Financing

The inside story of Taco Bell’s newest and most innovative store design

The company’s four-lane “Defy” concept is getting ready to open and could revolutionize the fast-food drive-thru. But that is only part of the story.
Workers put the finishing touches on Taco Bell's newest prototype./Photo by Jonathan Maze

This Premium Content is only available to rb+ Subscribers

Continue reading with one of the options below

or Subscribe

Restaurant Business Exclusive Content

Financing

Pricing has driven restaurant sales growth for the past 2 years

The Bottom Line: Restaurant sales have grown for most of the past two years. But they haven't kept pace with menu price inflation, suggesting the industry is saturated again.

Food

Restaurants can learn some foodservice tricks from supermarkets

State of the Plate: Nancy Kruse, RB’s menu trends columnist, says grocers are stepping up their game, and restaurants need to keep up.

Financing

So you are opening a restaurant in a Walmart? Good luck with that

The Bottom Line: The retail giant is adding regional restaurant chains to its stores, giving them some key exposure. But there are some real drawbacks to pay attention to.