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Struggling Gameworks finally calls it quits

The Bottom Line: The food-and-games chain has declared bankruptcy twice over the past two decades and has struggled for years. It closed its last six units and shut down for good on Christmas Eve.

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There's plenty happening at the high end of the pricing barbell, too

Reality Check: Decadent meal choices are also proliferating, for a lot more than $5.

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Reassessing McDonald's tech deals from 2019

The Bottom Line: The fast-food giant’s decision to end its drive-thru AI test with IBM is the latest pullback away from a pair of technology acquisitions it made five years ago.

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Trend or fad? These restaurant currents could go either way

Reality Check: A number of ripples were evident in the business during the first half of the year. The question is, do they have staying power?