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Farmesa marks a new era of innovation for Chipotle

The "fresh eatery" launched this week in a food hall/ghost kitchen with no consumer-facing presence and little marketing, allowing the company to focus on the food. Will it take off?


Slice sees no sign of 'pizza fatigue' at mom-and-pops

CEO Ilir Sela says small pizzerias are thriving and even taking share from big chains like Domino's, in part thanks to technology.

The chairman of Biglari Holdings, the owner of Steak n Shake, has acquired 5.5% of the shares in the fast-food chain operator. But the investment is passive, for now.

Tech Check: Consumers are flocking to the wing chain but not so much for pizza. Here’s why that might be.

The Bottom Line: The importance of franchisee cash flow is undeniable to the success of any franchise. That’s why investors should demand more data from franchised restaurant brands.

Tech Check: The number of delivery-only concepts has nearly doubled this year, according to a company called Kitchen Data Systems, which says it has developed a way to count them.

The Bottom Line: Starbucks’ new line of coffee is infused with olive oil, after Interim CEO Howard Schultz tried the combination in Italy. Now the company has to convince its customers that the combination works.

The market for meat alternatives has flattened or declined lately, but plant-forward menus are growing in new directions as operators and suppliers explore the potential of vegetables.

Tech Check: DoorDash and Uber Eats keep racking up sales. But they're increasingly from places that aren't restaurants.

Patrick Doyle, and now new CEO Josh Kobza, take the helm at the owner of Burger King, Tim Hortons, Popeyes and Firehouse Subs with a mandate: Speed the company's growth.

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