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The real ‘next Chipotle’ was Chipotle all along

The burrito chain has regained its business model five years after it was lost following its food safety crisis, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


Fast casuals unleash a flurry of new prototypes

Some of their designs, created to meet changing consumer demands post-pandemic, blur the lines with quick-service chains.

Ampex Brands Family of Companies, a 400-unit operator of Yum concepts and 7-Eleven, will acquire the concept, which is getting a new leadership team.

Here are the biggest fast-casual bakery concepts in the country, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.

These Asian and noodle chains generated the most sales last year, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.

The fast-casual Italian chain says its sales have thrived over the past year, thanks to its drive-thrus, setting it up for unit growth for the first time in a decade.

The chain’s same-store sales rose 21% in the first quarter, completing a remarkable year. But its performance was improving long before quarantine, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The leaders from Home Depot and NRG bring a wealth of tech and executive experience to the 11-member board.

She is leaving to take the CEO job at a private company outside the restaurant industry, while the burger chain looks for a replacement.

As sales come close to pre-pandemic levels, the company is looking to licensing and e-commerce for sustained growth.

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