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Marketing

Why did Pei Wei dig through the trash at Panda Express?

Pei Wei is sparring with its fast-casual rival in an online marketing campaign highlighting menu transparency.

Financing

What Bill Ackman sees in Starbucks

The activist investor believes the company’s stock price could double over three years, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company has partnerships with Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates.

Operators at a meeting this week voted a “resounding yes” to forming an independent franchisee association.

Melissa Heidman was promoted to general counsel of the fast-casual chain.

Mike Nettles was promoted to chief operating and growth officer, among other changes.

An analyst mentioned a few potential candidates, and RB’s The Bottom Line examines them, and what a buyer would have to do.

McDonald’s and Jack in the Box show operators’ growing discontent amid weak sales and high costs, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But restaurants continue to lose customers as traffic declined yet again.

This edition of the RB podcast "A Deeper Dive" focuses on technology, and how innovation can help a restaurant improve its experience.

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