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For McDonald's, closing its Russia restaurants will be costly

The burger chain estimates that its decision to temporarily close its operations in the country will cost $50 million per month. The move spurred an exodus from one of the restaurant industry’s biggest global growth markets.

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CPK breaks into new menu territory with its California-style burger

It took an internal mind shift, plus the addition of griddles and a couple of SKUs, for Chef Brian Sullivan to perfectly execute the new West Coast Burger.

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Fast-food breakfast makes a comeback

The Bottom Line: Taco Bell’s strategy shift in the morning comes as consumers have returned to the daypart. But there are a lot more options, too.

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Low-income consumers were hit hard this summer, but gas prices are helping

The Bottom Line: Several restaurant chains have indicated challenges with lower-income consumers as inflation has increased. But lower gas prices are making things better.