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Names are the game for Del Taco

The company hopes personal introductions elevate service—and sales.


Dunkin’ Donuts earmarks $100M for beverage repositioning

The investment follows the chain’s strongest comps gain since 2016.

Brexit and trade negotiations impact the company’s labor costs, and its traffic, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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 company is planning a two-for-$5 offer next month amid continued declines in U.S. guest counts.

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 fast-growing chicken chain is opening its first franchises outside of the U.S. in Canada in 2019.

Rank-and-file operators say they’re being pressured to sign a new franchise agreement that cuts too deeply into their profits.

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