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The company hopes personal introductions elevate service—and sales.
The investment follows the chain’s strongest comps gain since 2016.
The company is planning a two-for-$5 offer next month amid continued declines in U.S. guest counts.
But traffic continues to fall as consumers vary their restaurant selections, according to the latest Technomic Index.
But traffic is down as the company works on efforts to lure more customers.
The fast-growing chicken chain is opening its first franchises outside of the U.S. in Canada in 2019.
Operators accuse the system of improper charges and placing restrictions on their ability to sell their restaurants.
Investors now think a sale is less likely, but the pizza chain’s “good bones” make it too tempting a target for buyers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.
The move will allow Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup to expand the concept outside of SBE properties.
Rank-and-file operators say they’re being pressured to sign a new franchise agreement that cuts too deeply into their profits.