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Modern Market, Lemonade and the future of fast casual

Modern Market co-founder Anthony Pigliacampo talks about his chain’s merger with Lemonade in this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive."


McDonald’s to stop lobbying against minimum wage increases

The company told the National Restaurant Association of its intention to no longer support any push against mandated pay hikes.

The company’s planned acquisition of Dynamic Yield is the latest example of big chains using their size to gain an advantage, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The parent of Olive Garden and Capital Grille said its strong third quarter was the result of working a plan that’s long been in place. Here’s a refresher on some of the components.

The company plans to use its personalization technology on drive-thru menu boards, kiosks and its mobile app.

The company has closed locations in Arizona, Texas and Colorado.

The former NBA star is also investing in nine locations and will be an ambassador for the brand.

The casual chain says The Cypress Group will assist in identifying what corporate markets should be sold to franchisees.

A Mizuho analyst finds the vast majority of master franchising commitments go unfulfilled, and 40% fail altogether, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Adding the well-liked personality to the board and its marketing gives the chain positive buzz for the first time in a while, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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