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Caribou Coffee trusts its operators and finds a new prototype

The Minneapolis-based coffee chain is making a big bet on its drive-thru concept, one it designed with some assistance from its top operators.


Peter Piper Pizza buys 10 restaurants from a franchisee

Southwest Pizza had been an operator of the CEC Entertainment-owned brand for nearly 40 years.

The bright-colored drinks, studded with tapioca pearls, are social media darlings and the segment is growing fast. But will supply chain challenges get in the way?

Companies continue to sign aggressive development deals even as many restaurants can’t find workers and supplies.

Franchise attorney Eric Karp and franchisee advocate Keith Miller join the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to talk about their request for the agency to investigate franchising.

RB's Reality Check wonders whether these backburner events be the first sign of potentially disruptive trends.

The fast casual, with two former Chipotle Mexican Grill execs in its C-suite, said it doesn’t want to be the “Chipotle of pizza,” although there are some notable similarities.

The sandwich chain, which just opened its 2,000th unit, now thinks it can get bigger thanks to smaller towns.

The company wants to bring in more large-scale operators. But it is also encouraging existing franchisees to open more locations.

The pizza chain, eager to add more locations after years of decline, has an agreement with Sun Holdings to develop 100 locations by 2029.

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