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Financing

Who is struggling the most? Midsized restaurant chains

The restaurant recession has been hardest on concepts in the middle, says RB’s The Bottom Line, and that should push the industry toward more consolidation.

Operations

Dunkin’ plans to close more nontraditional sites

The doughnut chain’s new emphasis on site quality, not sheer unit counts, includes a move away from self-serve and other scaled-down outlets.

Tim Hortons had its best same-store-sales performance in more than two years thanks to an improved image in Canada.

The fast-casual chain hired marketer Jay Livingston away from the BarkBox subscription service.

The documentary-style pieces give a behind-the-scenes look at the chain’s kitchens.

The product is the chain’s latest effort to bolster lagging breakfast sales.

The eatertainment concept appointed industry veterans as COO and CFO as it readies for fast-paced growth.

The chain is planning to add its mobile-order drive-thru “Chipotlane” to more restaurants as it seeks to further its digital presence.

Sales at the largest third-party providers rose 55%, but many operators still question the math, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Surprising strength suggests the industry’s recovery might finally be gaining some traction.