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What kind of value does McDonald's really need?

The Bottom Line: The fast-food burger giant expressed concern about losing low-income consumers to grocers. But the company’s sales haven’t exactly tanked.

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Wendy's new CEO hits the ground running

Kirk Tanner announced $100 million worth of investments in breakfast marketing and digital upgrades in a bid to kick-start the fast-food chain’s growth.

A former employee of Sun Holdings had accused the 150-unit Popeyes operator of reneging on a promise of 5% of the annual operating profits.

The owner of Dunkin' and Arby's is in the early stages of discussions on an initial public offering that could value the company at $20 billion, according to Bloomberg.

As the brand focuses more on value, a group of operators wants the chain to emphasize value-engineered items, like the old Snack Wraps. And they say many of the company's moves have increased franchisees' costs.

Sales were positive at Restaurant Brands International concepts, including Tim Hortons, Popeyes and Firehouse Subs. At Burger King, operator profitability increased 46%.

The chain, which wants to sell its doughnuts out of more McDonald's locations, is now looking to open new shops to build capacity while it also works to improve manufacturing and logistics.

The Mexican fast-food chain launched a program to spotlight emerging chefs. The first group will develop a new type of the Crunchwrap Supreme.

The fast-food Mexican chain is releasing a wide array of menu items this year, including a new Cantina Chicken Menu and a taco made from Salt & Straw ice cream.

Nearly 25% of the global locations for the company’s brands KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Habit have been built over the past three years.

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