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Will drive-thru coffee be better burger, or frozen yogurt?

The Bottom Line: Frozen yogurt and better burger chains dominated growth a decade ago. Their differing long-term results are instructive for today’s hot restaurant sectors.

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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.