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Why the potential MOD Pizza bankruptcy is a big problem

The Bottom Line: The fast-casual pizza chain's apparent downfall may color the industry's condition more than Red Lobster. But MOD was a victim of its own decisions.

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Fast food has lost its reputation as a cheap meal

Years of price hikes are driving consumers to grocery stores and even full-service restaurants, which are now viewed by some as a better deal.

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Here’s what an activist investor could push Starbucks to do

The Bottom Line: With the coffee shop chain reportedly talking with an activist investor, here’s a look at some of the potential changes they might demand.

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Panera apparently wants to go it alone again

The Bottom Line: The bakery/café chain is reportedly planning to sell Caribou and Einstein Bros. restaurant concepts three years after forming Panera Brands.