The Middle East crisis is causing problems for McDonald's

CEO Chris Kempczinski said that the war and “misinformation” are having a “meaningful business impact” at the chain’s Middle East restaurants and elsewhere.


Darden Restaurants sees little customer belt-tightening, but less celebratory drinking, too

The parent of Olive Garden and LongHorn said patrons of its hghest-ticket concepts did not indulge in alcohol during Q2 the way they did a year earlier.

Projections call for heavy purchases of both on-premise and to-go meals, while consumers are already spending more on gift cards.

The breakfast-and-lunch chain recently opened its 500th location and has many others under development as it works to expand its presence.

The fast-growing sports bar chain has been on a traffic tear in recent months, just like its big sibling.

The Bottom Line: Obesity drugs are expected to become increasingly popular over the next two decades, which could impact the way a large number of consumers use restaurants.

Restaurant and bar sales are up 9.2% over the past year despite a host of challenges, as consumer spending shows little sign of slowing down.

The fast-growing chicken finger chain was ranked fifth among teens’ favorite restaurants, according to the latest Piper Sandler survey. But Chick-fil-A is still king.

The company acknowledged that its messaging failed to deliver, but believes a loyalty program will greatly help.

Price-conscious guests and the loss of MrBeast Burger took a bite out of delivery sales. But the chain is more focused on the dining room, anyway.

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