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Financing

McDonald’s ends a tough year on a strong note

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

Financing

Starbucks on track for recovery, thanks to its loyal customers

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.

A deep look at the restaurant sectors that have suffered the most as the coronavirus and dining-room shutdowns ravaged the industry.

The Chinese coffee chain, which traded in the U.S., fabricated more than $300 million in sales, inflating its growth by as much as 45%.

Vaccinations could be available next month after Pfizer and BioNTech request emergency authorization, but it could be a while before customers come back.

Third-quarter results were mixed for smaller-cap public restaurant companies.

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi left open the possibility of Uber Eats one day eclipsing the rides business after another big quarter for the service.

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