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Why margins could keep Sweetgreen from its holy grail

The fast-casual salad chain wants to revolutionize the fast-food business and make it healthy. Its margins could cause investors to think twice, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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McDonald’s Russia closure is a rare international setback

The Bottom Line: The burger giant has flourished in international markets even as its U.S. growth slowed. But its $1.4 billion decision to pull out of the market demonstrates the risk of global expansion.