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Basil Street will put pizza robots in airports

The company is partnering with Prepango to launch up to 200 automated kiosks in airports over the next year and a half.

Financing

Domino’s weaker sales suggest the industry may be losing its momentum

Labor challenges and the end of stimulus payments left the company with its first same-store sales decline in 40 quarters and may portend to a slowing recovery, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The pizza chain’s U.S. comparable store sales declined 1.9% but were up 15.6% on a two-year basis.

The media mogul will use his large following to help attract more pizzerias to the tech platform.

Executives from the better burger brand, which announced a deal to purchase the casual-dining chain for $161.3 million this week, said they intend to turn a pared-down, fast-casual Anthony’s prototype into a growth vehicle.

Global flavors trend at Firehouse, Ledo Pizza and Cava; Newk’s, Sweetgreen and Dog Haus play up plants; Toasted Yolk and Eggs Up Grill go big on breakfast; and Krispy Kreme and Eureka get spooky.

MTY Global says it is delaying openings and closing some restaurants during the week because it cannot find enough workers.

The CEO of Papa Murphy’s owner said larger companies are asking for higher prices, but smaller company valuations are “more reasonable,” says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Ian Baines will become the CEO of BurgerFi once the deal is closed while the private equity firm L Catterton will become one of its largest shareholders.

He will take over for Kevin Hochman, who had been interim president while also heading KFC in the U.S.

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