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Why the low-income consumer may be just a McDonald's problem

The Bottom Line: The fast-food giant said it is losing customers to grocers. But then Taco Bell said it was doing fine. The result may be an indication that McDonald’s is losing its value status.

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Podcast transcript: Virtual Dining Brands co-founder Robbie Earl

A Deeper Dive: What is the future of digital-only concepts? Earl discusses their work to ensure quality and why focusing on restaurant delivery works.

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In the fast-casual sector, Chipotle laps Panera Bread

The Bottom Line: The two fast-casual restaurant pioneers have diverged over the past five years, as the burrito chain has thrived while Panera hit a wall. Here's why.

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How Chick-fil-A's shift on antibiotic-free chicken signals an industry evolution

Chick-fil-A was a No Antibiotics Ever brand, but now its standards are more in line with KFC and others. Will consumers understand the nuanced difference?