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Who is struggling the most? Midsized restaurant chains

The restaurant recession has been hardest on concepts in the middle, says RB’s The Bottom Line, and that should push the industry toward more consolidation.

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Popeyes and Burger King have rapidly expanded delivery

Tim Hortons had its best same-store-sales performance in more than two years thanks to an improved image in Canada.

The chain is planning to add its mobile-order drive-thru “Chipotlane” to more restaurants as it seeks to further its digital presence.

Sales at the largest third-party providers rose 55%, but many operators still question the math, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Surprising strength suggests the industry’s recovery might finally be gaining some traction.

Parent company Yum Brands also reported same-store sales at Pizza Hut were positive thanks in part to its NFL deal, but sustained improvement will be a “slow build.”

The company is testing a mobile order drive-thru lane called “Chipotlane” as it works to keep building digital orders.

Speaking on CNBC, CEO Steve Ritchie said the chain hopes John Schnatter will benefit from its turnaround, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But its sister chain Pizza Inn has now recorded eight straight quarters of same-store sales growth.

In this episode of "A Deeper Dive," a trio of experts from investment banking firm PJ Solomon discuss why restaurants are consolidating so much.