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In Tim Hortons, Burger King could have a model for a U.S. comeback

The Bottom Line: While the two chains and their revitalization plans are different, the Canadian coffee brand’s strong second-quarter results give its sister brand hope of a comeback in its U.S. market.

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From pickle juice to peanut butter, flavor tops the news

Taste Tracker: Pickles to eat and drink at Sonic; BJs gets peanutty; Hatch chilies heat up Taco Cabana; Taco Bell does a corny strawberry dessert; Mooyah’s, Baskin-Robbins and Dolly Llama shake up cookies; and watermelon continues to trend.

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Krystal hopes fewer seats yield more restaurants

The burger chain broke ground on a new prototype with fewer or no seats, which it says can save on buildout costs and could prompt more development.

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Fast food’s next value war will look a lot different

The Bottom Line: The wars will be fought on mobile phones and in local markets rather than through big national discount deals.