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Companies can still win in a tough environment, it's just harder

The Bottom Line: The owner of Papa Murphy’s says that consumers are getting “more demanding,” which is exactly what happens in a market when people are cutting back.

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Mendocino Farms masters a meaty Philly cheesesteak sandwich—without the meat

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The restaurant of the future will be a platform, not a chain

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Pipedream wants to take restaurant pickup underground

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