Starbucks tries a cashless location

The coffee chain this week opened a test cashless unit in Seattle.


Are there too many Starbucks?

The company's weak traffic, despite massive spending on technology, is prompting saturation concerns.

But the coffee chains also could be expanding too quickly, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group has turned to coffee for its latest area of opportunity, announcing an undisclosed investment and strategic alliance with Joe Coffee. Here’s a closer look at Joe Coffee and how the chain plans to tap into USHG’s resources to further grow its business.

The move may have Starbucks looking over its shoulder.

Guests can choose from three specialty beverages this year.

The company is also giving workers added benefits, and stock, as a result of tax reform.

The company is co-branding a card with Chase that ties into its rewards program.

Restaurant Brands International is getting resistance from the chain’s operators that it didn’t get with Burger King, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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