How to profit from patio dining


The chain's two-tiered Sweetpass loyalty program now allows members to earn and redeem rewards in restaurants, rather than just digital orders.

The 18th deal for the owner of Johnny Rockets and Twin Peaks gives the company another casual-dining chain.

The gap between loyalty and non-loyalty discounts is narrowing, according to Paytronix, as some restaurants make their rewards programs less generous.

Krispy Kreme CEO Mike Tattersfield, who is stepping down from that position in January, will become the company’s board chairman. Former Starbucks CFO Patrick Grismer will become lead independent director.