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Return to normal, and high gas prices, take a bite out of drive-thru traffic

The Bottom Line: Demand for drive-thrus soared during the pandemic. That traffic has fallen this year as people go back into restaurants. Is the industry focused too much on that business?

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McDonald’s steps out of the political shadows

The Bottom Line: The burger giant traditionally lets others do all the talking on major political issues. But more recently it has made its voice heard on topics like California's business climate or crime in Chicago.

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Chickenhawk breaks out of the chicken sandwich rut with a 2.0 model

Popeyes success with its chicken sandwich started a deluge on menus, but this new fast casual is putting some different ideas between the buns.

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Hilton’s quest to create hotel dining destinations

Global head of food and beverage Adam Crocini shares highlights of what’s coming for the hotel giant’s Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and other brands.