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Tom Ryan discovers a love for sports bars

The Smashburger co-founder and former McDonald’s executive is behind Tom’s Watch Bar, an upgraded sports bar concept that is coming, quickly, to a city near you.

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Financing

Here's why the nation's largest restaurant franchisee is branching into hotels

Greg Flynn sees opportunity in a number of franchising-based businesses. Lodging is just one of them. And there will be more.

Technology

Food delivery is insanely expensive. Consumers don’t seem to care

Tech Check: The average price of having McDonald’s delivered is nearly 100% more than getting it at the restaurant, a new study finds. Consumers' apparent willingness to pay for it says a lot about modern dining habits.

Financing

Jack in the Box’s Del Taco deal was more expensive than it seems

The Bottom Line: Executives argued that “synergies” made the deal more palatable. But it’s taking a while for those cost savings to take hold. Investors have responded accordingly.