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Starbucks took a step back, and made a giant leap

RB’s The Bottom Line examines a key decision in the coffee giant’s 50-year history: Its decision to close hundreds of stores during the Great Recession.

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Why Raising Cane’s says it will never go public

Despite the recent flurry of restaurant activity on Wall Street, AJ Kumaran, co-CEO of the fast-growing chicken finger chain, said his fast casual plans to remain steadfastly private to keep its company culture intact.

Financing

Amy’s Drive Thru is taking its organic fast food up and down the west coast

Customer demand led the founders of the retail brand Amy’s Kitchen to create a restaurant. The concept is now pushing to grab a bigger piece of the market.

Financing

Sweetgreen's valuation has taken a huge hit

The Bottom Line: The salad chain’s stock price has fallen 40% since its peak amid market volatility and questions about its market cap.