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Restaurant chain bankruptcies plunged last year

The Bottom Line: After a major surge in industry filings during the pandemic, they all but stopped last April. Here's why.

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Off-premise diners continue to fall for third-party apps

Tech Check: A report from DoorDash shows that the big apps are increasingly becoming consumers’ chosen method for finding and ordering food to-go.

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Wendy’s, with Nelson Peltz pulling the strings, missed the consolidation boat

The Bottom Line: The burger chain tried operating other brands and then sold them to focus on its core brand. But that may not be doing the company any favors on Wall Street.

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How independent operators can keep pace with rapidly changing technology

The Bottom Line: The National Restaurant Association Show displayed some of the latest gadgets to improve efficiency and reach more customers. But can those that need it most afford it?