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Papa John’s faces a new challenge: High expectations

The pizza chain and rival Domino’s saw their stock prices plunge Thursday as investors worried that the end of the pandemic will hurt their sales.

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Texas Roadhouse plans to franchise its fast-casual concept Jaggers

As sales come close to pre-pandemic levels, the company is looking to licensing and e-commerce for sustained growth.

Customers flush with stimulus cash ordered more premium items, pushing same-store sales up 12.5%.

The latest flurry of comeback measures includes the launch of virtual concepts, a tweaked menu and growth through conversions.

The beer subscription will be expanded to all of California, while management gauges the feasibility of a secondary brand called Slow Roast.

The burger chain’s U.S. same-store sales rose 5.5% and finished positive for the year despite the pandemic.

More mobile ordering and strong drive-thru performance are also helping the coffee giant’s sales recover from the pandemic.

After a tough pandemic, the industry could face a strong decade as consumers return and companies build new locations.

The burger chain, which has been closing locations, has debt that comes due in March and is exploring out-of-court restructuring or a bankruptcy filing.

Franchisee-owned stores saw strong sales last quarter, but company stores were left behind. The differences were largely regional.

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