizzling on chain menus

Chefs at restaurant chains are taking bacon beyond the traditional applications, tempting customers with new techniques and products.

Little Caesars adds a chief supply chain officer. Glen McIntosh, who previously worked for a division of the pizza chain, will fill the newly created post.

Nathan's Famous and Saladworks could double their footprints with new partnerships. Also, what happens when a fee cap expires, and a new startup wants to help create subscription programs.

Quick-service concepts have raised prices aggressively and largely abandoned value amid a spike in demand. That strategy carries some risks coming out of the pandemic.

BurgerFi said its delay in filing its 10-K form is due to new reporting requirements for SPACs and that it will get its paperwork in on time.

As the filing by Golden Corral’s second-largest franchisee demonstrates, filings by big operators and chains could still come even as sales improve, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But the 13-unit Chicago-based concept's lender is crying foul, calling the filing a "stunt" and arguing the filings were made in bad faith.

Large chains dominated the list of the quickest growing concepts, according to the Technomic Top 500, as the pandemic favored big chains over small chains.

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