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Is the world ready for Taco Bell?

The Mexican QSR, a hot concept in the U.S., has been slow to expand internationally. That’s beginning to change, and here’s why.

Financing

Pizza Hut works to fix its asset problem

The chain lost its place as the country’s largest pizza chain mostly because it has too many dine-in locations, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The two former industry executives were named independent directors in a deal between the company and activist investor Jana Partners.

The chain is planning more innovation and marketing to get more customers in the morning.

The chain’s sales rose 28% in the market in April, according to Technomic data, explaining the quick decision to expand the test, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The 130-unit chain said he left to pursue other opportunities, and no successor has been named.

Operators say they worry about what happens “when the debt needs to be repaid.”

The chain is testing a new recyclable cup to replace foam, which many believe could help locations in the South regain some lost drink traffic, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The quick-service burger chain wants to get faster.

The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort will open for a limited time this August.