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Food delivery defies inflation as sales chug along

Tech Check: Delivery's growth is still slowing, but not as much as you’d expect given the circumstances.

Financing

Fast food’s next value war will look a lot different

The Bottom Line: The wars will be fought on mobile phones and in local markets rather than through big national discount deals.

Tech Check: Moonbowls, which exists mainly online, is venturing into the physical world to give customers another touchpoint.

The Bottom Line: While the two chains and their revitalization plans are different, the Canadian coffee brand’s strong second-quarter results give its sister brand hope of a comeback in its U.S. market.

The Hawaii-based concept hopes to take its unique taro donuts to California. It just completed a $9 million investment round featuring investors like Tony Hawk and chef Christopher Kostow.

Salad and Go was a relative unknown outside of its core market, until it convinced the head of 1,700-unit Wingstop to become its CEO. Here’s the story behind the potentially revolutionary chain he now leads.

The Bottom Line: Howard Schultz, the interim CEO, says the company has narrowed its search for his successor. And all are on board with the broad-based changes in operations he plans to reveal next month.

The Bottom Line: The restaurateur steps aside as CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, having shown that a fulfilled workforce can yield financial success.

Taste Tracker: Pizza Hut bakes up pastas; IHOP and Potbelly feed chocolate cravings; a summer taste tour at Tender Greens; new sandwiches for Quiznos, TooJays, Pollo Campero and Dog Haus; and more menu news of the week.

The Bottom Line: GDP fell for the second straight quarter, which typically signifies a recession. There are some signs of consumer cutbacks in restaurants, but they’re not widespread.

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