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Howard Schultz insists his latest Starbucks tenure will be short

The Bottom Line: The interim CEO suggested the company is already talking to candidates and said there is plenty of interest in the job. The position provides an opportunity rare in the restaurant business, but it comes with its own challenges.

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Here's why the nation's largest restaurant franchisee is branching into hotels

Greg Flynn sees opportunity in a number of franchising-based businesses. Lodging is just one of them. And there will be more.

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Food delivery is insanely expensive. Consumers don’t seem to care

Tech Check: The average price of having McDonald’s delivered is nearly 100% more than getting it at the restaurant, a new study finds. Consumers' apparent willingness to pay for it says a lot about modern dining habits.

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Jack in the Box’s Del Taco deal was more expensive than it seems

The Bottom Line: Executives argued that “synergies” made the deal more palatable. But it’s taking a while for those cost savings to take hold. Investors have responded accordingly.