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How the truck driver shortage is leaving operators in the dust

The pandemic has intensified a long-brewing shortage of truck drivers, often leaving restaurants scrambling to get what they need. But some argue there is no shortage at all, just a lack of pay.
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What is Howard Schultz doing at Starbucks?

The Bottom Line: The company is undertaking a massive overhaul that seems at odds with its overall top-line performance.

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Franchise sales were hot last year as operators cashed out

The Bottom Line: More than 9% of restaurants in the 20 largest franchise restaurant brands changed hands last year. But operators may have missed their chance at historically high valuations.

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A weak U.K. economy gives some U.S. restaurants headaches

The Bottom Line: Domino’s, Papa John’s and Krispy Kreme all said challenges across the pond caused weakness in their results. That could portend to slowing global growth.