Wendy’s sales rise, thanks to digital and breakfast

But the company said that “macroeconomic challenges” kept sales from meeting its expectations.


Freshii continues to lag due to slow urban recovery

The Canadian fast casual’s same-store sales remain down more than 20% over pre-pandemic levels during the third quarter.

A couple of unconventional moves have helped the chain generate some of its best traffic ever.

The distribution giant told Wall Street that it also made progress in fulfilling customers' orders despite product outages.

The Walker Hayes hit about eating Bourbon Street Steak and Oreo Shakes generated lots of attention for the chain, as well as some of its most popular advertising ever.

Some smaller fast-casual chains continue to struggle with pandemic recovery, with urban locations remaining especially slow to pick up.

Parent Dine Brands is winding down a process that led to hundreds of closures over the past several years, and sees fertile ground for growth coming out of the pandemic.

The pizza chain's sales improved in September as consumers order more stuffed crust pizzas and Papadias while watching sports and entertainment.

The fast casual’s same-store sales remained down significantly over 2019, but have improved in October, with suburban restaurants soaring above all others.

The Bottom Line: The pizza chain’s sales have remained strong despite the labor shortage. Its ability to get help from aggregators like DoorDash and Uber Eats is one reason.

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