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Fast-food menu price inflation is accelerating as deflation hits grocers

Prices at limited-service restaurants accelerated last month while grocery store prices declined, according to new federal data.


Here's the big problem with all these $5 meal deals

The Bottom Line: With McDonald’s planning a $5 value meal of its own, more brands are already jumping onto the bandwagon. But not everybody will pay $5.

But is a revival of the retail-restaurant hybrids, which shuttered all locations last month, in the works?

The creator of the owner of Twin Peaks, Fazoli’s, Fatburger and other chains was charged in a $47 million false loan scheme and sued by the SEC for misusing company funds. Here’s what we know.

The Bottom Line: Howard Schultz needed just one bad quarter to make public his displeasure with the coffee shop chain. But the stage was set for that two years ago.

A filing could come as early as next week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The seafood chain closed dozens of restaurants in recent days.

The multi-concept restaurant operator said it would also like its Smokey Bones barbecue concept to become a public company.

George Michell, who owns some of the brand’s most successful locations, claims the company is using its new franchising standards to force him to sell his restaurants.

The wave of at least 99 closures across the country comes as the seafood chain is reportedly planning to file for bankruptcy.

The chairman of Fatburger owner Fat Brands was accused of engineering a $47 million false loan scheme, draining the company of revenue to the point that it struggled to pay its bills.

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