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Ratings agencies are downgrading Burger King franchisees

The Bottom Line: Weak sales and rising costs, including delivery fees, have eaten into the profit margins of big operators like GPS Hospitality and Carrols Restaurant Group.

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At a Cleveland CloudKitchens, operators say they were set up to fail

The chefs came to Carnegie Food Hub to grow their businesses. They left discouraged and in the red. It’s part of a pattern at CloudKitchens facilities nationwide.

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Why restaurants should care more about apathy

Reality Check: The industry’s efforts to avert spikes in labor costs and benefits might as well be canceled due to lack of interest.

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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.